Spanish TV chef, Omar Allibhoy has brought a taste of Spain to Bath with his seventh tapas bar now open at SouthGate. Dubbed the ‘Antonio Banderas of cooking’ by Gordon Ramsay, he’s a man on a mission to bring authentic tapas to the UK and Bath is his next stop.
Expect dishes cooked with the finest ingredients sourced from small artisan producers in Spain, all freshly prepared, served alongside premium Gin Tonics, in the traditional Copa de Balón (balloon glass) and an extensive Spanish inspired cocktail list created in collaboration with the award winning Cocktail Trading Co.
Omar says: “Bath is a beautiful city and we’re really excited to be opening a tapas bar here. Tapas Revolution is based on the lively and bustling tapas bars in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, and I’m looking forward to bringing my version to Bath. Tapas is more than food, it’s part of our everyday culture: food and life are always best shared".
Just like typical Spanish tapas bars, Tapas Revoution will be open all day; guiding you on a culinary adventure across Spain, from breakfast in Barcelona to dinner in Seville. The menu is simply divided into fish, meat and vegetable sections, complemented with the best Spain has to offer in terms of charcuterie and the famous Jamon Iberico, hand carved to order by a skilled maestro jamonero. Expect all the classics, such as tortilla, croquetas de jamon, calamares, chorizo cooked in Asturian cider and the indulgent churros con chocolate.
For those who just want to stop for a quick drink, Tapas Revolution has collaborated with the award winning Cocktail Trading Co to create a new cocktail menu of classics with a Spanish twist. Highlights include Blood Orange & Cherry Royal, a blend of Larios gin, blood orange, aguardiente de cerezas, pimento dram shaken with lemon and topped with Cava and the Espresso Blanco Martini made with Veterano brandy shaken with espresso, milk, dark chocolate liqueur, Kahlua and Frangelico.
Also on the Drinks Menu is a selection of Spanish craft beers, including an exclusive in bringing Palax, the famous Rioja region’s only draught craft beer to the UK and a monthly rotating draught beer, brewed in Bath from Electric Bear Brewery. There is an array of soft drinks and wine from a number of small Spanish producers. Wine is served Catalonian style with a porrón – a traditional wine glass pitcher with a long spout that’s perfect for sharing and is used to bring extra air into each sip. Honouring Spain’s position as the biggest consumer of Gin and Tonics in Europe, Tapas Revolution also serves a range of premium ‘Gin Tonics’, exclusively Spanish.