Wednesday, 21 September 2016

TURTLE BAY NORWICH - FOOD REVIEW*

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the beautiful Turtle Bay press launch. You can see all the pictures of their gorgeous restaurant and a very quick review of the food in a taster session here. I was blown away with how lovely the staff were and the laid back and bright vibes. The food was amazing and full of flavour and spice, so I was thrilled when I was asked to come back to do a full review. Again, I was greeted by enthusiastic and friendly staff which made you feel instantly welcomed. The waitress even recognised me from the press night which shows that they really pay attention to detail and insures each person has a great experience. 
The area which we sat.
 Bay Bramble & One Love cocktails.
We were fortunate enough to arrive just in time for the 2 for 1 cocktails, so we didn't have 1, not even 2, but 3 cocktails each to get us going! We chose 2 each of the One Love because it's one of the best cocktails I've ever had, and also a Bay Bramble to keep us going with the fruit theme! The One Love is a passion fruit martini which is beautiful, and the Bay Bramble has a blackberry flavour to it. After a cocktail we then ordered our food - I had been looking forward to this all day. I wanted to go with something I hadn't tried at the press event so I went for the Hot Hot Pepper Roti (Which is now my all time favourite thing.), Trinidad Curry Chicken followed by a Banana & Toffee Cheesecake.
 Hot Hot Pepper Roti.
 Hot Hot Pepper Roti.

The atmosphere was brilliant as always. While we were waiting for our food we chatted amongst the Caribbean music as we drank beautiful boozy cocktails - What's not to love? We first had the Hot Hot Pepper Roti, which are incredible. They're soft, tasty and everything you want in a starter. These have a little heat kick to it also, but nothing too overpowering to mask the yummy taste. There's a scotch bonnet and mayo sauce drizzled over the top, to add a little heat.
 Mo' Bay Chicken.
 Trinidad Curry Chicken.
  Trinidad Curry Chicken.
  Trinidad Curry Chicken.

We then moved onto our mains, which were both gorgeous! I did have a try of Sophie's too, all for review purposes of course! My Trinidad Curry Chicken arrived in a pot accompanied with some kind of flat bread, which was great for absorbing all of that lovely sauce - you don't want to waste it! It was full of flavour and had a little heat to it which keeps it interesting. The mango in it was beautiful. The idea of fruit being in my savoury food usually scares me, but it complimented the dish so well. When I come back to Turtle Bay this will be what I go for. Sophie's Mo' Bay chicken came with the most amazing sweet potato fries - I had more than my share that's for sure.
 Dark Chocolate Brownie.
Banana & Toffee Cheesecake.

I adored what came next - the Banana & Toffee Cheesecake. Wherever I go I will go for a cheesecake, so I'm unintentionally picky, but this one hit the spot. It was creamy, sweet and yummy. The toffee sauce that was poured over the top worked so well with the banana. I was in cheesecake heaven. I nabbed a bit of Sophie's brownie too, which was equally as delicious.

Overall if you're after tasty, filling and flavoursome food, Turtle Bay is the way to go. The atmosphere is amazing with it's themed music and the restaurant looks beautiful. The staff make the evening as they're friendly, attentive and so lovely. As I said before, you can check out the interior in my previous post here. The restaurant is gorgeous, so it's worth having a look.

You can book Turtle Bay Norwich here.
Thanks for reading!

*Invited for review.



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