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Hull and East Yorkshire restaurants and cafes

The dining scene in Hull and East Yorkshire has never been more exciting and here are some of the best places to eat. In the decade since the leading gastropub – the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton – brought the area’s first Michelin star, the number of restaurants, pubs, cafes and diners has mushroomed. The Pipe and Glass, in turn, has inspired plenty of other local eateries to emulate their success. Particularly notable is the Star at Sancton, which has received a certain celebrity status by being bestowed the accolade of “Best Yorkshire Puddings in Yorkshire” – can there be a more sought-after prize?

Great country pub food in the Riding can also be sampled at the Nancy in Burton Pidsea and the Wellington in Lund. You’ll find the finest steak pie in the county at The Gait in Millington, a centuries-old farmhouse pub slap bang in the middle of Wolds Way walking territory. And the Black Horse at Little Weighton is another favourite with discerning diners for its combination of pub classics and traditional British dishes.

In Beverley, serious foodies will head straight to Whites, where chef John Robinson has won much acclaim and many fans for his tasting menus. Across the road from Whites is The Westwood, where twins Matthew and Michelle Barker won the 2017 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Award in the restaurant category.

Just outside the town is the village of Skidby, which plays host to the Millhouse restaurant – unsurprisingly located at the foot of a windmill, the only remaining working example in East Yorkshire – and serves food from an English/Italian menu. A different atmosphere – and one distinctly in line with the burgeoning gastronomic confidence in Hull – is created at Thieving Harry’s, in the city’s Fruit Market area. It’s a former shipping office with great views across the marina, transformed into a trendy eatery serving amazing burgers, grilled-cheese sandwiches and the like. Neighbours of Thieving Harry’s include the former owners of Stanley’s Brasserie with their new venture, Humber Fish Co, and a selection of inexpensive pizza and tapas outlets.

Our picks

Bishop’s Bar & Bistro

11 Vicar Ln, Howden, Goole DN14 7BP

Bishop’s Bar & Bistro is a relaxed place to drink and dine in the centre of Howden, an idyllic market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The bistro is a family-run business, established in May 2016, with a menu created from produce sourced from local suppliers. There’s also a well-stocked bar, with a wide variety of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks available too. Visit website

The Peppered Pig
Pie and mash

Snaith Rd, Turnbridge, East Cowick, Goole DN14 9BY

Here you will experience great quality, locally-sourced and well-presented food in comfortable surroundings. The restaurant already has a small following of discerning diners who return time and time again.

The Peppered Pig strives to use as much local produce as possible with as little carbon footprint as it can. Just about everything is home-made including the sun-dried tomato and olive bread to the ever-changing ice cream flavours, even the piccalilli that is served with the pork and chicken terrine. Visit website

1884 Wine & Tapas Bar

Freedom Quay, Wellington St W, Hull HU1 2BD

This restaurant which as The Wilson began the regeneration of Hull Marina has proved a big success with discerning diners and drinkers since completing the transformation into 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar. It has also made a big impact with local and regional awards, being named Remarkable East Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year and also lining up alongside the region’s other top venues as a finalist in competitions to find fantastic food and drink.

This was the first restaurant to bring tapas to the city centre and it was done with a twist. The restaurant’s service style is consistent with the tapas take of small dishes packed with flavour and character and delivered to the table as soon as they are ready.

Thai House


Ramen with beef

51 Princes Ave, Hull HU5 3QY

Situated on Hull’s Princes Avenue, Thai House serves authentic Thai cuisine cooked using only the very best, fresh ingredients by chefs who have years of experience. The extensive menu at this fully-licensed restaurant offers a range of dishes to suit all tastes, and it’s open until 11pm. Visit website

The Pig & Whistle

5 Sow Hill Rd, Beverley HU17 8BG

The Pig & Whistle is a pint-sized neighbourhood bistro and charcuterie bar serving up small plates that pack a punch. The restaurant believe that every bite should be specially-sourced for its quality and character, which is why you’ll be served only the very finest fare from across the British Isles and Europe.

Small yet perfectly formed, the surroundings have been designed with modern elegance and comfort at their core. From a warm welcome and relaxing dining areas, to the stylish bar and state-of-the-art kitchen, every element delivers a first-rate patron experience. Visit website

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