|Caribbean Restaurant, Turtle Bay in Staines Upon Thames|
|Central Bar, Shack Dining Area - Turtle Bay Restaurant, Staines|
After a wee trek around staines High St, ok we got lost, but we made it in plenty time to enjoy a few cocktails before tucking into a banquet of their dauntlessly spiced food. It really blows me away at how these folk set up these restaurants, hire and train staff in record time and above all manage to fit out the restaurants with fun atmosphere and great food at reasonable prices (Turtle Bay reackon you can get decent caribbean based cuisine & drink, fun atmosphere for around 20 quid).
|The Beach Platter - Turtle Bay Restaurant, Staines|
|Cocktails of Tobago Tea, Decorative walls - Turtle Bay Restaurant, Staines|
|Jerk Chicken, Selection of Puddings - Turtle Bay Restaurant, Staines|
For mains we had a delicious goat curry inspired by the Trinidad hot pot styled cooking, incredibly succulent jerk chicken, caribbean styled doughnuts, rice and peas and more. The Jerk chicken was fabulously spicy and tender. To cook, the process involves marinating the chicken for a period of time, then steaming so you get extra moisture into the meat. Following that, it is roasted and dressed in the marinade again before being layered over a piping hot grill. The staff explained that while the chicken is grilling, its brushed with marinade - this drips onto the hot coals. I do the exact same thing on the barbie, what it does is create a smoke that permeates into the meat and skin for maximum flavour. The chicken meat itself was very moist as well.
|Bob Marley feels to Turtle Bay Caribbean Restaurant, Staines|