Richmond is a wonderful place.
Even though it’s part of the Greater London, it doesn’t seem that way. It still looks, despite some modern buildings and big brand stores, like an idyllic village.
The river and the closeness to the Nature makes it a nice to place to shop, walk, chill and eat out.
Just next to the Thames there are various restaurants, and one of them is the Revolution Richmond.
Photo from the http://www.rhcamra.org.uk website.
The Revolution restaurants build their image around Vodka and vodka based/inspired foods and drinks. Using mainly the brand Stolichnaya they have a big offering of vodka cocktails.
But, despite all of that, there is also a good selection of bottled and draft ciders, beers and other drinks.
As for the food I normally go there for the pizza or the burgers.
This is the Peppercorn burger
I should say it is a strange offering.
In essence it’s a cheddar-cheese cheeseburger with onion rings and peppercorn sauce on the side.
The burger itself is really good. A fresh salad with a slightly sweet bun and very good quality beef patty, giving it a good crunch.
Definitely a high quality meat there with the cook knowing what he was doing.
The cheddar used wasn’t the best selection, in my opinion.
And why is this a peppercorn burger?
Because of the peppercorn sauce, of course!
It had a ready-made sauce base with some more pepper for extra “zing” which didn’t really connect with the burger itself, but it was a nice sauce for the fries. ´
Speaking of fries, they were very well fried, crispy with almost no soft flesh in the middle.
Overall, a nice burger but with a taste disconnect. It is a cheeseburger and the sauce isn’t appropriate.
The peppercorn sauce was mainly to give it a “gourmet” taste but that isn’t it’s place in my opinion.
Orchard Pig Reveller
For straight up cider I am more of a Tatcher’s guy and this Somerset cider (like Tatcher’s) is very similar.
Fresh, fruity, sweet and lightly acid.
Nice taste with persistent light carbonation.
In short a fresh cider that combines well with this sort of food and can be drank to enjoy at any time, as the taste profile isn’t complex.
Food – 4.25/5
Choice of drinks – 5/5
Service – 4/5
Location – 5/5