Den Group began work on 1884 Dock Street Kitchen back when it was the derelict Baltic Wharf Public House, with no electricity, no lighting, but plenty of rubble to compensate.
During a site survey piece of history was uncovered: containers of invoices and newspapers dating back to 1884, the year of construction and immediately we knew that the whole design would revolve around this amazing find.
The design was about achieving the right balance between celebrating the past and reinventing the future, from the bespoke furniture with Victorian influences and complementary wall paneling with a gothic black twist, to transforming original craftsmanship tile designs into customised, laser cut, powder coated steel panels to adorn the front of the bars and theatre-style kitchen. We set out to create something really special on Hull Marina; it was all about being as creative as possible and setting the standard for future developments in the area.
Within the restaurants first 2 years 1884 Dock Street Kitchen has won 5 awards, locally and nationally, beating the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's restaurant.
The restaurant has exceeded its expectations in relation return on investment and has sparked off the regeneration of the Hull Marina.
RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards Regeneration Category Winner 2013
RICS Grand Final Awards Regeneration Category Runner Up 2013
Hull Daily Mail Awards, Best Start Up Business 2013
White Rose Awards Restaurant of the Year 2013
Visit England Awards. Taste of Britain Category. Gold Award 2014