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Turtle Bay plans first Kent restaurant

Caribbean restaurant chain, Turtle Bay is planning its first outlet for Kent, having lodged plans with Canterbury City Council.

If approved, the new Canterbury restaurant will be situated in the busy Butchery Lane, which is close to the high street.

Turtle Bay stated in the application: 'We believe we can become something different to the current restaurant offer in Canterbury, and can succeed here by creating a little escape in the centre of the city. We trade very successfully in similar locations in Oxford, Bath and York, and believe this site is quite comparable.'

'We are typically targeting city centre locations which can offer a mix of daytime and evening activity. We like buildings that offer character and always design each restaurant to suit the city, location and building itself.'

Known for its signature rum-based cocktails, Turtle Bay was founded in 2010 by Ajith Jaya-Wickrema, and currently operates 37 sites across the UK.