Thanksgiving, although strictly an American custom, is one which London has embraced with open arms in current years. So the place to go for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast? The Resident has picked out a number of favorites…
Lead Picture: Driving Home Cafe
1 Christopher’s, Covent Backyard
Established 1991, London’s unique American restaurant, Christopher’s Covent Backyard, has been serving up Thanksgiving feasts for over 25 years. Head Chef Francis Agyepong has devised a menu beginning with both seared Orkney scallops, blue corn cream, fennel crisps and hazelnut praline; or Maryland crab desserts. Then there’s the slow-cooked Ballotine of Natural Turkey, accompanied by cornbread, Michigan chestnut cherry stuffing, cranberry relish, buttered beans and creamed potatoes. For vegetarians, there’s candy potato, scallion & Monterey Jack galette with butter bean casserole and cranberry corn muffin. Dessert consists of baked peanut butter & Graham cracker cheesecake accompanied with a salted caramel ice cream sandwich. The three-course menu is priced at £65 and shall be served all day from 12pm to 11.30pm in the eating room on 22 November.
18 Wellington Road WC2E 7DD; christophersgrill.com
2 CUT at 45 Park Lane
On Thanksgiving day (22 November), CUT at 45 Park Lane will supply a particular three-course menu priced from £110. Highlights embrace roasted squash soup with chanterelle mushrooms, goat’s cheese, pine nuts and pumpkin seed oil, roasted turkey with wild mushroom stuffing and Desiree potato puree, creme fraiche and black truffles. For dessert, there’s a up to date twist on an American basic – pumpkin cheesecake with crushed oats and candied ginger ice cream, or pecan pie served with ’10’ yr chocolate sauce and maple ice cream. BAR45 may even be serving American Craft Beers. Alternatively, the CUTcakes&Tea American Afternoon Tea will include Thanksgiving favourites of fried turkey & buttermilk bisquets in addition to maple and bacon macarons (£55pp).
45 Park Lane W1K 1PN; dorchestercollection.com
three Smith & Wollensky, Covent Backyard Riverside
Smith & Wollensky is providing up a Thanksgiving meal on 22 November solely, beginning with Roast Squash, Corn Chowder & Smoked Paprika or Oak Smoked Salmon, adopted by meaty mains such because the 320g USDA Prime Dry-Aged Sirloin, Roasted Bronze Turkey with sausage and cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce and purple wine gravy, or Beetroot Wellington. There are additionally family-style sides for the entire desk, together with bourbon-glazed roasted carrots, inexperienced bean and tomato casserole, and whipped potatoes. Spherical off with conventional puds like Pumpkin Pie, Apple & Blueberry Cobbler and Chocolate Delice. Priced £68pp for 3 programs.
The Adelphi Constructing, 1-11 John Adam Road WC2N 6HT; smithandwollensky.co.uk
Four The Jones Household Challenge, Shoreditch & Belgravia
Trendy steakhouse The Jones Household is celebrating Thanksgiving with a three-course dinner and paired cocktails. The menu begins with Cream of Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seeds & Winter Truffle, adopted by roast turkey with buttermilk mash, greens, sprouts, garlic buttered breadcrumbs, stuffing and lashings of gravy. For dessert, you possibly can select between pumkpin and pecan pie. The pairing cocktails are impressed by US anthems celebrating basic US harvest fruits (apple, blueberry, grape and cranberry) – assume Weapons n’ Roses’ Dangerous Apples (Wild Turkey Straight Rye, Laird’s applejack, pumpkin butter, lemon, sugar and bitters). Traditionally, Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration so The Jones Household have determined to unfold the custom over three evenings. from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 November 2018, priced £35pp or £70pp with drinks pairings.
78 Nice Japanese Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3JL & 7-Eight Eccleston Yards SW1W 9NF; jonesfamilyproject.co.uk
5 Rail Home Café, Driving Home Cafe and Village East
Sister venues Rail Home Café in Victoria, Driving Home Café in Fitzrovia and Village East in Bermondsey are all providing up a robust Thanksgiving feast this yr. Priced at £40 per head, the meal will begin with a festive Cinnamon Previous-Customary with Bourbon soaked cranberries, earlier than a sluggish roasted Norfolk Bronze Turkey arrives on the desk. Cooked in herb butter and served family-style for sharing, the turkey comes with indulgent sides of cornbread and sausage stuffing; maple-buttered candy potatoes; mac and cheese; and creamed corn casserole, to not point out the veggies – glazed sprouts with smoky bacon and inexperienced beans with praline. Dessert can be a selection of two smash-hit American pies – Pumpkin Brûlée Pie or Pecan Pie – every served with hand whipped vanilla cream. Out there 22 November solely.
