Lunch at the Revolución de Cuba Nottingham
We were invited by the Revolución de Cuba to sample their new lunch menu straight from the exotic island of Fidel and Che. With una gran fiesta on our minds our team went to explore Cuban foodie delights at this Havana-like setting. Here is what we thought of our lunch at the Revolución de Cuba.
Rachel – I’ve been to Revolución de Cuba a few times – whether it’s with friends over a cocktail or a work lunch with a mocktail – it never disappoints. The atmosphere has an authentic Cuban feel and the welcome is always friendly. The Menu del Dia offers a perfect range for a work lunch. I enjoyed the Chicken Torta – Pulled chicken with Serano ham, guacamole and sour cream in a toasted brioche bun with fennel slaw ..Yes, it tasted as good as it sounds – especially with the added sweet potato fries!
Elisia – Having not been to Revolución de Cuba before I was taken aback by the beauty and the intricacies of the interior – it was perfect. We were seated at an extremely comfortable and spacious booth, and the friendly welcome added to the great atmosphere. I struggled to choose from the enticing selection of dishes available on the Menu del Dia. After careful deliberation I opted for the naked burrito with marinated chicken. The chicken was delicious and the flavours of the lemon and coriander rice complemented it nicely. My side order of sweet potato fries was irresistible, and I definitely left feeling full and content. My only disappointment was not being able to stay for the Cuban Cocktail Masterclass which was taking place in the private bar area upstairs. Overall, I had a fabulous time and I can’t wait to return again in the future.
Alistair – On the day that Britain voted to leave the EU, the EN team decided to enjoy a little revolution of our own, with a lunchtime trip to the freshly opened Revolución de Cuba, right in the heart of Nottingham. Offering a tempting menu of light lunches and Cuban classics, Revolución de Cuba is the perfect venue for an escapist drink or meal, and there’s always something happening inside – whether it’s live music or salsa dancing. I decided to go for the Shredded Pork Torta, with a mug of sweet potato fries to accompany it. The meat was served in a lightly toasted brioche bun, and was sweet and juicy – having been rubbed with a secret Cuban spice blend. The last time I was in here, it was packed to the rafters in the evening, so it was nice to see another side Revolución de Cuba on a quieter afternoon, when it was filled with the gentle buzz of friends sharing a bite to eat, enjoying the fantastic relaxed atmosphere inside.
Kinga – It was my first time at the famous Revolución de Cuba, and I wasn’t quite such what to expect. When we arrived I was really impressed with the venue. The building looks even more beautiful inside than from the outside. The décor really made me feel like I’m back in Havana, it brought back some really good memories. I ordered from the light bites menu section – Chicken Torta – as I was certain I will not handle a big portion for lunch. When it arrived the presentation was great and the taste didn’t disappoint either. The portion was just right as well so I was very pleased with my choice.
Erin – It was my first time visiting Revolución de Cuba, and as soon as we walked in I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous setting, and laid-back Cuban-feel of the place. The beautiful building completely lends itself to the rustic yet stylish decor, and the service was also very welcoming, we felt right at home and it was quite a treat for Friday lunchtime. The ‘Menu del Dia’ is available Monday to Friday until 5pm and is great value. I tried the Ensalada del Dia, which was a tasty mix of perfectly marinated chicken, Serrano ham, roasted butternut squash, goats cheese and an array of delicious vegetables. It was wholesome and refreshing on a warm summer’s day. All of the food looked fantastic, and at just £6.75 my salad was great value, and a very generous portion.
For more information about Revolución de Cuba or to book your table please visit their website.