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The best new places to eat that opened in Hull & East Yorkshire in 2023

Hull had a ton of new openings last year both in and around the city centre, and there are a few gems just outside of the city too that opened their doors in 2023!

In case you missed any of them, here’s our list of new openings in and around hull in 2023.


Kingswood Retail Park, Gibraltar Rd, Hull HU7 3DB

You’ll definitely have heard about this one, but we’d be remiss not to include it. The world’s largest Wendy’s® opened in Hull on Thursday 14th December, taking over the former site of Papas Fish & Chips at Kingswood Retail Park!

Wendy’s menu in Hull features a variety of its signature items. Burger enthusiasts can look forward to the Baconator®, Dave’s Single™, and the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, alongside the beloved Frosty® dessert available in both chocolate and vanilla flavours. Unique to its UK outlets, Wendy’s also serves exclusive items like chicken fillet nuggets and the Curry Bean Burger, which maintains Wendy’s distinctive square-shaped design!

Crepes and Bubbles

33 Whitefriargate, Hull HU1 2EX

Crepes and Bubbles is a new spot in Hull’s Whitefriargate that opened last year. It’s where the old Thorntons used to be, and is a grab-and-go type of place, which is great for anyone looking for a quick bite or drink, especially if you’re in a rush in the morning or looking for a more decadent lunch!

The crepes are served in a cone shape just like in Japan, making them easy to eat on the go, and there are tons of different kinds, from their luxury options like Cookies & Cream and Double Trouble to tasty crepe staples like Cinnamon Sugar & Butter. The bubble tea is great too, with a vast selection of different fruit teas, milk teas, bubbles, tapioca and more, all ready to be mixed and matched into your perfect drink!


Floor 12 K2 Building, 60 Bond St, Hull HU1 3EN

Sebu is a new penthouse restaurant perched on the 12th floor of the K2 building on 60 Bond Street! It’s a fantastic addition to the top end of Hull’s diverse food landscape, and in a prime position within walking distance of Hull’s big venues too, making it a perfect pre-show dining spot.

They serve Filipino-Hispanic-influenced small plates and hearty dishes, alongside a variety of steaks and BBQ meats. Reminiscent of the owners’ home in the Philippines, it brings Filipino food culture to Hull, complete with the warm welcome and the delicious flavours of their take on Filipino-Hispanic classics!

Koffee Lab

94 Alfred Gelder St, Hull HU1 2AN

Nestled in Hull city centre, the newly opened Koffee Lab has quickly become a go-to spot for both early risers and brunch lovers, with its doors open from 7am to 4pm. They offer an all-day menu, making breakfast favourites available any time before closing. There are gluten-free options too!

True to the name, Koffee Lab’s speciality is their drink selection. Their coffee is ethically sourced, specialist coffee from Dark Woods – making them the only place in Hull & East Yorkshire to stock the premium brand. They also make creamy frappuccinos, flavoured ice teas and popular bubble teas.


4-6 Silver St, Hull HU1 1HT

Yeah yeah, we know what you’re thinking: “Greek food in a OneStop?” but trust us, Sparta is a fully-fledged Greek eatery serving an array of Greek-inspired culinary delights including gyros wraps, chicken noodle boxes, and scrumptious halloumi fries.

Sparta also provides a gyros box, featuring the same ingredients as a standard gyros wrap but neatly presented for easier (and less messy) consumption. And their halloumi fries rank among the best we’ve encountered in Hull, so we can’t help but recommend giving them a try!

Everything Toastie

63 Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RQ

Everything Toastie is a newly opened cafe in Hull City Centre! You can find it on Carr Lane, just across from Primark. It’s got a comfy atmosphere accompanying great food, making it a perfect spot for any meal of the day!

The biggest highlight of the café is, of course, the imaginative menu. It’s filled with a variety of cleverly named toasties, ranging from classic staples to adventurous options. They offer delicious drinks and desserts too – check their socials for their latest offerings!


53 Whitefriargate, Hull HU1 2HP

Nestled in the heart of Whitefriargate, Calla is a well-placed, novel, and well-timed addition to the city’s culinary scene. A blend of an eatery, cocktail bar, and coffee shop, Calla offers patrons a fantastic experience that sets a new benchmark for Whitefriargate’s food scene!

With gluten-free options available for all sandwiches and an ample selection of vegetarian dishes, it’s clear that inclusivity is a priority, and the delicious selection of toasties, sandwiches, and more alongside the cocktail bar make it a great place to stop no matter the time of day.

Stretch Pizza

5-6 Paragon St, Hull HU1 3PQ

Stretch Pizza is a restaurant that has quickly carved a name for itself. It’s owned by couple Jason and Natasha, who were inspired in 2017 after their first taste of real Neapolitan pizza in Leeds. After starting as a pop-up at events and festivals in 2020, the positive response from customers was so overwhelming that they established a permanent restaurant and takeaway in early 2023!

They offer a ton of pizzas with new options available all the time; when we went, we tried a classic Margherita, a spicy Diavola, a Capra with a unique combination of rocket, goat’s cheese, honey, and lemon zest, and a Nduja Fuso with a salsa and truffle base. Jason and the team come up with different flavours themselves; for example the Capra with goat’s cheese and honey we just mentioned, was put together by employee Max!

