Last month Revolution* launched their new food menu and myself and some of the Southampton Blogger girls were invited down to check it out and give it a whirl. Rev’s has become one of our go to spots whenever we meet up; whether we stop by for a quick cocktail after an event or book a table and spend the afternoon gossiping away and grazing. It’s not the first place that would spring to mind when heading out for a meal but they have always had a fantastic menu with decent prices and flawless service.
Their latest menu features food to suit your mood with an eclectic mix of flavours and dishes inspired from all over the world. There is a wide selection of dishes including burgers, salads, wraps, sharing boards and grazing plates. They have even highlighted any dishes that would be perfect for the ‘gram for any foodies out there although they have definitely missed a trick as I would say most of the menu is highly instagrammable! I loved the variety in the mains with fish & chips, risotto, Sri Lankan chicken curry, glazed half roast chicken, chilli and ribs on offer. Unfortunately the consensus on the burger’s wasn’t great with ‘The Smoke King’ providing that real WOW factor when it arrived but unfortunately the smoke jar seemed to have taken a lot of the moistness out of the burger itself and left it very dry which was quite disappointing.
The absolute star of the show without a doubt is the grazing dishes which are 3 for £15 or 5 for £20. I am a serious grazer and would rather have a couple of smaller dishes than commit to just one. I chose the Tuscan Meatballs, Honey Mustard Sausages and King Prawns in Garlic Butter which were all equally delicious and very filling. I struggled to finish all three dishes to myself but I just couldn’t leave anything because everything was so delicious. We also tried the Cajun Popcorn Shrimp, Sticky Chicken and Nachos which were all utterly divine and a firm favourite among the group. They also offer a selection of sharing boards including nachos with various toppings, tear’n’share baked camembert, beef sliders, mezze board and garlic loaf. We did also order a camembert and garlic loaf for the table as well as a couple of onion ring towers which were all delicious and perfect for sharing.
Having such a large menu does have it’s benefits with such a wide range of dishes, you would struggle to find something that wouldn’t please your tastebuds. I would say the only drawback would be that perhaps they have tried to do too much at once as I did find we waited an awfully long time for our food on a quiet Sunday – granted there was 9 of us but even the starters were a very long wait. If you’re searching for somewhere you can spend a couple of hours letting off steam I would highly recommend you head in and check out the grazing menu. It’s perfect to split between a group of you, to line your stomachs before you make your way through the drinks menu. With generous portions and super affordable prices you really can’t go wrong!
If you do fancy checking out their main menu all mains, burgers, sandwiches and salads are 2-4-1 all day every Monday. Plus they have a special lunch menu featuring a number of dishes so you can pick up lunch and a drink for £5.95 everyday from 11am – 3pm.
*Complimentary meal in exchange for review. See disclaimer.