Where To Celebrate Thanksgiving in London
Keen to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving but can’t squeeze in a trip to the States? Fear not, we’ve got the lowdown on the most sumptuous Thanksgiving feasts in town. Check out our round-up of the best places to celebrate Thanksgiving in London.
Best Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving in London
Galvin Bar & Grill
The recently launched Galvin Bar & Grill in Kimpton Fitzroy London is celebrating Thanksgiving with a three-course dinner, served within its decadent dining room. Staying true to the Galvin ethos, head chef Adam Gray has created a menu that utilises the best of British produce, giving it an American twist. Begin with Delica pumpkin soup and cornbread followed by free-range roast turkey from Mywood Farm, served with sweet potato gratin and maple glazed pie. Finish with a traditional pecan pie. £48pp, 25 November. galvinrestaurants.com
The Athenaeum Hotel
A trip to The Athenaeum on Piccadilly always feels special – particularly so when it’s a day of celebration. Its Thanksgiving menu keeps things traditional with a crab and sweetcorn chowder starter, followed by Norfolk turkey and a blueberry pie pudding. Fancy making a night of it? Book a stay in one of the hotel’s stylish rooms and enjoy a 15 per cent discount. 25 November, £49pp. athenaeumhotel.com
Marylebone cheese room La Fromagerie is hosting a special themed supper, designed to be enjoyed as a celebratory feast with friends. Festivities kick off with whisky sours and champagne followed by either haddock chowder or pumpkin and sage soup ahead of the main: roast bronze turkey with all the trimmings. A highlight here will of course be the cheeseboard, but be sure to save some space for the spiced apple pie too. £95pp, lafromagerie.co.uk
Duck & Waffle
Raise a toast up in the clouds at Duck & Waffle, the sky-high restaurant located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower. Its Friendsgiving Feast is served as a communal culinary experience, featuring chef Elliott Grover’s classics like pumpkin soup, maple-glazed cornbread and the main event: succulent turkey, carved tableside and served with roasted heritage carrots, sweet potato casserole. Vegetarians, meanwhile, can enjoy a wellington nut roast topped with sprouts and pistachios. Round things off on a sweet note with pecan pie drizzled in maple clotted cream. £90pp, 25 November. duckandwaffle.com
The Thanksgiving offering at Christopher’s Covent Garden balances an understanding of tradition with a contemporary and innovative spin, courtesy of head chef Francis Agyepong. Starters include a carrot and cumin chowder, seared blackened shrimps and wagyu beef with truffled polenta chips, followed by the main event: Christopher’s signature slow-cooked organic turkey cornbread with Michigan chestnut cherry stuffing, buttered beans and creamed potatoes. Alternatively, tuck into seared seabass with purple cauliflower, or zucchini casserole with potato dauphinoise. Finish with a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie, before heading to the Martini Bar for some American-inspired cocktails. £65pp, 25 November. christophersgrill.com
The Blues Kitchen, Camden Town
For your comfort food fix, head to Deep South specialist The Blues Kitchen in Camden, which is serving up an all-American feast this Thanksgiving. To start, it’s smoked sausage and chicken gumbo, followed by buttermilk fried turkey, mac ‘n’ cheese and green bean cassoulet. Make sure you save some space for pudding too, which is a tasty pumpkin pie served with toasted marshmallows. A vegetarian menu is also available, featuring okra and black bean gumbo for starters ahead of a pine nut and pistachio nut roast with sweet potato mash. To top it all off, the house band will be playing live blues throughout the evening, with music inspired by our friends from across the pond. £29.95. theblueskitchen.com
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