Americans don’t hold back. They do it all bigger and better, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Deep fried turkeys, pumpkin pies, more turkey, bottomless stuffing and a couple of days off work. Sure, it’s not really our holiday, but it’s a great excuse to “come together” with friends n family, get all cheesy and give some thanks. Plus it’s pretty much a rehearsal for Christmas; practice makes perfect, right?
Expect an all-American feast from this New York-style café, restaurant and bar.
What to drink: the Toffee Apple (vodka with sweet apple, rich butterscotch and a dash of lemon)
56 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D 4JF
To celebrate all things pilgrim, Pocahontas and pumpkin pie related, great friends of the house, Check on Presents, are knocking together a Thanksgiving Feast like no other. Join the House of Wolf for piles of autumnal treats, as London puts its own spin on an American classic.
What to drink: Wolf Milk (steamed milk, cognac, dark rum, sugar).
181 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
Join the party at the sharing table at The Riding House Café. Dinner kicks off with a welcome cocktail, followed by a two-course menu: roasted Norfolk Bronze turkey family style, with all the sides you could dream of.
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PQ
Dirty Deep South soul food and a traditional Thanksgiving menu to boot, turn up and tuck into the roast bird!
What to drink: Pumpkin ale
111 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JN
Head Chef Francis Agyepong has yet again created an all-American set menu that kicks off with starters such as Maryland crab cake and Cobb salad, followed by slow-cooked ballotine of organic turkey and Missouri rubbed rump of lamb, and rounded up with pumpkin pie or a peanut butter chocolate torte.
What to drink: Apple Pie Martini (cinnamon infused Zubrowka Vodka, fresh apple & maple syrup)
18 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DD
Obviously US celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant will be hosting something spectacular for Thanksgiving. As well as their regular steaks and fries, evening meal options will include roast turkey with cranberry compote, wild mushroom stuffing and gravy. Dessert includes spiced pumpkin baked Alaska or Fuji apple and blackberry crumble with maple ice-cream.
CUT at 45 Park Lane, 45 Park Lane, London W1K 1PN
Pumpkin and squash soup, roast turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie for dessert…. Obviously.
Grab a slice of American Pie this year at your local Brekky Club. They’ll be serving up a three course meal with plenty of lovely vibes.
A Southern feast: smoked and fried turkey legs, country ham and smoked brisket, served with stuffing, candied yams, cheesy grits and coleslaw, with three desserts (bourbon pecan pie, banana pudding and sweet potato pie). Three-course dinner costs £60 while lunch with smaller portions is just £40.
22-24 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NL
For New Orleans Thanksgiving vibes hit Nola for the King Creole, the equivalent of a peanut butter & banana sandwich (made with peanut butter fat-washed Makers Mark Bourbon stirred down with Creme de Banane and Creole bitters). Fit for a king.
68 Rivington St, London EC2A
If you want to keep things classy and firmly believe that eating is cheating then hit The American Bar at The Savoy. You know they’ll do it right with The Picture House Flip (popcorn infused bourbon, cream, nutmeg and egg).
Strand, Savoy Way, London WC2R 0EU
There’ll be a turkey pizza here but it’s mainly the Pilgrim’s Choice and Founding Father you’ll be interested in.
35 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LD
You’ll feel like you’re celebrating in your mate’s kitchen at Shrub and Shutter. Drink The Last Boy Scout ((Wild Turkey, cranberry, apple, chutney, lemon)
336 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8QH