What a great evening at the Newcastle Tapas Revolution restaurant in the new Grey’s Quarter of Newcastle. Invited as a plus one I was delighted to accept this complimentary meal. An authentic restaurant from the incredibly talented Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy.
If you aren’t familiar with Newcastle, over recent years there has been a huge development of restaurants opening in one part of the shopping centre which is fabulous to see.
One of the restaurants is the fabulous Tapas Revolution which serves up the best of Spain from octopus and omelette to fiestas and Sangria. I often talk about my daughter Laura, who had the absolute honour of experiencing a meal cooked by Omar himself when the restaurant first opened.
I was quite surprised to know that this is actually a restaurant chain as it has an individual feel that is far more welcoming than some of the other restaurants in the newly refurbished quarter of eateries.
You can’t help but like the staff, they are attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes that they serve and clearly they are hired on their passion to the heritage of the food that is presented.
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This is the second occasion that I have eaten in the restaurant and my previous experience was equally as pleasant. The food is tasty and the menu selection is abundant. Tapas Revolution is a great sharing experience and we threw ourselves into it whole-heartedly!
With the wine and chat flowing we filled ourselves with a selection of traditional dishes; breads and tapenade, potatoes bravas, calamari, octopus, jambon croquettes, tiger prawns, breads and aioli, beef skewers and of course chicken paella. What a sumptuous spread! Hands down my favourite was the calamari, lightly dusted and with a fabulous garlic dip.
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The portion sizes were ample and the recommendation of 3 to 4 dishes per person is perfect for a really filling meal. Prices range from £3.95 to £7.95 for each tapas dish. Ordinarily I am not a great fan of having your food delivered to the table piece-meal as it becomes ready, but for this style of dining it is absolutely perfect.
I best start learning to enjoy this dining style as I’m planning a move to Spain and will have to get used to the Tapas Revolution style of feasting.
Soak in the atmosphere and relax, this is not a fast-food experience it is more of something to be savoured and enjoyed in the company of others. If you are not a sharer then this is probably not the experience for you. This is more than dining this is a social activity full of laughter and fun, sharing and enjoyment.
This is a great restaurant for a gathering with friends or family, there is no hurry or pressure just a relaxed atmosphere with excellent food, wine and cocktails so sit back, unwind and enjoy Spanish style tapas revolution.
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