Thursday 27 November marks Thanksgiving, an American holiday that has been adopted in recent years by the London cuisine scene as the perfect opportunity to serve delicious turkey-inspired delicacies and pumpkin-flavoured desserts. If you happen to find yourself in London this Thanksgiving, try out one of the restaurants below. We’ve found the best places across the city offering Thanksgiving-inspired meals, from turkey burgers to traditional three-course dinners with all the trimmings
For a traditional Thanksgiving feast, head to Avenue for roast turkey and all the trimmings, including special home-made grandma’s gravy. The meal is served family style, meaning that food is brought to your table on large plates and you serve yourself.
Avenue, 7-9 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1EE, +44 (0)20 7321 2111
For Thanksgiving Day only, Balthazar will be serving the ultimate holiday set menu, including winter kale salad, a choice of turkey or cod, and pumpkin soufflé or pecan pie.
Balthazar, 4-6 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ, +44 (0)20 3301 1155
Alongside American classics including cornbread, candied sweet potatoes and, everyone’s favourite, pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream, Big Easy will also be serving a unique whisky and honey sour called Squanto’s Swig.
Big Easy, 332-334 King’s Road, London SW3 5UR, +44 (0)20 7352 4071
The Soho branch of BRGR.Co has launched the Pilgrim turkey burger to celebrate the American holiday. Featuring all the best Thanksgiving flavours, including cranberry ketchup and buttered sprouts, the burger is served alongside pigs on a stick and fries.
BRGR.Co, 187 Wardour Street, London W1F 8ZB, +44 (0)20 7920 6480
The Good Life Eatery
With American founders, there was no way The Good Life Eatery would pass up on the chance to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be serving a healthy turkey and cranberry burger on 27 and 28 November, while stocks last.
The Good Life Eatery, 59 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DH, +44 (0)20 7052 9388
Hubbard & Bell
Newly opened Brooklyn-style grill Hubbard & Bell will be celebrating Thanksgiving with its own take on the traditional smoked turkey leg, accompanied by cranberry, pumpkin and green beans.
Hubbard & Bell, 199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD, +44 (0)20 77661 3030
For the ultimate Thanksgiving experience, The Ritz has the perfect celebration package, including an exclusive meal of traditional dishes, two nights’ accommodation, English breakfast each morning and the gift of a Ritz candle. A Ritz Thanksgiving is sure to be a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget.
The Ritz, 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, +44 (0)20 7493 8181