Family is at the centre of everything that Hawwa does, so it’s no surprise that they’re considered by many locals to be one of the top family-friendly restaurants in Hessle. The eatery takes its name from the family’s beloved auntie and their dishes are sure to please any Indian food lover, using traditional techniques and proper Yorkshire portions that will satisfy the heartiest appetites.
The charming restaurant is as central as Hessle restaurants get. It’s right in the heart of the town, just a stone’s throw from the library, church and shops, making it ideal for a treat after running errands. And at less than a twenty-minute drive to Hull, it’s perfect for post-work meals with friends. Diners can also bring their own alcohol, making it an even better value for money pick.
One look inside Hawwa and diners will see that it’s one of the most stylish places to eat in Hessle. The dining room offers a sleek modern feel that’s a huge improvement on the typical local Indian. It’s blue and white colour scheme hints at the town’s shipbuilding past while making the restaurant feel bright and spacious. Staff are also impeccably dressed and friendly.
Unlike many Indian restaurants which seem to focus on curry house classics, Hawwa’s menu offers a refreshing mix of house specialities and regional dishes. There’s something for all tastes with options like the duck paro, featuring Bangladeshi citrus fruit or chicken and chickpea-packed chom chom. Vegetarians and vegans will also be pleased to know that most of their dishes can be made to order.
Whether it’s a meal with friends or a pitstop before the cinema with the kids, a trip to Hawwa won’t disappoint. Any occasion will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can enjoy exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It’s a good chance to treat themselves to curry to share, extra sundries or garlic naan.
Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount. The tastecard restaurant discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days – including, but not limited to, Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December.