Where to eat before Hamilton London

Hamilton has quickly become one of the biggest shows in the world. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical story about America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton started life on Broadway and made its way to London’s West End in December 2017.

If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to the show, why not make an event of it and treat yourself to a meal out as well! Whether you are looking for a cheap eat or something that little bit special, there are some fantastic dining options in the area. We’ve put together a list of restaurants with great pre-theatre offerings just minutes away from the Victoria Palace Theatre in London.

The Goring Dining Room

The Goring Dining Room offers the very best in fine dining. Awarded a Michelin Star in 2015, it is the perfect location if you want to make your trip to see Hamilton extra special.

You’ll feel like royalty as you sit in the stunning dining room, featuring lavish Swarovski chandeliers and handsome furnishings throughout. The refined British menu features the finest quality produce sourced from producers across the British Isles.

Pre-theatre menu highlights

At £37 for two courses, the pre-theatre menu at The Goring is our most expensive pick. We recommend starting with the delicate cured sea bream served with red cabbage, horseradish, buttermilk and dill before moving onto the most succulent Salt Marsh lamb you’ll ever have!

Pre-theatre menu times

You can have the pre-theatre menu from 6pm

Time to the theatre

The Goring Dining Room is just a 5 minute walk to Hamilton

 

bbar

Bbar serves modern international cuisine in a contemporary environment. The perfect location if you are looking for where to eat before Hamilton, the bbar serves simple tasty food in a welcoming and laid back environment. The menu features bar classics as well as dishes with a South African influence. Whatsmore, there are over 60 cocktails available and more than 50 wines available by the glass. Though we don’t recommend having too much before the show!

Pre-theatre menu highlights

Simple but tasty, choose from a caesar salad or spring rolls to start and meatballs, fishcakes or a vegetarian curry for the main. At £20 for two courses or £25 for 3 the bbar offers you a great value meal before seeing Hamilton in London.

Pre-theatre menu times

5pm – 7pm

Time to the theatre

Just a 5 minute walk to the Victoria Theatre

 

Il Convivo

Il Convivo serves exquisite Italian dishes in a pretty Georgian house just 10 minutes from Victoria Station. The menu changes regularly and features everything from grilled meats to contemporary Italian pasta dishes.

A modern conservatory area with a stunning retractable roof allows for al fresco-style dining on warmer days in London.

Pre-theatre menu highlights

Offering two or three course with a glass of Prosecco from just £23.50, il Convivo offers you quality food at a reasonable price before heading on to watch Hamilton.

Pre-theatre menu times

6pm – 7pm

Time to the Hamilton theatre

11 minute stroll

 

Hai Cento

Hai Cento is a buzzy Italian restaurant and bar in Victoria’s Nova quarter development. Specialising in thick crust pizzas, pasta dishes and seafood plates Hai Cento is perfect for a quick pre-theatre bite before Hamilton.

The interior is modern and plush tall windows, deep red furniture and a busy open kitchen adding to the exciting vibe.

Pre-theatre menu highlights

The pre-theatre menu here is small with just a couple of options for your starter and main, so make sure you check it out before heading in.

Pick a pizza for your main and choose from the topping of the month or one of the house favourites, either will come with an amazingly chewy crust!

Pre-theatre menu times

6pm – 7pm

Time to the Hamilton theatre

A 2 minute walk

 

The Other Naughty Piglet

The Other Naughty Piglet is a seasonal restaurant serving creative small plates. They have communal tables as well as regular tables and counter seats, making it a great location if looking for where to eat before Hamilton in London.

Pre-theatre menu highlights

Small plate dining lends itself perfectly to a pre-theatre meal. Start with a few of their ham croquettes or the burrata, tomato and basil salad before sharing dishes such as BBQ pork belly, turbot or Herdwick lamb. There is also a fantastic wine list if you fancy a tipple before the show.

Pre-theatre menu times

Open for dinner from 5.15pm

Time to the theatre

Hamilton is just a 5 minute walk from The Other Naughty Piglet

 

The English Grill

The English Grill, located in The Rubens at the Palace hotel, offers hearty but sophisticated dining throughout the day. With high ornate ceilings and chandeliers, The English Grill Restaurant is a refined destination for a Hamilton pre-theatre dinner.

Using the finest English produce and suppliers that serve the Queen’s kitchen, the dining experience is accompanied by an extensive wine list

Pre-theatre menu highlights

There are plenty of options on this pre-theatre menu, with two courses costing £29 or three courses going for £35. Choose from the soup of the day or a classic prawn cocktail to start. The mains follow an equally traditional theme, with grilled chicken, poached salmon or pie of the day on offer.

Pre-theatre menu times

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Time to the theatre

The Victoria Theatre is just a 5 minute walk away

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