Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant chain brings their beach shack concept to Brixton
Their press release claims that they have been “dominating the UK’s restaurant market for the last four years,” and now Turtle Bay are bringing their “authentic taste of the Caribbean” to Brixton.
Opening in the premises of the former El Penol club on Brixton Road, the new restaurant will be the company’s 16th opening and their first branch in inner London.
Created by Ajith Jayawickrema – co-founder of the successful Las Iguanas restaurant chain – the Turtle Bay concept is said to be inspired by the relaxed, casual beach shacks found in the Caribbean.
Since 2011, the Turtle Bay family has been successfully developing a stronghold on the restaurant market across the country. Now the brand begins its decent [sic] on inner London. Serving the best rum cocktails and the coldest Caribbean beer, alongside hot, fresh and spicy food.
Opening in October 2015, the new venture has been backed by £800,000 of investment, which will see the 4,000 square feet location transformed into a Brixton beach shack, where locals and tourists can eat, drink and dance until late.
Brixton regulars may recall that the premises at 382 Brixton Road was originally going to reopen as the Brixton Tavern & Kitchen, but their launch party of April 2015 came and went.
Turtle Bay’s colourful menu includes Caribbean-themed items such as Shrimp & Mango Wraps, Trini Doubles and Jamaican Browned Chicken, with the desert menu including Caymanas Rum Cake, BBQ Pinepple and Rum & Raisin Bread Pudding.
There will also be over 20 rum-based cocktails on offer, plus a large selection of Caribbean beers, including Trinidad & Tobago’s Carib Lager, Guiness West Indies Porter and Turtle Bay’s home-brewed Jamaican Pale Ale.
The restaurant opens in October 2015.