Review: Revolution, Low Row, Sunderland

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AFTER an afternoon spent absorbing alcohol at the Black Cats Bar at the Stadium of Light, I headed into town with Echo wife Cara to celebrate Sunderland’s win over Liverpool.

Revolution seemed to be the place most footy fans were heading to, so we followed suit.

Like Wetherspoons, Revs strikes that right balance between being a pub and a restaurant, meaning you can enjoy a sit-down meal without worrying someone’s going to spill their pint over it.

As usual with this place, service was spot on and we were seen to almost immediately after sitting down by our waitress Danielle.

The food menus change with the seasons, but we were still in time to catch the hearty meals on offer during the winter months.

To start, we went with one of our Revolution favourites – the winter mezze board.

We’ve enjoyed this platter of tasty morsels on numerous occasions and it never fails to satisfy our rumbling tums.

For your £9.95 you get a pick ‘n’ mix selection of chorizo with garlic, sunblushed tomatoes, Moroccan chicken skewers, houmous, olives, olive oil with balsamic vinegar, warm crusty bread and lightly-grilled flour tortillas.

There’s a host of other Mediterranean-inspired starters to choose from as well, including nachos, soup and katsu king prawns.

Meanwhile, the main meals are split into the following sections: toasties, sandwiches and wraps, salads, pizzas, burgers and a mains section boasting steak, pies and pasta.

Cara chose from the burger menu which offers something a little different from the norm with vodka burger, blackened chicken burger and Moroccan bean burger among the options.

She went with the guacamole and bacon burger (£8.95) which looked splendid perched on one of those oblong plates that seem all the rage nowadays.

She had plenty to get her teeth into and the gooey guacamole was an unusual, yet tasty, complement to a perfectly-prepared burger.

I chose from the flatbread section and was impressed with the look of my grilled halloumi and olive flatbread (£6.50).

I was a little disappointed once I tucked into it with my fork though. The ingredients were simply delicious, especially the Moroccan dressing, but had been drowned in oil and there wasn’t much cheese.

Danielle brought me an extra helping of halloumi though and knocked some money off our bill which came to around £25.