Food & Drink

The Avenues

Home to some of the city’s finest restaurants and bars, Princes Ave and nearby Newland Ave are perfect places to go if you’re looking for food in Hull.

On Newland Ave, you can try a proper pie from the the institution that is Hull Pie, or maybe some delicious Caribbean food and cocktails at Roots Rum Shack and Kitchen (who have an outfit in Beverley too). The Fish & Chip Kitchen does exactly what it says on the tin, with plenty of British beers available too. El Chupitos offer Mexican Street Food, while Dirty Bird is a temple dedicated to all things chicken and Gusto da Gianni is heaven for pizza and pasta lovers. Ruby Lounge, Larkin’s Bar, Lodge, Sleepers, The Boathouse and Tofts are all great places to head for after work drinks and food on Newland Ave too. For something sweet, fans of French crepes should head to Le Crêpier Papin, or try Caffe Gelato for the scrummiest sweet treats.

On Princes Ave, stop in at the Fudge bakery where they have a range of breads, cakes and other treats, plus a sit-down restaurant next door too. Traditional Texan delights are on the menu at American Smokehouse Aunt Bibby’s, and Pave offers beers, comedy and live music, plus some great home-cooked food. Marrakech, The Persian, Bengal Lounge and Thai House are all great places to try that show off Princes Ave’s international flavour too. For pizza, don’t miss Uno’s. Lucca offer fine food at a good price, and Garbutts Bar is a popular watering hole with a great menu too.

A quick bite

Don’t have much time, but need to grab something to eat? 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. With our 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.

Quality pubs

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 if you’re along the waterfront.

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.

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). If Americana’s not your thing, Ambiente has arrived on Humber Street with delightful Mediterranean tapas.

Fine dining

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. Kardomah 94 is a performance and events space with a great restaurant too, whilst Bar82 open late and offer their own huge range of cocktails too. 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.