When love is in the air… It Must Be Hull

Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day? Love it or hate it, all loved up or loving the single life, no one needs to miss out. Check out these ideas, chosen with love, from Hull.

Dinner for two… The team at Hearth in Trinity Square has Michelin-star restaurant experience, which makes this place one to watch. The upstairs restaurant offers starters such as barbecued baby gem lettuce with hazelnut truffle pesto and mains including sea bream with seaweed butter sauce in the evenings.
The Brazilian in Humber Dock Street adds South American-style flair to the dining experience. The showstoppers are the Brazilian churrascaria steaks, but fish, vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

Oishii Ne Japanese food specialist in Paragon Arcade is running two evening dinner services for Valentine’s with an Asian-inspired Omakase-style menu. Sittings from 7pm on Saturday 11 February 2023 and Tuesday 14 February 2023.

At the Humber Fish Company in Humber Street, there’s a two-course Valentine’s lunch menu on Tuesday 14 February 2023, as well as evening service from 5pm – for fresh, sustainably sourced seafood from Falmouth Bay lobsters and east coast crabs, to fresh fish and Cornish oysters.

If informal is more your thing, try Bert’s Pizza and Gelato by the Dock in Queen Street, or a daytime visit to Trinity Market food hall, which has everything from Greek gyros and Indian tikka roti rolls, to south-east Asian noodles, Mexican burritos, Italian arancini, falafel wraps, soups and tarts, baked goods, coffee, tea, handmade chocolates, craft beers and much more.

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For a laugh… treat your other half to a night of comedy with a triple-headliner show at Comedy Lounge in George Street on Tuesday 14 February 2023, where there’s cabaret seating and table service, plus two-for-one deals on cocktails and burgers.

Big screen…  Pride is on the big screen on Thursday 16 February 2023. This 2014 film is based on the true story of a group of lesbian and gay activists who campaigned and raised funds for miners during the strikes of 1984-85. Hot drinks are provided, and organisers suggest bringing snacks and a blanket. James Reckitt Reading Room, Hull Central Library, Albion Street. Part of LGBTQ+ history month.

Anti Valentine’s… join the Cult Cinema Sunday crew for an ‘anti Valentine’s’ 30th anniversary screening of True Romance: Director’s Cut on Sunday 12 February 2023 at Social, Humber Street. Written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott, it’s a 1993 classic. This screening is served up with the option of food from Thieving Harry’s, a free film quiz, a prize raffle and custom-made alternative movie posters.

Galentines… (and guy-entines) if you’re spending the day with your crew rather than in a two, what could be more life-affirming than learning how to throw axes together? Game of Throwing Hull in Dock Street has expert coaches to show you how it’s done (safely). Exhilarating!

And finally… Nothing says I love you like tickets to the DeanWorld Variety Valentine’s Show. Join much-loved local poet, pebble collector and painter on Saturday 11 February 2023 for a tongue-in-cheek night for “lovers, the lonely, the lost and the lusty”. Expect poems, music, laughs and bingo. Toastie (The Back Room), Whitefriargate.

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