Turtle Bay’s Veganuary – Sunshine for The Soul

Turtle Bay’s vegan offering is probably the most extensive in Leeds, with 28 vegan dishes which are plant-based, and more than 30 cocktails, inspired by rum, reggae and jerk.  

In January, mocktails are two for one and there’s a lunch deal for £10 and the set menu from £12.  Not a bad way to welcome the new year and kick off the January blues.  Turtle Bay is also a great way to try vegan, with its tropical island vibe, beach-shack decor and reggae beats.


Whether you’re looking for dinner or brunch, or a happy ‘hour’ meet-up, Turtle Bay’s vegan collection is available all day and the alcoholic and non-alcoholic vegan cocktails are part of happy hour, two for one from 12 noon until 7 p.m. and again after 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (9.30 p.m.the rest of the week). 

Vegan Grill Down

The Vegan Grill Down is a Caribbean take on the full English breakfast, and there’s an interesting variation of porridge – coconut with pomegranate.  

There’s more meat and dairy-free heartiness and comfort on offer, from Jerk Tofu, Coconut Rundown and Curry Aubergine to the Kernal Vegan Burger.

Coconut Run Down

If you prefer something lighter, try Island Buddha Bowl, Festival Salad or Chilli Smashed Avocado, and you can choose whether you prefer a topping of jerk vegetables or organic jerk tofu. 

Small plates – beach tapas – can be added as complements to any of the dishes, although you might choose a combination of small plates instead, such as sweetcorn fritters, fried plantain, coconut rice and peas and avocado fries.  It’s good to have the flexibility.

Those for whom a meal isn’t complete without a dessert will find yumminess in Chilli Chocolate Brownie or Rum & Coconut Poached Pineapple.

Chilli Chocolate Brownie

Whatever your new year resolution, there’s a welcome waiting for you at Turtle Bay, where you can enjoy the company of friends, good music, food and drinks – sunshine for the soul.

Feature photograph is the Kernal Vegan Burger.  

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Helen Morgan

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Helen's interests are wide-ranging, from food to music to art and comedy.   She is especially keen on writing about local charitable activity and events as well as the opportunities the City Region has to offer to those with hidden talents.

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