Is there anything better than a massive meal after a busy day out with your favourite little person? This weekend I took ‘the baby’ (aka, my niece) to Manchester for a day out at the Science Museum and to stuff our faces full at Revolution in Deansgate. I’ve often proclaimed that Revs is an under-rated and pretty delicious option for food, especially on Monday’s when their entire menu is usually half price, so when I was invited to try their new menu I unashamedly jumped at the opportunity.
Revolution Deansgate, Manchester
Revolution in Deansgate is one of the biggest in the Manchester selection of Revs bars, and it’s the one which I also prefer the decor of. It’s so light and airy yet still keeps the nice ‘bar’ vibes for the evening. As soon as we sat down the lovely lady serving us sorted the baby out with some play doh, which is an unexpected surprise when visiting a bar for food. We’ve been to very tailored family eateries which haven’t even provided a colouring book, but Revs had a little box of goodies for little ones to enjoy. Straight away it was a thumbs up from my sister in law!
The Drinks and the Starters
We ordered some of the delicious mocktails pretty quickly after settling in, and the new coconut and strawberry daiquiri was SO SO SO TASTY. I could have literally drunk about 12litres of this stuff!! Refreshing and sweet but not too sickly, it is absolutely perfect for lazy summer days (not like this was a lazy summer day though, it was a rather nippy busy day in the end!). The ‘Naked Sunset’ was a lovely, vibrant mango, orange and passionfruit number which was equally as delicious. Needless to say, these were soon gulped down.
For starters we all shared the Street Food Crate. I’ve had this before and it’s the perfect option for indecisive people who are getting a little bit HANGRY from a day chasing a baby around! It includes spicy thick chips, crispy fried chicken, pizza, and beef sliders. The beef sliders are my all time favourite thing form the entire starters menu at Revs, as the buttery brioche bun literally melts in your mouth, alongside the delicious beef brisket. Pour some BBQ sauce on these bad boys and it’s an absolute culinary winner.
For main courses we all went for something different each. My sister in law had just had her wisdom tooth out, so had to go for the ‘softer’ option of the courgetti, which I imagined to be a warm dish for some reason, but it came out as a cold salad. She assured me it tasted lovely and the portion size was huge. The baby had Mac and Cheese from the children’s menu, which was the cheesiest mac and cheese I’ve ever stolen off her plate. She wolfed it down alongside some garlic bread.
For my main I chose the ‘Mother Clucker’ burger, which came complete with beef burger, corn battered chicken, smoked cheddar, streaky bacon, spicy chorizo sauce, sweet potato fries, crispy onions, smokinnaise and BBQ fries. It was packed full of flavour throughout and the sweet potato fries added a lovely boost of carbs to this relatively healthy option *snigger* all in all it was totally my bag and I would choose a burger like this time and time again!
One of the new additions to the Revolution Food Menu was the pork belly served on a pretzel bun. These pretzel buns are next level in the bread department, which just the right amount of density and a lovely, almost chewy, outer layer concealing a soft bready inner.
It would have been rude not to finish such a hearty meal without some desserts! The dessert menu is pretty standard, with the Nutella and Marshmallow Fluffwich standing out amongst the selection of rich brownies with ice cream and cherry, chocolate sundaes. I don’t even want to consider the amount of calories one of these fluffwiches contains, but this cripsy, chewy, sweet end to my meal was pretty perfect. Coming complete with additional nutella for dipping, it’s perfect washed down with a latte. Yum.
So, as you can see, my love for food at Revolution continues. I feel like people don’t believe me when I say how good it is, but these pictures alone can do all of the talking! You can also see a vlog of the day over on my new YouTube channel below!
About Hello Terri Lowe // UK Music, Food and Culture Blog
A UK Music, Food and Culture Blog, based in Staffordshire. Often spotted on adventures in Manchester, Liverpool, London or Birmingham at the weekends, you can expect to see a little bit of everything from festivals to food and everything in-between. When not blogging, you can find me having a nice sit down with my three cats, Stevie, Kitty and Dot. Don’t forget to take a look at my ‘about‘ page if you’re interested in collaborating on any exciting opportunities that you think would be a good fit!