ADVERTORIAL: Discover the best dining and nightlife scene in Hull and the new vegan offerings in the city

The nightlife scene in Hull is exceptionally vibrant and offers a range of exciting eating out venues with a great range of cuisines and some of the best bars and pubs to enjoy a tipple.

After having to close last year due to the pandemic, Hull’s city centre has come back with a bang and boasts a huge array of amazing places to satisfy even the trickiest of diners.

Alongside some delicious international offerings, one of Hull’s most popular cuisines is vegan which has exploded onto the scene with more than 20 venues offering vegan food and drinks.

Thanks to restaurants like Donner Summer, the plant-based dishes have surged ahead in popularity, and many other restaurants and cafes have followed suit by offering vegan options on their menus.

And alongside the vegan options, there are also inviting restaurants, buzzing bars and friendly cafes for every type of night out.

You can head out for a casual drink at one of the city’s craft beer bars, or find the perfect excuse to put on your best outfit as you head to their more elevated dining experiences.

Hull’s city centre isn’t short of some beautiful historic pubs too, which are the perfect place to stop after a busy day in town or to enjoy a cosy night out as the weather gets colder.

To help you decide where to head this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of Hull’s top spots for every type of evening out.

Vegan Food

Vegan fans should check out Crafted or the Level Cafe Bar and Grill. Osteria Restaurant is another great find as is the Junkyard Cafe Bar. The Brain Jar and The Zoo shouldn’t be missed either.

To see the full list of where to eat and drink vegan, head here .

Street Food

Street food is hugely popular so why not try Alessandro’s Italian Bakery or Boss Burrito. You can grab some Asian-influenced dishes from Viet Memories or Tanyalak Thai Street Food, or try a little bit of everything at Pattie Shack, Trinity Market or Hang Out Bar.

Casual Dining

If you want to try a venue with a laid-back atmosphere Ambient or Blue Water Cafe and Patisserie are a great port of call. Izabella Restaurant and Cocktail Bar or Hygge both offer a beautiful place to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere, whilst Head of Steam and Riddler’s Bar are both a great place to enjoy a low key drink.

To see the full list of casual dining spots, head here .

Historic Pubs

With more than 15 historic pubs in the city centre alone, there’s no shortage of places to visit to grab a drink or something to eat. The Lion and Key is famous for its fish and chips and locally sourced ingredients. Burlington Tavern and The Sailmakers Arms have a fantastic range of ciders and real ales, whilst The Minerva is a must-stop for Sunday lunch. For local brews and vegan options, Ye Olde White Hart ticks all the boxes.

To find all of Hull’s historic pubs, head here .

Drinks and Cocktails

If you are in the mood for a delicious cocktail Arthouse won’t disappoint, whilst Bar Babylon is the place to go if you’re looking for top DJs and a big night out. For speciality drinks, J Johnsons is one of Hull’s top wine bars, whilst The Greenhouse specialises in incredible gins. Eden Bar and Restaurant and Scale and Feather should both feature in your evening plans for a relaxed atmosphere and tasty cocktails.

Find Hull’s top cocktail and drinks bars here .

Craft Beers

The craft beer scene is very popular in Hull. You can’t beat pairing your craft beer with some delicious food, and Crafted offers delicious patties with their pints, whilst Craft and Dough specialising in finding craft beers and ales to compliment their pizza toppings. If you’re a fan of taking your dog out and about with you, Furley & Co and The Boardroom welcome your four legged friends, with the latter also serving its craft beers with a side of board games. For a more traditional craft beer experience, Mr Moody’s Tavern and Social are both top contenders.

To find all the top places for craft beers, head here .


If you’re just after a pitstop and a cup of coffee or quick bite to eat, you will not be disappointed with the range of cafes in Hull. Be Coffee sources all it’s ingredients locally where possible, whilst Brew not only specialises in loose leaf tea and coffee, but also locally sourced craft beers. Poniti Italian Cafe prides itself on their authentic Italian snacks and food, and The Omelette blends English and Mediterranean cuisines for the perfect light lunch – as a bonus, they’ll even pay your parking ticket while you’re there! Two Ginger’s offers a great selection of vegan and veggie options, while Thieving Harry’s gives you spectacular views over the marina.

For the full list of Hull’s cafes, head here .