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Turtle Bay in Milton Keynes

Address : 5 Mortimer Square, The Hub, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2FB
Phone : 01908 397888 Please mention thefoodplace.co.uk when you call.

About Turtle Bay

Cuisine : Caribbean
Open for : dinner, lunch
Type : restaurant
Tags : business lunch, separate bar, sunday roast, tables outside
Average price :
Main course £12. Three courses £20.
Website : http://www.turtlebay.co.uk/

Turtle Bay is a Caribbean restaurant inspired by cuisines from Africa, Europe and Asia.

Reviews of Turtle Bay in Milton Keynes

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  • Review left on 21/08/2013 by Ruben (1 review)

    Overall rating : | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 3/5 | Service: 2/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    I went with the wife last night to Turtle Bay Milton Keynes to celebrate my birthday.
    I was really looking forward to try the restaurant as 2 friends works there, I used to work as waiter all over MK...
    The atmosphere was great and we have to wait for our table so we went to the bar and asked 2 cocktails.
    After a while a lady in black, I suppose the host, bring us to our table mumble something about specials and left, I could not hear what she said and neither my wife.
    The table was wet and I had to dry it myself with the napkin.
    Then our waiter, Chris, came along and told us that he had no idea of the menu as he was new.
    I asked if I could try 2 wines to decided which bottle to buy and I was told that, because they have to open the bottle, that opcion was not allowed. You could buy the wine by the glass so I believe that was simply a lie.
    I have to say that the food was AMAZING.
    When we finished our meal I asked for the lid of the bottle so I could take the rest home, Chris told us that we were not allowed to do that either but, if we feel like it, we could go for it.
    Overall the restaurant was brilliant by we felt let down by the staff.

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  • Review left on 26/06/2011 by gazzad200 (1 review)

    Overall rating : | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 1/5 | Value: 2/5 | Service: 3/5 | Atmosphere: 2/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    Went for a Birthday and all I can say is that the food is terrible and very small portions to say the least! Had curry goat, it was tough and only about six bits of meat. Sunny burger was burnt and just not worth the money. Don't get me started on the starters, these were just a joke. Never going again!

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  • Review left on 13/06/2011 by ikarim (1 review)

    Overall rating : | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 2/5 | Service: 2/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    3rd time of going. Love the atmosphere and the food. Slightly disoragnised, but my main issue is with inconsistency. The portion sizes and the flavour vary widely on the same meal but on different days across lunchtime and evening. I don't want mass produced consistency, but this last visit was like turning up at the end of family event and scraping the last bits out of the bowl, even though it was 20:30 on a Saturday and we had booked. I would visit again, but it could be our last visit.

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  • Review left on 22/04/2011 by Cocochanel (1 review)

    Overall rating : 11111 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 1/5 | Value: 1/5 | Service: 1/5 | Atmosphere: 1/5 | Toilets: 1/5 |

    My husband and I ate at this establishment today and it was absolutely APPALLING!!! This restaurant claims to be offering authentic West Indian food, yet its offerings are diabolical to say the least. I am a West Indian, of Afro-Trinidian and Indo-Trinidadian descent and so I am aptly qualified to comment on the quality of food that was served. For our starters we had the 'Trinidad Doubles', a dish that normally consists of two pieces of fried dough(called a bara) stuffed with curried chick peas and a cucumber/mango/tamarind chutney. What arrived on a piece of wood, was a very greasy, crispy and slightly burnt piece of bread, stuffed with sizeable pieces of sliced cucumbers and chickpeas cooked in coconut milk and a dash of sweet chilli sauce!! A bara is supposed to be light, fluffy and soft, in addition the channa filling is NEVER cooked in coconut milk and in Trinidad we NEVER use sweet chilli sauce- It is either a cucumber/mango or tamarind sauce that accompanies the dish (with a dash of pepper sauce if preferred). Next was the 'Trinidad Herb Curry-Chicken'; the fact that these individuals are presenting this dish and others as being an authentic representation of my country's culinary delights brings tears to my eyes!- For a start, it looked like pumpkin soup, it was very YELLOW, VERY RUNNY and must have contained sour cream!!!- This is not the way WE COOK CURRIED CHICKEN! This mess was also accompanied by 'Buss-up-shut',(a type of East Indian bread that is made to a very soft consistency through the use of ghee and cooked on a tawah, then beaten into strips- it should feel like silk on your lips)- What was presented in a bowl was a very dry chipati! In its entirety, our experience was quite disappointing primarily because we did not get what we paid for- This restaurant is not authentically West Indian and so it should be avoided. If you want to experience the culinary delights of the Caribbean, take a trip to the islands and if that is not affordable try The Hummingbird in Finsbury Park- You will not be disappointed!

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  • Review left on 09/02/2011 by Karinchen (1 review)

    Overall rating : | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 1/5 | Value: 3/5 | Service: 3/5 | Atmosphere: 3/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    We were a party of six who went to celebrate a birthday and we were looking forward to a fun night out. When we arrived they said there may be a problem with getting a table even though we had booked. They sorted it out, still a bit strange.
    The waiter was really good and accomodating and tried his best though he had far too much to do. I have no complaints about him. However the food was shocking, an opnion shared by everyone at the table. The starters like the stamp and go ( salt fish cakes) wer literally not possible to eat , they were so hard. We couldnt' even get a fork into them! My pasty was dry and nothing special and they recommended that my daughter who is nine had jerk chicken and it was so hot none of us could eat it. The main courses were poorly prepared and almost embarrasing. Our family has strong caribbean ties and we really do know what good west indian food is and everyone in our family who has gone before and after our visit will not go back.
    I should also point out that when the manager was clearing the table, my husband said jovially that he was not really impressed. The manager then said that perhaps spicy food was not to his taste and he replied that actually it was because he knew west indian food well and he found this restaurant disappointing. The manager proceeded to shout aggressively at him that he's married to a west indian lady and my husband was wrong. Then he walked off in a huff. Disgusting and unecessary behaviour. None of us at the table had a remotely decent meal and everyone we have talked to were very disappointed in what this place has to offer. Perhaps they will focus more on drinks in future or perhaps sort out their kitchen. I'm a trained chef and I can tell you that the poor quality of this food is inexcusable. It doesn't matter so much if something in not authentic, but it does matter that it's good.

    Having said all that, it's not expensive, so at least it's not a rip off in that regard, but if you want a good meal - don't come here. Go for drinks and happy hour and then have your meal elsewhere until they have improved their standards. I expect I'll now get a nasty reply from this establishment judging by how we were treated in the restaurant and I have one piece of advice for them. When it comes to food - the customer's opinion and taste is important so perhaps you shouldnt' bite their head off when they offer polite comments. We paid our bill so we have a right to say something. We also tipped the waiter handsomely as he was really very good.
    I hope this helps you in choosing a nice place to go in Milton Keynes - there are many good places. This is not one of them.
    KL Olney

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  • Review left on 13/11/2010 by eracz (1 review)

    Overall rating : | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    Great restaurant! Loved the design, especially the bar area. I enjoyed eating at the bar. The food was delicious, certainly exceeded my expectations. Service was great, staff was very attentive and friendly. I'll definitely visit again.

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  • Review left on 08/11/2010 by sludgat (1 review)

    Overall rating : | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 3/5 | Value: 3/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    Very attentive waiting staff, food and atmosphere really good but certain dishes can be a bigger portion to go with the elaborate pots that they come in (hardly any meat - nothing like an indian restaurant portion). Felt hungry couple hours later. Will give it another try though.

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