Bit sick of the same old same old Sunday lunches? Want something to fight off a hangover or somewhere cool to chill with your mates and catch up over top scran? You need to head to the all new Soul on Sunday at Revolution Newcastle.
A few weeks ago we headed along to Revolution on Collingwood Street in Newcastle to check out their all new Soul on Sunday dining concept.
You may well be familiar with the Revolution chain as the mecca for vodka fun times but can you remember the last time someone raved about their food? Well all that is changing in Newcastle.
Entering in to the grand historic building, it made a very pleasant change to see the sunlight streaming and the smell of fresh coffee and good food greeting you.
The house band, Watson and the Elements were set up and jamming out smooth cool classics which had us toe tapping and humming along while we perused the menu.
With quite a small and simple menu, we were hankering for roast beef so with drinks ordered we got down to business. I think pubs have it easy on Sundays. It’s a classic tried and tested formula in a way, there’s very few places offering something different. Whether that difference is the food or the ambience, hats off to Revolution for trying something new to set themselves apart in the city centre.
A Soul on Sunday special are the bloody mary’s. We tried the Bloody Maria (£7.95). A very potent mix of tomato juice, tabasco, worcester sauce and celery salt but with the vodka switched out for tequila. I can certainly see why it is hair of the dog!
The Pea Soup with posh cheese on toast was a great starter to ease us in to the meal. The sweetness of the fresh peas was balanced with the gooey saltiness of the cheese in the mini cheese toasties. Not as thick as I’d have expected for pea soup but light and fresh.
The Caprese Salad was just as you’d expect to be honest. Fresh and juicy but nothing out of the ordinary. Another light starter but perfect for the coming summer months to balance a big sunday roast.
We both ordered the roast beef dinner which came with goose fat roasties, honey glazed carrots and parsnips. Other vegetables were available as a side dish and I would have liked to have seen something green on the plate other than the garnish! I eat with my eyes so I love a good colourful plate.
Our beef was cooked to our preference – 1 pink, 1 well done – and the Yorkshire pud was fluffy and well risen.
If beef isn’t for you, there’s Pork, a sharing chicken and a vegetarian option. It’s a shame there’s not an option to have chicken for 1 person but I guess you could ask extra nicely!
We tried the baked cheese cake with salted caramel and chocolate brownie for dessert but i’ll be honest with you – we ate them so bloody quickly I the pictures were a blur of spoons and forks! The best I can manage is this oozy rich addictive salted caramel sauce. Oh it was SO good.
Thoroughly impressed with our visit, we rolled ourselves home to sleep off a very tasty lunch!
With the Soul on Sunday 3 courses for £18 (2 courses £15) and the laid back vibe of the house band, we think it was a really enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon