It’s that time of year when we all begin to crave the seasonal taste of winter. Lucky for us, menus have transitioned to reflect the bounty of autumn and winter vegetables such as squash, kale, pumpkin and the collective taste for heartier dishes.
And for Americans, it’s that time of year when all these delicious flavours converge in one of the most cherished days of the year: Thanksgiving. For expats yearning for a taste of home, or locals looking for an early taste of Christmas, there is an abundance of London restaurants offering traditional Thanksgiving menus and specials.
Here’s our pick of some of the best spots to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday and throughout the weekend. Just remember to save room for the pumpkin pie!
PJs Bar and Grill (Covent Garden) – Delight in a 3-course Thanksgiving set menu for £24.95 including a kir royal or prosecco.
Beard to Tail (Shoreditch) – Fancy a taste of pumpkin but prefer something other than pie? Along with a tasty special Thanksgiving menu available until Sunday, the fine whiskey-loving folk of Beard to Tail are offering seasonal inspired cocktails including a “Pilgrim’s Pumpkin Priory” including Woodford Reserve bourbon blended with spiced pumpkin and honey served with a port fortified cream. Yes, please! View the menu here.
Far Rockaway (Shoreditch) – This newly opened NYC-inspired eatery is offering an all-American line-up including maple roasted organic turkey with yellow corn stuffing and roasted sweet potato for £38.
Duke’s Brew and Cue (Dalston) – Add a taste of the deep south to your Thanksgiving meal at Duke’s. On Thanksgiving, they will be offering seasonal specials including brined hickory smoked maple turkey with honey roast carrots, artichoke and garlic roast potato, bacon and leek stuffing, and popovers with homemade horseradish (£19.95). Top it off with bourbon pecan pie (£7.25). Check out the menu here.