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1884 Wine and Tapas Bar Hull

Come and savour the 1884 culinary experience.

1884 Wine & Tapas Bar
Freedom Quay // Wellington Street West
Marina // Hull // HU1 2BE

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Majestic meat board, fantastic fish, veggie variety

We’ve shaken up our menu with another makeover and it’s proving a hit with regular diners and newcomers alike.

Our spectacular meat board presents the ultimate challenge for carnivores, but we’ve balanced it with some fantastic fish dishes and a new variety of vegetarian options.

The meat board comprises a leg of lamb, a fillet of beef, a lemon and thyme chicken and pigs in blankets crafted from head chef Dan’s home-made spicy sausages wrapped in home-pressed pork belly from Anna’s Happy Trotters of Howden.

It’s served with sides of garlic and rosemary potatoes, tarragon peas, spicy chilli jam and chef’s veg of the day. The whole lot is for parties of four or more, but please order 24 hours in advance.

We’ve tweaked the gambas cerveza, drinking the beer instead and replacing it in our new recipe with Larios 12 premium Spanish gin. Alcohol is also a big part of our new mussel dish, with ingredients including a generous splash of the new Hull Viticulture 2017 white.

Vieiras matches pan-seared scallops with Chrizo, samphire, peas and a corian der dressing and we’ve also devised a delicious combination of hot smoked salmon croquetas with lime and coriander, buttered samphire and a home-made sweet chilli dressing.

New veggie options include rice balls combining manchego, Dijon mustard, garlic and chives with a chilli aiolo and a frisee salad. We also have chickpeas and red bell peppers roasted with chillies, tomatoes, garlic and coriander, and button mushrooms with red onions, mustard, paprika, wed wine and cream.

They all go very nicely with our 1884 cumin hummus with roasted red peppers and home-made rock salt crostinis.

Call us on 01482 216306 to book a table.


Special selections boost the beer and wine range

New dishes mean new drinks. We’ve freshened up our selection of Spanish lagers, and we’ve acquired a new range of wines specially chosen to pair with some of the favourites on our menu.

Estrella Galicia is a favourite bottle in a few bars and restaurants but we’ve gone a step further and introduce it on draught. It looks great with its beautiful ceramic font and its pale golden colour, it tastes great and it punches its premium weight with an ABV of 4.7%.

Even more of a find is our Inedit from Estrella Damm, not exactly commonplace by the bottle and a real rarity on draught. It’s crafted by renowned chef Ferran Andriá using malt, wheat and selected spices. Different, and delicious!

With the wines, we’ve gone Greek and found a Hatzidakis “Assyrtiko de Mylos VV” 2012 which goes very nicely with our cumin hummus and grilled sea bass. For the garlic prawns it’s the Aussie combination of Screaming Betty 2015 or Bullet Dodger Montepulciano 2016, both from the Delinquente Wine Co and both very nice with the pork dishes as well.

Not that we’ve abandoned our traditional Spanish sources. We’ve added a red and a white from Moure Tradición Barrica, and as ever our team will be happy to talk you through what works best with your menu choices.


Children’s menu is a family favourite

With completion of road works making the marina and Fruit Market area more family-friendly we’re getting a lot of interest in our dedicated children’s menu.

The selections feature a mini paella with homemade garlic bread or Manchego cheese on homemade bread with cucumber sticks. Other options are chicken breast with potato scallops and garden peas or braised beef with mashed potatoes and beef sauce.

All dishes are made with fresh ingredients and served with a dessert of fresh fruit, and the price for the lot is just £5.

Deborah Spicer, manager of 1884 Wine & Tapas Restaurant, said: “We get a lot of families here and they can usually find something on the menu that children like but we felt we could make things a bit easier and more affordable.

“With the completion of the public realm works, families are visiting The Deep and Dinostar and then having a wander round. It will get busier during the summer and we’ll be ready with a children’s menu which is fresh, full of flavour and just £5!”

Marmalade adds zing to cocktail collection

If marmalade makes you think of 1960s pop groups and Paddington Bear, think again because the bitter sweet treat is adding some real zing to our new cocktail menu.

Our 1884 Marmalade Martini combines Star of Bombay gin, Cointreau and lemon juice with Head Chef Dan’s magical home-made marmalade mix of oranges, lemons, rosemary and sugar.

And there’s more, as you would expect given the bar staff’s determination to compete with the culinary creativity of the kitchen team. Ocho Mojito is our take on a modern standard, Red Manhattan proves it is actually pretty good to mix the grape and the grain and Grey Goose le Fizz is a refreshing blend of the top quality vodka with St Germain Elderflower, fresh lime and soda.

Estilo Viejo shakes up Patron Anejo tequila with super-sweet agave syrup balanced by Angostura Bitters. Espresso Martini carries coffee with a big kick – Grey Goose vodka, Patron XO coffee and tequila liqueur, vanilla syrup and a shot of espresso from our friends at the Blending Room.

It’s a great cocktail collection, and we’re always up for new ideas if you have any.