Ealing’s new Caribbean restaurant – let the carnival commence! Its all about rum, reggae and jerk this Autumn…
Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar is now open in Ealing bringing a brand new, loud, proud and authentic Caribbean dining and drinking experience to West London. The opening was celebrated in style with a glitzy launch party on Thursday 2nd October, which welcomed hundreds of guests who enjoyed a big taste of things to come with menu and cocktail sampling, as well as music from Troy Ellis and Hail Jamaica and Laid Blak.
Turtle Bay is a democratic destination – CEOs are as welcome as students. Its accessible, its sociable, and its real, authentic Caribbean food. It features a large restaurant space, central island bar, and indoor ‘veranda’ style drinking spaces – the venue is designed to encourage long, lazy lunches, as well as loud, proud parties with plenty of space for everything in between!
Authentic, delicious food… Food is at the heart of the Turtle Bay experience – just like its central to the heart and soul of Caribbean culture. An eclectic cuisine that is influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, the food at Turtle Bay offers a vast choice of bold flavours and rustic authentic dishes, all inspired by the laid back, social outlook of the Caribbean. The menu is meticulously researched and has been lovingly created. Dishes are brimming with zesty flavours and spicy hues – there’s plenty to share or dig into alone. The offering includes ‘Cutters’ (inspired by Beach Shacks and Street Hawkers of the Caribbean Islands – perfect for sharing over cocktails); the Jerk BBQ Pit (which is exactly as fiery as it sounds); ‘One Pots’ (rich, slowly simmered and uniquely Caribbean) and Lunch and Light (a briefer encounter with the Caribbean). Signature dishes include Jerk Pit ribs, Turtle Bay Patties, Trini Doubles and Blue Mountain Curry Goat.
Cool, Creative Cocktails… A Celebration of Rum! Inspired by a culture that brought us Bob Marley, the cocktail menu at Turtle Bay is as cool and credible as you’d expect. Naturally, rum is at the heart of the list. Turtle Bay use Blackwell Rum created by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell who, amongst other things, launched Bob Marley’s career. It’s a characteristically Jamaican rum with a dark hue and spicy kick. This is only one brand though, of a list taking in more than 40 Caribbean rums at the beach shack bar, soon to be brightening up the streets of Ealing.
The menu takes in the whole of the Caribbean from Mount Gay’s Bajan to Appleton Estate’s Jamaican rum, and everything in between. The resulting cocktail menu is a refreshing mix of contemporary and classic Caribbean cocktails. Some specials include… Marley Mojito: Appleton Special rum, midori, fresh mint & watermelon, home-made ginger beer Tobago Tea: Rum, tequila, vodka, gin, triple sec, fresh lemon, mango & lemonade Bahama Mama: Frozen blend of dark rum, blackberry and banana liqueur, grenadine and pineapple.
Turtle Bay, Ealing Broadway Centre. W5 5DB.