If you’re someone who can’t help but dive into a plate brimming with turkey and all the classic trimmings, you probably yelp with joy by the time November rolls around. Or, if you’re an American who’s flown the nest and settled across the pond in London, you’re probably scouring the internet to find a restaurant in the city putting on a good show for Thanksgiving. Either way, y’all should all gather round as we revel our top nine places to feast on Thanksgiving classics and celebrate the American national holiday here in the UK:
Because you know I’m all about that baste…
Y’all should celebrate America’s biggest national holiday right here in London at Red Rooster, the first ever international outpost of the Harlem-based soul food restaurant, snuggled within The Curtain. Stuff yourself silly with everything from Sammy’s chicken ‘n’ waffle, to their roasted turkey breast served with confit turkey leg, cranberry and Brussel sprouts. And, make sure you save room for their warming pumpkin pie served with dreamy vanilla cream.
One restaurant that knows a thing or two about American style dining is STK. We’re talking succulent turkey, golden potatoes and all the indulgent trimmings of a good ol’ roast. Head down on the 28th of November and celebrate in style with your pals for a Friendsgiving get-together.
Where: ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Temple (0.3 miles)
Indulge in a creamy clam chowder, chomp on charred corn, and dive deep into Kimpton Fitzroy London’s slow-cooked ox cheek roasted with caramelised onions and smoked garlic. Y’all will want to leave room for a slice of their nutty pecan pie slathered with a big ol’ healthy helping of whipped creme fraiche, delicious!
Where: Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel, 1-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, UK
Nearest station: Russell Square (0.1 miles)
While the weather might be a little frightful, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar’s Thanksgiving offerings certainly is the opposite. As all American homes will have a warming roasting smelt wafting through their walls, Gillray’s is lending a helping hand across the pond here in London with an exclusive special menu to celebrate the holiday.
Where: Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Waterloo (0.3 miles)
Got some old friends flying in from the States? Why not celebrate Thanksgiving the right way with a guided experience of the first bottle bourbon: Old Forester. Enjoy a welcome Bourbon cocktail before diving headfirst into the masterclass and nibbling on specially curated seasonal canapés. Continue the celebrations over in the Brumus Bar & Restaurant with a tasty three course festive offering.
What’s more comforting than a creamy bowl of chowder? Quite frankly, nothing. 34 Mayfair is bringing you all of your favourite American dishes with a little 34 twist. Expect to even find an American-style variation of pigs in blankets…
Where: 34, Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.5 miles)
While you might think Thanksgiving is reserved for the US only, B&H Garden Room will take any ol’ excuse to throw a party! Venture on over to Charing Cross Road and uncover an Insta-worthy restaurant filled with every millennials dream: houseplants! This Thanksgiving, celebrate the festivities with their classic thanksgiving dishes with a twist. Oh, and don’t forget to snap up a quick selfie amongst the greens.
There’s nothing more comforting than a big ol’ slice of pecan and apple pie to warm your cockles in the winter, and served alongside cinnamon spice ice cream and maple jus, it’s even more dreamy (our mouths are salivating just thinking about it!). So celebrate Thanksgiving this November at Sea Containers London. And, the tip on the iceberg? This Thanksgiving, 20% of their menu proceeds will be donated to The Felix Project to help people suffering food poverty in London.
Championing their New Yorker roots, Balthazar has always been our favourite place to celebrate Thanksgiving in the city. This year, surrounded by their festive gingerbread house-inspired decor, dive into their delicious four course menu with all of the trimmings. And, yes there will be a sneaky pecan pie with rich maple syrup ice cream with our name on…
Where: 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ
Nearest station: Covent Garden (0.2 miles)
If you’re a sucker for truffle, you’ll love 11 Cadogan Gardens Thanksgiving offering that begins with an amuse bouche of crispy mushroom and truffle maize, with truffle emulsion. Expect to be rolling away after you’ve spent your evening wining and dining on roasted squash risotto, Norfolk bronze turkey and homemade pecan pie.
Y’all should be racing on over to Smith & Wollensky to sample their exceptional Thanksgiving menu this November. Expect everything from roasted free-range bronze turkey served with sausage & cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce and red wine gravy, to 320g USDA prime sirloin. Or, if you’re feeling brave enough take a punt at their 680g USDA prime dry-aged bone-in ribeye. All the mains are served with family style sides, delish.
Where: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Locked in the heart of Covent Garden, Christopher’s has gained quite the reputation as one of London’s prime American restaurants. In honour of Thanksgiving, they’ve created a menu that’s truly special and cocktails you won’t be able to resist getting your mitts on.
Race on over to The Northall snuggled inside the Corinthia Hotel to get your hands on a glass of Laurent-Perrier and a Thanksgiving menu Americans would be proud of. Start off your night with a warm oyster rockafeller, before moving onto their free range Norfolk bronze turkey served with all the trimmings. The Northall, we’re coming for you!