Diners Rush To Book Up With Derby's Newest EateriePublished On Monday 3 Aug 2015 by Sticky Beak
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ALL systems are go at Derby’s newest restaurant Turtle Bay as its team of employees say they are busy with restaurant bookings – with more than 200 people making reservations in its first two days of opening.
Dennis Janisse, area manager at Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay in the Cathedral Quarter, said that as soon as the phone lines were open and the online booking system activated, there were hundreds of calls to enquire about bookings.
Dennis said: “We have been flat out welcoming bookings for Turtle Bay over the first weekend of opening. We have had a fantastic response from the people of Derby who are obviously keen to find out about our Caribbean food offer.”
The 130-cover restaurant was fully booked for its first night – before the restaurant even opened to customers.
With 18 restaurants all over the UK in cities including Nottingham, Southampton and Bristol, Turtle Bay is already popular across the Midlands.
The company has invested more than £800,000 in the new 4,000 sq ft site in Wardwick, creating a perfect destination for ‘liming’, which refers to hanging out with friends and family enjoying great food and drink.
Ajith Jaya-Wickrema, the founder of Turtle Bay, said he chose this location due to the vibrancy and booming leisure culture in Derby. Turtle Bay will further strengthen the vibrancy of Cathedral Quarter by offering new international cuisines.