Living in Middlesbrough, it can be kind of difficult to keep up with all of the new restaurants, shops and cafes that open. It feels like there's a new one almost every week! However, I've had my eye on one empty unit for a while, wondering what it was going to be filled with. It was a pretty big space in the centre of town, so I was really excited to find out what it would be transformed into. My wish was granted when an email flew into my inbox, asking if I'd like to come along to the VIP preview event for the brand new Turtle Bay restaurant! I just couldn't skip out on the chance to see this place before any of the public, so of course, I said yes! I also found out that it had been an £800k investment, so I was just desperate to see how the interior looked and get a glimpse of the menu.
, by Olivia McHale