From stylish British brasseries to submerged Mediterranean eateries overlooking Hull’s incredible aquarium, you’ll find a real range of tastes and budgets across the city. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to eat in Hull.
Places to eat in Hull
Starting down at the waterfront, which has undergone a multi-million-pound regeneration, there are plenty of water-side restaurants worth checking out, all of which are just a few minutes from our Hull City Centre hotel. 1884 on Humber Dock Street is a classy and imaginative British restaurant. With dark wood interiors, first-class service and some seriously strong fish and steak dishes, it’s rightly one of the leading restaurants in Hull.
A family-run restaurant that’s just celebrated its fifth decade, Cerruttis is just around the corner and, thanks to its well-priced set menus spanning classic British and European dishes, offers good value for money. A short walk north up the River Hull is Hitchcock’s, one of the leading vegetarian restaurants in the city. With its eclectic interior and special themed menus covering Ethiopia, the Middle East and North Africa, it’s a cool, quirky restaurant that’s built up a devoted following.
On the other side of the River Hull, meanwhile, you’ll find Two Rivers. If you want to push the boat out and dine in an underwater restaurant while fish, sharks and manta rays swim past, make sure to book a table at Two Rivers at The Deep. It’s expensive, especially for Hull, but the food and service are excellent, and there are few finer settings.
Finally, heading north into Newland Avenue, a popular street for bars, cafés and restaurants, you’ll find Gusto Da Gianni, probably one of the favourite Italian restaurants in Hull. Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner, it’s best known for its pizzas and pasta, while their tiramisu is utterly divine.
Cafés in Hull
If it’s coffee you’re after, Caffeinated Hull should be your first port of call. Located in the Trinity Market in the Old Town, they take their coffee very, very seriously – the beans are provided by local micro-roaster The Blending Room, creating a rich and luxurious blend, while the cakes – notably their carrot cake – will have you coming back for seconds.
Alternatively, try Thieving Harry’s Café down on Humber Street. The coffee is strong, the brunch is legendary and the portions as generous as they come.
You can’t come to Hull and not stuff your face with fish and chips – and ideally mushy peas. And there are few finer places to get your Hull pattie and scraps than at Bob Carver’s. A Hull institution, Bob Carver’s pattie – a deep-fried disc of mashed potato, seasoned with sage – is a top-secret family recipe, but there’s no secret to its fish and chips: freshly caught, freshly cooked and delivered straight to your table or taken away in newspaper wrapping. Classic.
You’ll need pudding after that savoury explosion, and Frizza Café Gelato is Hull’s hotspot – or cold spot rather. Choose from dozens of varieties of ice cream, sorbets and gelatos including their incredible sundaes.