11 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 are plenty of choices. Feeling fancy? Hull boasts many fine dining options. Somewhere in the middle? Our guide to Hull’s best restaurants has got you covered.



Hull Spanish Tapas East Yorkshire

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

5 Humber Street, Hull HU1 1TG – 01482 426126

Humber Fish Co

Humber Fish Co

Hull Seafood East Yorkshire

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.

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The restaurant has a strong nautical theme, with reclaimed driftwood on the walls and boats hanging from the ceiling to complement 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

Butler Whites

Butler Whites

Hull Bistro International East Yorkshire

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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Hull Indian Cuisine Awards East Yorkshire

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

Gusto da Gianni

Gusto da Gianni

Hull Italian Restaurant East Yorkshire

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

J. Johnson's Restaurant & Wine Bar

J. Johnson's Restaurant & Wine Bar

Hull Wine Bar Restaurant Sunday Lunch East Yorkshire

Hull’s wine bar, bistro and deli J.Johnsons 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 complemented by the original architecture, creating a relaxed and ambient atmosphere.

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

The Lion & Key

Hull Sunday Lunch East Yorkshire

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 tastebuds.

48 High Street, Hull HU1 1QE – 01482 225212

Shoot The Bull

Shoot The Bull

Street Food Hull East Yorkshire

Headed up by renowned chef Chris Harrison, Shoot The Bull is a well-known name, making waves across the Yorkshire food scene. Shoot the Bull who provide ‘restaurant-style street food’ have won the British Street Food Awards Northern Heats twice 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 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

Thieving Harry's

Thieving Harry's

Hull Cafe Brunch East Yorkshire

Get retro at Thieving Harry’s. The place to 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 Harry’s 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 Harry’s 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


Hull Brunch Cafe East Yorkshire

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

Dope Burger

Dope Burger

Hull Burger Bar East Yorkshire

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

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