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It’s not often I get the chance to enjoy a meal with Gary baby free, much less with cocktails involved! So when Turtlebay Plymouth invited us along to try their menu, I organised a babysitter and jumped at the chance!
Turtlebay is known for being the best Caribbean restaurant and bar in the UK, and it never fails to impress me. If you’re after exquisite jerk chicken, a plethora of rum, and a good time; then you need to head down to your local bay.
Upon arrival we started off with a variety of cocktails; Gary went for Sky Juice – a frozen blend of pomegranate, pineapple, orange & lemon juices, and I went for the Side Chick Martini – vodka, passion fruit, orange juice, prosecco side. It was AMAZING, seriously happy to have this as my ride or die cocktail! They have SO many wonderful combinations whether you want alcohol or not though, that exploring the drinks menu alone would be awesome.
But, onto the food!
I went for Trini Curry Chicken; Caribbean spices, coconut milk, coconut rice’n’peas and sweet potato fries. Gary opted for Hallo Haloumi; Grilled halloumi cheese, portobello mushroom, lettuce, tomato in a toasted bun with sweet potato fries. There were so many options whether you’re a meat eater, vegetarian or even vegan! This was a huge relief to us, because Gary’s a vegetarian (bordering on vegan!) and it can be tricky to find a restaurant where we both love a range of dishes.
The food was absolutely delicious! I can’t rave enough how yummy it was, and the portions are so generous too! Definitely worth every penny. My curry was an exciting blend of flavours, mixing sweet and spice in the perfect combination. I’d happily eat this everytime! Gary raved about his burger, and has actually been back himself since our visit to get it again while in work(!! A true testament to his love for it, haha!).
And finally, the desserts. Phew! Oh my gosh, a thing of dreams. I went for the sticky toffee pudding, a classic Jemma favourite. Teamed with ice cream, this was honestly just perfection. I enjoyed every last bite, and wish I could have it again now as I write this!
A huge thank you to Turtlebay for inviting us. It truly is a wonderful opportunity getting to visit such a vibrant and welcoming place, with exquisite food for everyone, and cocktails to die for! The staff are incredibly helpful, lovely and friendly; and really do make the place what it is!
Fair to say we’ll be back again soon!
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