NE1 Reviews: Tapas Revolution
To party is one thing, to fiesta is another! Tapas Revolution is declaring a ‘season of sharing’ with the launch of their group fiesta menus. NE1's Georgia Hadwin goes on a culinary culture tour - sipping, sharing, socialising and tucking in to tasty Spanish treats!
Situated in intu Eldon Square’s Grey’s Quarter, Tapas Revolution brings Spanish flair to the Newcastle foodie scene. The space boasts a large bar area with high stool seating and cosy table settings, perfect for supper with a loved one.
Walls adorned with hanging cured meats, shutter-style partitions and stunning mosaic tiles scream authentic Spain.
The sharing begins with large carafes of Sangria. From traditional to tropical, all are served refreshingly ice cold and bursting with fruity flavours.
On to the food. It’s the Tapas and Paella Feast (£21.95pp) for us, which promises the ultimate fiesta - and it sure does deliver! Our pre-paella dishes emerge from the kitchen as and when they are ready. Chunky slices of bread served with garlic mayonnaise, quickly followed by Croquetas De Jamon - deep fried croquettes with cured ham and creamy béchamel centres. Calamares Fritos up next, with a delicious offering of flour-tossed strips of perfectly seasoned squid accompanied by more of that to-die-for garlic mayonnaise. Chorizo A La Sidra and Alitas De Pollo join the sharing party, offering generous slices of chorizo roasted in cider, and crispy chicken wings marinated in a honey and lemon dressing.
After all of that finger-licking goodness, we stack away our side plates and are presented with seafood paella following a recommendation from our well-informed server, Alex. The sharing dish, packed with forkfuls of prawns, mussels and squid, is the perfect addition to our tasty tapas trip.
Knives and forks down, we can’t resist sampling the dessert option of Churros and Chocolate (£4.50)! A basket of crispy doughnuts dusted in cinnamon sugar, served with fresh strawberries and a cauldron of thick, bubbling chocolate fondue!
Authenticity is the key component to a Spanish tapas experience, and it’s something Tapas Revolution has in abundance! If you’re after a friendly, vibrant and tasty venue, this is a real box-ticker for groups large and small.