Warwick cafe Revive welcomes new chef and menu as part of expansion
January 29, 2022

Revive Cafe and Bar in Warwick has unveiled a new menu courtesy of a new executive chef as part of plans to expand its offering just six months after opening its doors.

The new menu at Revive Café and Bar in Smith Street, courtesy of new chef Filipino Catalino Bernal, includes steaks, ribs, risotto and wider vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free selection. A new range of bar snacks has also been introduced.

Revive has also changed its opening hours to offer evening service on Wednesday to Sunday, extending its offer to serve food all day.

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Catalino, from Warwick, has spent 25 years working in restaurant kitchens at home and abroad, including the Shangri-La Hotel in The Philippines, The Saxon Mill in Warwick and The Orange Tree in Chadwick End.

He said: “I’m excited by the opportunity to join Revive as I believe the venue is offering something unique to the local area, and I’ll be looking to enhance this with my cooking.

“Some dishes draw inspiration to the flavours I grew up with in the Philippines, whereas other dishes are more local favourites as well as increasing the range of vegan options.”

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As well as serving food, Revive Hidden offers a games room housing darts, ping pong, table football and pool. The games tables can be booked in half-hour slots through the website or in person. The same space also hosts live entertainment evenings – karaoke, open mic and stand-up comedy, with a plan to add quiz nights.

Owner James Byrne, from Warwick, who decided to convert the former Furniture Shop below his software business before opening in June last year, said: “We opened Revive with the vision of creating a location for people of all ages to enjoy, offering a combination of great coffee, tasty food and enjoyable

“We hadn’t appreciated how the local community would embrace us, with customers being kind with their feedback and rewarding us with their repeat custom.

“In 2022 we intend to build on this by giving more to our customers. We’re positive that these changes will continue to improve Revive’s customer experience. We look forward to seeing all our existing customers and meeting new ones very soon.”

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He added: “Our events calendar looks bigger and better in 2022, with comedy nights returning on the first Thursday of every month hosted by Comedy At Work. We will also continue the Open Mic nights hosted by Dan Sealey, former bass guitarist of Ocean Colour Scene and karaoke nights. In addition, this year, we will be introducing quiz nights using the speed quizzing format, a fast-paced quiz that all
ages will enjoy.”

Visit www.revivewarwick.co.uk to check out the menu or to book a games table. Group bookings can be made by calling 01926 403 333.