Invitation to Tender (ITT): Humber Street Gallery Café and Bar Operator

Humber Street and the Fruit Market is developing into a thriving area for bars and cafes with a significant number of diverse operations.  There is a burgeoning food and drink culture emerging in the area, which is in turn generating further destination footfall.

The performance of what was envisioned as a temporary operation has led Hull 2017 to extend the operation of HSG for a further three-year period with a view to it becoming a permanent, and prominent, cultural venue in Hull.

The café and bar occupy the front part of the ground floor gallery and there is also a rooftop bar which is open seasonally and is weather dependent.  The food and beverage operation is intrinsic to the on-going success of HSG, as the primary means of generating revenue to both support the gallery operation and drive non-traditional gallery audiences to the venue.  Core to our requirements is the ability to maximise potential food and beverage sales and profits for both ourselves and the appointed operator and it is proposed that the contract with the appointed operator will be for an initial three year period renewable thereafter on an annual basis.



Submissions due: Friday 26 January 2018

Presentations by shortlisted tenderers: Tuesday 6 February 2018

Notification of tender award: Thursday 9 February 2018

Contract finalised: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Café and bar operation commences: Wednesday 14 March 2018



Invitation To Tender [.pdf]



All tender submissions and queries should be sent to and final tender should be submitted no later than 12.00 on Friday 26 January 2018.