Hull is full to the brim with interesting, independent cafes and eateries. It'd be rude not to try them all, right? Right now, we're mad about Marrakech Avenue.
If you haven’t been able to get away on a well-deserved holiday, Marrakech Avenue is the place to experience exotic flavours in a vibrant atmosphere. The traditional Moroccan restaurant is located down the bustling Princes Avenue, making it the perfect fuel stop before a night out.
They serve a wide range of authentic North African dishes, including delicious tagines, succulent grills and indulgent meat platters. Our favourite is the Marrakech Platter, which comes with a tasty mixture of marinated chicken, lamb and kofta skewers, plus a side of grilled vegetables. You can get one to share for just £28.95. Whilst it suggests sharing between two, you could certainly feed a small family with the incredible portion sizes.
Meanwhile, their signature dish, the lamb tagine, is the one to go for if you’re after a true Moroccan experience. Sides come with most main courses; you can opt for couscous, rice or a helping of fries. If you fancy something extra special, ask for a Moroccan green bean salad or the butter beans to accompany your meal.
If you're super hungry and want a starter first, there are plenty of mouth-watering options. Some people choose to save the meat feast for their main course, in which case we recommend the spinach and feta pitas, which are tiny pastry parcels filled with cheesy yumminess. Seafood lovers, on the other hand, will love the Crevette Essaouira. This appetiser consists of king prawns cooked in a white wine, tomato, chilli chermoula sauce. Alternatively, keep it light with some basic hummus, olives and pita bread. You can wash it all down with a refreshing bottle of Casablanca, which is the Moroccan premium lager.
The atmosphere of the small eatery is what sets it apart from the rest. Decorated in a traditional style, with decadent lanterns, candles and ornamental tagines covering the walls, the restaurant feels as if it's situated on the lively streets of Marrakech itself. Moroccan tunes are also played throughout the evening, which add beautifully to the fantastic ambience.
If the weather is on your side, you can eat al fresco underneath the charming canopy and string lights. This is a great idea if you want to add a bit of romance to a date. End the evening with a Moroccan coffee or liquor, or if for some crazy reason you’re still a bit peckish, try one of their delightful desserts.
You can find this amazing restaurant at 58 Princes Avenue in Hull. They are open 5pm-11pm Monday to Thursday, 10am-11pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-10:30pm Sunday. Visit their website for more information and menus.