Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is a good option if you happen to be in Walthamstow just as I was one fine evening when sun was deviously shining in March in London followed by a chilly evening. Quite close to the station it is one of the best restaurants in the area but I wouldn’t go there for authentic food although it could be a start of a good evening.

The weirdest part was that no matter what we ordered it kind of tasted the same and not in a good way. Both our food pots almost had identical base ingredients which tasted good but not different which led us to conclude this is quite a formula restaurant with safe base recipe choice, slightly disappointing..

Booking: Evenings and weekends, bookings are recommended.

Interior and Ambiance: You will absolutely love the interior and how awesomely this place is done, very well thought of and perfectly goes with the theme of  Caribbean and Jamaican food. You will feel like dancing by the third drink and atmosphere is just right for that.

Food: The menu has quite a lot of different and varied options with a good mix of everything and some interesting ideas.

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Starter:

Chilli Fried Squid – The sauce was quite good but the squid was quite oily.

Jerk Chicken Wings – I had high expectations of this because it is fairly difficult to get this wrong but this was probably the biggest disappointment and not properly seasoned with oil dripping from the skin still.

Main:

Curry, Shrimp and Mango Pot – Quite a hot piece and we both liked it at first but then we tasted each other’s food and realised it was the same with same type of rice, pineapple, sauce with the difference of goat curry in one and prawns and mango in the other and it did put us off.

Curry Goat pot – I love goat curry but this one was slightly chewy and bland.

Fried Plantain – Oily, very oily..

Things to love:  Ambiance, Value for money

Negatives: Bland and formula food, Service.

Food Experience       ★★★★★
Service                        ★★★★★
Ambiance                   ★★★★
Price                             £££££

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