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Turtle Bay is on the way!

The excitement is building as The Scene at Cleveland Place announces another restaurant to sign up after the recent confirmation that a Nando’s is coming to Waltham Forest.

Turtle Bay is a modern Caribbean restaurant and has promised that it will be ‘Summer all year round at The Scene’ when it arrives later this year. A growing chain, Turtle Bay has six other branches in the UK, but this will be the first in London. The Waltham Forest branch is set to open in November 2014 alongside the Empire Cinema and Nando’s.

Chris Robbins, Leader of Waltham Forest Council said, “We’re delighted that Turtle Bay is coming to The Scene at Cleveland Place. It sounds like the sort of restaurant our residents will really appreciate and will help make this exciting new development even more appealing.

“We’re particularly honoured that Turtle Bay has decided upon Waltham Forest as the place to open their very first London restaurant. In terms of creating a better place, it’s an indication of the great strides our borough is making.”

Ajith Jayawickrema, the man behind the Las Iguanas brand, is the Managing Director of Turtle Bay. He said, “The proactive nature of the council is helping Walthamstow to rapidly show signs of being the future of London and we are happy to be there as the sun rises.

“Walthamstow is an exciting place to be right now, on its way up in every possible way. Walthamstow is the perfect place for Turtle Bay to bring our party to next, the area has a special vibe and the community is really fun – just right for our ‘one love’ approach to life at Turtle Bay.”

The involvement of Turtle Bay marks another exciting step for the ongoing regeneration of Waltham Forest. Once complete, The Scene at Cleveland Place, on the corner of Hoe Street and High Street, will provide a new mixed use development right in the heart of the borough.

The centrepiece will be a 1,200 seat nine screen multiplex cinema, that will also include five restaurant and retail units, 121 new private and affordable homes, and a series of multi-million pound improvements to the surrounding public realm.

The Council’s ‘Creating a better place to live’ campaign is committed to improving the borough’s streets, and attracting better shops and leisure facilities. Full details of the scope of the campaign are available on the Council’s website at

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