17 of the Best Restaurants in Hull

Here’s our hand-picked guide to the best restaurants in Hull. Did you know that Hull is a little treasure trove of great things to do, see and munch on? After winning the UK City of Culture in 2017 and getting international recognition after a piece of Banksy street art appeared overnight, Hull is becoming the place to be.

With heaps of history, free museums and inspiring artwork, there are many reasons to visit Hull. With the food scene only getting better, you can also eat happy as you soak up the environment.

Feeling cheap? No need to compromise on quality, there’s plenty of choices. Feeling fancy? Hull boasts many fine dining options. Somewhere in the middle? Hull’s got you covered.


Cheap Eats in Hull

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Unicorn Burger at Dope Burger, Hull


DOPE BURGER

Reflecting Hull’s street art scene, Dope Burger offers well-priced (and very large) burgers. Munch your way through their food and leave with a full but very happy belly. Famed for their unicorn bagels, a truly American treat, no size is too large for Dope Burger as they serve up legendary Rainbow Burgers and Rainbow Cheesecakes that have to be seen to be believed!

13 Anlaby Road, Unit 2, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 2PJ


KERB EDGE

Kerb Edge is Hull’s edgy burger joint. It cooks up naughty but nice grub with the menu catering to all different taste buds for a particularly good meal. If you’re feeling up for a burger, loaded chips or mac ‘n’ cheese get yourself down to Kerb Edge. Gluten-free options are available.

Kerb Edge, 56 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QG – 01482247756

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Poutine at Shoot The Bull Hull Restaurants


SHOOT THE BULL – AT TRINITY MARKET AND TRUCK THEATRE 

Headed up by renowned chef Chris Harrison, Shoot The Bull is a well-known name, making waves across the Yorkshire food scene. After only 18 months Shoot the Bull who provide ‘restaurant style street food’ won the British Street Food Awards Northern Heats and were Food Award England Winners for the ‘best street food category’.

All this alongside chef Chris’s experience at award-winning and Michelin starred restaurants across the country, you’re in very good hands. Visit them at Hull’s £3M refurbished Trinity Market or Truck Theatre for a continuation of its street food pop-ups. Favourite menu items including their Rare Breed Beef Burger with Beef Dripping Fries, Poutine (Canada’s answer to the best chips and cheese you’ll ever experience) and Yorkshire Frankfurter hot dogs with your choice of toppings in a homemade brioche roll. Heaven.

Trinity Market, Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 2JH – 01482 210632
Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB – 01482 488212

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Brunch at the Riverhouse Coffee Co


RIVERHOUSE COFFEE CO.

If you’re after the perfect place to grab a quality seasonal coffee then Riverhouse Coffee Co. is the place for you. Opened by Chris Harrison, the founder of the Shoot the Bull brand and The Old House restaurant in Hull, quality and high standards are a no-brainer, making Riverhouse Coffee your new favourite neighbourhood haunt. From homemade soups, fresh sandwiches with their own roasted ham and locally baked bread, to cakes from their patisserie chef. The ideal brunch or lunch spot in Hull’s Old Town.

147A High Street, Hull, HU1 1LA – 01482 662630


NIBBLE

Rustic vibes calling to you? The Fruit Market location of this trendy eatery is the perfect place for brekkie or sweet treats; or take advantage of Nibble‘s constantly changing menu for the top produce of the day. Word on the street is the vegan breakfast is particularly good.

Queen Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1UU – 01482 321506

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Out for Dinner at Hull’s Best Restaurants

After the UK City of Culture was named as Hull in 2017, the Marina area has undergone a massive alteration which has flooded it with life. The Fruit Market area was hit with an £80 million ‘urban regeneration’ to transform it into Hull’s hub for modern living, working and playing, which, of course, includes a fantastic range of places to eat! Whatever vibe you’re after, heading over to the Fruit Market and around the Marina will not disappoint for foodies and fussy eaters alike.

Humber Fish Co Hull Fruit Market Seafood Restaurant
Humber Dish Co Hull Fruit Market Seafood Restaurant


HUMBER FISH CO.

Offering the best of Hull’s seafood in a relaxed but stylish restaurant environment, you can feel classy whilst chomping on fresh lobster or oysters, fish cakes or salmon – locally sourced of course. The restaurant has a strong nautical theme, with reclaimed driftwood on the walls and boats hanging from the ceiling to compliment the marble-topped tables and leather seats, You can even eat al fresco in their private ‘Fisherman’s Cove’ courtyard. Humber Fish Co. celebrates Hull’s rich maritime history in a modern and delicious way, seafood lovers will not be disappointed!

Humber Street, Hull HU1 1TU – 01482 326136

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Chefs at Tapasya@Marina, Hull Indian Fine Dining Restaurant


TAPASYA@MARINA

Creative Indian fine dining restaurant Tapasya boasts a unique dining experience showcasing local produce cooked to perfection. They challenge the traditional preconceptions of Indian cuisine by fusing fresh, Yorkshire produce with ancestral cooking techniques from Northern and Southern India. After winning multiple awards and being recognised within the Michelin Guide, Tapasya is a must visit and up there as being one of Hull’s best restaurants.

