Whatever the reason you're in Hamilton this winter, you're sure to need a bite to eat during your stay. Of course we've got our very own restaurant on-site for hotel guests offering a range of great meals from breakfast to dinner, but if you're venturing further afield we've found a few that might take your fancy for that special treat.
5. John Carrigan's Eating House
Boasting big platefuls and juicy Steaks, it's great for family nights out or a tasty work lunch with a tonne of hearty favourites. From battered cod, to fajitas and venison! The customer reviews are mostly positive with emphasis on how much you get for so little. If you're after no frills food that's well-delivered, and appreciate cheap drinks too, then this might be worth checking out.
With a warm welcome from the staff and a relaxed and cosy atmosphere you can enjoy a taste of fine dining and sample delights such as Seabass and other gourmet dishes. If you're heading to the theatre, why not sample the pre-theatre 7 course taster menu? Most of the customers reviews said they had great expectations that were always superceeded, however a few non-foodies were more focused on the price, as fine dining often comes at an inflated cost.
With 175 five-star reviews it's no wonder Leonardo's are in the top 3, especially with comments such as "superb food, drink and service" and "real italian restaurant". Again, great food comes at a higher price so it's always best to phone in advance to check prices as their website isn't always 100% accurate. Another pre-theatre deal on offer here though at just £12.95.
2. Il Capriccio Pizzeria
Another Italian in the top 5! Hamilton visitors and locals must love an Italian! This quaint pizzeria not only offers some authentic italian-style pizzas, but their work is being honoured with an award in the Italian Awards 2015 for reaching the final stages of the competition. Book a night out for family and friends or celebrate an occasion with their party menus. Everything from bruschetta to calzoni and with a few of their own specials in there too!
1. The Bully Inn
In the top spot on TripAdvisor comes the Bully Inn. If you're after great offer, wednesday night sees their 'half lobster, chips and prosecco' deal for just £15. Customers recently visiting the Bully Inn were impressed with the decor, staff and atmosphere as well as the many delicious dishes on offer from Beef pie to Chicken and leek salad with a range of vegetables all prepared uniquely for each dish. Look out for Jazz lunch on a saturday for music lovers! As with many restaurants, the time and day you visit seems to impact on the speed of service, so get there early! This pub is a 'hidden gem' amongst Hamilton's eateries.
Data source: TripAdvisor (Top Restaurants in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, November 30th 2015)
If you're staying with us in Hamilton, we offer a continental or hot breakfast delivered to your room to keep you going on your adventure, or grab a Costa Cofffee for those that need their caffeine fix, offering snacks and cakes too.