Lunch at The Admiral of the Humber on Anlaby Road in Hull

The Admiral of the Humber, Hull

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The Admiral of the Humber, 1 Anlaby Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 2NT.

Initial Impressions

The Admiral of the Humber is a J D Wetherspoon’s pub in Hull. Nearby parking is on street pay and display and in multi-story car parks.

The pub was visited on a Saturday lunchtime and there was a reasonable amount of custom, and many tables were occupied but not full.

Wetherspoon’s pubs have no table service, so you have to find a table, make a note of the number, then go to the bar and order and pay for the food, and return to the bar if anything else is needed.

Bottled condiments are available in a container on the table and the cutlery is brought with the food, wrapped in a paper napkin. The table chosen was not entirely clean, as there was a scattering of salt on it,

Many of the meals come with a range of hot, cold, soft and alcoholic drinks included in the price, although the alcoholic ones may cost extra, depending on the meal chosen.

The Food

Two drinks were ordered, a 14oz glass of draught Pepsi and a can of San Pellegrino Lemon. The Pepsi was included in the price of the main course, but it was one of those where alcoholic drinks cost £1 more, and was as good as can be expected from a draught soft drink. The San Pellegrino was a sparkling lemon drink which had quite a strong lemon taste to it.

Main Course

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

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The main course was a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. This was shaved rib-eye steak and sautéed onion served in a white baguette with six onion rings, a portion of chips and Monterey Jack cheese & pepper sauce.

The baguette was slightly toasted  and the onion rings were  made from whole rather than reformed onion. The sauce was served in a separate container.

The baguette was rather hard to cut with the provided knife and the sauce did not have much of a taste of anything, let alone pepper. The dish itself was fairly bland; there was nothing particularly wrong with it, but only the onions in the sandwich had any real taste to them. The steak was tender enough and thin, but that was all that could be said about it. The portion of chips was also not that generous.


Eli's Salted Caramel Cheesecake

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The dessert was a piece of Eli’s Salted Caramel Cheesecake. This is a triangular wedge of cheesecake with a biscuit base and a brown caramel topping.

There was a slight caramel taste to the topping, but it did not taste of salt, in case that’s a problem. The cheesecake itself was quite thick and gooey in texture.

This was an okay cheesecake, nothing really spectacular in any way, good or bad.

My Review

The cost of the meal including drinks came to £9.07. It was advised that it would take 15 minutes for the main course to be served and 10 for the dessert, but it only took 9 and 3, so the service was much faster than anticipated. The lack of table service is inconvenient when dining alone, especially during busy periods, as you have to leave the table either with something on it or risk someone else being sat there on your return.

The meal was quite reasonable in price and the service was quick. The quality was okay; there wasn’t anything wrong with any of the food, it was all just a bit on the bland side. Still, The Admiral of the Humber isn’t a bad place to eat out and is definitely a step up from fast food restaurants.


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