Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving 2018 in London

Every year, it seems as though the number of restaurants putting on a huge Thanksgiving spread grows more and more. There are so many American expats living in the UK now and it’s great to see lots of restaurants and bars rising to the occasion. Whether you’re an American living in London, an American visiting London or a Brit wanting to jump on the Thanksgiving bandwagon, check out my roundup for the top spots to celebrate on 22nd November 🙂

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOUSE, TRAFALGAR SQUARE 

Imagine having your Thanksgiving meal at Benjamin Franklin’s house?! The Benjamin Franklin House is the only surviving former residence of Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding father’s of the United States. The house dates back to 1730 and Franklin lived and worked there for 16 years. This Thanksgiving, you can enjoy a real feast with all of the trimmings in the magnificent Clothworkers’ Hall. Franklin, in addition to suggesting turkey become one of America’s national symbols, practised cooking it as part of his early work on electricity. Tickets are £90 for adults and £50 for kids. To book, email info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org.

BALTHAZAR, COVENT GARDEN 

The original New York branch of this French brasserie and bakery is set in Manhattan’s upscale SoHo neighbourhood. The celebrity favourite was one of the hardest places to get a reservation for after opening. Its London branch is offering a Thanksgiving-themed menu on November 22nd that will transport you back to the USA. Enjoy a set menu of roast turkey with all the trimmings, pecan pudding and cocktails for £55 per person. The boulangerie will also be selling an assortment of pies to take home!

THE BLUE’S KITCHEN, CAMDEN TOWN, BRIXTON, SHOREDITCH 

This southern-inspired restaurant is serving up buttermilk fried turkey, cornbread and twice-baked mac ‘n’ cheese (cue the stomach grumbles). They’ll also have New Orleans gumbo to start and sweet pumpkin pie to top it all off! There will be a live blues band until 1 a.m. Tickets cost £29.95 per person.

BODEAN’S, SOHO 

For those who love smokey BBQ, head to Bodean’s for a Thanksgiving feast complete with clam chowder, traditional turkey and pumpkin or key lime pie! Tickets cost £28.95 per person.

 

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB, SOHO 

For a taste of comfort, The Breakfast Club has got you covered this Thanksgiving. Their three-course feast sounds incredible with starters of butternut bisque with cornbread, Norfolk turkey roasted in beer and bacon alongside Hasselback potatoes, and pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream – for £28 per person.

 

CHRISTOPHER’S, COVENT GARDEN 

For a really special Thanksgiving, London’s original American restaurant Christopher’s in Covent Garden is serving an all-day menu complete with caramelised scallops with pistachio praline and parsnip cream, followed by slow-cooked turkey with cornbread and hazelnut and cherry stuffing (wow), followed by a dessert of baked-peanut-butter-and-graham-cracker cheesecake for £65 per person. They’ll also have Thanksgiving-themed cocktails at the bar!

CROWN & SHUTTLE, SHOREDITCH 

This quirky pub in Shoreditch will have American beers on tap, including pumpkin-spiced ales as well as Thanksgiving-inspired treats like clam chowder and a turkey schnitzel burger with cranberry and port sauce. Cheers!

CUT AT 45 PARK LANE, MAYFAIR  

For a sophisticated Thanksgiving soiree, make a booking at Wolfgang Puck’s swanky Mayfair restaurant Cut at 45 Park Lane this Thanksgiving. This year, they are embracing the hearty, comforting flavours of Fall with their own twist on traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Enjoy the roasted squash soup with goats cheese and sage, roast turkey with all of the trimmings and their legendary pecan pie for £110 per person.

For something a little bit different this year, they are hosting a special Thanksgiving CUTcakes and tea, available from 12th November for £55 per person. Executive chef David McIntyre has used classic Thanksgiving favourites to inspire the menu including fried turkey & buttermilk bisquets with cranberry chutney, wild mushroom tart with black truffle and Maple & bacon macarons, accompanied by a clementine & Tahitian vanilla milkshake.

JW STEAKHOUSE, MAYFAIR 

This all-American steakhouse will be serving a three-course menu beginning at noon, including traditional choices of turkey and pumpkin pie alongside the likes of lobster and avocado, roast New York strip steak and JW’s signature cheesecake. It is £39 for lunch or £59 for dinner. Enjoy!

 

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We would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving from this side of the pond!

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TEXAS JOE’S, BERMONDSEY 

One of my favourite BBQ joints in London is going all out for Thanksgiving this year with an all you can east feast to remember. Slow cooked turkey with gravy, bone marrow mash, smoked creamed corn, chipotle glazed sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, poblano chorizo cornbread dressing (Oh my lord, that sounds good) and traditional pumpkin pie 🙂 Tickets cost £45 each, not too shabby for all you can eat! Grab yours here: https://billetto.co.uk/e/a-very-texan-thanksgiving-tickets-314566/select

What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Leave me a comment and let me know below! 🙂

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