10 March 2023

Turtle Bay is heading to Blackpool

Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, are set to open their first venue in Blackpool this summer. The 3,800 sq ft restaurant and bar will be coming to a prime location on Blackpool Promenade. It will be taking over the former Che Bar and Coco site on the ground floor of The Brook Group owned newly-restored Forshaws Hotel on Talbot Square.

Interior design of Turtle Bay restaurant, with tables, seating and vibrant art on the walls.
Interior design of Turtle Bay restaurant
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The Turtle Bay restaurant and bar will be landing in Blackpool just in time for the summer season and bringing their Caribbean-inspired soul food, rum cocktails and laid-back reggae beats to the seaside. Blackpool can expect Turtle Bay’s signature beach-shack style interior creating a new island-inspired hideaway right at the heart of Blackpool’s iconic promenade.

A day-to-night menu will be served starting with Turtle Bay’s Caribbean brunch, taking in lunch, small plates, and dinner as well as the brand’s famous tropical cocktail menu and late-night bites.

Turtle Bay is also known for its huge collection of vegan and vegetarian dishes and their sharing and grazing plates means there’s something for all tastes and occasions.

Turtle Bay’s legendary bottomless brunch will also be served up daily. This two-hour long Caribbean cocktail and brunching experience includes unlimited Caribbean-inspired cocktails, mocktails, Red Stripe, and prosecco. Turtle Bay’s famous 2-4-1 cocktail happy hour includes all the cocktails on the menu and will be landing in Blackpool too.

Nick Crossley, CEO at Turtle Bay Blackpool, commented:

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We’re excited to announce that we’re coming to Blackpool! We’ve been working together with the council for some time and are delighted to confirm that we are bringing our Caribbean good times to Blackpool’s iconic promenade. We’re looking forward to sharing more news and updates soon and can’t wait to open our doors.
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Cllr Lynn Williams, Leader of Blackpool Council, said:

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This represents another top-class acquisition for Blackpool’s tourism and hospitality sector. It brings a unique offer that will appeal to residents and visitors, and adds another dimension to Blackpool’s ever-improving food and drink offer. We are pleased to have been able to help facilitate this investment in what is a landmark location in the heart of Blackpool. Supporting new and existing businesses is a key element in our resort regeneration plans.
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Darren Oxley, Development Director of The Brook Group, owners of the Forshaw Hotel, added:

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Turtle Bay are the first tenant in the repurposed lower floors of The Forshaw’s Hotel following significant investment, and continues our relationship with them, being a tenant in one of our Sheffield properties. We are now looking to secure other tenants for the remaining units, to re-establish the venue as a leisure destination in the Talbot Square and Promenade area of the town.
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It's estimated that new restaurant will create 45 additional jobs in the town. Turtle Bay Blackpool is also looking for people to join Turtle Bay with a range of positions available both front and back of house. If this is of interest, keep an eye out on the Turtle Bay website for more information closer to the time.

More news of the opening will follow soon and in the meantime fans can sign up for exclusive access to updates, offers and advance bookings ahead of the new opening.