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Rum, reggae and dominoes at Turtle Bay.

THE Caribbean has come to Solihull with the opening of a new Turtle Bay restaurant. Take a first look at the venue, which opened on Tuesday - you can't miss it with its bright and colourful decor. The restaurant in Station Street is the 27th Turtle Bay to open in Britain, joining the one on John Bright Street in Birmingham. It used to be Allied Irish Bank. Walking in, you are immersed in sunshine, rum and reggae. The walls are painted with murals while, just in case you have any doubt that you're in the Caribbean, wooden table tops have been painted with the Jamaican flag. Others have dominoes, if you fancy a game. There's quite a musical theme, with pictures of Bob Marley and other stars and a wall full of speakers as decoration, as well as a soundtrack featuring reggae, salsa and calypso. The menu is inspired by food from throughout the Caribbean, including those sold at beach shacks. Try pulled pork salad, jerk-glazed ribs, Trinidad chicken curry, West Indian steamed fish, BBQ pork belly and curried goat. The bar has more varieties of rum than you can count and many end up in cocktails like Passion Rum Punch and Beachcomber's Zombie (with four rums and absinthe).

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Date:Jun 2, 2016
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