My London Getaway!

Last week I did something I didn’t think I’d do for a really long time. I went away for a couple of days without Erin or John. Part of realising that I have PND also meant that I realised that I need some me time now and again. So, I headed off to London for a night to see my sister and her fiance (Nat & Chris). It was also a kind of late birthday present too.

London

I arrived late morning on the Thursday and we started off with a Wetherspoons breakfast before heading off to Jurassic Kingdom (Review coming soon). Even though Erin wasn’t with me, I still wanted to do a couple of things that maybe I wouldn’t have normally done before. We all had loads of fun, especially taking selfies with the dinosaurs. It was a beautiful day as well so it was nice to get out of the city and in a big, open space.

After Jurassic Kingdom I headed to my hotel, the Holiday Inn Express (Review coming soon) in North Acton, to check in and lighten my bags a bit. The hotel was a 2 minute walk from the tube station so that was great. It is about 20 minutes away from central London on the tube but I didn’t mind that at all.

On Thursday evening we had tickets to see Dreamgirls (Review coming soon), which was my birthday present from Nat and Chris. Before the theatre we went to Bills for dinner. Bills is one of my favourite restaurants so I knew the food would be amazing!

I was so incredibly excited about seeing Dreamgirls. Not living in London means never really being too bothered about seeing any shows. However, Dreamgirls is a favourite of mine and I was desperate to see it. Unfortunately though, Amber Riley wasn’t in it on the night we went but that wasn’t a problem. Come back to read the review in a few days!

On Friday we also had quite a few plans. I got up quite early and headed out for a roam about on my own before meeting Nat and Chris again. We were meeting near the Southbank Center so I went to look at the London Eye and to chill by the river. I think I got there at about 9am and it was so quiet and peaceful. It was a lovely place to be before everything opened.

At 11:30 we had tickets for the London Duck Tours. (Review coming soon) I’ve never done a tour of London before and I was so excited about this. This really didn’t disappoint and it’s one of the most fun things I’ve done in London.

Lunch on Friday was my favourite restaurant of all time, Vapiano. There are branches all over the world and they have the best pasta ever.

Vapiano

Of course, we had to do a bit of shopping so we went to Liberty’s and Carnaby Street where I finally got to go to Choccywoccydoodah. I was in chocolate heaven and could have bought everything. I didn’t though. Instead, we went to Bubblewrap Waffle in Chinatown. I had to wait an hour for a waffle but my god was it worth it!?

By this time we were all exhaused but we headed to Westfield Stratford as it’s not far from where Chris lives. He had to pick up some bits as he and Nat were coming back with me for the weekend. Nat and I did some wedding dress viewing and a bit more shopping but that didn’t last long. My poor feet were killing me.

My London getaway was bloody knackering but it was so needed. I got to do loads of my favourite things and also do something new and exciting. I can’t say I felt refreshed but I can quite happily go for quite some time now before needing some time to myself like that again.

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Giraffe World Kitchen, Norwich

A few weeks ago I needed to head into Norwich with Erin to get a Mother’s Day present and a couple of other bits. Normally if we do this I take her a sandwich or something and I grab myself something quick to eat. However, I felt like having lunch out with my girl but we hadn’t planned on anywhere to go. As we were walking by, I noticed that Giraffe had a children eat free offer! How could I resist?

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We went for lunch at 12 on the dot, even though Erin was fast asleep. Typical! Still, I was determined to attempt lunch. The restaurant was very quiet at this time which I was thankful for. Lunch out with a toddler can go all kinds of ways.

Having never been to a Giraffe branch before, I didn’t know what to expect from the menu.  I didn’t even know that the full name of the restaurant was Giraffe World Kitchen. There was so much choice. I have to say though, I played it really safe with a burger (£9.95). This is the kind of place you go to though when the people you’re with all fancy something a bit different. I ordered the salmon and sweet potato fries for Erin.

The food only took 10-15 minutes to come out and it was delicious! My burger was cooked to perfection and the fries were crispy! Erin ate all of her sweet potato fries and a lot of her salmon. I think she’s only had it once before so I was really impressed with how much she ate! Erin’s free meal consisted of a main and a dessert (it was supposed to come with a drink but we weren’t offered one) so I chose a chocolate brownie and ice cream for her. I obviously had to have one myself too (£5.50). I was really glad I did too as sharing one with Erin wouldn’t have happened. She devoured hers and finished mine.

