Caribbean restaurant chain Turtle Bay has become the first of more than a dozen restaurants to put its name to a new dining quarter under development in Exeter.
The group will make the Queen Street dining quarter its 16th branch in the UK when the site opens in May next year. It has secured a prime spot within the development, which has space for 14 restaurants, including two roof-top spots.
According to the Exeter Express & Echo, more than 70% of the total floor space is now either been confirmed or in solicitors’ hands.
Turtle Hall will lease a 4,000 square foot site, which will face out onto the busy Queen Street. It will be the chain’s main site for the south west.
George Waite, spokesperson for Turtle Bay, said: “We have been looking for a suitable property for some time and we are confident that Aviva’s long-term commitment and investment in this site will help cement Queen Street as the prime dining destination in the city.”
The dining quarter is part of a transformation of the city’s Guildhall Shopping Centre.
Confirmation of Turtle Bay’s expansion to Exeter comes as the group prepares to launch a second site in Manchester. The Oldham Street restaurant will be open on June 5.