Former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh had a beaming smile on her face after enjoying some free time in Hull.
The Pact actress, who is best known for her soap role as Hayley, dined at brand new Vietnamese restaurant Long An.
She enjoyed a “beautiful” meal at The Paragon Street spot, and even sipped one of the speciality cocktails.
It comes as the 51-year-old actress has been spending some time in the city performing with Hull Truck Theatre.
Speaking about her evening Julie said: “Just had the most beautiful Vietnamese meal at #Long An in #Hull (opposite the train station). A lovely restaurant, amazing service and a special feel about it. Highly recommended!”
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Long An opened last month after intending to launch earlier, but lockdown pushed development back.
It offers fine dining food including traditional Vietnamese dishes, as well as drinks inspired by the country, and some traditional English favourites.
Manager Danny Blakemore said restaurant staff were so pleased when Hayley paid them a visit.
He said: “She was absolutely lovely, and really enjoyed the food.
“The chefs always work to get the highest quality of food and she was full of compliments about it.”
Danny added: “The response we’ve had since reopening has been amazing. That is 100 percent down to my team; they have enthusiasm and willingness to give out guest the food and service they don’t receive anywhere else.
“I couldn’t be prouder.”
The celebrity stop-off comes after Julie has been performing in the city.
She is currently starring in Greatest Play at the theatre.
On Twitter Julie said: “Thank you to all the team at @HullTruck, FOH and backstage, for all your loveliness and for making me so welcome this week.
“And thanks to the people of Hull for coming to see #GreatestPlay and for your friendliness and warmth!”
And the good news is Julie said she will be returning to Hull soon.
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For now she will be travelling to other parts of the UK to perform the show.
The Yorkshire Post called the play “a beautiful love letter to love and humanity”, whilst The Observer said, “if you get the chance to see it, seize it.”