New Turtle Bay restaurant opens in Norwich
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Caribbean cuisine chain Turtle Bay have opened their first restaurant in East Anglia with the branch on Swan Lane in Norwich now ready for business.
The 180 seater establishment opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday morning in the former Fabric Warehouse building.
The Grade II building has been transformed with the restaurant sitting over two floors and complete with a bar designed like an island hut, an open street food style kitchen and a VW Campervan renovated into a seating area.
General manager Robert Tiffin said a lot of people in the city are looking forward to trying some Caribbean food.
'We have had lots of people waking past the restaurant commenting how great it is that they can now get Caribbean food in the city as there is nothing like this in Norwich,' he said. 'They have also been impressed with the decor as it is funky and fun.
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'We have had lots of good feedback from businesses in the lanes who are excited as hopefully it will bring more footfall to the area.'
Established by one of the founders of Latin food chain Las Iguanas, the first Turtle Bay opened in Milton Keynes in 2010.
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The chain promises to deliver 'jerk, rum and reggae' in a social Caribbean style, including food inspired by the beach shacks and street hawkers of the islands.
Alongside curries with rice and peas, the menu includes goat burgers and red snapper fish from the restaurant's 'jerk pit'.