This cool new Yorkshire steakhouse is opening soon - and it looks 'reight good'
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 Jan 2018
A well-known Beverley restaurant which is closing its doors today will reopen with a new name and theme as part of a major rebrand.
After four years in business, Rebels' Smokehouse, which became famous for its mammoth eating challenges, has served the last of its gargantuan portions.
However, fans of the popular restaurant should not worry, as in just ten days’ time the eatery will reopen as a new steakhouse.
Rebels' Smokehouse has been very popular with people in Beverley
From January 12, the newly named Snap will serve premium Yorkshire steaks from just £10, with customers able to choose a flat iron steak cut or a cauliflower cheese steak for vegetarians.
As well as the steaks, there will also be a hefty platter of side orders to choose from, three rolling starters which will be mixed up regularly, and a butcher’s block with porterhouse and T-bone meats.
Sean Singer, one of three founders of Rebels’ Smokehouse, believes the new venture will be unique in Beverley and help to attract old and new legions of fans.
He said: “We have been here for just shy of four years and there was a lot of competition for what we are doing across Hull so we decided with more competition coming we should try something different.
Sean Singer, manager of Rebels' Smokehouse
“It took us six months to decide on something we have always been passionate about.
“This is basically something new for the area. There are not many steakhouses about and for anyone who misses Rebels, we are pointing them in the directions of our other restaurants we have across the country.
“All the meats are dry-aged for at least 35 days and they are basically the best that you can get.”
Rebels’ Smokehouse left fans shocked after announcing the restaurant’s closure on Facebook in November.
However, Mr Singer and his team teased their supporters by promising a “brand new concept".
“We’ve had a million questions from people but we only told the staff on the Saturday just gone because we wanted to build up excitement in the team.
“The staff are super-duper excited. They’ve all been retained and we are taking on a few more as well.”
Rebels' Smokehouse was always known for its massive portions
Today was the last day of Rebels’ Smokehouse operating in Butcher Row and Mr Singer admitted it has been a bittersweet day for the business.
However, with builders set to move in tomorrow he is excited about what the future has in store for Snap, which is promising “a reight good feed.”
“I’ve been here since 6.30am and it is quite a sad moment but it’s so exciting also to go into something new,” Mr Singer said.
“We’ve got painters starting tomorrow and we will be knocking down doors as part of the renovation so there is quite a bit going on inside.
“It will be a completely different vibe with low-level lighting, candles on tables and generally it will be a lot more relaxed rather than the hustle and bustle of a smokehouse.
“Snap is slang for good food in Yorkshire and that’s exactly what we’ll be offering.
“We are going to have local potatoes, meat from a Yorkshire butchers and everything will come from the local area.”