Thanksgiving meals in London

Give thanks for a bountiful harvest and stuff your face, US-style

Let’s hear it for the ‘special relationship’! With a huge number of US expats living in London, it’s no wonder many London restaurants choose to celebrate the main culinary festival of the States. Falling on the fourth Thursday of November – this year Thu 27 Nov – here’s your chance to have a pre-Christmas turkey dinner with our top pick of places to celebrate in London. Do you have a favourite restaurant that will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Serving roast turkey roulade with buttery mash, roasted brussels sprouts and a choice of stuffing, sauces and vegetables, Bea’s of Bloomsbury is celebrating Thanksgiving in style. Dessert is a choice of pie (pumpkin or mince) chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake or triple chocolate cake. Prices start at £23.95 per person.

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Holborn

Big Easy Covent Garden

A proper feast where you’ll get a pit-smoked turkey served with stuffing, cornbread, candied sweet potatoes and creamed spinach. Bookended by pumpkin and squash soup, and freshly baked pumpkin pie. A three-course meal costs £30 (NB: different Thanksgiving menu at Chelsea branch).

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Covent Garden

Blues Kitchen

Venue says: Rib Night - every Monday from 5pm. Enjoy a stack of slow smoked pork and beef ribs for just £10.

This year’s Thanksgiving feast at Deep South specialist the Blues Kitchen centres, naturally, on roast turkey, but don’t forget the sides: roast potatoes, cornbread, cranberry jelly, steamed greens, mac ’n’cheese, and corn on the cob. Book £29.95 tickets and you'll be treated to live blues from The Untouchables followed by DJ sets until 1am.

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Camden

Bodean's

Book ahead for a smoky taste of Americana. These barbecue outposts (in Soho, Clapham, Fulham, Balham and Tower Hill) are charging £23.95 per person for a meal that includes a choice of clam chowder, a quesadilla (with a chicken, pulled pork or veggie filling) or caesar salad to start, a main platter for two filled with turkey and glazed ham with mash, cornbread stuffing and grilled veg, followed by key lime or pumpkin pie.

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Soho

Breakfast Club

Get a taste of the American dream with the Breakfast Club’s feast of chilli and beer buttered turkey or roasted acorn squash stuffed with mac ’n’ cheese – served at all six branches (Soho, Islington, Hoxton, Spitalfields, Battersea Rise and London Bridge). Finish off your meal with warm pecan pie or cinnamon chessecake for dessert. £25 per person.

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Soho

Cut at 45 Park Lane

It’s only fitting that US celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant should do something special for Thanksgiving and at £90 (£130 with wine), we hope they’ve pulled it off. 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.

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Mayfair

Hix Mayfair

Mark Hix’s other London restaurants are resolutely British, but at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, Thanksgiving dinner is a fixture. Three courses will include pumpkin soup with cinnamon and pumpkin muffins, roast turkey with baked sweet potatoes, and a pecan and bourbon pie finished with very English clotted cream. £59.50 per person. Telephone booking essential.

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Piccadilly

Porky's

On Thanksgiving eve, dinner at this Deep South-themed restaurant leads with a corn and red pepper chowder ahead of smoked turkey leg served with gravy, mash and collard greens. To finish? Pecan pie and whipped cream, all for £22 per person (also at Bankside and Shoreditch branches).

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Camden

Riding House Café

Feeling homesick for a proper shared Thanksgiving? Then, whether you’re going solo, in a pair, or in a group, book yourself a place on the sharing table at the Riding House Café. The dinner kicks off with a welcome cocktail, followed by a two-course menu: Norfolk roast turkey with cornbread and sausage stuffing with sides including maple butter mashed sweet potatoes, or creamed corn casserole; and the likes of chocolate pecan pie to close. £35 a head.

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Fitzrovia

Sam's Brasserie & Bar

To kick off Thanksgiving celebrations, Chiswick favourite Sam’s will be serving a selection of American-themed cocktails, from Wild Turkey manhattans to their twist on the old fashioned. For eats, choose from the likes of hot wings, pumpkin soup or a clam and bacon chowder, ahead of serious comfort mains (BBQ glazed beef short rib or roast Norfolk Bronze turkey, say). Not forgetting the calorific puds, from pecan pie to lemon posset (if something a little lighter is required at this stage of the meal). Mains cost £11.75-£16.50.

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Comments

8 comments
Anwar C
Anwar C

Missouri Angel does Thanksgiving menu every year

Laurent C
Laurent C

Bea's wrote to me saying that they are not hosting a thanksgiving dinner this year (2014). However, they will have a thanksgiving themed afternoon tea available upon reservation.

Rick Mitterer
Rick Mitterer

Whits does an awesome thanksgiving every year. I've been several years in a row.

Rick Mitterer
Rick Mitterer

Whits does an awesome thanksgiving every year. I've been several years in a row.

Nouaihetas Julie
Nouaihetas Julie

Why not try the traditional rôtisserie-roasted turkey at Le Secret des Rôtisseurs in Canary Wharf, 37 Westferry Circus. eatlesecret.co.uk

Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis

Christopher's in Covent Garden are great too!

Sarah
Sarah

I wondered if you may be planning on including Christopher's who always have a great Thanksgiving menu!

john Scott
john Scott

Hi - Anyone have a suggestion for Thanksgiving dinner in Bath? Thanks! John