Rail Home Café: Eight Sir Simon Milton Sq., Victoria SW1E 5DJ
Driving Home Café: 43-51 Nice Titchfield Road, Fitzrovia W1W 7PQ
Village East: 171-173 Bermondsey Road SE1 3UW
6 Farmacy, Notting Hill
Famend plant-based restaurant and bar, Farmacy in Notting Hill, is internet hosting its first ever supperclub this Thanksgiving. The menu, a three-course celebration of autumn produce, starter with a sharing mezze board of Chestnut Hummus, Cauliflower Popcorn, Baked Salsify Sticks, Cranberry Chutney and Historic Grain Flatbreads. For the primary programs, there’ll then be a Forager’s pie, Farmacy’s basic ‘Winter Bowl’, full of sprouted spiced rice, braised purple cabbage, whipped squash, charred brussel sprouts and celeriac remoulade, plus natural seasonal greens. The dessert board will function a trio of candy treats together with basic American Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Cups with seasonal fruit filling, and Rice and Coconut Pudding. The whole lot is comprised of pure, natural plant-based meals, free from dairy, refined sugars, GMO, components and all chemical compounds. From 7pm on 22 November. Tickets are £60.
74 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill W2 5SH; farmacylondon.com
7 The Blues Kitchen, numerous places
Head over to The Blues Kitchen on 22 November to expertise a real Deep South Thanksgiving. With places in Brixton, Shoreditch and Camden, The Blues Kitchen doesn’t fiddle on the subject of Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to a stay band to get you in festive spirits, you’ll be able to take pleasure in an genuine Texan three-course dinner beginning with New Orleans Gumbo (smoked sausage, hen, okra, peppers, lengthy grain rice and cornbread), Buttermilk Fried Turkey with cornbread and sausage stuffing, inexperienced bean casserole, crispy onions, twice baked mac & cheese and giblet & bacon gravy), and Pumpkin Pie with toasted marshmallows and vanilla ice cream. Priced £29.95pp.
Eight Bread Road Kitchen, the Metropolis
On Thanksgiving Day, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Road Kitchen is serving up a decadent three-course Thanksgiving menu centered round an excellent Confit Turkey Leg with cornbread, shrimps and grits and cranberry sauce. There’s additionally a sharing snack platter with scorching wings, wagyu meatballs, polenta croutons, basil and mac n cheese bites to start out, and sharing desserts of pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream, peanut butter parfait and chocolate lava cake. Priced £50pp or £80pp with a effective wine pairing.
10 Bread Road EC4M 9AJ; gordonramsayrestaurants.com
9 The Hero of Maida, Maida Vale
Critically-acclaimed Chef Director Henry Harris (previously of Racine) has created fittingly festive menus for The Hero of Maida this Thanksgiving. On 22 November, the restaurant might be serving up basic starters together with Endive and Duck confit salad with Roquefort dressing; and Devilled Prawns with garlic butter croutons. The foremost course is roast turkey from native butcher H.G. Walter, served sharing type with all of the trimmings together with selfmade stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, sprouts, mashed potatoes, candy potato and marshmallow gratin, and French bean casserole. For dessert there’s an unique dessert of candy potato pie and Bourbon cream. The three-course menu is priced £35.
55 Shirland Street, Maida Vale W9 2JD; theheromaidavale.co.uk
10 Balthazar, Covent Backyard
Balthazar London, the New York-style brasserie in Covent Backyard, is throwing a three-course feast that includes American Thanksgiving classics. Highlights from the menu embrace spiced roasted butternut squash soup to start out, a standard turkey roast with all of the trimmings (or alternatively baked cod with a thyme and parmesan crust) for the primary course and pecan pie for pud, in addition to tea, espresso and petit fours to seal the deal. The menu, obtainable on 22 November solely, is priced £55pp. You may also go for a festive gingerbread fizz cocktail for a further £11.
Four-6 Russell Road, Covent Backyard WC2B 5HZ; balthazarlondon.com
11 Joe Allen, Covent Backyard
The residence of New York-style eating in London for over 4 many years, shall be throwing an all-American Thanksgiving celebration full with a reside pianist, Stars and Stripes décor and bourbon cocktails galore. The menu kicks off with a decide of dishes from throughout the US – from a candy potato, sweetcorn and smoked bacon chowder to truffle mac’n’cheese croquettes – adopted by honey roast smoked ham or basic turkey with candy potato mash, buttered Savoy cabbage, roast carrots, parsnips and potatoes. Then there’s a spiced pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream, or pecan pie with candy Chantilly cream.
