Monday, March 4, 2024

New Tapas restaurant is coming to Lakeside

A NEW Tapas restaurant is coming to Essex. Set to open at the beginning of July, “Tapas Revolution” promises to bring authentic Spanish tapas, large sharing plates, sangria & cocktails to the site in the heart of Lakeside, The Boardwalk.

While the menu stays true to traditional, authentic tapas, the look and concept is reminiscent of airy, modern day Barcelona or Ibiza. Offering an all-day dining experience, the 130 seater venue will also feature a “Spanish Terraza” for over 40 people to soak up the summer sun.

Perfectly placed on The Boardwalk, Tapas Revolution will be open daily from 11am to 11pm offering an array of small plates, traditional Spanish mains, paellas and churros.

The drinks list includes an extensive wine selection blending Spanish favourites with biodynamic / organic producers, including “Puerto de Indias” Spain’s Premium Strawberry Gin alongside a classic range of cervezas and cocktails. The restaurant will be open for both bookings and walk-ins, with bookings through reservations@tapasrevolution.comrecommended to secure a table.

Local residents can get a sneak preview of the menu from a pop up “Bike” offering tasters on the boardwalk from 6th – 8thJuly. Follow @tapasrevolution on Instagram to watch out for more details.

Hoping to provide a platform for Lakeside’s vibrant dining community, the team say they are planning several community events in future. Interested community groups, artists and producers are encouraged to contact to find out more, or get Tapas Revolution’s support with an existing event.

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Description automatically generated with medium confidencePromising a lively, bustling tapas bar vibe, the casual dining atmosphere at Tapas Revolution will evolve through the day from churros and a morning coffee, bottomless brunch, working lunches or somewhere to sit and graze on multiple small plates over a long evening. This will be set against a curated music playlist including emerging Spanish talent and Fiesta Favourites!

Diners can enjoy a range of menus, including Bottomless Brunch for bottomless sangria, wine and beers every Saturday & Sunday from 11am until 2pm, Aperitivo Time providing 2 for 1 Sangrias, G&Ts and Cocktails between 3 – 6pm Sunday – Friday, typical in Spain giving the chance to sample various recipes before dinner and they are also offering “Tapas Time” allowing guests to taste 3 Tapas dishes for £18 between Monday – Friday from 12 – 6pm. 

The independent operator’s site will feature Spanish inspired decor, with Menu development being led by Madrid-born Executive Chef and author Omar Allibhoy Cuende, alongside the talented Lakeside Chef team. Menus will include a range of vegan dishes using ingredients sourced from local producers. Some of the feature dishes such as Albondigas En Salsa (Beetroot, oat and lentil albóndigas served in a rich tomato vegetable ‘sofrito’ sauce.) and Garbanzos Con Espinaca (Spiced chickpea stew with baby spinach, garlic and Spices) will sit alongside classics such as Tortilla, Croquetas de Jamon, Calamari and Chorizo cooked in Asturian cider.

Omar said: “Lakeside is such a vibrant, shopping and entertainment venue, we can’t wait to join the amazing food scene here. We hope to offer a little taste of true Spanish hospitality, showcasing the wonderful food that goes hand in hand with a relaxed and welcoming way to socialise.

We’re excited about meeting members of the local Spanish community, hosting events and working with groups, creators and artists, so would love to hear ideas on how we can support and celebrate Spanish culture’s place in Essex.” 


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