Revolution Edinburgh: New Menu

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I used to go to Revolution Bar (Rev) in Aberdeen quite a lot whilst I was at university, but I had only been to the Edinburgh branch once, until my second visit on Monday night. I have a lot of good memories of Rev, so when I found out they were launching a new menu I jumped at the chance to give it a try*!

Rev usually have a lot of good deals on, but Mondays are the preferred day to visit because you get 50% off selected main dishes – this means more money for sides and cocktails! The menu is typical bar food, but there is a good selection. As we visited on a Monday it was pretty busy, but we had a table booked so we got seated straight away. Our server was extremely friendly and forthcoming with some recommendations – I think it’s important for restaurant staff to have genuine opinions on the food they are serving. On my previous visit I had the Panang Chicken Curry, which I really enjoyed because the flavours were great and it had the perfect amount of spice for me. This time I wanted to try something new so I chose the Duck Frites; unfortunately they had run out of duck, so I changed to the Seafood Mixed Grill, which is a Spring Special. My boyfriend decided to have the Club Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries.

Although I was disappointed at first that there was no duck, I was very happy that I ordered the Seafood Mixed Grill. The presentation wasn’t great, but it tasted better than it looked. It came with calamari, sea bream and a skewer of prawns and it was all very tasty – the sea bream was especially good! The Mixed Grill was served with a celeriac remoulade and toast with olive oil, as well as a dipping sauce; the dipping sauce was a great accompaniment for the prawns (I wasn’t a fan of the celeriac remoulade). Sam also cleared his plate and said that he really enjoyed his food; he’s a bit of a sweet potato connoisseur, but informed me that his chips were cooked perfectly.

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Sam was tempted by desert and our server’s enthusiasm for the apple pie ensured that he had to have it – luckily he was not disappointed. We also ordered a couple of cocktails for an after dinner drink, I chose the Sub-zero G & T and Sam went for the Apple Spritzer. Although both cocktails were enjoyable, I would definitely order the Apple Spritzer again, as it was a bit sweeter than the Sub-zero G&T and very tasty!

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Sub-zero G&T

I really enjoy the atmosphere in Rev because it has a very casual feel, but it always has a buzz about it, which means that it’s great for a meal or drink with friends. The only issue we had was after we had eaten, it took us a while to get our bill and finally be able to pay. However, I plan to go back to sample more of their cocktail menu soon.

 

*Although our main meals were complimentary, all opinions are my own.


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