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Important Notice. Please Read Carefully:

The laws governing the hospitality industry and social gatherings are continually changing.

From Monday 14th September 2020 you may visit the restaurant in groups of up to six people from multiple households. This ‘Rule of Six’ includes children of all ages.

It will not be possible to circumvent this by booking multiple tables for parties larger than six. Please do not ask us to break the law by doing so.

Additionally, from Thursday 24th September 2020, all hospitality businesses must close their doors no later than 10pm. To allow for customers to enjoy their experience without being rushed, 8pm will now be our last reservation time, and there will be a strict 2 hr maximum at the table.
Customers are now required by law to wear masks when moving around the premises for any reason, and may only remove masks once seated at a table.

Please bear the following in mind before committing to your reservation, as we will not be held accountable if we cannot honour your booking due to contravention or lack of awareness of the new laws:

1. Any parties found to be knowingly booking multiple tables in order to increase the maximum number will be refused service;
2. Any parties mixing with other known parties in the restaurant will be politely asked to observe social distancing, and if this is not respected, refused service;
3. Any parties booking the maximum of six and arriving with extra guests (including children of any age) will be turned away.

The Government has stipulated severe fines not only for the restaurant if found to be in breach of these laws, but also for the guests themselves.

Please understand that we would like everyone to be able to enjoy Rupert & Darwin in the safest possible manner. We have worked incredibly hard to make our restaurant as safe and comfortable as possible and gain the trust of our customers.

We have redeveloped our first floor bar into a dining room so that we can accommodate as many people as possible – please advise us if any member of your party cannot manage stairs so that we can make sure your table is on the ground floor.

Please help us to keep hospitality open and safe for all. If we cannot accept your booking because it contravenes the law, we hope you understand that we are doing our best to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and not just being ‘spoilsports’ for the sake of it.

With that said, we look forward to welcoming you to our COVID-secure dining environment in the near future.

About Us

Rupert & Darwin is an award-winning small neighbourhood restaurant & wine bar nestled in the heart of the bustling Princes Avenue community.

We champion seasonal produce and aim to use the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, without compromising on quality.

Our aim is simple – to provide beautifully cooked, great value food in a relaxed, comfortable, family-friendly environment. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

We are a dog-friendly restaurant and you are always welcome to bring your dog whenever you dine with us. All we ask is that you let us know that you are bringing your dog with you when you book. On Sundays, you can make your dog's day, as we can offer a doggy dinner for a minimum donation of £2 to Hull Animal Welfare Trust (You may of course donate as much as you like). 100% of donations go directly to Hull Animal Welfare Trust. You can find out more about their work at

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have amended our working practices and put various measures in place. Click below to find out more.

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We champion local and seasonal produce - you can find information about our suppliers here.

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