Turtle Bay to open second restaurant in Birmingham - in Brindleyplace

The second Turtle Bay restaurant will be create 60 jobs and follows the successful John Bright Street venue - opening on Friday September 30

Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay is opening a second outlet in Brindleyplace.

Their first Birmingham restaurant is in John Bright Street and offers great cocktails and food. The second restaurant will be located in a 4,465 sq ft venue in the coveted location of Brindleyplace and create 60 jobs.

Turtle Bay Brindleyplace officially opens its door on Friday 30 September, but will be running exclusive ‘dress rehearsal’ sittings in the days before. The restaurant is a great location to spend time with friends and family while enjoying their massive mains and tasty starters.

The restaurant’s vibe has always been social, warm and vibrant - it is not unheard of to see people break into dance randomly. Turtle Bay - the brainchild of the co-founder and former director of Las Iguanas - serves delicious Caribbean-inspired dishes and signature cocktails throughout the day. From jerk chicken, fiery goat curry to vegan dishes packed with punchy Caribbean flavour as well as delicious desserts, the restaurant knows how to appease its customers.

It also offers bottomless brunch and offers a great guest experience. So, be prepared for more rum, reggae and jerk in Birmingham this autumn.

Turtle Bay was founded by Ajith Jaya-Wickrema, who moved from Sri Lanka to the UK when he was only 15. He didn’t speak English at the time and learned the language watching Newsnight and reading editorials of The Times newspaper. He studied economics at Birmingham University later, according to Piper UK. His connection to Birmingham runs deep and expanding his venture in the city is proof of that.

Turtle Bay, Brindleyplace bar visual
Turtle Bay, Brindleyplace bar visual
Turtle Bay, Brindleyplace bar visual

What the Turtle Bay representatives said

Carl Jones, Operations Manager at Turtle Bay, said: “Birmingham is gearing up for an amazing summer as host of the Commonwealth Games and we are incredibly proud to be bringing a second venue to the city. Brindleyplace is a great location, perfectly situated for those looking for a chilled lunchtime venue, somewhere to enjoy post-work cocktails, or for a late-night dinner date.”

Guy Clark, General Manager at Turtle Bay Brindleyplace, added: “Birmingham is renowned for being a friendly city and has seen some amazing changes and growth over the past couple of years. We are proud to be a company who invests in its people and have a wide variety of roles available within the new venue.

“We are very much looking forward to meeting everyone at our Audition Days and seeing how they respond to the different elements and challenges – we’ll have everything from Dragon’s Den-style pitches, to team-building exercises and informal interviews.”

New location

Turtle  Bay’s new Brindleyplace location’s visual from the outside
Turtle  Bay’s new Brindleyplace location’s visual from the outside
Turtle Bay’s new Brindleyplace location’s visual from the outside

Turtle Bay Brindleyplace will be located at 10 Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2JB. This will be the second Turtle Bay in the city, joining the John Bright Street restaurant.

To find out more about the Turtle Bay Brindleyplace opening and to be in with a chance of winning VIP tickets to the launch event, visit their website.

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