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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

For more information or to get in touch please contact info@1884wineandtapasbar.co.uk

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Ready for Riscal at our next wine night

1884 Wine and Tapas Bar is clearing the Christmas cobwebs with the latest in a series of wonderful wine nights.

The last event in November was a great success when we welcomed a near-full house to celebrate some remarkable Riojas. On Friday 25 January we’ll sharpen the focus a little to the Rioja Alavesa sub-region and the iconic Marqués de Riscal winery.

For just £55 per person we’ll serve a glass or sparkling cava on arrival followed by five courses punctuated by wines carefully selected to complement the food.

Our suppliers are keeping their recommendations under wraps until the big night but as ever diners can expect to try some bottles that are not available anywhere else in the region, with some special surprises as well.

The menu is another masterpiece, with a white wine accompanying the starter of home-made rosemary and Manchego foccacio with cured meats Manchego cheese, olives, roasted red peppers and mixed nuts.

An almond velouté will then prepare diners for the fish course, building the flavours with a sea bass fillet in smoked tabasco butter, hot smoked salmon croquettes with winter slaw and Hollandaise sauce, and mussel paella, all served with Chantenay carrots sautéed in garlic butter and toasted flaked almonds, and accompanied by another wonderful white wine.

The meat course presents the first red of the evening alongside an array of spiced sirloin, pan-fried duck breast and chef’s five-spiced belly pork with creamed chestnut mushrooms and a black cherry glaze.

Another red will arrive to match the mouth-watering, home-made dessert plates of bite-sized home-made chocolate brownie and spiced apple cheesecake.

We’ll start at 7pm on Friday 25 January and bookings are already coming in. To join us – and to find out about the reduced price vegetarian and vegan options – please call 01482 216306.

 

Something for everyone on our new menu

A New Year means a new menu at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar and our chefs have once again excelled with a range of meat, fish and vegetable delicacies, with vegan options prepared to order.

To reflect the increasing variety of fish available from our suppliers we’re offering a “catch of the day” in a seafood section which also includes Scottish mussels in a Boroughbridge cream broth, wine and citrus battered prawns, our classic calamar and hot smoked salmon croquettes with winter slaw and Hollandaise sauce.

The ever-popular meatballs are still on the menu alongside another favourite, the pressed belly pork in five spice, winter slaw and pesto aioli. We’ve added a duck breast with winter slaw and black cherry glaze, and spiced, rubbed sirloin.

There are also some real meaty feats on the skewers with diners able to choose from new-recipe sausages, chicken marinated in Dijon mustard, tarragon garlic and lemon, Spanish chorizo and lamb marinated in garlic and rosemary.

Vegetable options include pan-roasted mixed greens in a garlic butter glaze, mixed beans, leeks and rosemary in a garlic tomato sauce and potato scallops with red peppers, green chillies and a smoked paprika and sea salt dust with red pepper aioli, as well as chestnut mushrooms in Boroughbridge cream with a red onion glaze.

We’re open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and the new menu will be served from Saturday 26 January. To book, and to find out more about bespoke vegetarian and vegan dishes, pleased call us on 01482 216306.

 

Set de Tapas for smaller appetites

We’re shaking up our popular Set de Tapas selection to add even more variety, and with an eye on lighter lunches and smaller appetites!

The full set has been a real favourite since we introduced it more than a year ago and offers a dozen delightful dishes, seven days a week, showcasing some of the finest fish, meat and vegetarian options from our main menu. For £35 per person you can start with the Manchego and rosemary focaccia served with chorizo, cheese olives and roasted red peppers and work your way – at your own pace – through servings of crispy battered prawns, sea bass, chorizo paella and much more.

At the other end of the scale the pequeño portion is perfect for people pushed for time or watching the waistline. For just £18 per person we’ll present six superb dishes, and if you want more you can always upgraded to the medium option. Nine dishes are available for just £25 per person.

The small and medium Set de Tapas options are available for lunch seven days a week from Friday 18 January. To see the full selections please visit the menus section on our home page and to discuss our vegetarian and vegan dishes please call us on 01482 216306.

 

Shaking things up with round-the-clock cocktails

Our ever-changing cocktail selection is proving a big hit – and not just with diners!

