Durham’s first Caribbean restaurant and bar has opened on The Riverwalk Durham with a brand new cocktail menu, Caribbean soul food classics and island beach shack party vibes, every day - from breakfast through to the small hours.
Interview with Ryan Sullivan, general manager of Turtle Bay Durham
Ryan Sullivan, general manager of Turtle Bay Durham, said: “Summer might be over but
Turtle Bay is ready to transport the people of Durham and the North East to the Caribbean,
just what we all need as the nights draw in.
We open with a whole new collection of tropical cocktails to make the magic of a ‘Caribbean
Social’ come to life and an island-inspired all-day menu for every kind of foodie, from vegan
to clean-and-lean to Jerk Pit BBQ, fiery curries, breakfasts, burgers and beach themed
Rum lovers should get ready for revelry with a vast collection of the Bay’s trademark spirit –
white, dark, coconut and spiced – headlining the brand new cocktail menu.
New for Turtle Bay Durham:
Pineapple Daiquiri - Jamaica Cove Pineapple Rum & triple sec, fresh lime & pineapple
Coconut and Grapefruit Mojito - Koko Kanu & white rum, fresh coconut, mint, lime & grapefruit
Spiced Julep - Duppy Share Spiced Rum & tequila, fresh lime, mint, apple & ginger beer
Grapefruit Fizz - a mix of aperol, passionfruit, grapefruit & prosecco
Kingston Solero - ultimate rum refresher with white rum, mango, passionfruit, coconut milk, vanilla & fresh lime
The restaurant is located in a 4850 sq ft two-storey venue at The Riverwalk Durham with
views across to UNESCO World Heritage Site Durham Cathedral and Castle. Fusion Design and Architecture has created bespoke interiors including a central island bar, open kitchen, flaming jerk-pit and grill, indoor veranda seating plus a Reggae and D’Rum themed rooms.
Open for both reservations and walk-ins, Turtle Bay Durham will open at 10am and close at
11.30pm on week days and keep the party going until late from Thursday through Saturday.
As well as serving up a lively soulful vibe and delicious rich tasting Caribbean inspired
dishes, Turtle Bay is also bringing its famous Happy Hours to Durham every single day.
Guests can kick back with 2-4-1 cocktails and mocktails at selected times day and night. The entire cocktail and mocktail menu is also vegan-friendly, along with an abundance of plant- based dishes across the main menu.
Turtle Bay is a dynamic, exciting restaurant whose mission is to capture the spirit of celebration that the Caribbean is famed for around the world. It aims to make guests happy by delivering a combination of deliciously addictive spicy Caribbean food and delightful drinks, as well as warm, friendly service in a laid back atmosphere. The group operates more than 40 restaurants nationwide including popular venues in Newcastle and Middlesbrough.
If you want to visit Durham’s first Caribbean restaurant and bar, then head over to the Turtle Bay website, www.turtlebay.co.uk.