A standard early doors in the city always starts with the intention of going shopping. However, within five minutes of entering a shop me and my Fiance both get bored. We see queues and immediately about turn charging straight into our favourite bar, Turtle Bay, for food and drinks.
As you may have probably guessed, the theme in Turtle Bay is Caribbean and the food, music, drinks and décor are all in keeping within the theme. I would say, the music is a bit loud if you are dining but that would be my only criticism. Me and my fiance have always intended on eating here and last night we made it so, particularly noting the restaurant was full with early diners which is always a good sign.
We were taken to our seat by a friendly Front of House staff member and he went through the menu with us meticulously. The food was amazing, totally delicious with just the right amount served, along with the service being second to none. I would imagine if your mum was from the Caribbean with a Duchy pot brimming with all kinds of Caribbean cuisine or you love Maureen’s in Chapeltown, then you might want to stay home. For us, however, it was sensational.
The main reason we go to this particular place so often is the atmosphere and the staff. It is possibly one of the friendliest places to go for a drink in Leeds. Meet Aisha. That girl can stand on bars, getting drinks like Gabe Walker in Cliff Hanger. (Sly Stallone).
The drinks are not overpriced but middle of the road for a central city bar. The beer is only Red Stripe on tap and my fiancé doesn’t like it as it’s never fizzy but he perseveres as there are so many other features he likes about the bar.
If you like your rum, friendly staff, good food and ambience, then this is the place to go.
On discussing where to go next and wanting to head in the right direction home, we went, for the first time into Tiger Tiger. I thought this bar would be different than it was. I’d assumed it would be a bit tacky but it was quite the contrary. Saying that, it was a Thursday night with 2-4-1 drinks and what better way to continue a night.
On entering the bar area, the lighting was low, there was a good atmosphere, plenty of intimate booths and the music was great. For some reason, they had the air conditioning on which in mid-winter seemed a bit ridiculous. We ordered our drinks, shivering and headed to a booth, warming ourselves up quickly with the 2-4-1 offer.
This, to me, was a bar where men and women will go to pull. There were plenty of ladies wearing heels higher than the Eiffel tower and hair blonder than Pamela Anderson but all dressed to impress.
We had previously eaten so we never sampled the food but we asked for the menu and there seemed to be a good choice and it may be somewhere we would go back and eat but never on a weekend.
If you like cheap drinks, intimate booths and want to further your sex education then head to Tiger Tiger.
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