Published: 12 January, 2017
TURTLE Bay, the nationwide Caribbean-themed restaurant, is set to become the latest chain to move into Kentish Town, with a branch proposed for the former Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse pub.
The company has applied for an alcohol licence for the premises in Kentish Town Road, on the corner of Patshull Road.
Turtle Bay, known for its cocktail menu, has outlets in Brixton, Croydon and Walthamstow, as well as restaurants throughout Britain.
In Kentish Town, it will be operating opposite one of its high street rivals, Nando’s, while Wahaca opened above the tube station last year.
Turtle Bay has been scouting Camden for possible sites in recent years.
It had been looking at a move into the ground floor of Chant House, in Delancey Street, Camden Town – the former Crown and Goose pub site. That was eventually taken by the Guitar Guitar music shop.
In Kentish Town, it has asked Camden Council for permission to trade until 1.30am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 12.30am on other nights.
Auntie Annie’s – originally the Wolsey Arms – had several refits before closing in 2014. New flats have been developed upstairs.