In the last few years, we Brits have adopted some of America’s best traditions, Black Friday, Halloween and it looks like we have hijacked another.

Thanksgiving (23 November 2017) is a close rival to Christmas in the hearts of Americans, with both holidays being a time for family, giving thanks and sharing gifts. In the UK, a number of restaurants are putting on Thanksgiving menus and feasts so you don’t have to travel across the Atlantic to celebrate the all-American holiday.

Here’s our list of the best places to celebrate Thanksgiving in the Capital.

 

Where The Pancakes Are

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this year
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The pancake connoisseurs are inviting you to celebrate Thanksgiving by enjoying their special Turkey and Pumpkin menu, along with extended evening opening hours.

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this year
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The set menu features their exclusive Thanksgiving Baby, a twist on the restaurant’s very successful ‘dutch babies’. For starters, diners will enjoy Buckwheat Lavosh with spinach and cheese dip, followed by an oven baked pancake stuffed with pulled turkey, roasted brussels sprouts, pumpkin and sage, served with the all-important cranberry sauce. This will be followed by spiced pecan pie, a take on an all-American classic. Beverages include prosecco, red or white wine, a coffee of choice and eggnog latte.

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this year
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How much? £27.50 each

When? 22-24 November 2017, (8am – 9pm)

Visit WhereThePancakesAre.com.

 

Bel & The Dragon

Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearOkay, this one isn’t quite London, but we couldn’t resist adding it to our list. The charming Bel & The Dragon country inns will be opening the doors for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner at its Churt, Cookham and Windsor locations. The Thanksgiving supper offers turkey day classics for a set three course menu, including spiced parsnip soup with rosemary and thyme flatbread, followed by succulent Copas Farm roasted turkey with sage and onion stuffing, sweet potato mash and cranberry sauce, finishing off with the all-time American favourite; pumpkin pie with homemade cinnamon ice cream.

How much? £35 each

When? 23 November 2017 (7.30pm)

Visit: BelAndTheDragon.co.uk.

 

Cut + Grind

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearNewly opened King’s Cross burger bar, Cut + Grind has launched a limited edition burger, called The Gobbler. It will offer the best bits of a traditional Thanksgiving feast for just £13 – a succulent turkey mince patty topped with plenty of American sausage stuffing, sweet potato rostiI, red cabbage, American mustard and rich turkey gravy, packed into a toasted brioche bun. Served alongside Cut + Grind’s triple-cooked Belgian style house fries, this burger will wash down perfectly with a pint of in-house Pilsner, Shoreditch Blonde ale or Timmerman’s cherry beer.

As an added bonus, expats and visitors from the great U.S. of A can pop in and redeem a complimentary Thanksgiving bevvy to sip alongside The Gobbler – just show some ID on the 23rd November to redeem.

How much? £13 each

When? 20-26 November 2017

Visit: Cutandgrindburgers.com.

 

STK London

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearThe modern American steakhouse STK London is serving up turkey – slow roasted and organic, this Thanksgiving. But it doesn’t stop there! Guests will be truly spoilt as this will be served alongside mouth-wateringly tender, cider braised USDA short ribs, a sweet side of cranberry and an array of indulgent, traditional sides including: sausage and bread stuffing, creamed corn cake, roasted pumpkin puree and green beans with almond crumbs. For dessert? Warm, spiced apple pie with moonshine ice cream – better than your momma would make!

STK London will also be serving up beats, booze and the best atmosphere in London for a cheeky twist on celebrations for one day only on 23 November.

How much? £39 each

When? 23 November 2017

Visit: STK London

 

Devonshire Club

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearAn opulent offering from one of London’s private members clubs, Devonshire Club will be serving a Trans-Atlantic feast to members and non-members alike throughout Thanksgiving week. This traditional feast will open with a rich New England clam chowder with cornbread followed by a classic roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberries, velvet mashed potatoes and collard greens. Dessert will be a suitably seasonal pumpkin and marshmallow meringue pie.

When? 20-24 November 2017

Visit: The Devonshire Club.

 

The Savoy

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearWith panoramic views of the River Thames, the stunning Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill, will be serving diners a luxurious yet informal dining experience this Thanksgiving. Whilst enjoying the lively atmosphere of the Art Deco-inspired interior, guests will be able to enjoy two or three courses from a set menu, featuring beetroot marinated cured salmon, roasted Norfolk turkey, traditional pumpkin pie, all to be washed down with a special martini.

How much? £45 for two courses, £55 for three courses

When? 23 November 2017

Visit: Kaspars.co.uk

 

Big Easy Covent Garden

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearThis barbecue and crab-shack is laying out a choice of two all-American feasts: either a pit-smoked turkey served with stuffing, cornbread, mashed sweet potatoes and green bean casserole, or a self-styled ‘lobster fest’ (£10 supplement) featuring whole lobster, lobster roll or lobster mac ’n’ cheese. It’s all served family-style and comes with butternut squash soup or caesar salad, and finishes off with a banana cream or pumpkin pie dessert.

How much? £35 each

When? 23 November 2017

Visit: Big Easy Covent Garden

 

Boondocks

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearBoondocks in Old Street, is hosting a three-day ‘All You Can Eat’ Thanksgiving spectacular.  The all-American joint in the City will be partying U-S-A style, with Thanksgiving feasting in the evenings. The set menu focuses on spiced and roasted turkey, green bean casserole, buttermilk biscuits, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and wild mushroom sourdough stuffing. The meal will be served with lashings of their ‘super awesome’ gravy. Also on the menu is eggnog and hot buttered cider, with dessert either a pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake.

How much? £45 each

When? 23-25 November 2017 (7-11pm)

Visit: Boondocks

 

Red Rooster

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this yearCelebrating their very first Thanksgiving in Shoreditch, Harlem soul food spot Red Rooster is treating guests to a real feast. Diners can expect a three-course meal including cornbread and devilled eggs for starters, before the mains of roast turkey with cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and mashed potatoes and green beans; yes please! Don’t try to resist the cinnamon-baked apple pie and vanilla ice cream and pumpkin spice Espresso Martini for afters.

How much? £55

When? 23 November 2017

Visit: The Curtain (Red Rooster)

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