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.
Excellent! The meals were of fantastic quality and great selection of wines in beautiful surroundings. The staff were experienced and friendly. We will certainly return again in the near future.
Went for the first time with family of six for Sunday lunch. Very friendly staff, food was excellent, we all had the roast beef, ambiance was very good. We shall be returning.
The food was great and so was the service. We will definitely be going again. The staff made us feel very welcome, and it is definitely worth the value.
I had a great time at this restaurant. Food was excellent- classic British. I went with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday and the restaurant provided me a complimentary dessert dish. Thank you
The ambiance is both welcoming, bustling but also intimate. The staff make you feel they are just there for you and every visit is special. Our Sunday lunch was a lovely affair, we had just taken my son and his fiance to The Deep and were relaxed and happy. The meal was absolutely wonderful - varied, Yorkshire, interesting and beautifully cooked and served. We all had different meals and they were all great. For a change I had cheese for dessert - what a selection, it was hard to choose but delicious when I did. I have eaten at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen quite a few times and have never been disappointed. My favourite was the chocolate and violet mousse I had last time. Well worth a visit, one of the best restaurants and I had visited quite a few!
Simply, I have eaten at most restaurants in Hull over the past years and no one beats 1884 Dock Street Kitchen. The food is outstanding, full of complimentary flavours and a pleasure for my taste buds. All the fish dishes myself and my partner have tried are nothing short of true perfection and presentation is always visually amazing. The restaurant is light, airy, beautifully designed, the atmosphere is always really welcoming and the staff are true professionals. This restaurant is genuine Michelin star quality and we are looking forward to seeing the new menu in March 2016. 10 out of 10 in every way and we are very very happy customers.
Service was excellent. We arrived early and asked if we wanted to take a seat in the bar area or go straight through to the table, we prompted for a predrink before the meal. The wine menu arrived along with the a la carte and market menu. The wine menu was extensive and separated into white, red and rose wine by region. We opted for a bottle of 2013 Chateauneuf du pape which tasted incredible. As alwasy, a pre-meal amuse bouche of watercress and potato soup came along with homemade ale bread. For starter my partner ordered orange and dill cured salmon, and i had Goat's chesse. Both plates were immaculately presented and tasted divine. After polishing off the first bottle of red wine, we prompted for a second in the form of a Quinto de Castro Duoro from Portugal which was rich in flavour yet not too strong to overwhelm the food. For main course i chose the spring vegetable, which contained rosti, charred leeks, and other season vegetables, my partnetr ordered the sea trout, both of which again tasted very nice and were presented very well. A cofee and a liquer coffee finished off what was a very enjoyable meal. Would definitely return. Total price £185.00
1884 was always a place we have wanted to visit but for one reason or another we kept putting it off. Our table was ordered for 6 so we arrived 10 minutes early and found the place still shut and closed. We worried we had got the wrong place but no, literally two minutes to 6 the lights came on and the barriers opened to expose 1884. We was placed at a booth which was nice, we gave our orders and was brought and complimentary appetiser. For starters I had the Mozzarella and my husband had the pigeon. Mains where the Hake with Lemon Mash for myself and my husband had Chicken with minted peas. Dessert we opted for the Lemon & black pepper Meringue and my husband had the White chocolate dessert. Over all we both agreed our experience was wonderful. Staff was attentive but not too in your face. After our meal staff left me and my husband to just chat while we had our after dinner coffee's. We didn't feel like we was being rushed out to make way for another cover. It's not very often my husband suggests we go somewhere twice but he already mentioned coming back.
Have to say we were very impressed with 1884 Dock Street Kitchen . From entering, the staff were very welcoming and friendly . The service was excellent and the food , well all we can say is compliments to the chef. Well cooked ,tasted delicious and well presented. Also , from the restaurant to the bar and the toilets was spotlessly clean .Background music was great too as you could still hear yourself talking without it being too loud , and the old film of Laurel and Hardy was nice to see too. Very well done and would highly recommend.
Lovely place. Me and my husband took my mum for dinner, we had starters of scallops , rabbit and I had 6 very delish oysters. The mains were a steak, chicken and fish and we also had 1 superb cherry bakewell cocktail, 1 prosecco 2 glasses of wine and 1 pudding which came to £192 which is a tad pricey for some but we did opt for some of their best dishes, ate well and you could not fault the quality of the food, the service or the setting so you do get what you pay for. I love cocktails, I make them in my home bar and would never usually entertain one that has egg white on the list but oh my, it was the best cocktail I have ever had, whoever mixes their drinks really has it nailed. My mum drinks cheap grape varieties of wine and verges on liking pudding wine and the staff really tried to get her something to her palet and although they didn't have anything nasty enough in their cellar they tried and gave her a taste and get 20/10 for trying to accommodate her. Would totally eat here next time in Hull