One of the best things to ever come out of the United States is the annual food-fest known as Thanksgiving and although we might not know much about the harvests and pilgrims from which this celebration stems, we can certainly join in with the luxury gluttony that this holiday affords. So here are our top Central London haunts that will be decked out in red, white and blue on the 24th of November.
Big Easy, Covent Garden
This year, treat yourself to a true American-style feast at this Southern themed diner. Choose between a delicious pit-smoked turkey for a traditional Thanksgiving banquet and a whole lobster for something a little different but equally mouth-watering. Naturally, there will be sweet potato mash, cornbread and green bean casserole as well and pumpkin pie for dessert.
Fill your mouth with tantalising, smokey BBQ food for a Thanksgiving-with-a-twist this November. On top of the traditional turkey and sweet potato platter, Bodean’s will be serving up clam chowder and even quesadillas for starters and will be winding up the evening with a sweet, spiced pumpkin pie. We are already drooling.
Breakfast Club, Soho
Famed for its all day breakfasts, big soft pancakes and crispy bacon, the Breakfast Club is one of London’s premier American eateries and they are going all out this Thanksgiving with a set three-course menu. Butternut bisque starts the evenings and is followed by turkey or mac n cheese for the veggies among us. The night concludes with a portion of pumpkin pie and a big, satisfied smile.
Christopher’s, Covent Garden
If you have a bit of cash to splash this Thanksgiving then why not fork out £58 and indulge in one of the most opulent meals you’ll ever sample. The menu at Christopher’s offers a fantastic array of gourmet, US-inspired treats with Maryland crab cakes and caramelised scallops among the starters and a rack of lamb or vegetable flan as just two of the many main courses.
Riding House Café, Fitzrovia
Thanksgiving at the Riding House Café comes in the form of a family feast that will leave you full to bursting without a single regret. The menu for this evening consists of two courses of American delicacies, starting with Roasted Norfolk Bronze turkey with all the trimmings followed by pumpkin or pecan pie. You even get a complimentary Thanksgiving-themed cocktail on arrival.
Le Caprice, Piccadilly
It might not be an American diner but this French bistro has done the Yanks proud with its Thanksgiving offering this year. The carefully constructed three-course menu encompasses some all-American favourites such as crab and corn chowder and roasted turkey and finishes with a generous dose of chocolate and pumpkin pie with crème fraiche ice cream – adding a delicious French twist.
Are you celebrating Thanksgiving in London? Where are you going? Please leave a comment below.