A tapas restaurant which opened its doors in the Metrocentre just nine months ago has closed.

Tapas Revolution opened its doors in the Yellow Mall in November 2022 promising to bring a taste of Spain to the region.

But with the summer holidays having arrived and the Metrocentre bustling with shoppers the restaurant is closed.

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This week the shutters remained down, and the menus stripped from outside the venue.

All mention of the chain’s Metrocentre location had been removed from its website.

The Northern Echo contacted Tapas Revolution for a comment but received no response in time for publication.

The Northern Echo: The venue before it opened in November last year.The venue before it opened in November last year. (Image: DANIEL HORDON)

Prior to opening the brand invested a six-figure sum in the restaurant, creating 25 new jobs.

Managing Director James Picton told The Northern Echo at the time: “We have had ambitions to open in the Metrocentre for a while now and with the North East having such a rich historic culture and a diverse food scene, we feel the Tapas Revolution brand, culture and flavours will sit perfectly here.

“It’s so important to us that we take time to search for the right location, and I’m delighted that our new restaurant in the Qube at the Metrocentre fits the bill perfectly.”

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The venue had received some negative one star reviews on TripAdvisor and Google in recent months.

It previously had a branch in Newcastle’s Eldon Square which closed as the pandemic hit, never to reopen.

The brand was founded in 2010 by chef Omar Allibhoy Cuende who has made appearances on numerous TV shows including This Morning, Sunday Brunch, Masterchef and Saturday Kitchen.