Ever since my student days, I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for Revolution. It has seen me through too many nights out, birthday parties and cocktail masterclasses to remember, but as I get older it’s all about the food. With a new menu recently launched, Revolution Edinburgh invited me along to try out some of the new dishes. Whilst we browsed the menu, we sipped some seasonal Vanilla Nice cocktails (I know I said it was all about the food, but… cocktails) which were a summery blend of Stoli Vanil vodka with passion fruit, mango and pineapple.
Laura and I decided to share a couple of the small plates as a starter – although these ended up coming out at the same time as our mains so it was more of a tapas style dining experience! My favourite of the small plates was the Dough Dogs, two mini hotdogs wrapped in dough and drizzled with ketchup and mustard, and we also tried the sweet potato wedges with vodka salsa and the buttermilk fried chicken. For the main event, I opted for the Bourbon Bad Boy burger. When I say this was huge, I’m not exaggerating – look at that steak knife holding it all together! A double beef burger with bourbon chipotle sauce, streaky bacon, smoked cheddar and onion rings, this was served in a brioche bun along with some crispy cajun fries. Deeeelish! Laura chose the Macphilly Cheese Steak which included pulled beef, mac and cheese, smoked cheddar and mustard inside a ciabatta roll, and I’m told this was very tasty too.
Even though we were pretty full at this point, we couldn’t resist sharing a dessert when we noticed a salted caramel chocolate fondue on the menu. The fondue sauce was so good, and it was served with a selection of fruit, marshmallows and sweet dough sticks to dip in. After another cocktail to wash everything down, we walked home very slowly and collapsed into a food coma.
If you’re looking for tasty American style food and all the cocktails and flavoured vodkas under the sun, you really can’t go wrong with Revolution. As usual, we overestimated how hungry we were and, as the portions were pretty generous, I think next time I’d skip the starters and head straight for the main course! You can check out the full food menu here.