One night this week after work, I was treated to a very nice meal at Revolution Vodka Bar in Newcastle*. It is only a couple of doors down from my work as it happens, so I met a friend and took the brief stroll into one of Revolution's very cosy booths to sample their new menu.
I can hands-down say that the building Revolution is situated in is the most beautiful and my most favourite in terms of it's interior, in the whole of Newcastle. My interior love is most definitely on the ornate side, so this appeals to my aesthetic whole-heartedly. Revolution is one of Newcastle's most popular bars and gets very very busy on a weekend, so I end up not frequenting here quite as much as I should. But for a granny like me, a mid-week venture is so pleasurable, it has a really cool and fresh, laid-back ambience - perfect to relax with friends after work, enjoying good food and drinks.
I think Revolution has such a strong reputation for being a party bar, that a lot of people don't realise they serve the most amazing food dishes, alongside their delicious cocktails. The menu gets changed often, so it's always worth a visit to sample the new offerings.
After ordering some cocktails, my friend and I ordered three of the Small Plates to share - Sweet Potato Wedges, Goats Cheese Bon Bons and Hummus with Flatbread.
Afterwards, with just enough time in between to chat but not wait an age for our next course, the main courses arrived. Traditional Fish & Chips for me and Chicken Katsu for my friend. My fish was so huge, I didn't manage to eat all of my chips (pretty unheard of from me, I have to say).
And finally, we decided to 'just look' at the dessert menu before ordering warm Brownie and Ice-cream for my friend as well as Chocolate Mess for me, to eat alongside her Peppermint Tea and my Cappuccino. Of course it is rare that can ever 'just look' at a dessert menu, it's my favourite part of any meal. By the end of it, full and content with happy tummies, we headed home. A very nice mid-week treat, thank you Revolution!
Revolution, Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1JF
Tel: 0191 261 8901 @: Revolution_Newc