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Thanksgiving meals in London

It’s turkey time! Stuff your face, US-style at these Thanksgiving feasts in London

Written by
Leonie Cooper

Need an opportunity to get stuck into an utterly decadent feast just a month before Christmas dinner? Then let us present Thanksgiving: the American holiday dedicated to eating piles of turkey and lashings of pumpkin pie. There’s a bunch of different ways you can celebrate in London come November 25 – here are a few of our faves.

Thanksgiving food in London

  • Restaurants
  • Brasseries
  • Covent Garden
  • price 2 of 4

The newly relaunched American brasserie Joe Allen is doing a slap-up one-night-only Thanksgiving spesh on November 25 that pays tribute to its original New York location via the medium of a mega roast turkey with all the trimmings, including French beans sautéed in bacon and burnt onion butter. To start there’s sweetcorn soup with cornbread muffins and beetroot, feta and orange dandelion salad topped with pecan granola. Steak tartare and crusted cod fillet with shrimp gumbo will also be on offer and there’s a peanut butter and jelly ice-cream sandwich for pud. Woof. See the full line-up here.

£65 per person.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Mayfair
  • price 3 of 4

Set in the lavish surroundings of The Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, The Colony Grill Room is a New York-style restaurant with big ‘Great Gatsby’ energy. Its Thanksgiving dinner this year is equally fancy, with a massive turkey, pecan pie and elegant extras: think pumpkin risotto with smoked ricotta and toasted hazelnuts, as well as Norfolk quail caesar salad with black truffle. Veggies get a nut roast option and everyone gets to feel like they’re in an art deco fever dream. Find out more here.

£65 per person.

  • Restaurants
  • Pâtisseries
  • Islington

Want to spend Thanksgiving with Yotam Ottolenghi? Well, you can’t. He’s busy. You can however have the next best thing, which is a super special dinner box concocted by the man himself. Thanksgiving with Ottolenghi via Ottolenghi Catering comes complete with boneless turkey rolled with mint and cumin, confit garlic houmous, grilled mushrooms with cascabel chilli and thyme, and roasted sweet potato with pecan, sultana, maple and spring onion, as well as festive dirty rice. Yotam, this year we will be giving thanks to you, you brilliant man. 

From £35.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Aldwych

Skye Gyngell’s lovely Notting Hill outpost Spring to Go is doing its lovely seasonal, biodynamic thing for Thanksgiving. Its meal kit is packed with sustainable eats like turkey crown with stuffing and herbs and sweet potato and red cabbage gratin, as well as pumpkin soup with Fern Verrow Farm onion squash, and buttermilk mash with dairy from Heckfield Home Farm. Dessert is a lush pecan pie served with a bourbon or brown-bread ice cream. Pre-orders open now. God bless America. 

Dishes priced individually.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Global
  • Mayfair

Of course Claridge’s is going big for Thanksgiving. The luxe offering at its Davies and Brook restaurant – which has a kitchen headed up by acclaimed Swiss chef Daniel Humm, who was the toast of New York thanks to his work at Eleven Madison Park – is uber indulgent. There’s foie gras, truffle and lobster tail alongside the prerequisite roast turkey and sprouts, as well as potato mousseline and some perfectly gloopy cranberry sauce. Expect the pumpkin and pecan pies to be the very bestest versions of either you’ve ever tasted. Drool over the menu here.

£155 per person.

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Mayfair

Sourdough specialist and sweet treat champ Crosstown is celebrating Thanky G this year with a one-off vegan pumpkin doughnut. Available from Nov 12-28, it’s a seasonal taste sensation, using dough enriched with roasted pumpkin and packed with spiced pumpkin custard. Then (then!) it’s hand-dipped in pumpkin glaze and finished off with an oaty crumble. Yeah baby, feed us. 

£4.50 each.

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