All of the staff made a real fuss of Erin which was lovely, even when she wanted to chase one of them round in circles. They didn’t mind one bit though!

There was only one aspect of out visit that let it down a little bit. This was the baby changing facilities. The baby changing can be found in a really dingy looking corridor near the kitchen (I think). The changing room is actually doubled with the disabled toilet, with other toilets being upstairs. Now, I have no problem with the disabled toilet and the baby changing being together. However, because people couldn’t be bothered to use the other toilets we had to wait quite a while to use the facilities.

Overall though, I really enjoyed my lunch out with Erin. It’s not often we go just the two of us and we both had a great time.

Have you been to Giraffe before? What did you think?

The Library Restaurant, Norwich

I absolutely love finding new restaurants to go to when we go into Norwich. My sister and her fiance visit roughly every 6-8 weeks and we love to go out for lunch. John recently found us The Library Restaurant, even though unfortunately, he didn’t make the meal in the end!

the library

We had our table booked for 12pm as Erin came with us. She gets very grizzly when she’s hungry. No idea who she takes after there! When we arrived, we were shown to our table and asked if we wanted some chips brought over for Erin straight away so she didn’t have to wait. This was honestly so nice. I have never been anywhere that has offered this before, or even really taken notice of Erin. It’s little things like this that will make me want to go back.

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the library

the library

Erin had so much fun feeding Auntie Natalie her chips! They took a couple of minutes to arrive and it kept Erin happy for the whole meal.

The lunch menu was really impressive and we all had a hard choice. Everything sounded wonderful and we wanted more than 1 thing! In the end, we had starters and mains.

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Soup

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Brushetta

Chicken Wings

I had the chicken wings and they were so good! Instead of just being regular chicken wings, they were Southern Fried. However, there was so many and I didn’t finish them purely because I knew I wouldn’t have space for my main as well. Starters were around £5.95 each but they can also be made into a main meal if you want to!

For the mains I went for gammon while my sister and her fiance had a chickpea burger with halloumi, red onion and homemade pesto. These were £8.95 and £10.95 respectively.

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Gammon and chips

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Chickpea burger

We so desperately wanted dessert because they sounded amazing. However, we were all stuffed!

Another lovely little touch was that the bill came in an old book. It was perfect for this restaurant. Speaking of books, this was actually an old library and you can see bookcases and books all around. My sister even wore a book Cath Kidston dress to match the decor!

I absolutely could not fault our meal or the service at The Library. The staff were so lovely and our meals were served quickly and presented really well. Nothing was too much trouble and Erin was made a fuss of which she loved.

I cannot wait to take John back so he can experience this place for himself. It’s such a shame he had to work on the day!

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Christmas meal at the Beechwood Hotel

Living in a small town means that there aren’t many places to eat out, unless you want a pizza or Chinese takeaway. If you want to go out for a proper meal you have to go to a nearby town or into Norwich. For us, that adds £15 on to any kind of meal/ day out because of train fare.

Our family have a tradition to go for a pre-Christmas meal. The weekend before Christmas my mum and sister came to stay and this is what we did. I chose the Beechwood Hotel where we live in North Walsham. Although it’s pretty much on our doorstep we had never been before. I’d been told it was pretty fancy and being a picky eater made me worry that I wouldn’t like anything.

Anyway, when we arrived we were greeted in reception with someone taking out coats for us! We were showed to the bar area where we had a seat while looking over the menu, ordering some drinks and eating canapes.

After ordering our meals we were shown through the the dining room. Our table had plenty of space around it so we didn’t have to stash Erin’s pushchair elsewhere. This really made things a lot easier for us as it meant having everything of hers to hand. You never know how an 11 month old is going to act during a meal!

While we were waiting we were served warm rolls and butter. Erin was happy chomping away on these! Our starters didn’t take long to arrive at all and they looked, and tasted, amazing. I had ‘fans of galia melon, mango and raspberry ripple sorbet, pineapple and star anise compote’. Amazing is not a strong enough word. I don’t think I’ve ever had fruit as a starter before but the sorbet was seriously nice. 

For the main course I went with sirloin of beef with veg, roast potatoes and yorkshire pudding. John had sea bass, my mum had beef as well and my sister had rosti potato pancake, cranberry, thyme, pistachio, feta and butter bean filling, savoy cabbage, roasted carrots and rosemary veloute. 

Sea bass

Rosti potato pancake

Sirloin of beef

I don’t think there was a scrap left on any of our plates. I am extremely picky with meat and my beef was cooked to perfection. Erin tucked into some of everyone’s meals and was really happy to share! I think the parsnips were her favourite though.

Desserts were the hardest choices of the meal though. Two of the waiters tried to be helpful and recommend some of the choices but it turned out that they thought everything was amazing. I can see why. We all chose something different so that we could share and taste each dessert. I had a deconstructed passion fruit and mango cheesecake which I do think was the nicest.

Sticky toffee pudding

Passionfruit and Mango cheesecake

Creme Brulee

Trio of chocolate

Not only did we get amazing meals but we also got amazing service. For me, good service really makes or breaks somewhere and the Beechwood Hotel’s staff make me want to go back again. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They even spoke to Erin and picked things up for her when she’d thrown them on the floor a million times. I honestly didn’t think that this would be a child friendly restaurant but I was so wrong.

My only annoyance was there apparently not being any baby changing facilities. John went to change Erin twice and couldn’t find them. However, if we go back again I’ll be sure to ask just to be sure.

A three course lunch cost £24 so fantastic value. Prices do vary for dinner. If we’d gone into Norwich we’d have paid something similar for a meal from a chain and not got nearly as good quality. We had the perfect Christmas meal as a family and I think we’ll be going back next year now as well.

If you’re over the North Norfolk way then this place is a real gem! 

 

Zaks Authentic American Diner: Norwich (Waterside)

Ever since John and I went to America for the first time 3 years ago I have been desperate to find somewhere local that does comparable food. I tried one American Diner chain a few years ago and have since never tried anywhere else because it was so bad. All I wanted was some nice American pancakes and instead I got scotch pancakes from a packet.

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Anyway, I had heard really good things about Zaks in Norwich and just recently I went for dinner with a friend to see what all of the fuss was about. To start with, we went to the Waterside location on a Friday evening and arrived at about 6:30. The tiny car park was packed already so we had to go and find a street to park down and walk to the restaurant. I’m glad it wasn’t raining!

American

Not only was there very little parking but the restaurant also wasn’t accessible. The Zaks website gives directions and info about each location and I really feel like this is something that should be mentioned. Luckily, it wasn’t an issue for us but it would be for a lot of people.

Once we were seated we ordered a couple of cokes and set to work on deciding what we both wanted to eat. The menu is quite extensive and everything sounded amazing. I decided to go for something I would never normally pick and that was the sticky BBQ chicken wings. My friend had the loaded potato skins.

I couldn’t believe what was put in front of me when the starters arrived (quickly, I might add). My chicken wings were huge! I was so glad to have been given a finger bowl with this starter as it was super messy. These were some of the best BBQ wings I have ever had and I want to go back for more just writing this post!

Chicken wings

Sticky BBQ Chicken wings

Loaded Skins

Loaded Skins

As my chicken wing starter was so big I wondered how I would carry on eating. I did manage it though. My friend and I couldn’t decide what we wanted so we decided to share mains. I went for the Southern Fried Chicken with Curly Fries while she had a Cheeseburger with Sweet Potato Fries and we halved everything! We were also quite bad and had Mac & Cheese and Corn on the Cob as sides as well.

Southern Fried Chicken with Curly Fries

Southern Fried Chicken with Curly Fries

Cheeseburger with Sweet Potato Fries

Cheeseburger with Sweet Potato Fries

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Corn on the Cob

Corn on the Cob

Do not ask how we managed all of this food, but we did! However, some of it wasn’t as good as the rest of it. The Southern Fried Chicken was a bit dry and the coating was a bit bland while the Mac & Cheese was super sweet and sickly. On the other hand, the cheeseburger was AMAZING, as were both lots of fries. I could have eaten this all over again. I know next time, because there will be a next time, I wouldn’t know which option of fries to choose! They were just so good and I’m really glad we shared.

You would think that after all of this food we wouldn’t have been able to manage dessert. My whole thing about American Diners here in the UK is the crap pancakes so I couldn’t really leave Zaks without trying theirs could I.

Pancakes with Banana, Toffee Sauce and Cream

Pancakes with Banana, Toffee Sauce and Cream

Pancakes with Banana and Ice Cream

Pancakes with Banana and Ice Cream

Oh the pancakes! I was in absolute heaven. These buttermilk pancakes were exactly what I was hoping to get and they’re as close to proper American pancakes as I’m ever going to get here I think. Unfortunately, I was so full that I only managed half but I did take the rest home with me!

