Turtle Bay to open its first Kent branch

A Caribbean restaurant chain is opening in Canterbury and potentially serving up some new jobs in the process.

Turtle Bay has been given permission to convert three neighbouring shop units in historic Butchery Lane into one three-storey restaurant.

The branch will be the firm’s 38th - but its first in Kent - opening on the site of Optical Express and the vacant units formerly occupied by the Oasis bar and Toni and Guy salon.

Turtle Bay’s property manager, George Waite, says Canterbury has long been on the firm’s radar.

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“It has a reasonably large and young aspiring population,” he said.

“The city centre is busy and vibrant and we believe we can become something different to the current restaurant offer in Canterbury.

“We like buildings that offer character and always design each restaurant to suit the city, location and building itself.”

“We trade very successfully in similar locations in Oxford, Bath and York, and believe this site is quite comparable,” he said.

Turtle Bay has yet to release a launch date for the restaurant or its opening hours. 

You can find out more on the potential jobs on offer at Turtle Bay here www.turtlebay.co.uk/jobs

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