Turtle Bay, Cardiff – review

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Kingston pulled pork toastie with caribbean coleslaw and fries

After trying some tasters at the launch, I had been hampering to go for a full sit down at Turtle Bay for a while and when the opportunity presented itself it did not disappoint.

We made a snap quick decision to grab a snack there with some friends and I was surprised at how busy it was – not a stifled-at-lunchtime. In my mind it was the kind of place you go for a bite to eat and some cocktails before a night on the town, but, in fact, the buzzy atmosphere, Jamaicafied setting and extensive light menu made it a fab midday option.

Turtle Bay is not afraid of a little spice. Well, a lot of spice. I ordered a Kingston pulled pork toastie – slow-roasted pulled jerk pork with cheese, onion chutney, rocket and West Indian hot sauce. A moreish filling between two slices of chargrilled bread, and boy was that sauce hawt! I like a bit of a kick, but admittedly I had to take a cooling-down break in between toastie halves. I’d definitely have it again, but it’s not for the faint hearted. Be warned.

The spiced slaw was good too.

My eat of the week

  • Kingston pulled pork toastie with caribbean slaw & fries – £7

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