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A large old house is the home of this Italian restaurant in nearby North Ferriby - on the A63, 6 miles west of Hull .
This used to be a first class restaurant but now all meals , with the exceptions of steaks, are two for one in pricing.
The restaurant looks a little tired - it is traditional 1990s décor and needs a revamp. The staff , with the exception of the bustling head waiter, all seemed as though they wished they were somewhere else on a Saturday night and food was literally dropped on to the table as the waiters rushed off.
Favorite Dish: We had salmon fishcakes and a prawn cocktail as starters. Main courses were a Steak Diane and a sirloin steak. Deserts were ice cream and tiramisu.
The food is quite good but service rather slow.
Written Apr 24, 2013
Address: Ferriby Hall, 2 High Street, North Ferriby HU14 3J
Phone: 01482 633943
This is the most historic pub in Hull and dates from 1550. Famous for having Hulls largest number of malt whiskeys on sale and also for its Plotting Room - this is where in 1642, in this upstairs room, Sir John Hotham resolved to bar King Charles I from Kingston upon Hull. This act in turn triggered the English Civil War. It is a Grade 2 listed building and has some beautiful old tiled fireplaces, and became a pub in the late 1700s, after which a fire damaged the staircase and the ground floor. However it was restored and survived too the bombs of 1940 - 45.
The pub is reached by two passages - one from Silver Street and one from Bowalley Lane; They meet in a pleasant paved area where you can sit in fine weather.
Long opening hours too - to midnight every night and 01.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Favorite Dish: There is a good menu for food - main meals are traditional English such as steak and kidney pie or lamb and mint pudding but there are good sandwiches and snacks available too.
Updated Apr 13, 2013
Address: 25 Silver Street, Kingston Upon Hull
Phone: 01482 326363
This old style coffee house is situated on an old quayside (it looks out still across the dock that houses Princes Quay shopping centre) and is a former merchants office building that still has many of the features of this old office. In the winter there are open fires and this is probably the most iconic coffee house anywhere in provincial England.
Seating is set over three floors and also in good weather in an outside area next to Princes Dock.
Disabled access is confined to the ground floor where the toilets are also situated.
The seating inside is a mix of chairs and tables and leather settees. Much better than national coffee chains (and they pay their taxes too so support local traders).
Favorite Dish: There are a wide range of coffees and also alcoholic drinks. Meals such as lasagne and sandwiches and cakes also available.
Written Apr 13, 2013
Address: Colonial Chambers, Princes Dock Street, Hull, HU1
Bob Carvers is a famous Hull fish and chip restaurant and shop - it has two city centre locations - the most famous is the old town shop in Trinity Lane.
Popular for take away fish and chips but each shop also has a restaurant that also sell other foods such as sausages, pies and chicken products.
I would not say the fish and chips are the best in the city but they are acceptable - a little greasy perhaps. The staff are friendly and never too busy to talk.
If you want to experience a Hull legend buy some take away fish and chips from the Trinity House Lane shop and listen to the banter between the staff - chances are if you are not English you will find it difficult to follow but if you are you will love it.
Written Apr 13, 2013
Address: 9 Trinity House Lane, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 2JA
Phone: 01482 2266660
A pie and mash shop in Hull. A small shop in the old town with a take away counter downstairs and a small seating area upsides.
A good mix of pies - the most popular seem to sell out - and beautiful mashed potatoes. Also stews, sandwiches , sausage rolls etc.
Good value - a meal costs less than £5.00.
Short opening hours - Monday to Saturday 11.00 to 16.00.
Written Apr 13, 2013
Address: 19 Trinity House Lane, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 2JA
Phone: 01482 224405
My first visit to a Princes Avenue restaurant - Lucca is an Italian restaurant close to Pearson Park and the last restaurant on a street full of restaurants as you leave the commercial part of the street.
The bar area is bright and colourful and seems to have a penchant for cocktails. The restaurant , entered via an entrance in the colourful glass wall is more subdued.
Bare brick walls and modern furniture is the theme with a ceiling covered by hundreds of old glass bulbs set decoratively in to the ceiling,
The food is Italian and the staff young Italians who are efficient and friendly. Spoilt by a serving hatch that gives views of the kitchen - a bit of a school dinners look,
However a minor point - this is an excellent place to eat.
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Favorite Dish: I had Rene D' Agnello (lamb kidneys with wild mushrooms, tomatoes, spring onions, coriander and a grain mustard sauce) as a starter and my partner had Terrin di Granchio e salome (Crab and smoked salmon terrine, with mixed leaves with horseradish cream.)
