It’s all Greek to Stratos as he steps up from street food to running his own restaurant

It’s all Greek to Stratos as he steps up from street food to running his own restaurant

The new owner of a Greek restaurant in Hull is aiming to literally smash it with a promise of bringing the traditions of his homeland to the city centre dining scene. Efstratios Dimeas – known as Stratos – is already serving authentic cuisine at the Greek Taverna based on recipes passed down through his family. As restrictions are eased he plans to introduce traditional Greek music and dancing,...

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Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture

Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture

A family that revived its long-term links with the licensed trade to open a café bar in Cottingham has literally broken the bank for its latest project. Simon and Chris Leahy (above), owners of Cassiel Bar and Kitchen, will open Raph’s Bar and Grill in a former NatWest bank across the road from their existing premises. The premises are ready to be fitted out following completion of a renovation...

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Curry classes on the menu as new Indian restaurant launches to complement spice import business

Curry classes on the menu as new Indian restaurant launches to complement spice import business

A new Indian restaurant will open in Hull this week and launch a first for the region with ingredients sourced direct from India and cookery tuition from award-winning chefs. Tapasya Spices & Kitchen has been fitted out to the standards set by Mukesh Tirkoti and his teams at two other Tapasya restaurants in Hull. But the new venue is not connected to the previous ventures and has been set up...

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Pint-sized beer garden pulls in the punters during lockdown

Pint-sized beer garden pulls in the punters during lockdown

Is this the smallest pub beer garden in East Yorkshire? Or even in the UK? The cosy table for two has formed part of a lockdown lifeline for the Hop & Vine, with landlord Tony Garrett (above) welcoming customers – and dogs – by appointment only to the cellar bar in Albion Street, Hull. Delivery and collection services have kept things ticking over during the months when customers were unable...

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City centre food hall project set for summertime launch

City centre food hall project set for summertime launch

The community-driven HoH Food Hall project is progressing well, organisers have said, with the attraction set to open this summer, offering a vibrant mix of dining, organic grocery, retail, food, music and culture. The food hall will support local producers, growers, makers and bakers, and has been curated by food and beverage expert Des McDonald to deliver a dynamic and unique food-driven...

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