Turtle Bay in Brixton; a Caribbean refectory bursting with passion, flair, and outrageously good offers, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was an independent eatery rather than a national chain.
Their vibrant cocktails transport you to a palm-tree lined beach in Montego Bay, and their mouth-watering food line-up includes a selection of small plates, soul food, and ‘Buddha bowls’ that leave your taste buds tingling.
But the best thing about Turtle Bay in Brixton? It has to be their ‘Bottomless Brunch.’
Don’t worry; we’ll get to that shortly. But first, here’s why you absolutely need to consider Turtle Bay for your next night out with friends.
A hearty Caribbean-inspired menu that covers all bases.
It’s hard not to be impressed by Turtle Bay’s hearty and varied menu. If you’ve never been to the Caribbean before, here’s your ideal chance to experience its cuisine in the heart of London. And Turtle Bay has all bases covered.
They kick things off with a breakfast and brunch menu, interweaving unique dishes like curry goat hash and Honey Bunny Yardbird [a soft bara roti stack with fried chicken, maple syrup, and cream cheese!], with traditional favourites like smashed avocado & poached eggs, or a nice and easy sausage roti wrap.
Transitioning into the lunchtime rush is when Turtle Bay really comes alive. This is when you can dive into their comprehensive full dining menu, which is super varied and caters to almost every palate. Meat eaters will surely be tempted by the Jerk Pit Ribs, followed by their signature Caribbean Curry Katsu; a dish to give Wagamama’s Katsu a run for its money!
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For plant-based guests, there’s just as much choice. The pineapple glazed Jerk Organic Tofu is just as appealing as their ‘No-Moo Burger’ – the latter simply described on the menu as ‘plant-based perfection.’
But regardless of your dietary preferences, you’re not going to want to miss out on their flavour-filled Buddha bowls, particularly if you fancy something light. The Halloumi Buddha bowl sees the grilled cheese sit atop a tropical bowl of fresh salads and fruits, once again transporting you to the clean, beachside living much loved by the quaint communities dotted around the Caribbean.
The food at Turtle Bay in Brixton is quite simply to die for. But let us be frank; you’re going to struggle to make a decision. If only they did Tapas.
Whoever first thought of the idea of bottomless brunch should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and here’s why.
At Turtle Bay Brixton, you can enjoy all of the following as part of their bottomless brunch package:
• Two hours of unlimited cocktails, mocktails, and beer. All of the cocktails on their menu are offered during bottomless brunch, even Bellinis.
• Any brunch dish.
• All this for just £28.50pp every day of the week [last sitting at 3 pm Mon-Sat, and 5 pm on Sundays].
We’ve already introduced some of the delicious dishes that make up the brunch menu, but you can also choose from their Big Kingston Grill Down – a Jamaican interpretation of a Full English Breakfast – or its plant-based brother, the Big Vegan Grill Down.
I dare to say that few places in London do bottomless brunch quite like Turtle Bay in Brixton, so be sure to book a table and prove me wrong.
Who hasn’t fantasised about sipping cocktails on the golden sands of an exclusive resort hidden somewhere in the Caribbean? I certainly have.
With a cube of fresh pineapple jutting from the lip of your Koko Colada at Turtle Bay, you can at least experience the taste of the Caribbean from the heart of London. And during happy hour, you can enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails at Turtle Bay in Brixton.
Their menu consists of all of the classic cocktails you would hope for, including strawberry daiquiri, mojito, and even espresso martini. But as with their food menu, Turtle Bay has added a touch of flair and infused their heritage into their extensive drinks’ menu, with the addition of speciality cocktails like the UB40, Funky Kingston, and Reggae Rum Punch.
Suppose you’re not into alcohol, no problem. Their mocktails are also included in the 2-4-1 happy hour offer, so you needn’t miss out. At present, happy hour runs from Sunday – Thursday from 10 am – 7 pm, then again from 9.30 pm until close. On Friday and Saturday, it runs from 10 am – 7 pm, then again from 10 pm until close.
As such, it would be more appropriate to describe it as happy hours.
Rum, rum, and more rum
Let’s be honest; Turtle Bay would be betraying its Caribbean roots if it weren’t for an unfathomably comprehensive rum menu. Take your pick from spiced, flavoured, golden, white, dark, or the devilishly described ‘overproof.’
The rums are tantalisingly listed, with the Jamaica Cove Special, Neptune, and Gosling’s Black Seal particularly jumping out as one’s to try. However, if you’re really looking to immerse yourself in Caribbean culture, try a short of Wray and Nephew. This Jamaican signature has beautifully sweet notes of pineapple, banana, and citrus but is 63% proof! Try it at your own risk.
There’s nothing not to like about Turtle Bay in Brixton. With a vibrant and varied food menu that incorporates breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options, you can visit at any time of the day.
The swashbuckling cocktails and rum collection offer the perfect supplement to the delectable food options and ensure there is truly something here for everyone.
And as for the offers? Well, things don’t get much better than bottomless brunch and 2-4-1 cocktails at most times of the day.
If you haven’t been to Turtle Bay in Brixton yet, you need to make plans to visit. A vibrant & colourful Caribbean world is awaiting you.