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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 Thursday 26 November – Thanksgiving is 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.

Thanksgiving meals in London restaurants

Balthazar

Balthazar was born and raised in New York, so a Thanksgiving dinner at its London branch should transport you back to the States. This year’s set menu kicks off with a gingerbread-spiced cocktail, followed by three courses – highlights include traditional roast turkey with orange-and-chestnut stuffing and corn fritters, and pumpkin cheesecake. £55 a head.

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Covent Garden

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Serving roast turkey roulade with buttery mash, grilled sweet potatoes and a choice of stuffing, sauces and vegetables, Bea’s of Bloomsbury is celebrating Thanksgiving in style. Dessert is a choice of pies (pumpkin or mince) chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake, or triple chocolate cake. Prices start at £23.95 per person, and there is even a Thanksgiving delivery service available. Lazy, right? Count us in.

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Holborn

Big Easy Covent Garden

A choice of two all-American feasts: either a pit-smoked turkey served with stuffing, cornbread, candied sweet potatoes and creamed spinach, or a self-styled 'lobster fest' featuring whole lobster, lobster roll or lobster mac n cheese. It's all served family style, and bookended by pumpkin and squash soup, and freshly baked pumpkin pie. A three-course meal costs £30 (Please note: there's a different Thanksgiving menu at the Chelsea branch).

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Covent Garden

Blues Kitchen

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 Town

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. You'll be as stuffed as a traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

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Soho

Breakfast Club

Get a taste of the American dream with the Breakfast Club’s three-course feast of US comfort food and Thanksgiving classics. The meal starts with spicy pumpkin soup, served with maple and pecan cornbread, followed by roasted Suffolk turkey with all the trimmings, and finished with pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream. £28 per person. Available at all branches, with 6pm and 8.30pm sittings (plus 3pm at the Canary Wharf branch only).

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Soho

Christopher's

If you want to really push the boat out this Thanksgiving, London’s original American restaurant, Christopher’s, always puts on a good banquet. For 2015, the all-day set menu features blackened shrimps with shaved truffle and pistachio crumbs, followed by slow-cooked ballotine of turkey with corn bread, hazelnut and cherry stuffing, and all the trimmings, and a dessert of pear and almond cobbler with blackberry compote and salted caramel ice cream, for £55 per person. Or, if you want to toast Thanksgiving without carb-loading, hit up Christopher’s beautiful art-deco bar and order one of three Thanksgiving-themed cocktails.

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Covent Garden

Crown & Shuttle

Shoreditch watering hole The Crown & Shuttle will raise a toast to Uncle Sam with a host of American craft beers (including special pumpkin-spiced pours), Thanksgiving-inspired treats such as turkey and cranberry burgers, and an A-Z of American music on the stereo. 

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Shoreditch

Cut at 45 Park Lane

It’s only fitting that US celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s Mayfair restaurant should do something special for Thanksgiving and at £90 (£130 with wine), we hope they’ve pulled it off. Heading up the restaurant's usual evening menu of luxury steaks is a roast turkey dish with all the trimmings - including wild-mushroom stuffing, potato purée, cranberry compote and gravy. Desserts include spiced pumpkin baked alaska and bourbon pecan pie. The diet can start in January.

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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 proud fixture. This year, the three-course meal will include crab and sweetcorn broth, roast turkey with autumn greens and cranberry sauce, and chocolate-laced pumpkin pie. £59.50 per person. Telephone booking essential.

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By: Time Out London Eating & Drinking

Comments

7 comments
Marika I
Marika I

You missed Manna! - best vegan Thanksgiving dinner in London

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.

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!