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Tapas Revolution Launch a ‘Season of Sharing’ this Spring

Tapas Revolution is declaring Spring a ‘Season of Sharing’ with the launch of Group Fiesta menus, as well as five new paella dishes on 9th April.


The end of winter signals the start of Spain's party season and founder Omar Allibhoy will be continuing his ‘Tapas Revolution’ by bringing the Spanish party to Newcastle with the launch of sharing paellas and Group Fiestas that include traditional Spanish entertainment complete with flamenco dancing and classes, cocktail making lessons and churros & chocolate fondue.  Let Tapas Revolution transport you and your friends and family to Spain this spring.


The ‘Season of Sharing’ is brought to life with the launch of bespoke Group Fiesta packages at Tapas Revolution for a party with a Spanish twist. Groups are invited to celebrate special occasions with a selection of three party offerings: Finger Tapas and Paella Bowls, Tapas Feast, and Tapas & Paella Fiesta.


The Finger Tapas and Paella Bowls package is ideal for drinks parties and comes complete with cocktails, Spanish-inspired canapés and the option to add party-friendly individual bowls of paella. The Tapas Feast package features a set-menu of seven all-time Spanish favourites (full menu below). 
For the ultimate paella party, guests can indulge in a Tapas & Paella Fiesta menu of classic tapas dishes plus a choice of sharing paella. Guests will then be able to add churros and chocolate centrepieces to the table. A platter of home-made churros and fresh strawberries will be served with a pot of molten milk chocolate for dunking, making for a delightfully decadent sharing dessert. The menus are available for groups of 12 or more and guests can enjoy Spanish cocktail making lessons and flamenco dance classes on request; perfect for birthdays, graduations, hens, stags, or simply a night out with friends.

To further embrace the new season, Tapas Revolution will be introducing new paellas available in two sizes for two or four to share - the ideal showpiece for meals and gatherings with family and friends. Omar Allibhoy has recreated his own family recipes for five new variations of the classic rice dish on the menu.


The spread features Paella Valenciana (made with Chicken, Green Beans, Artichokes, Red Peppers and Rosemary), Paella de Verduras (including Seasonal Vegetables), Paella Mixta (a combination of Chicken and Seafood), and Paella de Marisco (Seafood Paella with Squid, Tiger Prawns, Mussels). Each paella will be made with Albufera rice, handmade stock, saffron, smoked paprika, and served in the traditional wide-bottomed pan from which the dish gets its name so that guests can eat together in true Spanish style. Tapas Revolution will also be offering Arroz Negro (Black Rice), a creamier style of paella made with squid, squid ink, tiger prawns and served in a traditional terracotta pot. 


Omar says: “For us in Spain, the return of spring is when we take our paellas out and start cooking outdoors. Gathering around the paella pan to eat is a family and community activity, as almost all Spanish social life revolves around food and drink.  In fact, there is no occasion too small for Spanish people to get together with friends and family to celebrate with lots of good food, drinks, and paella and churros of course! I’m excited to introduce the new paellas and Group Fiestas to Tapas Revolution so that our guests can eat together and celebrate together in true Spanish fashion. After all, the Spanish invented the Fiesta… We also invented the siesta - we had to, partying properly can be exhausting!”


Tapas Revolution’s ‘Season of Sharing’ launches on Tuesday 9th April. All of Tapas Revolution’s paellas are freshly made to order so guests are asked to allow up to 30 minutes for their paella to be served. The paella pans come in sizes for 2 and 4 so please note paella must be ordered in even numbers. The restaurant will also be launching a vegetarian set menu on the same day. For group fiestas please visit www.tapasrevolution.com/fiesta for bookings and further details on pricing.

Tapas Revolution Paella Menu
Paella Valenciana: made with chicken, green beans, artichokes, red peppers and rosemary
Price: £12 per person

Paella de Verduras: made with seasonal vegetables, artichokes, aubergine, peppers, leeks, onion, green beans, and rosemary;
Price: £11 per person

Paella Mixta: a combination of chicken, seafood, red pepper, green beans, and artichokes
Price: £13 per person

Paella de Marisco: featuring an abundance of squid, tiger prawns, mussels & red pepper
Price: £14 per person

Arroz Negro: a creamier style of paella, made with squid, tiger prawns, squid ink, served in a traditional terracotta pot
Price: £14 per person


Group Fiesta Packages

Finger Tapas & Paella Bowls
£15.95 (without paella bowls) per person/ £18.90 (with paella bowls) per person for up to 85 people to share.

