Summer holidays are in full swing and we are always looking for somewhere good to take the kids to eat. Somewhere a little different though, not the usual offerings of fish fingers or chicken nuggets!
My girls have always eaten whatever we have, including olives, curries and more. When we were given the chance to review Tapas Revolution I just knew the girls would love it!
I have visited before and even had a cooking session with the owner Omar, where he showed us some of their favourite dishes.
We popped over during the week and it was relatively busy but still very friendly, with the staff not being able to do enough to help. They gave the girls adventure packs and seated us with the menus to browse whilst nipping off to grab our Cokes.
While we were sitting we were looking at the leaflets etc on the table and were delighted to see a postcard opportunity. If you fill in the Spanish postcard and hand it to the server they will deliver it to any NE postcode free of charge! Since we aren’t going on holiday this year I nabbed one anyway to pop on the fridge to remind us of our little mini fiesta!
We got a dish of olives and some Pan Con Tomate ( toasted bread, garlic, tomato and olive oil) which the girls proceeded to work their way through as all of the tapas were brought out.
Lunch for children consists of 2 tapas and dessert, this is just £5.00 which I think is great value! The girls were happy for me to order an assortment and just pick at everything (I love it when we do this so chose my dishes the same and we just picked at everything!)
We opted for the Croquetas De Jambon (deep fried ham croquettes), Albondigas en Salsa (beef and pork meatballs in a chunky tomato & veg sauce), Patatas con Alioli ( fried potatoes with garlic mayonnaise and Tortilla de Patatas (classic Spanish omlette with eggs, potato and onion).
The meatballs were a firm favourite with the croquettes and fried potatoes coming in a close second.
I chose 3 tapas, Pinchos Morunos Con Mojo Picon (marinated beef skewers with a spicy dipping sauce), Gambas Al Ajillo ( Tiger prawns with garlic and chilli oil, cooked in the traditional terracotta pot) and Bunuelos De Bacalao Con Alioili De Azafran (Cod & herb fritters served with saffron aioli)
Both the prawns and beef had a kick to them, I don’t normally do spicy food but these were delicious and more than enough for us all to share. It says to order 3 or 4 tapas instead of a main meal and this appeals hugely to me. I get bored with food quickly so a large plate of something is way less exciting than picking at lots of different flavours!
We would all highly recommend Tapas Revolution as a great place for the whole family. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves, they tried everything on the table and even did a little Spanish dancing, much to the amusement of those on the table next to us! The girl has moves!
Tapas Revolution is situated in the heart of Newcastle city centre and right in the middle of Eldon Squares food court.
We were invited along for a complementary meal, this review features our own opinions.