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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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We’re on the spot for dominoes and much more

The summer season of festivals is upon us and we’re planning to make a big impact at 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar as we find ourselves at the heart of the action.

For the first time, Humber Street Sesh will extend to the western side of Hull Marina and will also take place over two days, with thousands of people arriving on our doorstep to enjoy fantastic live music on Friday 3 August and Saturday 4 August.

We’re making a few changes that weekend to create a bit more space and offer some festival specials. The food will move outside, with a barbecue next to our al fresco dining area, and we’ll also have a bar out there.

Inside, the focus will be on our usual superb selection of drinks, and in addition to those Spanish beers, exclusive gins and classy cocktails we’ll be turning the kitchen into a bottle bar.

We’re also looking forward to Absolutely Cultured’s first big event on Saturday 11 August, when their dominoes trail will run right past our front door. It’s a great vantage point and we’ll be open in plenty of time to help people enjoy a great day out.

This year’s Freedom Festival will take place from Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September. Many of the activities are taking place in the city centre this year but we’re expecting a real buzz around the Marina and we’ll be open throughout, offering a tranquil option to relax with fine food and drink when things become too hectic.

First up is the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival at various venues around the Marina and Old Town from 26 – 29 July. It all adds up to a busy summer so please try to book early if you can and keep an eye on our website and social media for details of our opening hours.


Brilliant breakfasts now being served

After delighting our guests with luxurious lunches and delicious dinners we’ve gone a step further and added brilliant breakfasts to our array of menus!

With immediate effect 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar is offering a breakfast service for private bookings such as corporate and social events, including off-site catering for business meetings and other events. It’s already proved a big hit at our launch events, with business leaders turning out in force to listen to speakers from Hull Kingston Rovers, Hull FC, HullBID and Absolutely Cultured.

As ever, the menu has been specially devised by our team of amazing chefs and offers something for everyone, including a children’s selection.

Eggy bread features home-made bread with a duck egg dip and Spanish, honey-glazed belly pork. There’s also the fantastic flavours of grilled, hot-smoked salmon with scrambled duck egg and a spinach salad, and an omelette of two duck eggs with a choice of smoked salmon or candied belly pork and melted manchego cheese.

The Airlie Bird is a substantial combination of pork and red pepper skinny sausages, candied belly pork, mushrooms, Doreen’s black pudding, fried baby potatoes, cannellini beans in tomato sauce and a fried duck egg.

The various items are also available individually and in sandwiches, so you can build your own breakfast. To finish, try our toasted home-made bread with homemade marmalade.

For details of the breakfast service and our special, early morning events keep an eye on our social media or call us on 01482 216306.


Van-tastic new catering service from Amor 1884

We’re taking our culinary delights on the road with a van-tastic new catering arm. Last year we turned to pedal power by unveiling the Amor 1884 fridge on a bike to serve ice cream, prosecco and other chilled delights at festivals and other open-air events around the city.

Now we’ve added a van, gazebos and mobile kitchen as we prepare to take 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar to the increasingly popular Hull Street Food Nights, the Yum! Festival of Food and Drink in August and a programme of corporate and social events.

Bookings are already coming in from sport and cultural events as well as private parties and business functions. We have done a few events in the past but we can now do so much more, from travelling to source the best ingredients to delivering the finest food to prepare and cook fresh.

The message is that we’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our place or yours, and we can create a menu that is perfect for your guests and for any occasion!

To find out more call the restaurant on 01482 216306 or email us at


Classy combinations in our new menu

Breakfast and out off-site catering service are just two of the new ideas at 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar but we’re never too busy to shake up our menus.

The latest again finds a starring role for our skewers with salchichas, gambas, chorizo and suprema de pollo all competing for the attention of your taste buds.

The tapas selection retains the ever-popular calamar, albondigas, patatas bravas and more, and introduces a fantastic fish addition with Mariposa salmon – butterfly salmon fillet with a roasted tomato and red pepper chilli chutney with dressed samphire.

You’ll find clever creations with duck, our mighty mejillones and the gorgeous garlic king prawns, not forgetting the superb sea bass fillet, which is always a favourite.

Vegetarian delights include pan-fried green beans sautéed in garlic butter with toasted flaked almonds, chickpeas with red onion, roasted red peppers and a selection of spices in a tomato, garlic and coriander glaze, and caramelised red onion hummus with a Mediterranean vegetable compote and white truffle oil.

There’s also our nicoise of dressed spinach, green beans, potato scallops, radish, red onion and olives with a poached duck egg yolk, which is flying out of the kitchen.

If, like so many of our guests, you’re spoilt for choice then please take a look at the Set de Tapas menu, which enables you to concentrate on enjoying the food after we’ve done the difficult bit of selecting the dishes for you.

We’ve taken a similar approach with desserts, offering a trio of tasters to help those who can’t quite decide between the bigger portions!

There’ll be another new menu before you know it 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.”


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!”