Celebrating Thanksgiving in London this year? Whether you’re dreaming of traditional roast turkey or indulgent pumpkin pie, here’s where to dine out and give thanks in the capital.
Round up your loved ones for a Thanksgiving feast served sharing style at Village East in Bermondsey. Priced at £40pp, the main event is roast turkey with cornbread and sausage stuffing and a rich Calvados gravy. They haven’t skimped on the sides either – expect maple-buttered sweet potatoes, glazed sprouts, and mac ‘n’ cheese. The menu includes a cinnamon Old Fashioned and your choice of pecan pie or pumpkin brûlée pie for dessert.
CUT at 45 Park Lane
Book a table at this Park Lane restaurant to enjoy a special Thanksgiving afternoon tea, complete with fried turkey and buttermilk bisquets, maple-bacon macarons, and candied pecan cake pops. They’re also serving a Thanksgiving dinner menu that embraces the hearty, comforting flavours of autumn. Choose from dishes like black truffle risotto, roast turkey, sea bass with root vegetables, and apple and blackberry crumble. Afternoon tea is priced at £55pp, while dinner is £110pp.
Each November, Balthazar celebrates its American heritage with a special set menu in the restaurant and the most delicious pumpkin and pecan pies in the boulangerie. This year’s 3-course menu is priced at £55pp and includes spiced squash soup, roast turkey, baked cod with a Parmesan-thyme crust, and pumpkin cheesecake. They’re created a seasonal bourbon cocktail for the occasion, too – a Gingerbread Fizz spiked with with Maker’s Mark, gingerbread liqueur, and vanilla vodka.
The Jones Family Project
This buzzy Shoreditch restaurant goes all out for Thanksgiving, and this year is no exception. Their 3-course menu is priced at £35pp or £70 with paired drinks inspired by classic US anthems and harvest fruits. Kick things off with a Bad Apples rye whiskey cocktail and then tuck into squash soup with winter truffle, roast turkey with all the trimmings, and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Whether you’re celebrating with family, friends or work mates, the all-American menu is sure to hit the spot. It’s also available at their sister restaurant, The Jones Family Kitchen, in Belgravia.
With its warm lighting, pink banquettes, and stunning seafood bar, Neptune provides a stylish backdrop for any occasion. They’re celebrating with a 3-course menu priced at £35pp which will be shared across the table in true Thanksgiving style. After a New England-inspired clam and smoked bacon chowder, there will be slow-roast Norfolk Bronze turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and three indulgent sides. It sounds like quite the feast but we’re sure you’ll find room for some of their pumpkin custard tart.
Joe Allen has been a Covent Garden institution for over four decades and remains a firm favourite with expats and locals alike. This Thanksgiving, the restaurant will be shaking up bourbon cocktails and serving a traditional feast accompanied by a live pianist playing tunes from the great American songbook. The menu, priced at £40pp, includes American comfort food classics like truffle mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes; sweet potato, sweetcorn and smoked bacon chowder; and spiced pumpkin pie for dessert. The roast turkey (or roast ham if you prefer) will be served with sweet potato mash, buttered Savoy cabbage, carrots, parsnips, roast potatoes & cranberry sauce.
The Savoy Grill
Where better to celebrate Thanksgiving than in the elegant Art Deco surroundings of The Savoy Grill? After a cocktail or two in the American Bar, take your seat in the dining room for a 4-course feast priced at £68pp. After pumpkin soup and oysters Rockefeller, diners will enjoy traditional roast turkey with sweet potato gratin, glazed parsnips, red cabbage, and turkey jus. Be sure to save room for the peanut butter parfait with cranberry ripple.
Still searching for the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving in London on 22nd November? Check out the Thanksgiving menus at Christopher’s, South Place Chop House, Big Easy, Maze Grill, and 34 Mayfair.