The las time we wrote up on Turtle Bay was years ago back in 2014. Since then, we have been back a couple of times, but our visit was extra special last week as it coincided with Bath Carinal 2023 weekend. The Turtle Bay is Bath is next to Pulteney Bridge where the procession starts and ends, passing through to the city centre and back to Sydney Place.
Turtle Bay, Bath – The Basement
There are many nooks and crannies in the Turtle Bay in Bath. We were always seated at the main hall on the ground level and didn’t think much about the other spaces. This time however, we were seated in the basement but not just any basement, one with high ceiling, well lit, plenty of interior decors and elements to surprise you.
Coming down from a winding staircase, also a feature of this space, we were greeted with incandescent lamps, straight lights, neon display and comfy seating areas. The colours are bright and cheary, creating an altogether happy atmosphere plus there is air conditioning. Here are the photos we took while waiting for our food. Note, that soon after we have taken the photos, the place was heaving with all seats and tables taken up.
Back again for the Goat Curry
It’s no secret that we love our curries. Almost every time we visit Turtle Bay, we would order the Goat Curry. The new menu has not one but two dishes with the curry. Our usual, served with rice and a more local take on the curry with hash.
Curry Goat Hash
From the Soul Food section, dishes prepared with the same love as in the Caribbean, here is the Curry Goat Hash. Fresh goat meat cooked in their rich classic curry sauce, the dish is served with mashed spiced fried, topped with crispy fried eggs and picked vegetable. It tasted amazing. Our only complain is the portion. Turtle Bay, please make this main bigger! This is definitely a good alternative to Curry Goat served the traditional way with rice.
Curry Goat (Rice)
For something more authentic to the West Indies, check out the West Indian Curries section on the menu. These are dishes prepared with rich ingredients that are slowly simmered in a uniquely Caribbean way. The curries are served with coconut rice and peas.
The Goat in our curry was tasty and tender, marinated in toasted aromatic spices, green seasoning and scotch bonnet. It has a kick to it but just the right amount of heat, not too spicy when eaten with the rice.
More West Indian Curries
Other curry dishes from the West Indian Curries section worth a try are the Caribbean Curry Cats, Trini Curry Chicken, Brown Chicken and Curry Jackfruit. The last item is a vegan option.
Trini Curry Prawn
For something milder, the new Trini Curry Prawn dish is a good choice. Also from the West Indian Curries section, the Trini Curry Prawn is served with coconut rice and peas. Juicy prawns are cooked in a creamy and a mild curry sauce prepared using coconut, mango and garlic.
We also ordered our all time favourite from the Sides section of the menu, the dumplings. This deep fried dough mix is tasty on its own or dipped in the curry sauce.
Would we come back again, damn right we are. There are other sections in the new menu including BBQ Jerk Pit featuring Jerk Chicken, Rum BBQ Ribs and Mo’Bay Chicken. Other soul food dishes to try including Jamaican Run Down, Fish Fry and Kingston Fried Chicken. There is also the Brunch section, Sunshine Bowl section and Burgers and Wraps section to get our head and mouth around. These are all the mains, we haven’t covered the starts and puddings.