Wine night heralds launch of new 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar menu

15th Jan

An award-winning restaurant has entered the new year by unveiling exciting new menus and another in its series of ever-popular wine nights.

1884 Wine & Tapas Bar will serve up a succession of culinary delights over the last weekend of the month, with the wine celebration on Friday, January 25, and the launch of a new menu the following day.

The previous wine event in November attracted a near-full house to celebrate some remarkable riojas. The next will sharpen the focus on the Rioja Alavesa sub-region and the iconic Marqués de Riscal winery.

For just £55 per person the restaurant will
serve a glass or sparkling cava on arrival followed by five courses punctuated
by wines carefully selected to complement the food.

Deborah Spicer, director of the restaurant, said: “Our suppliers are keeping their recommendations under wraps until the big night but as ever diners can expect to try some bottles that are not available anywhere else in our region, with some special surprises as well and plenty of tips and insight from our visiting expert.”

An array of reds and whites will be presented
to accompany a menu which includes cured meats and cheeses, sea bass and salmon
and duck breast and sirloin, with bespoke vegetarian and vegan options available
at a reduced price.

The changes at the restaurant, which sits at the corner of Hull Marina next to Humber Quays, will also see the introduction on Saturday, January 26, of three-tiered tapas, with a shake-up of the Set de Tapas menu.

Deborah Spicer, director of 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar

Deborah added: “Set de Tapas is a bit of a compilation album featuring some of our favourite dishes and it’s proved very successful since we introduced it more than a year ago.

“It’s still available during
lunch and dinner service seven days a week but we’ve now created more
manageable portions with an eye on lighter lunches and smaller appetites.”

The large tapas
presents a dozen different dishes for £35 per person, which sometimes proves a
challenge for people watching the time or their waistline, so the chefs have
created lunchtime specials of a pequeño portion of six dishes for £18 and a medium option of nine
servings for £25.

The main menu has also
been overhauled with the increase in variety available from the fishmongers
reflected in the introduction of a “catch of the day” in a seafood section
which also includes wine and citrus battered prawns, classic calamar and hot
smoked salmon croquettes with winter slaw and Hollandaise sauce.

Duck breast with winter
slaw and black cherry glaze, and spiced, rubbed sirloin have been added to the
meat dishes and the famous hanging skewers now feature lamb marinated in garlic
and rosemary in addition to the options of chicken, chorizo and new-recipe

Deborah said: “As ever
we have a good range of vegetarian dishes as well. We will also prepare
speciality vegan alternatives to all our menus if people advise us in advance
of their requirements and we are currently working to expand that side of our

The wine night will start at 7pm on Friday, January 25, and bookings are already coming in. To find out more please visit the website at or call 01482 216306.

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