As I arrived in the lively, friendly atmosphere of Tapas Revolution, I was straight away welcomed by the owner who could not wait to tell me all about his “dream come true”. Many people were there already, contemplating the art and taking pictures of the brand-new hand-painted tile mural. The mural stands tall and proud; having the ideal spot right by the main bar, it represents the Estrella Galicia brewery in Sevilla. The friendly staff were very proud to finally be able to reveal their new mural, and no wonder: this piece of art took 6 months to be painted, where only a small group of painters have the ability to work with this very particular painting technique.
This event was therefore celebrating the end of the wait, the pride of the owner, who added that it had been his dream for a long time but that this type of painting is “bloody expensive”. Causing a general round of laughter in the room, the owner confidently talked about this piece of art, reflecting the overall warmth of the venue. Later, the Estrella Galicia beer started flowing, followed by delicious tapas, which put everyone in enthusiastic mood to enjoy the setting as well as the Spanish music. This was a very important day for the restaurant as the mural tile is the only one in the UK. Mural tiling used to be very popular in Spain, and can now only be found in Spanish churches or old pharmacies. This was therefore a way for the Spanish owner to share his culture with the Bathonian population. Overall, the reveal of the mural was a great evening, due to Tapas Revolution’s beautiful venue, lovely staff and delectable food. Don’t hesitate to pop in, have a chat with Omar the founder, and why not taste the delicious food as well, from squid to tortilla you will definitely be satisfied – and do not forget to order a glass of the incredible Estrella Galicia beer.