Soul on Sunday at Revolution Newcastle allows you to have a delicious Sunday lunch whilst enjoying the sounds of soul music from a live band.
Revolution Newcastle is on Collingwood Street. It is round the corner from Central Station and near to Newcastle Castle. The building is Grade II listed and is one of the more impressive buildings on the street. Walking past you can’t help but notice the impressive array of bottles in the windows. Last weekend we went to Revolution for Sunday lunch. Soul on Sunday serves up delicious Sunday lunches while the house band plays soulful classic songs. It is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Inside Revolution the building is equally impressive, the original features are intact. There is plenty to look at whilst dining. Large ornate pillars rise up to an impressive sculpted ceiling. The bar and windows make a great statement and centrepiece to the room. The sounds of Motown filled the venue, providing that feel good factor. The music was not too loud but did make you tap your feet and want to boogie. The music was live, courtesy of the house band, Watson and the Elements. They have the Sunday vibe down to perfection.
We chose to have an early lunch, at 12:30pm. Whilst the bar was not full it was busy. The atmosphere was relaxing and we didn’t feel rushed. The new Sunday menu is in the style of a newspaper which is a quirky touch. It is well worth a read. You will find the menu, fun facts and quirky stories and information about the house band.
Whilst we were reading the menu our drinks came. Revolution has an extensive cocktail menu which features many exotic cocktails. The large headline in the menu, BLOODIES/MIMOSMAS caught my eye and I tried a mimosa. It was a good choice, refreshing and delicious with a bit of a kick. Revolution also offer a range of craft beers and my husband tried one of these. Cocktails are £7.95 each or 2 for 1 with a Revolution Card if you have one.
The Soul on Sunday lunch at Revolution has the option of two courses for £15 or three courses for £18 which is very reasonable for the centre of town. There is the choice of four different starters, four mains and four desserts. If you want extra vegetables with your meal you have the option of adding these for £3 each or £10 for four. We went for the three course option. After all it was Sunday
For our starter both my husband and I chose the Breaded Halloumi with Hummus, Dukkah, House Flatbread & Pomegranate. Halloumi is one of those things I have never tried but always wanted to. The starter was beautifully presented on a flat plate with warm triangles of flatbread and halloumi. These perched on a bed of hummus. Pomegranate added a bright red flash of colour to the plate. The cheese and flatbreads were both warm and were delicious with a scoop of hummus. The starter was a nice size as well.
My son tried the mango chicken & ricotta salad with homemade flatbread & pomegranate. Again this was beautifully presented in a stack with splashes of orange mango. My son felt that the flatbread was a little dry and maybe could have done with a little more hummus. He did enjoy it though and the plate was soon empty.
The main courses are traditional Sunday lunches of beef, pork or chicken. There is also a vegetarian option of sweet potato and bean roast served with balsamic onion which sounds lovely. The chicken comes as a sharing crate for two and my husband and I went for this option. There was something fun about a whole chicken arriving at the table in a crate with a knife to carve it yourself. Also in the crate were roast potatoes cooked in duck fat with honey roast parsnips, carrots and a balsamic onion. Two large Yorkshire puddings nestled beside the chicken. Alongside the crate were two small jugs of gravy.
The chicken had a lovely smoky taste and was lovely and tender. The potatoes were perfect, crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. The parsnips and carrots made a lovely sweet addition. The gravy just added perfection to the plate. We chose a side of cauliflower cheese to go along with our main. The cauliflower was perfectly cooked with strings of cheese dripping from it.
My son went for the pork loin with chargrilled apple with sage. It came to the table piled high on a plate with a giant Yorkshire pudding topping the dish. He was very happy with his choice.
Whilst we were full from the starter and main course we did manage to find room for a dessert. The only hard part was making a decision on which one to have, they all sounded lovely. In the end my husband and son opted for the chocoberry sundae. This was delicious. Lashings of ice cream, chocolate, caramel and berries in a glass.
My choice was the cheesecake which was a lovely end to the meal. The creamy vanilla cheesecake came with a garnish of strawberries and cream adding a hint of fruitiness.
We left Revolution feeling full and relaxed, the mix of Sunday lunch with soul music works well. It is the perfect venue for a relaxing Sunday lunch. The staff are attentive to detail, making sure you have everything you need without rushing you. The band were enjoyable as well adding a lovely vibe to the venue.
We were invited to try a complementary meal at Revolution to try out the Soul on Sunday experience. My opinions are honest and my own.