I had such a fun (baby free) evening out at Zaks. The service was fantastic and even though the restaurant was really busy, we were never waiting too long for anything. Each staff member was very approachable and did whatever they could when we asked any questions. We were also quite the awkward customers at times too, asking for no sauce on this, plain something else etc. Nothing was too much trouble and it wasn’t a problem at all.

If you’re ever in Norwich I would highly recommend going to Zaks. I know I’ll be back and I won’t be waiting too long to go!

Disclaimer: We were provided with with a complimentary meal for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own. 

Restaurant review: Turtle Bay Norwich

Back in August I wrote about going to the amazing Turtle Bay Press Preview. It was my first experience with Caribbean food and I couldn’t wait to go back. Luckily, we were invited to do a review of the full Turtle Bay experience. John and I were so excited to go for a meal together and even better that we did it for our third anniversary.

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

We arrived just before 12pm and there were already people sat at the tables! I thought we would have been one of the first there. We were seated by quickly by the lovely Gabrielle and we had a great view from the large window. Erin with us and there was plenty of space for her pushchair. We were also brought a pushchair quickly for Erin!

Selfie!

Erin was starving when we got there so unfortunately she didn’t eat with us. Turtle Bay’s website shows a children’s menu although we were not offered one. I actually would have ordered for Erin had we been shown a menu. We had a bit of trouble feeding Erin the food we’d brought with us as she was absolutely transfixed by the twinkly lights and colourful interiors!

Erin

John and I started with some lovely drinks, a Passion Fruit Cooler and a Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie!

Passion Fruit Cooler

Passion Fruit Cooler

Peanut & Banana Smoothie

Peanut & Banana Smoothie

We were a bit rubbish at deciding what we wanted to eat so we ordered our starters on their own before deciding on mains. I ordered the Jerk Glazed Ribs with coconut glaze while John had the Jerk Pit Prawns. Now, I thought having the coconut glaze on my ribs would mean they would be a little milder than the regular jerk glaze. I would hate to think how hot the regular glaze is because my mouth was on fire! John happily ate both of our starters!

After the heat from the ribs I decided to play it safe with a Street Burger, which comes with pulled  jerk pork and spiced fries. John had the Jamaican Browned Chicken which comes with rice and peas and Caribbean Dumplings. I also had my own Caribbean Dumplings because I remember loving them at the Press Evening.

Although the Jamaican Browned Chicken comes with scotch bonnet in the mix, John actually found it quite bland compared to the heat from his earlier ribs. My Street Burger was absolutely delicious though. The burger itself was really juicy and cooked exactly how I’d want it. I hate a pink burger and this was done to perfection. The jerk pulled pork gave the meal a bit of warmth but nothing too hot or unmanageable. Neither of us left any of our food so that goes to show how much we enjoyed it!

When we finished our mains it was about 12:50 and the restaurant was quite busy. Georgina was running around like crazy and Tom, the manager on that day who had also been looking after us, was busy too. Unfortunately, we had to wait about 30 minutes before our plates were cleared. I had to ask a different server for a dessert menu so I kind of felt as though we’d been forgotten about a little bit by this point. We’d also run out of drinks too.

When we did get to order dessert we went for the Dark Chocolate Brownie and the Banana & Toffee Cheesecake. John ordered a Latte while I went for another Passion Fruit Cooler. Tom made sure our desserts came out a couple of minutes later and they were AMAZING! John and I shared because neither of us could decide and I’m glad we did. The chocolate brownie was so moist and was teamed so well with some vanilla ice cream. Banoffee is my favourite so the cheesecake was a bit of a no brainer for me really. I would order this again in a heart beat!

Our whole experience at Turtle Bay took around 2 hours and Erin was very grumpy by this point. She was annoyed and wanted to sleep but wouldn’t settle because there was so much going on. This could have been avoided easily had we not had such a long wait between the main and the dessert.

Even with the long wait between courses, Georgina and Tom did a good job of looking after us. They had smiles on their faces the whole time, were super friendly and made us feel extremely welcome.

I can’t wait to go back to Turtle Bay for another meal. Thanks for having us!

RESTAURANT DETAILS
8 Swan Lane,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR2 1HZ
Website
Norwich@turtlebay.co.uk
@turtlebayuk
Facebook

Disclaimer: We were invited to Turtle Bay for the purposes of a review. All opinions are our own. 

Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

After going to the Turtle Bay Press Preview I really wanted to try some more Caribbean food. On a recent trip to Stratford to see my sister and her boyfriend, as well it is being my mum’s birthday, we headed to Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse for lunch.

Restaurant

I had booked our table for 12pm so the restaurant had only just opened when we arrived, meaning it was pretty empty. However, it didn’t take long for it to start filling up! We were seated near the window which was lovely as it meant we had a good view of the restaurant but could also look outside as well!

The restaurant interior is really colourful and fun!

Caribbean Smokehouse

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As we visited at lunch time there were two menus available for us to choose from. We had the regular menu or the special lunch menu (£9.90 for a main, side and a drink). Between the four of us we had a mix of both menus. My mum and sister both had Pepperpot Vegetable Curry with Rice and Peas while Chris and I shared a  Boneless Reggae Reggae Chicken Platter (£20). We also had sides of sweet potato fries and plantain (£3.90 each).

Pepperpot Vegetable Curry with Rice and Peas

Reggae reggae chicken platter

Pepperpot Vegetable Curry with Rice and Peas

There was certainly a lot of food on our table! I don’t think we really realised just how much there would be. Everything was amazing, although none of us finished everything!

The platter that Chris and I shared could have easily done three people instead of two. With this platter you get chicken breast, thighs and pulled chicken. You get the option of having this simply smoked or it being dipped in the jerk sauce. Now, if you like something on the milder side of hot, don’t have it with the sauce! We had it simply smoked and that was quite warm enough. There is sauce on the table if you do decide you want a bit more of a kick.

I didn’t try the curry but I was assured that it was lovely!

Along with some amazing food I think we also had really good service. The food came out quick enough without it being rushed. Our server came over enough times during our meal to check on us but we never felt as though it was too much or invasive. We also were not pressured into feeling like we had to order dessert after finishing. I would have loved to have tried their rum cake or passion fruit meringues though.

I think that Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse is a VERY different kind of Caribbean restaurant to Turtle Bay. I think they cater a bit more for people who don’t like Scotch Bonnet in absolutely everything and there are more milder options which is fantastic!

Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse, you’ll be seeing me again I’m sure!

Opening night review: Giggling Squid Norwich

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the opening of a brand new Thai restaurant in Norwich’s Tombland – Giggling Squid. As my mum was visiting at the time she came along with me! Please be warned, there will be quite a few photos in this post!

Giggling Squid

Upon arrival we were welcomed with a glass of prosecco, which was wonderful!  Neither me or my mum really drink very much although you may not believe that if you read my Turtle Bay Press Evening Review! We arrived quite early but there was a fair amount of people there already. Amongst the guests were staff with bottles of bubbly, just waiting to fill up the glasses!

Giggling Squid

The first thing I noticed was one of the chefs carving the most amazing centrepiece. The upkeep of this was done throughout the night and honestly, it was one of the most impressive things I have ever seen!

Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid

While the evening was still quiet we had the chance to really have a good look around the restaurant. It’s stunning. The decor is modern but cosy at the same time. Giggling Squid‘s new home is where the old La Tasca used to be. The building has stunning windows and a lovely view. Something I was very impressed with was the bookcase on the second floor. I love books and I thought this would be perfect for someone dining alone or for families. The case had a little children’s section which was perfect!

Giggling Squid

The owner of Giggling Squid had also been working for days on these beautiful weaved pieces upstairs.

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A short while, and a few more glasses of prosecco later, canapes were being brought around. Here come to food pictures!

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Salt and Pepper Squid/ Sweetcorn Fritter

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Salt and Pepper Squid

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Green Curry

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Prawn Salad

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Chicken Satay – sorry about the bad picture!

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Pad Thai

This was the first time I’d had Thai food but I found that there was something for everyone. Some of the canapes were warmer than others in terms of spice but dishes like the Chicken Satay were mild enough for anyone! My mum preferred the Thai Green Curry while the Chicken Satay was more to my taste. This is something I would order a full size of!

Sorry mum!

Sorry mum!

The main menu is extensive and again, has something for everyone! Curries can be made to suit depending on the level of heat you can take, you can eat tapas style and share with your party and there is even a children’s menu. Earlier on in the evening I happened to mention the importance of family friendly restaurants to the (I think) manager. He came back and found me later on in the night with children’s menus for me to take home. Little things like this make all the difference, especially to customers with a young family!

