Hull Daily Mail Opening Interview

A Hull bar to “rival Manchester and Leeds” will open in Old Town ahead of the August bank holiday weekend.

Work started on Tiffany’s, formerly Barracuda in Bowlalley Lane, in February this year with a view to opening around May or June.

But the “luxurious” city centre bar is now due to open its doors on Friday, August 28, after the months of renovations were significantly slowed during lockdown.

Owner Darren Kaye, who also owns Tofts in Newland Avenue, which reopened on August 1, is the man behind the new bar, which cost around £500,000 to renovate after purchasing Barracuda around two years ago.

He said: “It’s going to be a luxurious bar with a very tasteful feel.

“It’s certainly something new and chic.”

Set in the grade two listed old Exchange Company building, the bar consists of three rooms, one of which is named ‘Hepburn’.

Mr Kaye said the design of the bar has taken some inspiration from the 1961 film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.

Tiffany’s will also boast three VIP areas bearing the name’s of some of the bar’s sponsors, including Ciroc vodka, consisting of smart Chesterfield booths set on an elevated stage area.

And like all bars open at the moment, Tiffany’s will also have its own Covid-19 measures in place to keep customers safe, including table service, ordering via an app and bookings.