Food & Drink

Turtle Bay is giving out free drinks to celebrate its Salford opening

Think free cups of its famous rum punch, plus BBQ jerk chicken and Red Stripe at MediaCity on the plaza .

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 8th August 2022

Turtle Bay is gearing up to open its huge new waterside restaurant in Salford Quays this month, and to celebrate its arrival the team has revealed they will be giving away free drinks and food.

A week ahead of its opening date of 19 August, residents and workers will be treated to a big Caribbean BBQ at the MediaCity plaza with free drinks and food aplenty.

From Red Stripe beers to jerk chicken and Turtle Bay’s famous house rum punch, there’ll be plenty of freebies up for grabs between the hours of 12-2pm and 4.30-6.30pm on !2 August.

The new 180-cover restaurant will overlook The Lowry arts centre from its quayside location with a  beautiful waterside terrace area perfect for catching the last of the summer rays.

This is the first Salford location for the restaurant group, which also has two sites in Manchester city centre.

Image: Turtle Bay
Image: Turtle Bay

Once open, Turtle Bay Salford Quays will boast a brand new cocktail menu that has been. created especially for the site.

This new cocktail range will be exclusively available at the Salford Quays branch in September before landing in any other restaurants around the country, giving locals the chance to sample the new drinks first. 


The brand new restaurant is set to open this August, bringing its trademark beach shack style to the Costa Del Salford just in time to see out the end of the Manchester summer.

At the new site, diners can expect a soundtrack of reggae beats as they did into Turtle Bay’s crowd-pleasing, Caribbean-inspired menu.

From island-inspired breakfast dishes like aromatic curried chickpeas and rich Curry Goat Hash, to a jerk pit barbecue, buddha bowls and small plates, Turtle Bay’s all-day food menu boasts a wide selection of Caribbean soul food and grazing options.

Image: Turtle Bay
Image: Turtle Bay

With vegan and vegetarian options as well as vegan cocktails, there’s something for all tastes and occasions.

Elsewhere, the restaurant will also be serving up its TikTok-famous bottomless brunch – a two-hour-long experience with endless tropical cocktails, mocktails, Red Stripe beers and prosecco.

Read more: Inside Ornella’s, the tiny Tameside pasta kitchen that’s getting everything right

Salford Quays customers will also be able to enjoy Turtle Bay’s delicious rum-based cocktails as 2-4-1 every single day.

Happy Hour will run from 10am to 7pm every day, with a late happy hour also kicking off from 9.30pm between Sunday and Thursday, and from 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Feature image – Turtle Bay