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Date Night At The Albert Dock

It is safe to say that healthy eating was thrown out of the window on this particular evening..

During the Summer, the Mr and I were kindly invited to Revolution in St. Peter’s Square whilst watching England in the World Cup Semi-Final, but ever since we went there, we’ve been intrigued to try out more of the Revolution bars within Liverpool.

The Royal Albert Docks is one of my favourite spots in the city and within the docks, there is a real mixture of independent and chain restaurants such as Revolution.

The wonderful team at Revolution Albert Docks kindly invited the Mr and I for a Saturday date night and so, we said yes!

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We had our table booked for 6pm but being the hungry people that we are, we rocked up early and despite the Saturday night craziness, we were sitting pretty quickly at a booth by the lovely hostess.

The atmosphere is obviously going to turned up ever so slightly during a weekend evening and I must say: the tunes were the absolute best. I did have many LOUD singing moments to the Mr which were responded with a blank face…

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If you know me well, you know that I very rarely drink and as the designated driver for the evening, I stuck to an entire jug of water whilst the Mr tried out two of their cocktails…

Speaking of the cocktails, wow! The choice is absolutely insane – ranging from the classics to the retro to the weird yet wonderful.

Cocktail #1: Rumball (£8.85)
Admiral Vernon’s Old J Spiced rum, Red Bull Tropical Edition, grenadine, mango purée and lime juice. Jump on board and get a proper taste of paradise.

**Also available as a 3 pint pitcher.

Cocktail #2: Dark ‘N Stormy (£8.75)
It’s a classic for a reason. Gosling’s Black Seal rum floated atop Old Jamaica ginger beer and a little lime, to create a cloud only a fool or a deadman would sail under.

The Mr’s verdict: Both definitely need to be stirred frequently because all the alcohol is at the bottom but as far as rum goes, they were really nice!

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HOLY DUMBLEDORE.

Those starters / grazers were out of this world. The entire food menu is just divine and in all honesty, I was stuck for choice.

Revolution do an incredible deal of three grazers for £14 and us being real foodies, we decided to do just that. I’m including individual prices just in case any of you want to know!

We opted for:

#1 – King Prawns in Garlic Butter (£6.25)
King prawns tossed in rich garlic butter, served with seeded rye.

That rye bread. Wow. Wow. Wow. It was so incredibly soft and well, I could have easily eaten an entire loaf. I’m not a huge fan of prawns but with garlic butter, they were so good and cooked perfectly.

#2 – Sticky Chicken (£6.25)
Chunky fried chicken bites rolled in Rib Tickler BBQ sauce. Sweet ‘n’ seriously tasty.

The Mr and I agreed that this dish was our favourite out of the three. The chicken was tender and the BBQ sauce gave it that added slice of deliciousness (is that even a word?).

#3 – Tuscan Meatballs (£5.95)
Tuscan-style pork meatballs served with a smoky tomato sauce, parmesan and a sprinkle of parsley.

** These are gluten free!

The tomato sauce on these meatballs was incredible. I honestly didn’t expect them to be so good but we devoured them.

Overall, the starters were fantastic and at the end of the meal, we both agreed that it was our favourite section of out of them all.

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When it came to choosing the mains, the one dish that I really wanted was out of stock for the evening (but it’s a reason to go back!). The Mr and I both wanted the same dish so in the end, I switched mine and we opted to share both dishes.

We opted for:

#1 – The Big Rib (£13.50)
The biggest pork belly rib you’ve ever seen, coated with Rib Tickler BBQ sauce and slow-cooked for eight hours. Served with skin-on fries and a tower of beer-battered onion rings.

This dish is so insane that it has it’s own hashtag #TheBigRib. I am a huge fan of ribs and seeing as I’ve been on a real health kick during the past 2.5 months, this was most certainly a treat for me!

I didn’t touch the fries so can’t comment on those (you’ll understand why with the next dish), but the ribs were really good. Not the best I’ve ever had as there was more fat than meat on the bone if I’m being brutally honest but that is what happens when you order ribs – it’s a lucky dip! The meat, however was so tender and cooked to perfection. The dish comes with extra BBQ sauce on the side but I preferred it without.

Ironically, this was the dish that I ordered because the Mr and I didn’t want the same, but in reality, I ate more of this than the other! I also wouldn’t say that it’s the “biggest pork belly rib you’ve ever seen” as I’ve eaten HUGE ribs in New Zealand and in comparison, it is quite small for the price.

#2 – The Cheeseburger (£9.50)
Two beef patties layered with nacho cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Served in a sesame brioche bun with a side of skin-on fries.

I think we got really lucky but there were three patties on the burger! We both expected this burger to be amazing because it certainly looked it. Don’t get me wrong, it was but we both felt as if the nacho cheese ruined it and the smell of it was seriously overpowering.

Aside from the cheese, the burger was really nice! We decided to swap out the skin-on fries for sweet potato fries and I’m so glad we did because they were incredible.

Overall, the mains were good but I’m definitely going to go back to try the dish that I missed out on.

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We most definitely didn’t need dessert, but it happened.

We opted for:

#1 – Cheesecake (£4.50)
Light and fluffy vanilla cheesecake, baked NYC style and served with chantilly cream.

** This dish is suitable for vegetarians.

#2 – Bombshell Brownie (£4.95)
A heavenly explosion of chocolate brownie bites, salted caramel chocolate sauce, golden honeycomb chunks and rich chocolate ice cream, sprinkled with popping candy.

Oh this tipped me over the edge. Both desserts were incredible – mine came with a sparkler which freaked me out ever so slightly as fire and I aren’t the best of friends. The brownie dish was insanely delicious but I just couldn’t finish it as the food coma was oh so real.

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Overall, we had such a lovely date night at Revolution in the Albert Dock.

The staff were lovely, the service was fantastic and the food was delicious! If you’re heading to Liverpool, definitely book yourself a table because you certainly won’t regret it as we had a fantastic time.

Thank you to wonderful team at Revolution for kindly inviting us down and treating us to a delicious meal.

EL xx
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