2-3 Humber Dock Street, Hull HU1 1TB – 01482 242607

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STEAK \ 1884

Meat. Steak. developed by the team behind the multiple award-winning 1884 Dock Street Kitchen. With a constantly evolving menu based on the availability of the best produce, Steak \ 1884 selects the very best cuts of meat to cook just how you like it.

60 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TH – 01482 326090

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Butler Whites Hull Restaurants Interior


BUTLER WHITES

A casual bistro dining experience inside a reclaimed fruit merchants that makes a stunning interior. Both the décor and food perfectly combine Yorkshire heritage with modern style, Butler Whites offers a delicious meal from lunch to sophisticated evening dining. Sit back and relax, and enjoy their selection of Asian seafood, Yorkshire classics such as belly pork and fillet steak, or Italian inspired baked doughs.

2-3 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TG – 01482 493557

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Thieving Harry’s Hull Marina Bar & Restaurant


THIEVING HARRYS

Get retro at Thieving Harrys. The place munch on brunch or perhaps a burger, washed down with a glass of vino (because why not). Bring the kids along to join the fun. Described as serving ‘food ‘N’ stuff’ and a ‘social food club’, Thieving Harrys is the best place to hang out and choose from quality beers, coffee, cake and more. So cool they even have their own merch, Thieving Harrys embodies Hull’s arty, laid back vibes so you don’t have to go hungry while you soak up the culture.

73 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TU –  01482 214141

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AMBIENTE

Let’s talk tapas. Situated in Hull’s popular Fruit Market area, Ambiente have repurposed an industrial warehouse location into an atmospheric space. Kick back and let the flavours transport you to the sunny streets of Spain.

5 Humber Street, Hull HU1 1TG – 01482 426126

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The Old House a Pub By Shoot The Bull, within Hull’s Old Town


THE OLD HOUSE A PUB BY SHOOT THE BULL

Another gem under chef Chris Harrisons gastronomy belt is The Old House a Pub by Shoot the Bull, located on Hull Old Town’s cobbled Scale Lane. As one of the longest standing domestic buildings in the city, there’s a charming air of antiquity as you duck into the darkened pub doorway. Expect an award-winning street food inspired bar menu downstairs and locally sourced gourmet food with a twist upstairs in their restaurant. From Seared King Scallops to Yorkshire Wagyu Beef, Sweet potato Gnocchi for the veggies and Chris’s signature dish of Blow Torched Mackerel. As much thought has also gone into their drinks options, with over 40 craft beers, cask ales and 20 gins. Insider tip, The Old House’s Sunday Roasts is one of the best in Yorkshire.

5 Scale Lane, Hull HU1 1LA – 01482 210632

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THE LION AND KEY

This unassuming pub cooks up a great meal with a friendly atmosphere. True pub-sized portions that will satisfy the hungriest bellies and the fussiest taste buds. Find out more about The Lion and Key.

48 High Street, Hull HU1 1QE – 01482 225212

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Gusto da Gianni Italian Restaurant in Hull


GUSTO DA GIANNI

Gusto da Gianni is the best place to fill up on authentic Italian goodness in Hull, particularly after being named ‘Best Restaurant in Hull and East Yorkshire’ twice in a row (2018 & 2019). They are very conscious about using the finest ingredients, which is why they import produce from Italy and cook it to perfection.

26 Newland Avenue, Kingston upon Hull, HU5 3AF – 01482 446261

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Two Rivers Restaurant within The Deep, Hull


TWO RIVERS RESTAURANT

For a dining experience with a twist, why not try Two Rivers Restaurant, in the middle of The Deep aquarium. Watch the wildlife swim by right next to your table whilst enjoying their locally sourced small but delicious menu.

Tower Street, Hull HU1 4DP – 01482 382883

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1884 Wine and Tapas Bar Hull Restaurant Dishes


1884 WINE AND TAPAS BAR

With freshly imported ingredients from the Mediterranean, 1884 offers, as the name suggests, fabulous wine and tapas. Whether sharing or on your own, this award-winning restaurant offers a well thought out menu cooked with passion. There’s no need to leave Hull to taste the Mediterranean.

Freedom Quay, Wellington Street West Marina, Hull, HU1 2BE – 01482 216306

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J.JOHNSON’S

Hull’s newest wine bar, J.Johnsons bistro and deli has brought a new lease of life to a previously derelict two-storey building in Hull’s trendy Humber Street. With the wine bar downstairs serving mouth-watering ‘deli plates’ to compliment your glass of choice, upstairs on the mezzanine a traditional A la Carte Bistro Menu cooks up a sophisticated and friendly meal. All complimented by the original architecture, creating a relaxed and ambient atmosphere.

Fruit Market, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 1UU – 01482 326167

Written by Yorkshire Food Guide’s Jemima Parsons

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