Bottomless brunch at Turtle Bay Newcastle

Combining indulgent brunch dishes with plenty of boozy drinks, say hello to Turtle Bay’s frivolous bottomless brunch experience with a big Caribbean twist.

Turtle Bay’s bottomless brunch is my latest discovery. It runs from 10am to 5pm every day and includes a brunch dish and unlimited drinks (more on this later) all served within a two-hour slot. It seemed like a good deal, so I decided to check it out with a few mates one Saturday morning.

Turtle Bay's brunch menu

If you like your food served with a punchy Caribbean twist but with a smattering of traditional brunchy ingredients like eggs and bacon, then you’ll love Turtle Bay’s offering.

You’ll find dishes like the Honey Bunny Yardbird (roti stacked with buttermilk crispy chicken, cream cheese, maple syrup, hot sauce and watermelon), Curry Goat Hash, Avocado Smash, and – the equivalent to the standard full English but with that all-important kick – the Big Kingston Grill Down (jerk bacon, jerk sausage, mushroom, curried chickpeas, roasted tomato, grilled roti, and eggs).

As if you’re not already spoilt for choice, you can eat from the roti (round flatbread) or burger selection as part of the bottomless brunch offer too. I chose the Roti Chicken Wrap – pulled chicken, avocado, pickled veg, baby gem lettuce and jerk mayo. It tasted good, although in hindsight, I should have ordered a side as the wrap looked a little lonesome on my plate!

Cocktails at Turtle Bay Newcastle

Enjoying bottomless brunch at Turtle Bay

What makes Turtle Bay’s bottomless brunch a little different from other bars and restaurants is that its full cocktail menu is also available alongside standard brunchtime staples like fizz and Bellinis. This means you have lots of choice!

You don’t even need to stick to the same cocktail for the duration of the two hours. Mix them up as many times as you like! You don’t have to drink the same ones as the rest of your brunching party either.

Whether you prefer something fruity, creamy or sour – Turtle Bay’s cocktail menu has lots to choose from, showcasing a variety of different rums. The Reggae Rum Punch and Koka Kolada are two of my personal favourites, crammed with flavour. Other drinks included in the bottomless brunch include mocktails, craft lager, pale ale and Red Stripe draught, plus teas, coffees and juices.

Needless to say, you won’t be going thirsty! We squeezed in seven drinks each within the two-hour period. 

Overall, I was really impressed with Turtle Bay’s brunch experience and it was certainly different to be tucking into, and sipping on, those big Caribbean flavours at 11am on a Saturday morning!

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