Mains were beef stroganoff and a seafood salad.
The food is well presented and beautifully cooked,
Not cheap but this is quality food with competition from many other restaurants within a short distance.
Written Apr 10, 2013
Address: 84 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QJ
Phone: 01482 470088
There are two dining options on crossing from Hull to Zeebrugge on the Pride of York (and its sister ship the Pride of Bruges).
We ate in The Brasserie on the way to Belgium - the restaurant is quite pleasant despite the fact it is on a ferry boat. There is an outer bar area and then through glass doors to a small restaurant with a mix of long bench seating around the inner wall and tables and chairs in the middle. The outer wall is glass and offers good views as you leave the Humber.
The staff are all Portuguese and speak good English and are efficient and helpful but not overpowering.
The bill for a meal , with wine and tea and coffee was £50 (18/3/13)
Favorite Dish: The menu is small - just 4 starters , 4 main courses including one vegetarian, and four desserts. However as this is a North Sea ferry this is understandable - the wine list is however quite extensive.
Good portions of food that is of good quality and well presented.
(On the return journey on the Pride of Bruges we are in the ordinary restaurant - slightly cheaper at £33 for two and with unlimited food and coffee/tea. Quite of a good standard and a very varied option)
Written Mar 21, 2013
Address: On the North Sea
A former pub, the Coach and Horses, now a Chinese restaurant on the main Hull to Beverley road at Dunswell.
Very attentive and friendly young staff - they must all be under 30 and a mix of Chinese and English staff who are beautifully dressed in traditional Chinese costumes for the ladies and coloured shirts and bow ties for the men.
The restaurant still actually looks like a pub and there is little Chinese decorartion but the standard is excellent and service first class.
The toilets perhaps let the restaurant down a little and need modernising but they were clean. There is a good size car park and even the chef came to say goodbye as we left. Highly recommended but do book as it is very popular.
Favorite Dish: We had a set meal for two called Hong Kong at £17.00 per head (we visited 9/2/13). This included several warm starters each and this was followed by pancakes with shredded duck and cucumber. The main course consisted of fried rice and three meals - sweet and sour pork, chicken and cashew nuts and another chicken dish. Desert was a simple ice cream. The portions are huge - the largest in the area and the food we could not manage was boxed up for us to bring home.
I informed the waiter of my allergic reaction to peppers and he ensured no peppers were included in our meal.
£44 for the two of us including drinks and coffee. Very good value.
Written Feb 10, 2013
Address: Beverley Road, Dunswell, HU6 0AD
Phone: 01482 857 857
A modern building in a parade of shops that does not inspire but well worth visiting for the standard and quality of food.
A medium size restaurant that has a beautiful tiled wooden floor with a small bar in the right hand corner. The tables are a good size but mainly pushed in to long rows for the many groups of people that choose to eat here. Consequently noise levels are high and if you want a quiet night out this is not the place to be.
The staff are mainly Italian who speak heavily accented English and they are sometimes difficult to understand but this is a minor point.
Clean restrooms and a lively scene in the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Sea food starter and salad to start with and this was beautifully presented. My main was a Calzone pizza that had the nicest and lightest base I have ever tasted and it was so huge I could not finish it.
Maureen had salmon in a light sauce with potatoes and fresh vegetables. We did not have desserts but the coffee was nice as was the English tea.
We were part of a large group but starters are under £5 and a main is generally under £10.
Written Oct 28, 2012
Address: Unit 5, KIngs Parade, King Street, Cottingham, Hul
Phone: 01482 778683
The Ferens Art Gallery has a very good cafe called La Loggia and it is open to everyone - not just those people visiting the gallery. There is a terraced area at the back of La Loggia facing Princes Quay - not the greatest view in Hull but it is cool overlooking the water on a hot day.
This is a busy cafe and it is sometimes hard to get a seat at lunchtime . The service is friendly and efficient - you order at the counter and drinks are brought to your table very soon after ordering.
There is an outside seating area in the summer looking out across the water Princes Quay stands on.
Not open Sundays.
Favorite Dish: The cafe is open form 10 to 4:30 ( only 4:00 on Saturdays) and the day starts with a breakfast menu and I like the muffins with bacon.
Lunch time sees the usual selection of baked potatoes , salads and lasagne amongst other things. However the baguettes come recommended and the sandwiches are filling.
Afternoons see an afternoon tea style menu.
Updated Sep 23, 2012
Address: Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square.
Phone: 01482 613902