Soul on Sunday at Revolution, Newcastle

I was invited along to the launch of Soul on Sunday at Revolution in Newcastle. And what a priviledge.

Launching a Sunday lunch menu and an afternoon of funk and feel-good, Revolution ticked all my boxes.

Walking in, we were greeted by soulful, Motown booming across the venue. Instant feel good. It wasn’t excessively loud, but enough to make you want to boogie. Which I most definitely did.

The staff were lovely, they just couldn’t do enough for you. And service with a smile is the simplest yet most effective part about customer service for me.

The menu was small but a good, varied choice. It all sounded cracking.

I chose the pea soup. Mostly for the ‘Posh Cheese on Toast’, which was well worth it. A little bit runny, but the soup was flavoursome complemented by a subtle hint of mint. Combined with the cheese on toast, made from a smoked cheddar, it was a good shout.

Daniel got the breaded halloumi which came with hummus, pomegranate and pitta bread. And that was definitely the winning starter. Simple but proper scrumptious.

Moving on to main, we both chose the classic roast beef.

Now, I really appreciate when you’re asked how you like your beef cooked on a Sunday Lunch. Far too often it’s carved from a dry, over cooked joint. But they asked us both how we prefer it. Rare for me, medium to well for Dan.

Admittedly, it didn’t have all of the ‘usual’ Sunday lunch elements, but it didn’t need it.

The beef was cooked to perfection. It cut beautifully and melted in the mouth. Honey roasted carrots and parsnips were a perfect sweet addition. Roasties and the Yorkshire were all good too. Gravy was sparse, but again, it just wasn’t necessary. Everything was tasty, and the light covering of gravy was a canny little bonus.

We got a cheeky side of cauliflower cheese too. Well, because it’s Sunday.

Strong, stringy cheese with soft cauliflower. You really can’t go wrong.

Then, as always, we made total pigs of ourselves and got a naughty little third course. I chose a beautiful baked vanilla cheesecake.

Velvety and sweet with a solid, crunchy base. Dan got the brownie. Still warm and with lashings of ice cream.

We were somewhat surprised by just how much we enjoyed this meal, I’m not even sure why. But it was special. Not a single complaint, in fact.

And three courses for £18? You’ll find me there every week.

With the atmosphere and team of welcoming staff, it’s perfect for a group of friends or an easy going Sunday date day. Give it a go, and give me a tweet if you do! @ProperScrummy

LB x


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