Revolution Bars Group is to serve up a rum-filled Christmas present to Nottingham next month with the launch of its latest Revolución de Cuba.
It has invested £1.7m in the former site of Long Island American Diner in Market Street, turning it into its eighth site for the Cuban-inspired concept that it created on top of its core Revolution brand.
It follows the opening of new Revolución de Cuba venues in Milton Keynes and Leeds in October, with more coming including Liverpool and Stafford. They join sites in Cardiff, Derby, Norwich, Sheffield and Manchester.
The Nottingham site (pictured) is due to be launched on December 17, providing jobs for 100 people. Some of the team are pictured below.
The interior design is based on a “rustic chic” theme with spinning ceiling fans and vintage furniture with a live music stage. Events will include salsa lessons.
The venue’s cantina will specialise in rums and premium cocktails alongside Latin-inspired food served during the daytime and evening, from light lunchtime tapas to Ropa Vieja, a classic Cuban meat stew of shredded lamb in a rich tomato and pepper sauce.
Also on the menu will be a variety of burritos and “hamburguesas” accompanied by the brand’s own recipe of guacamole, freshly made on site.
The venue’s general manager Robert Litchfield said: “December is a perfect time for us to open our doors and encourage people to enjoy a Cuban Christmas, and that means cocktails, a fusion of food flavours and lots of live music and dancing.”
Clinton Ghent, area and brand manager of Revolución de Cuba, added: “Delivering the best customer experience is our sole mission and we do anything we can to achieve this. Whether you come in for a coffee, a bite to eat or an evening out with friends, our team is there to entertain and serve our guests to the highest level possible.
“Nottingham has some fantastic bars and restaurants and we are bringing something a little bit different to the city. Our location on Market Street is a great spot with the theatre, cinema and shops all very close by.”