We are blessed in Bath with many a good restaurant. New ones pop up each week and it’s always exciting to check out the new kid on the block. One recent newbie is Tapas Revolution. Tapas Revolution is the brain child of Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy, and the Bath branch is his seventh tapas bar opening. Tapas Revolution, Bath promises to offer dishes cooked with the finest ingredients sourced from small artisan producers in Spain, all freshly prepared. Served alongside premium Gin Tonics, in the traditional Copa de Balón (balloon glass) and an extensive Spanish inspired cocktail list created in collaboration with the award winning Cocktail Trading Co. They have a great happy hour from 4 – 7pm every day!
We dined for dinner one warm evening, and were greeted with a huge smile from Sonia, one of the managers. She offered us a table close to the chef’s pass so we could see the food being prepared. As it was the first week of trading for Tapas Revolution, Bath branch, Omar was in the kitchen overseeing each dish before it got the OK to leave the kitchen. I always prefer being able to see chefs at work. The décor of the venue was classic, with lots of plants and foliage dotted around, including a rather large olive tree next to the bar.
The place was buzzing and we soon settled into the vibe. Sonia recommended some dishes, and advised us to order around 5-6 dishes, and explained they would arrive the traditional way – as and when they were ready. We chose a selection of items including Patatas Bravas (of course!), Berenjenas Fritas (crispy fried aubergine with thyme), Pan con tomate (toasted bread with tomato), marinated green olives and Charlie also had calamares. The food arrived quickly, and looked gorgeous. The highlights were the exquisite aubergine, and the classic patatas bravas. Both dishes were so full of flavour and I would order them again in a heartbeat. The pan de tomate was a little disappointing but still had flavour.
I opted for a sangria, which was nice and fruity. Charlie chose the Horchata (a classic Valencian drink made from tigernut root) which he really enjoyed.
We both commented how classic and well put together the menu sounded, and enjoyed the dishes we had during our visit. The food offering is good value, and there are a wide range of vegetarian options on the menu. Tapas Revolution has a few seats outside, and I’d like to go and enjoy some more food in the sunshine before the summer is over.
Disclaimer: We were offered a complimentary meal at Tapas Revolution in return for a review. All opinions are my own.