When deciding where to go for some top notch food, your first thought isn’t always a shopping centre… Well, think again because Tapas Revolution in Meadowhall is ready to change all of that!
We were invited along to try out their new menu this week and they didn’t have to ask twice. Having previously eaten here, I was already a big fan so jumped at the chance to go again.
The small chain of restaurants is the brain child of Omar Allibhoy – trained by Ferran Adria of El Bulli, Omar made his name as head chef at El Pirata Detapas in West London. He can often be seen on TV cooking and has a best selling cookery book, also called Tapas revolution.
Their new ‘Evening tours to Spain’ menu is a selection of 3 tapas based on 3 cities and is available every day from 6pm. Choose from ‘Vendura Tour’, ‘Por Las Costas Tour’ or ‘De Norte A Sur Tour’, all of which include 3 dishes and Pan con Alioli (bread with delicious garlic mayonnaise) for just £11.95. These would be a great snack with a drink after some retail therapy, or choose a couple to share between you for something a bit more substantial.
We were given a selection of all of the menus, washed down with a beer and a delicious Merlot served in a carafe with a spout that calls for a mathematical genius to calculate the angle the wine will pour at – George (pronouced Horhe) our wonderful waiter told us ‘who ever invented this must be mad – I can’t use it!’ We loved George.
Arroz Negro – black rice with prawns and squid. It’s absolutely delicious; white rice, cooked slowly with squid ink, king prawns and squid rings – high recommended.
Berenjenas Fritas (V) – the surprise of the night, aubergine fingers, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried, served with a spiced honey and thyme dressing. Such an unusual flavour but delicious and would definitely order again.
Everything about Tapas Revolution is authentic – from the Spanish waiting staff, each with their own stories and recommendations of dishes from their region, to the food – all freshly cooked in the open kitchen in front of you – to the drinks selection; a great choice of beers, wines and of course – sangria.
So next time you are in the market for delicious, authentic tapas, I highly recommend Tapas Revolution – it’s easy to over look the fact that you’re not sitting in a sun drenched square somewhere in Spain when the food is this good!
This review was written for Vibe Sheffield