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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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At 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar our priority is to delight our diners, and we also want to keep improving. To help us achieve that we occasionally enter for awards. During 2017 we won the restaurant category of the Hull Lifestyle Awards and achieved a place in the finals of the REYTAs. We also reached the finals of the Visit England Awards, won an Open Table Diners’ Choice prize and saw one of our chefs shine in the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitality Association Awards. Below are other reports from awards organisers and judges.

The REYTAs – Winner, Remarkable Restaurant, 2016

Well greeted. Friendly. Could see the kitchen staff – everything was all cooked fresh.

A wide range of fresh, local, interesting ingredients and plenty for vegan and vegetarian diners.

Staff knowledgeable about food sources and there is a whole section on the website.

Excellent quality food and ingredients cooked to order. Very modern, stylish, well-cooked and interesting with personal attention.

The building appearance is very smart and welcoming and the interior is well-lit. The booths are intimate and a wow!

Also selected as a finalist in 2017.


Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards – Finalist, 2016

Very imposing building as part of the Historic Hull Docks, you feel as though you are about to enter a `high-end` restaurant as you approach, 1884 is a lovely building with a very clever intimate interior. Guests are made to feel very welcome and service is quick and snappy for this type of restaurant – emphasis is very much on wine and tapas which is unique for the area.

Plenty of seating outside when the weather is fine, enabling diners to eat alfresco. The building is very much in keeping with its theme, dark interior well-lit with candles and low lighting. Lovely furnishings and a clever table lay-out including several raised booths gives you an intimate dining experience.

Very good customer service. The manager was very hands-on and very much part of the service, tables were well looked after and guests seemed happy. Furnishings were modern and contemporary and a very nice atmosphere was evident at the time of dining.

Food was delivered in true tapas style. Dishes were ordered across the menu range and were delivered to the table one by one. Dishes were very authentic, full of flavour and very tasty. All dishes had a sense of flavour which came through and they reflected the Spanish theme very well. Dishes ordered were all delivered in miniature tapas bowls, hot and full of flavour.

A very nice restaurant which is different to most food offerings, this offering of tapas clearly has a market in the area and the restaurant certainly ensures you get the full tapas experience from authentic dishes to the wine and spirits to match. The restaurant had a real buzz about it with all staff having to work extra hard delivering sizzling dishes to all different tables. The interior gives you a very warm intimate feeling and has a great atmosphere as guests share great little plates of food which ensures conversation and atmosphere. 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar is a great experience very well done. 

Hull Daily Mail Business Awards – Finalist, Tourism and Hospitality, 2016.

The people who began the regeneration of Hull Marina with the launch of The Wilson gastrobar are reaping the rewards of the bold decision to bring a splash of the Mediterranean to the Humber Riviera.

The food is all about simple but varied menus from head chef Dan Poole. From opening in spring 2015, Dan changed the menu seven times by Christmas; sometimes for special occasions, sometimes to make the most of seasonal delights and sometimes because people bring rabbits, pigeons and pheasants!

Deborah Spicer, formerly manager of The Wilson, oversaw the complete re-design of 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar to feature ever-popular dining booths, a private table for special occasions, statement chandeliers and wall-sized wine cabinets. She also sets standards of customer care which insist that nothing is too much trouble.

The result is a unique combination of British food given a tapas twist. The wines and beers are unavailable anywhere else in the region, the environment is sumptuous and stylish yet also laid-back and the location is tranquil but in the heart of Hull’s festival hotspots.

The restaurant created 20 jobs for local people and supports a growing number of local food producers and other suppliers.