Hidden Gem

Once in a while I find something so wonderful, that excites me so much, that I want to shout about it and tell everyone I know how great it is. It might be a book, an item of make up, a quirky little independent online shop; anything really. But then once I’ve let my gorgeous find out into the open I almost always regret it, I get sort of jealous and wish it was my little secret again. That’s probably going to happen with this restaurant I’m about to tell you about, but I’m banking on the fact that I have zero followers (and if I ever happen to get a follower, they’re unlikely to go to Hull) to protect it from getting so popular that I can’t get a table anymore.

Kurdistan Restaurant in Hull looks so ropey from the outside that you just know the food is going to be amazing, and it is. Every time I go to Hull (which is around 50 minutes away from where I live and a journey across the Humber Bridge) I try to squeeze in a trip to Kurdistan, which is a little way out of the city centre shopping area. A few days ago I went to Hull with the husband and baby while my oldest boy was at nursery and Kurdistan didn’t disappoint. 

The interior of the restaurant is fairly basic, but clean. The decor is perhaps a little strange but there is plenty to look at while you wait for your food. To be honest, I don’t go there for the ambiance or the decor; it’s all about the food.

Although there are a lot of meat dishes, there is also plenty for vegetarians to choose from too. The bread is fresh and served warm and complimentary delicious traditional Kurdish tea is served after the meal. Win!


  Another win is the price of the food here. These dishes plus two soft drinks cost us £16! Can you believe it?! I’d think there was something suspicious about the source of the food if it weren’t for the fact that it’s so flippin’ tasty and the restaurant is full of Kurdish people eating there. Always a good sign!

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