You’ll never go hungry in Hull. If you’re after fine dining, a quick coffee or a good old fashioned pub, you’re well catered for here.
A quick bite
Don’t have much time, but need to grab something to eat? Try a proper pie from the Hull Pie shop up on Newland Ave. Fans of quality coffee and cake should head to Caffeinated Hull in Trinity Indoor Market, or if you’re more of a tea-lover, then Liquid Jade in Zebedee’s Yard is the one for you. In need of a decent sarnie? Relish and Kingston’s Deli have got you covered.
Nibble near the marina also offers hearty breakfasts and quick eats during the day. The Fudge bakery on Princes Ave have a range of breads, cakes and other treats if you’re passing through the Avenues, with a sit-down restaurant next door too. With its maritime heritage, fish and chips are a big deal in Hull – not to mention chip spice and the Hull pattie. Bob Carver’s and East Park Chippy are two popular choices.
Old Town has plenty of great pubs, like the Lion and Key, where they serve good food and beer under a ceiling covered with hundreds of different beermats. Ye Olde Black Boy holds claim to the title of the oldest pub in Hull and was a favourite haunt of Larkin during his time in the city, and both the Sailmakers Arms and WM Hawkes are cosy places to nurse a pint of mild. The nearby Ye Olde White Harte’s most famous room, the Plotting Parlour, is said to be where Governor of Hull Sir John Hotham plotted to defy King Charles I when he tried to enter the town, providing a spark big enough to start the English Civil War. Polar Bear on Spring Bank offers something different, and is home to live music night The Sesh every Tuesday. The Minerva is also well worth a look, while Pave on Princes Ave offers beers, comedy and live music.
Craft beers and food
Beer aficionados need look no further, because there are plenty of places to get a quality beer with your food in Hull. Furley and Co and The Head of Steam are great examples, whilst The Old House offer craft beer, a gin bar and delicious food from Shoot the Bull. If you’re after international beers and a gourmet menu, give Henry Yeast a go over on Newland Ave.
Burgers and other treats
Thieving Harry’s on Humber Street is a firm favourite, home to some of the best coffee, grilled cheese and burgers in the city. Dope Burger provide exactly what you might think (gourmet burgers and hot dogs for when you fancy a real treat) whilst traditional Texan delights are on the menu at Aunt Bibby’s, an American smokehouse on Princes Ave. If Americana’s not your thing, Ambiente is on its way to Hull with delightful Mediterranean tapas, and fans of French crepes should head to Le Crêpier Papin. Be sure to give Gusto da Gianni a try for pizzas and other Italian delights and if that doesn’t fill you up, there’s always Caffe Gelato for the scrummiest sweet treats.
Feeling fancy? 1884 Dock Street Kitchen serve some of the finest food in Yorkshire for lunch and dinner in their restaurant in the marina. Or if you’re in the mood for lobster ravioli, Al Porto are an authentic Italian outfit serving quality dishes in their warehouse home. For something completely different, The Deep (Hull’s incredible aquarium) is home to the Two Rivers restaurant, giving diners the chance to eat their meal surrounded by an unbelievable aquatic display. Venture out to Beverley to visit Ogino, for the finest sushi and Japanese food the region has to offer, or head to Tapasya for an Indian treat.
And don’t miss…
Vegetarians in the city need to make a stop at Hitchcock’s, an informal and social vegetarian restaurant in the Old Town. Tropicana offers some of the tastiest Malayan and Indonesian food you’ll find in Yorkshire, and Kardomah 94 is a performance and events space with a great restaurant too. Roots Rum Shack and Kitchen in Newland Avenue and Beverley serve up delicious Caribbean food and cocktails, whilst Bar82 open late and offer their own huge range of cocktails too. Marrakech, The Persian and Thai House are all great places to try on Princes Ave. Hull’s own Yum! Festival of Food & Drink is the culinary highlight of the year, with street food, live demos and lots of fresh produce.