Alex samples the bottomless brunch at Revólucion de Cuba in Leeds Freedom Quarter
I’m at Revólucion de Cuba, located in the Freedom Quarter of Leeds. It’s popular for its occasional 2 for 1 cocktail deals and Taco Thursdays. With a friend, we’re here to sample the bottomless brunch on offer. Saturdays & Sundays between 11 am and 2 pm you can sit down to brunch with a selection of bottomless drinks for 2 hours.
The drinks include Prosecco, Bloody Mary, Classic Mojito and pints of Mahou alongside coffee, tea & soft drinks. This makes up the bottomless element of the deal with refills for the two hour period. The food is not bottomless, however you have a good range to choose from.
A full grilled breakfast: comprised of egg, tomato, sausage, mushroom and toast.
Bacon & egg brioche
Cubano Benedict: sourdough toast topped with roasted pork, poached egg with hollandaise sauce served with crispy potatoes.
Spanish Omelette, Chorizo, mercilla sausage, egg, potato and spring onion topped with mancheho cheese.
Avacado brunch: sourdough toast topped with smashed avocado served with crispy patatas.
The Brekkie Burrito: a flour tortilla stuffed with sausage, chorizo, egg, refried beans, jalepeños and cheese topped with crispy bacon.
Lastly, Huevos Ranchers: a flour tortilla with spiced black beans, tomatoes, and mushrooms, with a fried egg with a hint of spicy rum sauce served with patatas.
I opted for the full grilled breakfast. If a restaurant can get the basics right the rest will fall in place. The portion was a good size, the egg had a nice runny yolk, sausage had a nice flavor to it, the bacon was crisp. My one complaint: the butter for the toast hadn’t been allowed to soften and wasn’t spreadable. A small thing, but all in all the food was good
Not included in the deal were a range of deserts for around £4.50, a sweet treat to go alongside your drinks. You could choose from:
Chocolate Praline cake, mango and passion fruit cheesecake, coconut ice cream, Colombian chocolate brownie or, my choice, churros: Spanish donut sticks served with chocolate and rum caramel dipping sauces. Fried to perfection they were nice and crisp on the outside, covered in sugar with a lovely soft inside.
The service was good with very attentive staff and refills were offered before you’d finished your glass so you didn’t spend time looking around for your waiter. The atmosphere was quiet to start but picked up with more guests around 12. Pleasant Cuban music playing in the background giving you that Havana feel.
What about the price? The bottomless brunch costs £25 per person, admittedly this is to the higher end of what I would pay for an evening meal however if you factor in the bottomless drinks you get value for money. For example, a bottle of the prosecco my friend and I were drinking would set you back £35, so you can get your money’s worth. You also don’t have to stick with the same drink each time. However, if you are only on the soft drinks this probably feels rather pricey. I think this deal is perfect for getting ready for a party later on in the day, a stag/hen do or birthday brunch and this is ideal to kick off your event.
It’s worth noting that Revólucion de Cuba also hosts a Salsa Social on Tuesdays with free salsa lessons (day may vary across different locations) so if you want to absorb the Cuban spirit then that will be something to explore.
So, great service, good food and plenty of drinks whilst being good value for money. I would highly recommend it, especially if you need something to kick start a party day.
You can find more details of events, the wider menu and a list of different locations at the Revólucion de Cuba website.