After a long wait Hubbox finally opened in Plymouth last weekend which I was incredibly excited about after hearing such amazing things about the restaurant. Hubbox now have a few restaurants open in the South West which are in St Austell, Exeter & Truro as well as their newly opened Plymouth branch, it seems that they are slowly spreading their amazingness around the country! I was fortunate enough to be invited down to their launch evening on Wednesday night, offering something a little bit different to your average restaurant, award winning burgers & an amazing urbanized interior I knew this place was about to become a new favourite of mine on the Plymouth scene.
Each Hubbox has the signature interior design and as you step off Plymouth high street and into Hubbox it feels likes you've been transported to downtown New York...The interior is industrial like with a huge shipping container placed inside the restaurant, I couldn't actually believe the work that had gone on inside as this unit used to belong to Whittard Of Chelsea many years ago, and I didn't even realise there was an upstairs!
The signage was in line with their urban feel and it's honestly not like anything I have seen before in a restaurant, it's a huge leap from your branded chain restaurants that have a consistent style, Hubbox has a great feel to it and it offers you much more than just a place to eat, you really do get the full dining experience here.
The mind boggles as to how they fitted a shipping container inside, Hubbox do want each restaurant to have a recurring theme and they're passionate about creating a unique dining experience like a specially created and designed shipping container!
The staff at Hubbox tended to our every need for the evening & they were incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. We started off the evening with some delicious drinks, I would 100% recommend the Hubbox cloudy & raspberry lemonade I could literally drink a litre of this at home! It's always refreshing when restaurants have some good alcohol free options for children & those who don't drink.
The artwork inside was just amazing, these heads were featured across the two floors in Hubbox in various sizes and colours. I've probably said it about 10 times already but I've literally never visited a place like it, which is definitely what Hubbox are striving for.
As we made our way upstairs to admire the further artwork, signage & seating it was time to take a seat...
Hubbox Plymouth can seat around 100 people at one time which is pretty good for the size of the place, it's more an eat in eat out kind of experience where the service is fast & efficient, from speaking to the staff it sounded like it had already been a hit with the people of Plymouth and it's definitely at an advantage being situated in the heart of the city centre & being a stones throw away from Plymouth university. The prices are incredibly reasonable too so it really is open to everyone.
Shortly after the food started to arrive... My friend Ruby & I shared the most amazing Slider Tray which is a Hubbox specialty. As well as being instagrammable, I mean look at it! The slider tray included a 4oz Mini Kahuna, Hot Chick slider, ½ Big Dog with hand-cut fries, slaw & smokey beans & burnt ends - pretty much a little bit of everything on their menu. I'm hungry just looking at this again - however, I don't think I could have ever eaten this by myself without a little help!
The food was too good..
It was quickly eaten...
The Hubbox slider really did live up to it's expectations, I tried everything on the slider despite being a fussy eater and enjoyed a proper fast food experience. The burgers had a real kick to them & the dirty fries are a real guilty pleasure which have hub sauce,white onions and jalapenos smothered on top. The slider is a great idea for trying out each of their dishes as it gives you a good idea as to what you really like, it goes without saying that these are perfect dishes for sharing too! I was incredibly impressed!Full to the brim with good food & drink it was time to make our way home for the evening.
My experience at Hubbox was just amazing and I couldn't have thought of a better way to spend my Wednesday evening. The atmosphere was brilliant, the food & drink was delicious, the staff went above and beyond with their service for the evening and the interior was out of this world as you can see, if you appreciate beautiful interiors then this really is the place to come. It definitely wont be long until I'm back for a burger & some dirty fries!! I wish Hubbox all the best in the future in Plymouth which I'm sure will be a resounding success, and if you are situated in Plymouth make sure you get yourself down to Hubbox for ya dirty fries!! You can view their full menu here.
Have you been to a Hubbox before? Could you manage to eat the slider? What do you think about the interior?