It doesn’t seem to matter which city I go to, I nearly always find myself in Revolution. Delicious food, bloody lovely cocktails and always a great atmosphere- you can never go wrong!
That’s why I was so excited when I was invited along to a blogger event at the opening of their new bar in Durham. Based in the heart of the city on North Road, the bar is spread out over two floors. Downstairs you have the ground floor restaurant with comfy booths, a large bar and a dance floor to keep you going til the early hours of the morning. If you head upstairs, you’ll find their amazing heated rooftop terrace which overlooks Durham Castle, Cathedral and the river. It’s beautiful!
I arrived at the bar and walked through the ground floor, taking in my surroundings. The decor, like all other Revs, is super cool and of course very Instagrammable! The walls are stripped back to brick and concrete, with various pieces of art covering them and plants dotted around the room. As you arrive upstairs, before you enter the terrace, there’s a beautiful flower wall with a ‘Love Revolution’ neon red sign which I’m a huge fan of – mainly because it’s the perfect place to snap a cheeky photo!
I received such a warm welcome from team Revolution, and was greeted with a lovely glass of fizz too – bonus! As I walked in to chat to the other bloggers and influencers, I was offered various canapés and tasters from the menu including Tuscan Meatballs and Sticky Chicken (which I literally cannot stop thinking about). They’re from the Grazers section of the menu, and so reasonably priced!
Once everyone had arrived, we were split into smaller groups and got going with the plans for the evening…which included a cocktail making class!
I was SO excited to get behind the bar and have a go at creating one of their cocktails. We got to choose one each to make from their festive menu, which included cocktails such as Butter Beer (one for the Harry Potter fans), Sugarplum Punch and Gin Actually! I decided to go for Jingle Juice 1- because it was a gin based cocktail, and gin is my FAVE drink and 2- because the name reminded me of ‘Jingle Jangle’ from Riverdale… I’m ridiculous, I know!
Anyway, I got behind the bar and the lovely Josh was on hand to help me create my *cough* masterpiece. Little gin here, smidge of apple juice there, splash of vanilla liqueur and grenadine and Ting to top it up! I made a bit of a mess, and ended up with more liquid on my hands than necessary but I had so much fun getting involved. The drink was so refreshing and I’ll definitely be heading back for another over the festive period, but I’ll leave those ones to the professionals.
Revolution is of course famous for its different flavoured vodkas, and after our cocktail making we got a chance to learn about them and do some tasting! There are so many crazy flavours to choose from including Jelly Baby, Bubblegum and Mr Whippy (which actually just tastes like melted ice cream)! Did you know that their most popular flavour is Very Cherry?
For the final part of the evening we headed downstairs, made ourselves comfortable in the booths and were treated to a lovely festive banquet! From classic nachos, to bocconcini bites to honey mustard sausages, everything that I tried was absolutely divine. There are so many things to choose from on the menu and I can’t wait to go back and some other dishes.
Overall, I had an amazing evening at Revolution Durham and I’d go as far to say that it’s actually my favourite of the Revs in the North East. I just love the layout and the surroundings!
Thank you so much to everyone at Revolution and everyone involved in the event, I can’t wait to return for more delicious food and drinks x
You can find Revolution at: 1-4 North Road, DH1 4PW