Even though eating out at restaurants has become a bit of a different experience due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is still worth trying out some of the many great eateries on offer in Hull.
We may now have to wear a face mask to enter and leave restaurants, as well as sanitising our hands and registering our details, but it is still nice to get out of the house and support our local economy.
Many bars and restaurants struggled to get back on their feet after the coronavirus lockdown, and many are still fearful for what the future has in store.
One establishment in the Avenues that has changed in order to survive is Luxe Steakhouse, which is based in Princes Avenue.
The restaurant has reopened with a new menu, and having eaten there before, I just had to try out the new offering along with my boyfriend for his birthday as a special treat in the week.
After being greeted by a friendly waitress, my partner and I were show to our table and has the rules explained to us - which included following a one way system, wearing our masks whilst moving around and moving a disc on the table to show if we wanted service.
Our table was near the bar and we both took in the minimally but tastefully decorated, with wooden panel floors and walls, wooden tables and low lighting with a blue hue.
We ordered drinks whilst we looked at the menu - a cocktail for me and a beer for him - and saw that there was a selection of starters, steaks, burgers and vegetarian options as well as other mains.
The new choices on the menu included a 20oz sharer chateaubriand steak and yellow tuna steak.
The options of starters showed how many calories each of them were (helpful for anyone watching their weight) and we went for belly pork, black pudding and armagnac terrine and a prawn cocktail.
Both were delicious - the belly pork came with fig and black cherry glaze, watercress and gerkins and the prawn cocktail came with shredded iceberg lettuce, avocado and cucumber.
They were fairly light and it left room for our main - we decided to treat ourselves and order the chateaubriand, which we had never had before.
From a rare rump for one to huge bone-in sirloins to share, there's nothing quite like a perfectly cooked steak.
And one of the fanciest and most expensive dishes you might ever encounter on a menu is a chateaubriand, usually served for two.
The beef cut is named for a 19th century French aristocrat named François-René de Chateaubriand, whose chef is said to have invented it and it is a large center tender cut.
We did not have to wait long for the meal and the steak was cooked to perfection - medium rare and juicy with not a trace of fat on it.
It melted in the mouth and we ordered a blue cheese and peppercorn sauce accompaniment, but the meat tasted that nice that it could have been eaten without the sauces.
The meal came on a wooden slab, garnished with tomato and mushrooms for us both to pick at and we also asked for chips and Mediterranean vegetables.
The food was superb and nice to share, with just the right amount.
After ordering another drink and having a breather, we also then shared the triple chocolate and marbled cheesecake with espresso and orange glaze.
The dessert was light and satisfying and the chocolate and orange went together beautifully.
As well as the Luxe Steakhouse in Hull, there is also a restaurant of the same chain that has been thriving in Hedon.
So if you fancy treating yourself, head over to Luxe Steakhouse for some quality food and drink and I will guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
Luxe Steakhouse is open Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, and Friday to Sunday from noon to 11pm. Visit www.luxesteakhouse.co.uk or call 01482 472101.