Revolution Edinburgh is just a short walk away from Edinburgh University and is also just across the road from the National Museum making its prime location on Chambers Street incredibly handy to drop in for a bite to eat or a drink from their very extensive cocktail and drinks menu. I think there’s practically every cocktail invented on the menu, there’s The Bramble, Espresso Martini, Gin n Juice, all sorts of Mojitos and sours, and lots lots more. Seriously, Revolution have you completely covered when it comes to cocktails.
Revolution Edinburgh is in the old dental hospital and comprises of two floors with three bars. I was invited to try out their new menu. My husband and I went along on a Friday afternoon to sample the extensive and varied lunch menu. Our waitress was very helpful explaining the new choices available. And there’s a really good mix on there that would suit most tastes such as burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, seafood, steak, halloumi, duck and even courgetti. There’s an amazing looking burger called The Mother Clucker and a pizza called the Vodfather. This is pub grub with a twist.
The restaurant has a nice mix of tables and booths. We sat at the booths which are also laid out with cushions to make it nice and comfy. My husband picked the Seafood Mixed Grill. This has a mix of patagonian prawns, calamari, grilled sea bream, celeriac remoulade, toast, and extra virgin olive oil. While this was cooked nicely unfortunately it was a bit cold.
I’ll be honest it took me quite a while to choose, there’s a really good selection of food here and all sound delicious with a bit of a twist. Like the Smokin’ Bacon Burger, this is a beef burger with smoked cheddar, chorizo ketchup, streaky bacon, smokinnaise, wotsits and crispy onions. Wait, what? yes, wotsits but I went for the chicken and houmous wrap which also has cauliflower & quinoa salad, baby gem lettuce and chorizo ketchup. There’s a good selection of sides such as mac n cheese and garlic fries but I can never resist sweet potato fries. Oh and they were good. There’s also an option to “go skinny” on some of the meals if you want to cut back on calories. I’m not one for that as you can see from my dessert choice…
The dessert menu has a nice selection such as Chocoberry Sundae which is a warm chocolate brownie with salted caramel chocolate and vanilla ice cream with blackberry sauce crème fraîche and fresh blackberries. I very nearly ordered that but how am I to resist something called a Nutella Fluffwich? This thing of wonder has marshmallow fluffwich, nutella chocolate sandwiched between sweet sourdough with blueberry sauce. Unsurprisingly this is a very filling dessert but it finished off our meal nicely.
Have you visited Revolution in your area?
*Our meal was paid for but thoughts very much my own.