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Opening Date for Turtle Bay Durham Revealed

The rum is stocked, the grills are ready for firing, Turtle Bay Durham opens its doors to the

public on Friday October 15.

Durham’s first Caribbean restaurant and bar opens on The Riverwalk Durham with a brand

new cocktail menu, Caribbean soul food classics and island beach shack party vibes, everyday - from breakfast through to the small hours.

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


Advanced booking opens tomorrow at the Turtle Bay website,, for

anyone keen to lock in a table.

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.

“We can’t wait to heat up the social scene in Durham this Autumn. From rum and reggae to

sizzling jerk chicken, bottomless brunch and classic curries, Turtle Bay is bringing the spirit

of the Caribbean and its legendary good times.

We’ve been planning this opening for a long time, the team is ready and chomping at the bit

and we can’t wait to welcome Durham’s first diners through the doors,” added Sullivan.

The group operates more than 40 restaurants nationwide including popular venues in

Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

Find out more about Durham’s opening and to stand a chance of winning tickets to its official launch party, visit:


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