Revolution Newcastle is a renowned cocktail bar in the centre of Newcastle just down from the station. Housed in the opulent former bank on Collingwood Street, this bar and kitchen styles 30ft ceilings, marble pillars and classic wood decor.
We were lucky enough to be invited along to try out their new spring-summer menu. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon where we were taken to a lovely large booth opposite the bar area. After browsing the drinks menu I opted for the Bird Bath, a raspberry Bacardi based cocktail with blue curaçao, Coca Real. coconut, pineapple and lime. This stunning blue-green cocktail come with a little foam bird perched on the side. For £9.25 I absolutely loved this drink, it was really refreshing. I nearly always go for a classic pornstar martini but I reckon from now on I will be sipping the bird baths when I return to Revolution bar.
My brother asked the waitress for her recommendation on a mocktail as he was driving and she brought over the Tropical Sour. This stunningly sweet and refreshing mocktail was a combination of pineapple, sweet almond syrup, orange and lemon. Even better…it was just £3.50!
Ordering food was a difficult choice because the range is so extensive. From sandwiches and salads, to pizza and burgers and let’s not forget the classic main list including fish and chips, Mac ‘n’ cheese, curry and more. My brother and I decided we would share both meals we decided on. We went for the new street food sharer priced at £15.50. For this super tasty dish we were served two mini cheeseburgers, cajun dusted fries, pepperoni pizza slices and Revs fried chicken. Three different sauces accompanied the meal which included sour cream, Rib Tickler BBQ and my favourite of chorizo ketchup. The chicken was my favourite because it was really succulent with crispy coating on the outsize. The pizza was delicious too and the fries worked super well with the cajun dusting.
The other main we just had to try out was named The Smoke King. This burger was £12.50 and noted on the menu as a finalist at the National Burger Awards 2019 so we were expecting great things. When the dish came we were amazed that it was served in a glass container which maintained the smoke. On reveal, the smoke seeped out filling the air with a lovely smokey aroma. The three beef patties were topped with nacho cheese sauce, smoky creamed corn, streaky bacon, caramel BBQ sauce, chorizo ketchup and crispy fried onions. Sandwiching this mountain of a burger was a poppy seeded brioche bun accompanied by skinny fries. The cloud of applewood smoke was something really spectacular and this reflected really well within the flavour of the burger which was something extra special.
Overall, we both agreed that the food was delicious. Not only were the staff really helpful and friendly but the food was amazing too. I have visited Revolution multiple times for drinks with the girls but I have never ventured out to the food menu and I am so glad I did!
Thank you again to Revolution Newcastle! I will certainly be returning xox