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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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Don’t miss out on our menu make-over

A mouth-watering array of meat, fish and vegetarian delights has been added to our menu following the latest make-over.

The chefs have shaken things up with the return of lubina, the whole, oven-roasted sea bass which is served with a dressed samphire salad, heritage tomatoes and a sweet carrot puree.

The superb seafood selection now also includes vieiras, a favourite from this year’s Valentine’s menu which brings together pan-seared scallops and Doreen’s black pudding with a white truffle-dressed pea and watercress salad.

Cordero is a classy combination of pan-roasted leg of local lamb in a mint and white truffle rub with a sweet carrot puree and pomegranate salad. The veg selection offers grilled Romanesco cauliflower with a blow torch-roasted red pepper, saffron and a Mahón cheese sauce.

Alongside our skewers of sausages, chorizo and chicken we’ve now added great big gambas – succulent, shell-on king prawns dripping in a tabasco and red chilli butter over Padron peppers.

There’ll be another new menu in a few weeks so to make sure you don’t miss these treats call 01482 216306 to book your table or click the Open Table button.


Join us for evenings of wine and jazz

1884 Wine and Tapas Bar is showcasing wines from around the world sourced by independent family firm Yorkshire Vintners as part of our wine club.

Our launch event was acclaimed by a full house as we partnered once again with East Riding College by inviting catering students to join our team on the night and by featuring live music from student jazz combo Mad Dog Trio.

Deborah Spicer, Director of 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar, said: “As our name suggests, wine is a very important part of what we do so we’ve decided to launch our own wine club in association with Yorkshire Vintners.”

Edd Simpson of Yorkshire Vintners added: “I’m not aware of any other restaurant in the region that holds events like this on a regular basis and that takes control of its wines in this way. We will be diversifying further, taking in new wines that you won’t find in the supermarkets and other big stores and opening up to small, independent producers.”

More events are planned during the coming months as we give wine club members the opportunity to place their own orders for wines that are exclusive to Yorkshire Vintners and 1884 Wine and Tapas.

For details of future wine and jazz nights call us on 01482 216306 and keep an eye on our social media.


Wine and Tapas team put food safety first

1884 Wine and Tapas Bar has been hailed as a class act in the region’s hospitality sector after underlining our commitment to food hygiene.

Although we have shone in a succession of awards schemes we take nothing for granted so we turned the restaurant into a classroom and topped up our training with East Riding College.

Before Christmas, 10 of our team completed fully-funded food hygiene and customer service courses offered by the College. Now key members of kitchen and front of house staff have progressed to higher level courses to ensure that the restaurant stands out as one of the best in the business.

Jaqui Graham from the College delivered Level 3 courses covering food safety, customer service and auditing and the restaurant has now paid to progress to Level 4 Food Safety in Management.

Deborah Spicer, Director of the restaurant, has always achieved the highest score of 5 in the food hygiene ratings but still decided to sharpen the team’s skills after reading of culinary catastrophes across the region, with some outlets scoring zero. Deborah said: “Jaqui helped our people in terms of greater awareness and confidence around food hygiene and also such issues as dietary requirements and allergies. Hygiene has been very high profile in the media and we take it very seriously. That’s why we did the training and that’s why we have paid to progress to Level 4.”

Jaqui said: “This restaurant is at the top of the industry and is setting a great example. I have been in the sector for 17 years and I have never seen a business embrace training so willingly. A lot of restaurants won’t even come forward to take the funded training but 1884 Wine & Tapas has gone beyond that and is paying for the next level.”


Brightening up the drab days of January

After our cracker of a menu for the Christmas period we’ve come up with some delightful dishes to brighten up the drab days of January.

Calamar remains a classis, albondigas are always in demand and patatas bravas are a popular perennial.

New ideas include our latest take on tiger prawns – gambas cerveza with a white wine and lemon spritz batter and a citrus and spinach aioli. There’s also a pollo desmenuzado, with chicken thigh in an oregano, paprika and cumin rub. The bolas de arroz have had a make-over and now bring together chestnut mushroom, caramelised white onion and wholegrain mustard into rice balls served with aubergine puree.

Vegetarian dishes include the roasted veg, tomato sauce and feta cheese combination of verduras Mediterraneas, patatas crujientes with smoked paprika and spinach aioli and a salad of olives, roasted red peppers and crumbled feta in a mustard dressing.

An early favourite with diners is the oven-roasted, Thai-infused duck breast with an Asian slaw and a soy and ginger dressing.

Please visit the menu pages to find out more, and note that our set de tapas offers a succulent selection for just £30 per person.


Children’s menu is a family favourite

With 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.

“Families are visiting attractions including The Deep and Dinostar and then having a wander round the area. We’re ready for them with a children’s menu which is fresh, full of flavour and just £5!”