About 1884 Dock Street Kitchen
About the restaurant
With the arrival of 1884 Dock Street Kitchen, and its sister the 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar directly across the waters of Hull Marina, Hull became a destination for gourmets looking for the best of British cuisine. 1884’s bigger brother restaurant up on Humber Dock Street on the eastern side of Hull Marina is a critically-acclaimed restaurant open for lunch and dinner Tuesdays to Saturdays plus a special Sunday lunch sitting. With an la carte menu bookended by superb pudding and lunch selections plus a superb two- and three-course market menu, 1884 Dock Street Kitchen is an essential dining destination.
1884 Dock Street Kitchen’s central a la carte offering has come to be regarded among food critics and discerning diners as a definitive demonstration of the subtlety and scope of British cuisine. Assuredly seasonal, at the time of writing 1884 was winding down its summer sampler, with traditionally garnished oysters heading up a long list of dishes prepared from carefully selected and largely locally-sourced ingredients. The same seasonality shines forth in this Hull Marina dining destination’s lunch menu, with starters such as honey and mustard ham hock terrine making way for main courses like a blowtorched fillet of mackerel with lemon and paprika sauteed potatoes, or the Charles Ashbridge Gloucester Old Spot pork with pancetta, braised gems and anchovies with a simple Caesar dressing and crisp rye bread. At 1884, the focus on ingredients is sharp, even when you turn to the riches of the pudding and dessert menu.
1884 Dock Street Kitchen’s premises down along Humber Dock Street has become a destination for those looking for some old British charm not only in terms of hearty, rustic lunches and dinner. Here, there’s enough going on in the kitchen to warrant a separate menu for dessert and puddings, appended by a great selection of ports, coffee, teas and infusions – perfect for afternoon tea, high tea, or any other such excuse blue-blooded British gourmets will find in order to crack out the crockery. Here, a cherry and almond frangipane tart with kirsch ice cream rubs sweet shoulders with a traditional buttermilk pudding complete with a matcha green tea meringue, Gariguette strawberries and pistachio, and the Michel Cluizel dark chocolate fondant sits comfortably alongside a trolley of the day’s premium cheeses, ideal with a glass of Quinta do Crasto vintage port. Perhaps the best way to enjoy 1884 Dock Street Kitchen’s supreme understanding of restrained and refined dining is to book a table at this gorgeously appointed Hull Marina restaurant for the two- or three-course market menu, with option to match each dish with a glass of wine from the well-stocked cellar.