2 Burleigh Road, Covent Backyard WC2E 7PX; joeallen.co.uk
12 City Home, South Kensington
City Home in South Kensington invitations friends to chill out and benefit from the Thanksgiving festivities whereas they supply the right vacation spot to have fun collectively on 22nd November 2018. City Home at The Kensington is serving up a refined Thanksgiving menu on 22 November. Select from conventional dishes comparable to Butternut Squash Sage Soup, Fall Harvest Salad or Iron Skillet Corn Bread to start out, adopted by Roast Bronze Turkey Confit Leg Beignet, Pork Brief Ribs or Inexperienced Bean & Salsify Gratin for the primary course. For dessert, there’s a Pumpkin Tart, Purple Velvet Cake or Vanilla & Cider Pannacotta to select from. Priced £30pp for 2 programs or £45pp for 3 programs. Served from 5-9.30pm.
109-113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington SW7 5LP; townhousekensington.com
Thanksgiving at Balthazar
13 PJ’s Bar & Grill, Fulham
For a basic celebration this Thanksgiving, look no additional than PJ’s Bar & Grill in Fulham. Reserve a desk for a decadent three-course seasonal meal together with loads of home-cooked American favourites like roast turkey with all of the trimmings, truffle linguine, and black forest gateaux. The Thanksgiving menu is out there all through the day on 22 Thursday for bookings solely. Priced £32pp.
52 Fulham Street SW3 6HH; pjsbarandgrill.co.uk
14 Sticky Fingers, Kensington
This Thanksgiving, head to Rolling Stones’ legend Invoice Wyman’s restaurant simply off Excessive Road Kensington. Sticky Fingers is serving up a three-course menu full of American favourites, beginning with starters of Jim Beam honey and Tabasco wings, adopted by roast maple glazed turkey with all of the trimmings. To complete, there’s a decadent chocolate and pecan brownie smothered in scorching chocolate fudge sauce with vanilla ice cream. Priced £25pp.
1 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington W8 7QB; stickyfingers.co.uk
15 Plaquemine Lock, Islington
Plaquemine Lock is an English pub serving Cajun and Creole meals. Why? As a result of it’s run by Jacob Kenedy, whose ancestors hail from Louisiana. So it’s solely becoming that Plaquemine Lock can be serving up an array of true southern American Thanksgiving dishes, comparable to turkey gumbo, candy potato pie and pumpkin amaretto creme caramel. To drink, attempt a maple margarita or flight of bourbon & rye. Out there from 22-25 November for £29.50pp (Thanksgiving menu have to be ordered for the entire desk)
139 Graham Road, Islington N1 8LB; plaqlock.com
Take pleasure in Thanksgiving Louisiana type at Plaquemine Lock
16 Galvin HOP, Spitalfields
Impressed by the colonial Pilgrims’ 1621 harvest meal, the cooks at Galvin HOP have created an all-American Thanksgiving menu. For one night time solely, Americanophiles and expats can have fun the US vacation with an indulgent two-course dinner of roast turkey breast, BBQ pulled turkey legs, sage & thyme stuffing and pickled walnuts served with a choice of small plates (cherry & cranberry salsa, salt baked candy potato, cheese grits & cornbread, and inexperienced beans & crispy shallots). To complete, you possibly can select between pumpkin cheesecake with a cookie crumb or pecan pie with cinnamon ice cream. Served on Thursday 22 November from 7.30pm. £25pp.
35 Spital Sq. E1 6DY; galvinrestaurants.com
17 Ace Lodge London, Shoreditch
For the fourth version of the Breaking Bread collection, Ace Lodge London is holding an immersive Thanksgiving night in conjunction with significant experiences specialists, The POP. Commencing at 7pm on the seventh flooring rooftop, you’ll be welcomed with a pumpkin martini garnished with a burnt marshmallow. Alongside visitor audio system unveiled on the night, Ace Lodge’s Government Chef Matthew Marshall has created a well timed menu of freshly baked cornbread with hemp oil & amaranth dip, corn on the cob on edible soil and roast turkey with American black rice. To complete, select from pumpkin or pecan pie. Tickets are £40.
100 Shoreditch Excessive Road E1 6JQ. To guide see eventbrite.co.uk
18 South Place Chop Home, the Metropolis
Take pleasure in an indulgent three-course Thanksgiving feast at South Place Chop Home. Head Chef Man Betteridge has ready an American feast with a British twist. The menu begins with Ironbank pumpkin soup with crispy sage and toasted seeds, adopted by Norfolk bronze turkey with orange and cranberry stuffing, pigs in blanket, younger parsnips and roast potatoes. For dessert it’s glazed pecan pie with ice cream. Out there on Thanksgiving Day priced £30pp.
South Place Lodge, three South Place EC2M 2AF; southplacehotel.com