Giggling Squid

Before my evening at Giggling Squid I may not have picked it for a meal out. However, the service and quality of food we received completed changed my mind. Giggling Squid is actually now quite high up on my list of restaurants to try in Norwich. I also cannot wait to take Erin and to see if she likes Thai food!

Address
24 Tombland
Norwich, NR3 1RF

Contact
norwich@gigglingsquid.com
01603 667 341

Opening Times
Mon-Thu: 12:00 – 22:00
Fri-Sat: 12:00 – 22:30
Sun: 12:00 – 21:30

Turtle Bay Press Preview

On Thursday evening I was lucky enough to attend the Turtle Bay Press Preview for the new Norwich restaurant! This was the first night out I have had since Erin was born so needless to say I was a bit nervous! I had to get a picture of us together before heading out with Kirsty from The Overflowing Library.

(Make sure you enter the amazing giveaway I have running right now. Link at the bottom of this post)

Turtle Bay Press Evening

Turtle Bay’s newest branch is located in the Norwich Lanes (Swan Lane), housed in a beautiful Grade II listed building. You cannot miss this place! Turtle Bay looks absolutely stunning lit up at night and will easily tempt anyone walking by. The new restaurant opens on 30th August!

Turtle Bay Press Evening

After being greeted at the door we were advised to head over to the bar where we could grab a cocktail. Turtle Bay prides itself on Rum, Reggae and Jerk and boy do they do rum well. With over 40 Caribbean rums to choose from and very wide variety of cocktails to work your way through, there is something for everyone! There are even non-alcoholic delights for those unfortunate enough to be driving.

I have to be honest, I drank a bit too much. Within the first half an hour (maybe less) I’d had a couple of cocktails, one being the incredibly strong Beachcombers Zombie. I hadn’t been out in 8 months and I couldn’t help myself. Plus, I learned that I like rum a lot. At this point I met Lucy from In Norfolk. I’m sure she must have thought I was quite mad drinking so quickly when going home to an 8 months old.

In all seriousness, the cocktails were amazing. 241 Happy Hour runs from 1130am until 7pm and then starts again at 10pm!

Turtle Bay Press Evening

Once everyone was settled we had a talk around the island hut style bar about the roots of Turtle Bay and what was on offer! Afterwards, we found ourselves a table ready to sample some of Turtle Bay’s menu.

To start we sampled the Beach Food Platter, consisting of spicy jerk chicken wings, pepper roti, sweetcorn fritters and garlic & herb flatbreads. I was NOT prepared for a spicy garlic bread. Not at all. Now would be a very good time to mention that pretty much everything at Turtle Bay is spicy. The rum cocktails came in very handy at this point!

Turtle Bay Press Evening

We were lucky enough to try two of the main meals which were the Goat Curry and the Jerk Chicken.

Turtle Bay Press Evening

Turtle Bay Press Evening

Initially I was not going to eat the Goat Curry. The idea of it freaked me out a little bit. However, the rum had certainly kicked in by this point and I got a bit brave. I am so glad that I was. The goat was so tender and beautifully cooked! The jerk chicken was beautiful as well. I think my tongue had started to cool down a bit by this point!

We were well and truly spoiled with dessert. Instead of trying just one dessert we had a platter of miniatures to try. These were the banana and toffee cheesecake, zesty lemon and lime tart, dark chocolate brownie, Caymanas rum cake and the rum and raisin bread pudding. I’m not a fan of lemon so I passed on this one but the rest were amazing. I obviously needed more rum at this point and wolfed down the rum cake like there was no tomorrow.

Turtle Bay Press Evening

If you’re local then discovering Turtle Bay Norwich is a must! The restaurant itself is absolutely stunning and so different. The twinkly lights in the windows make it a special place for an evening meal while the salvaged VW Campervan makes for a fun seating area for lunch. I cannot wait to go back and try some of the other items on the menu. I already have my eye on the Street Burger with Sweet Potato Fries!

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening Turtle Bay! I look forward to seeing you again soon!

RESTAURANT DETAILS
8 Swan Lane,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR2 1HZ
www.turtlebay.co.uk/norwich
Norwich@turtlebay.co.uk
@turtlebayuk
https://www.facebook.com/TurtleBayRestaurant

GIVEAWAY!

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