Turtle Bay’s second Manchester restaurant is now officially open.
The restaurant celebrated their new Northern Quarter site opening in style with a huge VIP party on Thursday 4th June.
The Northern Quarter neighbourhood turned out in force, alongside local faces such as Salford Singer Ren Harvieu, I Am Kloot’s Pete Jobson and Absolute Radio’s Pete Mitchell. Revellers enjoyed rum, reggae and jerk in abundance, partying the night away, Caribbean style, to the live sounds of reggae legends Troy Ellis and Hail Jamaica.
The restaurant officially threw open it’s doors on Oldham Street on Friday 5th.
Turtle Bay has been bringing rum, reggae, jerk and good times to the city since last May and Manchester is the first location in the UK to have 2 Turtle Bay restaurants.
The Northern Quarter branch however has been designed with its independent surroundings in mind, to create a different environment to that of its Oxford Street big sister. The Turtle Bay team worked with local graffiti artist and illustrator Tasha Whittle to create murals throughout the restaurant creating a completely unique interior for this site. Tasha, amongst many other things is one of the artists behind the Out House project in the Northern Quarter http://outhousemcr.thecolouringbox.co.uk/
The team was also careful to ensure that the original features of the building were kept in tact, doing very little to the structure and with the site’s original ceilings and beams being preserved and restored. And of course the famous Frank Sidebottom illustration on the wall outside the restaurant remains.
Turtle Bay worked with local illustrator Stanley Chow to create the VIP party invitations – he created a bespoke illustration that will also be displayed in the restaurant.
The 120-cover restaurant is now from 11.30am – 11pm Sun – Wed, and is open till midnight on Thursdays and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.