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Press Night at Revolution Southend *

To all my fellow Essex food lovers and party go-ers, this one is for you.
If you’ve been living under a rock, you won’t know that Revolution has opened it’s doors in Southend-on-Sea. Revolution, aka Vodka Revolution, aka Vodka Revs, aka Revs is one of my favourite bar chains ever so I’m glad I now don’t have to venture too far. They already have plenty of other outlets across the country, serving food, drinks, cocktails and what makes them so unique is their very own hand crafted vodka. Listen here. Their own vodka flavours include delights such as Salted Caramel Popcorn, Melted IceCream, Peanut butter & Jelly, Bubblegum, Rocky Road and Rhubarb and Custard to name just a few of the 30 options. Not only to they have a huge variety of vodka, Revolution also offers some of the funkiest cocktails I have ever seen and the most delicious menu – can I get a hallelujah for the Halloumi Fries.

Revolution Southend bar

I was invited to the press evening alongside two of my best friends and fellow blogger favourite, Hannah. We started our evening at Revolution Southend with a welcome cocktail. We could chose between a classic cosmopolitan served in a martini glass or a Boston Hurricane, but as the designated driver of the evening, I opted for a Raspberry Lemon Lovin’ which was just as delicious. The staff behind the bar were friendly and welcoming. After sipping on our drinks, we were taken for a tour around the new establishment by manager, Darren, who just so happens to be family, so obviously I’ll be giving him a glowing review, but he definitely earns it! As you enter the venue, downstairs has a large bar and plenty of seating for dining with tables and large booths suitable for birthday bashes or any celebration you’d like. In the evenings, Revolution turns into a ‘late night bar with DJ’ kind of vibe which is my kind of place. Not quite a club, but has enough atmosphere for a jolly good knees up.

Revolution Southend bar terrace

Upstairs is my favourite area, The Terrace. The Terrace has a bar and comfortable seating with a retractable roof, perfect for those sunny days and warm evenings. We had a go at making our very own cocktails which was great fun. The cocktails we made were Blue Movie, Sweet Dreams and Blackberry Bliss which can I just point out came in a plastic bag! The barman, who’s name I unfortunately cannot remember, was very helpful and knowledgeable about all of the ingredients and what makes the cocktails taste great. Had I been drinking, I would have opted for the Pushing Up Daisies which is topped with candyfloss floss!

Vodka revolution cocktail making


After making cocktails, we headed back downstairs to our own table to tuck into a delicious meal. Revolution offer all sorts of food, from healthy options, pasta, pizza, all the meat, tapas, whatever you fancy and like. Our server was incredibly friendly and chatty and was on hand to offer her opinion and advice on whats what and the best dishes. We had an terribly difficult time chosing what to eat because everything sounded so amazing but in the end I opted for the Smokin’ Bacon Burger and Fries. This was the most delicious burger I have honestly ever eaten and it even contained Wotsits… I was unsure when I ordered but I am so glad I did. The portions are very generous and had I not had been such a pig and ordered Halloumi Fries (also incredibly delicious) then perhaps I would have had room for dessert. When I go back, I will definitely be trying to Salted Caramel Chocolate Fondue or Nutella Fluffwich. Uh, I need that.

Wotsit burger

I will definitely be heading back to Revolution Southend as soon as I possibly can.

Thank you to Revolution Southend for inviting me along to their press night. The food and cocktails were gifted to us, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • I go to the one in Cambridge quite a bit and love it there – the food and cocktails are amazing! x

  • Deborah Nicholas

    Oh im sure theres one of these just opened in Newcastle – i will have to double check and make sure as it looks like a fabulous night out!

    • With Love, Lottie

      Honestly I recommend it so much! They also do a revolution card which costs £3 and you get tonnes of deals!

  • I love revolution, the food is always really nice when I’ve been before x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    OMG that burger and cocktail are calling me I must see if they have a branch near me as I need those in my life!

  • Alison Rost

    What a cozy spot to stop for a bit to eat. And that burger .. oh goodness. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Wow!

  • Melanie Williams

    Very jel!! Loving those sweet cocktails they look lush and the burger looks yummy 🙂 x

  • I had no idea that Revolution had such a good food menu. I love the sound of the halluomi fries mmm xx

    • With Love, Lottie

      Their food menu is honestly amazing! I definitely didn’t expect it

  • Shannon Ritchie

    We have a revolution in Nottingham and I always go for the cocktails! That burger looks delicious 🙂

  • Revolution seems amazing and like a really fun time! I would love to try that tasty burger and drink!

  • Oooh Revolution always do the best cocktails, I love how fun they are! The burger looks delicious! xo

  • Oh my goodness those cocktails look delicious!
    I’ve never actually been to Revolutions for a cocktail, but I will be sure to check them out 🙂

    Dani x

  • Angela Milnes

    These are all looks delicious I love the burger and cocktail and it really makes me hungry right now.

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