Come and savour the 1884 culinary experience.
1884 Wine & Tapas Bar
Freedom Quay // Wellington Street West
Marina // Hull // HU1 2BE
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Deborah Spicer was the Manager of The Wilson gastrobar when the time came to change, and she then led the transformation to create a spectacular award-winning restaurant. As Director of 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, Deborah drove a commitment to the highest quality from the start, devising the concept and then overseeing the complete re-design of the building. She introduced such impressive features as the ever-popular dining booths, a private table for special occasions, statement chandeliers and wall-sized wine cabinets. With a hands-on approach, Deborah set the standards of customer care and attention to detail which insist that nothing is too much trouble. She also ensures that the quality of the food is matched by an unrivalled array of wines, beers and spirits which add to the Mediterranean magic.
Evie brought experience of dealing with big events at the KCOM Stadium and working with a catering company when she joined The Wilson as a waitress in 2013. Developing her skills across all areas of front of house and behind the bar she progressed to Supervisor by the time we unveiled 1884 Wine & Tapas and now plays a key role in looking after customers and supporting Debbie and Dan. Evie’s ambition is to advance to a managerial level and she is confident she can achieve that within 1884 Restaurants as the business expands.
Paul’s passion for food ensures he’s never short of new ideas when it comes to giving our menus a makeover. He’d already spent more than two years working in foodie pubs around the area when he joined the team which opened The Wilson. He took the challenge in his stride, easing into the Sous Chef role and gaining confidence as the opening of 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar brought new opportunities to create innovative dishes. Paul revealed he was warned that restaurants were a big step up from pubs, but he relishes the pressure of a packed Saturday night!
Steve spent two years as a waiter at The Wilson and even helped out in the kitchen on occasions. But he seized the opportunity presented by the opening of 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar to get back to dealing with diners face to face and he now holds the key role of Wine Waiter. He has grown into the role with the help of a sommelier course with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and feedback from customers who really know their corks! In addition to offering guidance on the right wines for specific dishes, Steve works hard to find new wines to bring into the restaurant.
Chris worked in various jobs before a pot-washing role in a leading Hull hotel gave him an introduction to the hospitality industry and ignited his passion for food. He progressed to commis chef, working on weddings and other big celebrations, and was tipped off about a vacancy at 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar in 2016. Chris met Head Chef Dan Poole, came through a demanding kitchen trial with flying colours and is now the Junior Sous Chef, helping to devise new dishes and tantalising menus – and with a particular taste for desserts.
Simon turned up at 1884 Wine and Tapas Bar looking for a front-of-house job but the immediate need was in the kitchen so that’s where he started. The role was supposed to be temporary but he trained up from being kitchen porter and learned new skills under the expert guidance of the restaurant’s enthusiastic team. A law graduate, Simon’s original desire to join the police force has faded and his passion for food has taken him to the role of Chef De Partie.
Chloe is the Assistant Manager at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar and has worked here full time since the days of The Wilson. Before that she worked with autistic people in roles with the National Autistic Society and the Avocet Trust while still helping out with a few shifts at the restaurant. Since joining the team, Chloe has worked in all areas of the restaurant including reception, bar, waitressing and the kitchen. She now has primary responsibility for our growing number of events, from social and family occasions to charity nights and the ever-popular business supper club.