New additions to Milton Keynes' array of restaurants seem to be slowly growing. Whilst everything seems a bit samey, Revolución de Cuba strikes as being a little different. A Cuban Rum bar and Cantina, Revolución de Cuba stands out from the typical restaurants in central Milton Keynes. If you aren't quite sure what Cuban cuisine is, they describe it as 'a melting pot, a fusion of flavours from Spain, Mexico and South America cooked up in dishes inspired by the backstreet bars of Havana.' Sounds good, right? The Milton Keynes branch of the small chain opened late last year in the theatre district, so just a stone's throw from Xscape and the shopping centre. Harry and I popped in for lunch on Monday to see what they had to offer.
On Tuesday evening, my family and I headed out to dinner at Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar which opened in February at The Hub in Milton Keynes. MK is starting to up its game a little bit - in comparison to Birmingham the independent restaurant game is not strong at all but over the past six months, there has been a few cropping up here and there. Maaya aim to create a fresh and modern taste of India, inspired from traditional family cooking and the flavours from the street bazaars of India. It's one of the only Indian restaurants around that area of Milton Keynes at the moment, which might explain why it was incredibly busy there for a Tuesday night. After spending the past two and a half years living in the Balti capital, I was pretty eager to give Maaya a go.
Aluna Birmingham opened in July 2015 and if I'm being honest, I hadn't really heard of it until I was invited along to try their menu. Tucked down the steps beside the canal behind the Mailbox, it is a quirky destination if you're looking to spend your evening in a quirky setting with good food and sensational cocktails inspired by molecular mixology!