It’s a double as brothers build on family tradition to open a second bar

It’s a double as brothers build on family tradition to open a second bar

Two brothers who followed their father into the pub trade have overcome cynics and staff shortages to open a second bar in their home village in 14 months, creating nearly 30 jobs in the process. Chris and Simon Leahy admitted they were taking a gamble with plans to open Raph’s Lounge so soon after the launch in August last year of Cassiel Bar and Kitchen, which is across the road in Cottingham,...

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Food delivery firm flips its business model as it opens new restaurant

Food delivery firm flips its business model as it opens new restaurant

The man behind Hull’s first independent hot food online delivery platform is set to open a restaurant of his own – but this, time, he won’t be doing deliveries. Jack Hanman launched Hull’s Kitchens in 2020 after paying more than £40,000 in commission for national brands to deliver food from his first restaurant, Temptation in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull. Hull’s Kitchens did so well that...

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Bert’s expansion brings small plate pasta and gelato dining to the Fruit Market

Bert’s expansion brings small plate pasta and gelato dining to the Fruit Market

A popular restaurant in Hull’s Fruit Market is expanding its offer into new premises, bringing small-plate pasta dishes and gelato to the bustling independent community. Bert’s Pizza and Gelato opened three years ago in a prime location overlooking the Stage @TheDock amphitheatre. Following its success and that of its sister restaurant, Bert’s Pizzeria in Brandesburton, East Yorkshire, the...

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Food and drink brochure to boost city centre hospitality sector

Food and drink brochure to boost city centre hospitality sector

Food and drink businesses in Hull city centre have welcomed the launch of a new guide designed to help the sector bounce back after the ravages of Covid-19. The booklet is published as a collaboration between Visit Hull and HullBID as part of the “We Know a Place…” campaign and showcases all the eating and drinking venues in the city centre, from cafes and delis to bars and restaurants and...

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City centre pubs collaborate with Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival

City centre pubs collaborate with Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival

Licensees of two city centre pubs are taking centre stage to bring an array of top tipples to Hull with the inaugural Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival. Tony Garrett, landlord of the Hop & Vine basement bar in Albion Street, has joined forces with Ian Ibbetson, just around the corner with Chilli Devils @ New Clarence in Charles Street, to present a 10-day celebration of real ales and...

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