Revolución de Cuba, Southampton’s first Cuban-style bar and restaurant, officially opened its doors to the public with an exciting launch party on Friday 7 September 2018.
The Southampton public were treated to a wide range of mouth-watering treats straight from the tropics, including classic and contemporary cocktails and Cuban dishes with exotic twists such as authentic Paella de Cuba and Pineapple Cake.
Guests danced the night away to live salsa band, Latin Funkers giving the city a taste of the Havana music nights that will take place at the venue.
James Lavin, Marketing Manager at Revolución de Cuba, commented: After months of hard work getting Revolución de Cuba ready for the big launch we couldn’t wait to open the doors and start the party. The night was fantastic and everyone that came really got into the Havana spirit enjoying Cuban inspired beats, food and drink.
Southampton's first Cuban bar and restaurant cost approximately £1.5million to bring to the streets of Southampton, and has brought 80 jobs from front of house to kitchen staff to residents of the area.
The Cuban bar and restaurant is the seventeenth under the Revolución de Cub a brand and a welcome addition to the centre’s busy restaurant and night-life scene, letting you dine, drink, dance and escape to Havana, all in the heart of Southampton. Blending traditional and contemporary Cuban culture, the restaurant offers a range of vibrant food and music in a bright and colourful setting whilst the bar offers classic cocktails with a Cuban twist.
But the fiesta doesn’t stop at the launch party – the bar and restaurant will continue to serve up delicious Latin-inspired tapas, inspired and innovative cocktails and host live Cuban-music nights on a regular basis.
Revolución de Cuba is ideally located on Above Bar Street for all kinds of events, including corporate and private hire. From meeting spaces to function rooms, the brand’s flexible venue and fiesta packages are ideal for large groups of people.
James Lavin commented: Southampton has never had a bar and restaurant like ours before. Watch this space for news on upcoming Havana salsa classes, cocktail masterclasses and even more Cuban twists!