By popular demand we’re welcoming people into the restaurant to enjoy cocktails regardless of whether they’re joining us for a meal.

You might be out for a stroll around the marina, looking for somewhere to enjoy a quiet drink in stylish surroundings on your way to a function elsewhere, even grabbing the chance to take the weight off your feet with a break from shopping.

One party, dressed as the Pink Ladies, even came in for a couple of glasses each before heading off to the Nuffield gym round the corner for a Grease-themed dance session!

We’ve got the tried and tested cocktail favourites and a few unique mixes of our own, and we’re always happy to shake something up to your own recipes by special request.

Our cocktails are available with lunch and dinner, or to book a your own session with family, friends and colleagues just call us on 01482 216306.

 

Events programme shows we mean business

We’ve presented a packed programme of events during 2018 and can safely say it’s been our most hectic year yet for business and corporate events. Now we’re looking to do even more during 2019 and beyond.

We’ve staged three highly successful business breakfasts, we hosted another fantastic Monday Night Supper Club and we’ve welcomed some of the top businesses in the region to special occasions including our wine nights and for their own corporate events and celebrations.

We’ve also continued our membership of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce and we’ve renewed our partnership with the Bondholders and look forward to working very closely with them to promote what our great city has to offer.

Going forward, we’re already in discussions about another Monday Night Supper Club and we’re talking to various other organisations about presenting joint events which will bring together the region’s business community.

We can accommodate up to about 60 people for breakfast or dinner, serving the finest food and drink in an intimate environment which lends itself perfectly to serious business discussions and to lighter, fun occasions.

We can host events which are open to the public and we can also look after you for private bookings. We can also bring the 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar service and style to your premises. And if you want to reach a business audience to promote your activities we can help by alerting and inviting our ever-expanding business network.

It’s all part of the service. To find out more about our corporate services please call us on 01482 216306.

 

Asado Sundays at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar

1884 Wine & Tapas Bar has brought a Spanish twist to the traditional English roast for the autumn and winter months.

Asado Sundays will offer a variety of Mediterranean-flavoured, English-style roast meats and vegetarian options plus a selection of starters, vegetable sides and delicious desserts. Prices are just £15 for two courses and three courses for £20, with service from midday until 3pm every Sunday.

Menu choices will change regularly. Current starters feature a pork, fig and sage terrine wrapped in streaky bacon, chestnut mushrooms combined with chillies and red onion, and a Spanish spiced bean broth with home-made bread.

Mains offer topside of beef rubbed with garlic and rosemary, chicken breast with a Spanish rub, rolled belly pork stuffed with apple, thyme and garlic, and flat mushroom stuffed with blue cheese and an onion cream sauce.

Desserts include a white chocolate crème brûlée, chef’s caramel nut, and chocolate and orange cheesecake.

Deborah Spicer, Director of 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, said: “We are one of the few restaurants in the area that opens seven days a week and we decided that for the seventh day we would do something a bit different. Asado Sunday takes the Spanish word for roast and is all about combining Mediterranean flavours with a great English tradition.”

 

G-inspiration leads to new business partnership

1884 Wine & Tapas Bar has launched its own-brand gin with the help of a qualified teacher who has made the switch from GCSEs!

Instead of preparing students for their English exams Emma Kinton is teaching everything you ever wanted to know about gin – the science, the history and the right mix to make perfect cocktails.

The supplier deal came about when Emma and her partner Simon Pownall met the team from 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar at a HullBID event and secured their first restaurant contract.

They hand-crafted the 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar Gin at Hotham’s Gin School, a former hair salon in Hepworth Arcade, Hull.

Emma said: “We took some samples to 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar and they really liked the cardamom gin so we came up with a branded version just for the restaurant. We have a small set-up so we only do tiny batches but we’ve completed an initial delivery of 25 bottles at 50cl.”

Deborah Spicer, Director at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, said: “We use local suppliers as much as we can and we’ve looked into getting our own gin made. It’s proving very popular and I’m confident we’ll be ordering some more and maybe also asking them what else they can come up with.”

 

Wine & Tapas team put food safety first

1884 Wine & 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.

Ten of our team completed fully-funded food hygiene and customer service courses offered by the College. Key members of kitchen and front of house staff then 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.”