A taste of the Caribbean is heading to Huddersfield with the opening of Turtle Bay

Caribbean restaurant and bar brand, Turtle Bay, is investing £800,000 in the creation of their first restaurant in West Yorkshire.

The opening of Turtle Bay’s Huddersfield restaurant will follow its first venture into Yorkshire with the opening of a restaurant in York city centre due at the end of this month. Further openings are planned for Leeds and Harrogate later in the year.

Refurbishment is already underway at the 190-cover restaurant, which will see the site undergo significant fit-out works, turning the former unit that was occupied by The Cotton Factory bar into a state of the art kitchen, dining facility and a central cocktail bar, which will feature over 40 different rums.

The 8,634 square foot site on the corner of King Street and Cross Church Street is due to open mid-October with the creation of 60 jobs.

It follows from the success of 18 other sites including Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Bristol and Derby.

Ajith Jayawickrema, Turtle Bay Founder is excited to be bringing a taste of the Caribbean and the brands warm, laid-back welcome to Huddersfield.

He said: “I am delighted to be opening our Huddersfield restaurant and am confident that our concept and offering will fit in well with the local student population and residents of Huddersfield and its surrounding areas. Turtle Bay is about great food and good times; it’s as simple as that. I think the restaurant will offer something new and exciting that will appeal to everyone.”

The menu will feature classics such as jerk chicken, Caribbean fish curry and goat burgers, along with more than 50 other traditional Caribbean delicacies. The restaurant will use traditional West Indian cooking techniques such as flame grill BBQ to achieve a truly authentic Caribbean taste.


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