Heavenly Desserts

48, 50 Paragon St, Hull HU1 3ND

Heavenly Desserts, a luxury dessert franchise celebrated for its lavish venues across major cities, opened its here in Hull city centre in June 2023. Situated on the corner of Paragon Street and Charles Street (previously occupied by Lloyds Bank), this dessert haven offers a slice of indulgence with an extensive menu that caters to all, including gluten-free options. The interior, a blend of cosiness and elegance, features unique swinging chairs and wall-to-floor fairy lights, creating a warm and inviting ambience.

The range of desserts is designed to satisfy every taste bud, perfect for family and friend gatherings where preferences vary from bold and spicy to subtly sweet. As a well-known chain, Heavenly Desserts brings its reputation for quality and a sociable atmosphere to Hull, making it a bustling spot for dessert lovers.


2 Ferriby Rd, Hessle, HU13 0PG

Birdcage Restaurant & Bar, nestled in Hessle, welcomed diners into its family-run embrace for the first time in July 2023, showcasing a menu as diverse as it is delicious. From sumptuous steaks to sizzling sea bass, each dish is a testament to culinary craftsmanship. For those craving a classic touch, the ‘Posh’ Fish & Chips offers a refined take on a beloved tradition. And for an indulgent twist, the Bottomless Brunch, available daily from noon to 3pm, is a treat not to be missed.

The restaurant’s chic interior, with its ‘instagrammable’ charm, makes it a versatile venue for any occasion – be it a romantic date night, a family gathering, or a private function. The open kitchen adds a dash of theatre to the dining experience, allowing guests to witness the magic of meal preparation. Paired with a signature cocktail or mocktail, a visit to Birdcage is more than a meal; it’s a celebration of style, taste, and togetherness.

Beverley Hills Diner & Bar

Flemingate, Unit 31 Chantry Ln, Beverley HU17 0PW

Beverley Hills Diner & Bar is Flemingate’s newest addition, drawing inspiration from classic American diners. Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Flemingate, this Hollywood-inspired diner and bar provides a modern, classy spin on the traditional American eatery.

The menu is brimming with American staples, from the mains to the desserts – LA-style hotdogs, Tex-Mex nachos, ribs, and more, alongside pancake stacks and corn dogs. A large portion of the menu is gluten-free too! All this accompanied by a cocktail bar with a delicious selection of Hollywood-inspired drinks makes it a top spot for an evening out, with friends or family.

Rise and Grind Bistro

Unit 3, Monks Way Retail Park, Hull HU7 3NS

Rise and Grind Bistro is a stylish new eatery that opened in early 2023, offering a range of delicious and innovative dishes. It was such a hit with the local community that tables were full almost all day long on opening day, with a queue outside waiting for it to open!

It’s open every day from 8am, serving coffee, pastries, and cakes, with brunch and lunch being served from 10am, and the gourmet dinner menu starting at 4pm until closing at 10pm.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Kingswood Retail Park, Gibraltar Rd, East Yorkshire, Hull HU7 3DB

American doughnut and coffeehouse giant Dunkin’ Donuts officially opened its doors in Hull in April of 2023, marking the brand’s debut in the city. The Kingswood store offers a wide range of doughnut flavours, hot drinks, and ice-cold frappes, catering to the tastes of locals and visitors alike.

In addition to doughnuts, Dunkin’ Donuts also offers pastries, muffins, and cookies, as well as an extensive range of hot and cold drinks to cater to a wider range of preferences.


82 Princes Ave, Hull HU5 3QJ

Opened in November 2023, Santi’s on Princes Avenue is the new sibling to the original beloved spot in Anlaby. This family-run eatery brings the warmth of Southern Italy to Hull, serving authentic Italian dishes in a setting that feels like a slice of Italy. With its unique décor, think patterned tiles and rustic wood, Santi’s stands out. It’s not just about looks; the food speaks volumes.

Fresh pasta, pizza dough made in-house, and the welcoming staff ensure each meal is more than just a dish – it’s an experience. Quick service with a personal touch makes Santi’s a place where every visit feels like dropping by a friend’s. It’s a cosy spot in Hull for genuine Italian cuisine, minus the fuss.


3 North Bar Within, Beverley HU17 8AP

Beverley welcomes Mowgli, a new restaurant chain known for its cosy ambience and a menu brimming with Indian street food delights. This inviting spot offers an array of dishes, including gluten-free options, catering to every palate. The unique interior, adorned with swinging chairs and twinkling fairy lights, creates a warm and sociable atmosphere perfect for gatherings of family and friends.

Whether you prefer bold spices or milder flavours, Mowgli’s extensive menu has something for everyone. As part of a well-established chain, Mowgli is a bustling hub of activity, ensuring a vibrant dining experience with every visit. It’s more than just a meal; it’s where culinary tradition meets a lively, communal setting.

All information correct at time of publishing. Interested in finding more eateries across Hull? Check out our Eat & Drink section!

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