Caribbean restaurant and bar Turtle Bay is looking to open a second branch in Birmingham, receiving permission to serve alcohol at the newly refurbished 10 Brindleyplace. Turtle Bay, known for its two-for-one cocktails and bottomless brunches, has an existing Birmingham location on John Bright Street.
A notice has been posted outside the building, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment programme, stating that Turtle Bay Hospitality Limited intends to serve alcohol and hold ‘regulated entertainment’ ” at the address. The license will allow the sale of alcohol between 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
It will also allow the sale of “late night refreshments” between 11 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The license was granted by Birmingham City Council.
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Renovations at 10 Brindleyplace cost £38.8 million, redeveloping Buildings 8 and 10 to create 212,000 square feet of floor-by-floor open office space. It will house new fitness facilities, including a rock climbing wall, and visitors will be able to enjoy two communal landscaped rooftop terraces.
Turtle Bay has been on John Bright Street since 2014 and the lively spot has garnered great reviews from those who visit to sample Caribbean flavors and booze offerings. Goat curry and jerk chicken are on the menu as well as tropical and sunny cocktails.
Francesca Berlen reviewed it on Google, writing: “Fun atmosphere with 2 for 1 cocktails, good value. The menu is varied and has a good number of vegan or gluten-free options – their ‘allergy menu’ is easy to read. The food is delicious – as is the ginger beer. The staff are also friendly and welcoming.”
Lee Harris also gave it a five star review, commenting: “First visit and can’t wait to return. From the moment we walked through the door the staff were so friendly and attentive, the service was amazing and food to die for. 2 for 1 on cocktails. Highly recommend.”
The newly renovated building is expected to open this summer.
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