Located in a beautifully restored building overlooking the charming Hull Marina, 1884 Dock Street Kitchen has a modern British menu featuring quality seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors. The venue features a classy but comfortable interior full of luxurious furnishings, dark woods and industrial elements modelled on the restaurants of New York City’s meat-packing district. Changing menus concocted by local chef and owner James Allcock offer dishes like grilled North Sea cod with wild garlic risotto, Yorkshire chorizo and almonds.
1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Humber Dock Street, Hull, UK, +44 (0)1482 222 260
The name says it all, though unlike your bog-standard meat encased in pastry, pies at The Hull Pie are delicious, gourmet and one of the local area’s most praised foodstuffs. Owner Matt was first inspired to set up shop after a BBQ pulled pork pie made for friends while working as a chef in Canada received rave reviews. Today, three outlets are dotted across Hull, including its flagship joint on Trinity Lane, each selling pies filled with tasty concoctions like caramelised beer and brisket or Jamaican jerk chicken and roasted pepper alongside a range of gourmet sausage rolls and carvery sandwiches.
Pie, 19 Trinity House Lane, Hull, UK, +44 (0)1482 224 405
For something a little different when dining out in Hull, the mix of Malayan and Indonesian cuisine cooked up at Taman Ria Tropicana is sure to please the palates of adventurous diners. Chef Vince Lee concentrates specifically on masakan melayu, which refers to the ethnic traditional dishes of Southeast Asia. His passion and skill for the cuisine is clear in dishes such as mee soto, a traditional Malayan clear soup, and ayam masak madu, or fried chicken with a light honey and soya sauce. Taman Ria Tropicana’s interior, designed by the chef’s wife and daughter, blends contemporary design with a touch of the Orient, completing the authentic dining experience.
Taman Ria Tropicana, 45 – 47 Princes Avenue, Hull, UK, +44 (0)1482 345 640