By Samii Wilson
Fancy getting in touch with your funky side by introducing yourself to new colourful tastes of the Caribbean sea? And maybe with a swish of rum, it might just hit the spot? Stay tuned for a chance to WIN one of 50 pairs of tickets to the Turtle Bay VIP launch later this month!
Turtle Bay are opening up a Jamaican-inspired restaurant and speciality rum bar in the heart of Huddersfield, only a two-minute walk away from the university. With over 40 different rums to choose from, it is a definitely a place to whet the palette with the finest Caribbean liqueurs.
The menu features over 50 traditional delicacies at a reasonable price, including lovable Caribbean classics such as jerk chicken, Caribbean fish curry and goat burgers. It also consists of a classic Jamaican ‘one-pot’ goat curry, flatbreads, roti wraps and their famous Jerk Pit BBQ section, which contains burgers, steaks and jerk meats. In order to achieve a truly authentic Caribbean taste, the restaurant will use West Indian derived cooking techniques to recreate an experience of the Islands.
Even some of their puddings contain lashings of rum. The Caymanas rum cake is made up of warm golden-mellow rum cake and rum caramel. And the bread and brown sugar is coated and slow-baked in a Jamaican dark rum for their rum and raisin bread pudding. Sounds delicious!
In addition to food, their menu features their own Caribbean rum twist on classic cocktails, such as mojitos, rum punches and coladas. And with a ‘2-4-1’ offer during Turtle Bay’s Happy Hours 12-7pm and 10 until close every day, they will be sure not to be missed! However if rum isn’t to your taste, the restaurant provides Caribbean soft drinks, beers and wines too; perfect to kick back with after a hard day of studying.
Excited to be bringing a taste of the Caribbean to Huddersfield, Turtle Bay founder Ajith Jayawickrema 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.”
He continued: “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.”
Turtle Bay’s first restaurant was opened in Milton Keynes in 2010, and in just five years, have expanded into 20 branches across the UK, including restaurants in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Bristol and Birmingham. Their Huddersfield branch is one of ten branches to open this year, as well as York, Leeds and Harrogate.
Refurbishment is currently under way, transforming the former unit occupied by The Cotton Factory bar into a state of the art kitchen, dining facility and a central cocktail bar, which will feature all of their infamous rums. The restaurant of rum, jerk and reggae, situated on the corner of King Street and Cross Church Street, is due to open Thursday 29 October – and YOU could be there!
As a taste of the Caribbean in Huddersfield moves closer we’re offering you and a friend the chance to be at the Turtle Bay VIP launch party.
This invite-only event will comprise of a night of rum, reggae and jerk and we’ve got 50 pairs of tickets to give away.
The party will kick off at 5.30pm and, with free cocktails and feasting galore, the fun won’t stop until midnight.
You will be transported to the Caribbean with live music from the reggae band, Troy Ellis and Hail Jamaica, and the urban reggae heavyweights, Laid Blak. Turtle Bay will open to the public on Friday 30 October 2015, but if you want to be on the guest list among the movers and shakers of Huddersfield’s finest for this exclusive party, enter our Twitter competition before the closing date and we’ll hopefully see you there!
How to enter
Simply fill in the competition boxes below by answering a trivia question and following us (THUDMag) on twitter!
Deadline for entering is 2pm on Monday 19 October, but stay tuned for another chance to win the following week. T&Cs below. Good luck!
The Competition is run by T’HUD in conjunction with Turtle Bay. By entering this competition, all entrants agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions.
The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 and over except for employees and immediate families of Faith PR and associated companies.
Only one entry per person.
The prize will be in the form of 2x tickets for the Turtle Bay launch party on Thursday 29 October 2015. Tickets are only valid at the launch event. The winners will be added to the guest list.
The competition opens on Monday 12 October 2015.
Closing date for entry is Friday 23 October 2015 at 2pm.
The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries and will be notified by T’HUD (using the details provided at entry) within 7 days of the closing date.
If the Promoter cannot: (i) contact the winner (via the details provided at the date of entry) within a reasonable period of time (to be established at the Promoter’s sole discretion); the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw a winner of the Promotion and thereafter until a winner on these terms is found.
No purchase necessary.
No cash alternative will be offered and the prize is non-transferable.
The Promoter reserves the right to change the prize in unforeseen circumstances.
The winner’s name and photograph may be used in promotional activity – once notified, the winners will be announced via Facebook.
Entries received after the closing date will be invalid.
Entry implies acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.
The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside of its reasonable control, without a liability to any entrants or third parties.
Please note, data collected as part of the competition will be shared with Turtle Bay.