Alitas De Pollo - marinated crispy chicken wings with a lemon and honey dressing
Croquetas De Jamon - deep-fried Ibérico ham and béchamel croquettes
Pan De La Casa - toasted bread topped with salmorejo tomato sauce and serrano ham
Pimientos De Padron - fried sweet green peppers
Tortilla De Patatas (v) - classic Spanish omelette with free-range eggs, potato and onion
Pincho Moruno – spiced pork skewers
Courgette and Goats Cheese Roulade
Chorizo and Padron Pepper Sliders
Individual Paella Bowls

Tapas Feast
£16.95 per person for up to 70 people to share

Jammon Serano - Dry-aged for up to 24 months chestnut-fed serrano ham, hand-carved to order
Pan con tomate (v) - toasted bread, garlic, tomato and olive oil
Croquetas de jamón - deep-fried Ibérico ham and béchamel croquettes
Calamares fritos - squid strips, tossed in flour, deep-fried and served with alioli and lemon
Tortilla de patatas(v) - classic Spanish omelette with free-range eggs, potato and onion
Chorizo a la sidra - spiced chorizo sausage glazed with a cider reduction
Patatas bravas (v) - roasted potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and alioli

Tapas & Paella Fiesta
£21.95 per person for up to 70 people to share

Pan Con Alioli
Chorizo a la sidra - spiced chorizo sausage glazed with a cider reduction
Croquetas de jamon - deep-fried Ibérico ham and béchamel croquettes
Calamares fritos - squid strips, tossed in flour, deep-fried and served with alioli and lemon
Alitas de pollo - marinated crispy chicken wings with a lemon and honey dressing
Sharing paella of guests’ choice


Churros Y Chocolate Fondue
£4.50 per person
Freshly-fried Spanish doughnuts, strawberries, Spanish chocolate fondue,
and all the equipment for dipping


About Omar Allibhoy
Born in Madrid, Omar Allibhoy trained with Ferran Adria before moving to London and working with Gordon Ramsay and Jason Atherton.  He later became Head Chef at El Pirata detapas in Notting Hill, where he was featured on Channel 4’s Ramsay’s Best Restaurant. After opening his first restaurant in 2010, Omar has successfully spread his ‘Tapas Revolution’ throughout seven cities in the UK and has been dubbed the ‘Antonio Banderas of cooking’ by Gordon Ramsay.  Omar is committed to being at the forefront of representing the wonderful produce of Spain in the UK and has been named as a ‘crusader for Spanish food and culture’ back in his home country. 
Omar has had the regal honour of cooking for Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, alongside a whole host of celebrity diners including Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, Tom Hanks and Bill Nighy. Alongside his seven tapas bars, Omar has written two cookbooks ‘Tapas Revolution’ and ‘Spanish Made Simple’ and made numerous TV appearances including Saturday Kitchen, MasterChef, James Martin’s Saturday Morning, The One Show, Sunday Brunch and This Morning.

About Tapas Revolution
Tapas Revolution takes inspiration from Omar Allibhoy’s family’s recipes that he grew up with and Spain’s culinary culture of sharing, socialising and eating. Open all day, just like typical Spanish tapas bars; the menu at Tapas Revolution guides diners on a culinary adventure across Spain, from breakfast in Barcelona to dinner in Seville. Expect all the classics, such as tortilla, croquetas de jamon, calamares, chorizo cooked in Asturian cider and freshly-made Churros.  



Tapas Revolution Newcastle
Address:   Unit S3, Lower Level, Greys Quarter, Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle
                 Upon Tyne, NE1 7AP

Website & reservations: tapasrevolution.com/newcastle   
Contact: [email protected]
Phone: 0191 261 4948

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm  
                                Friday: 10am – 11pm 
                                Sunday: 10am – 9pm