Five restaurants in London for a proper Thanksgiving feast
Whether you are a US patriot longing to keep in touch with tradition, a culture vulture looking to try something new, or simply a foodie who can’t quite wait till Christmas for a taste of turkey, we have lined up some of our favourite places to eat out this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving with a twist at Two Lights
For those searching for a cool alternative vibe, Two Lights is the place to be this Thanksgiving. Sister restaurant to The Clove Club and nestled in the hipster hub of London between Hoxton and Shoreditch, the neighbourhood venue serves up modern American cuisine for London’s most cutting-edge diners. Two Lights will be hosting a special Thanksgiving Dinner on the 28th November coming in at £45 per person. The three-course menu puts a contemporary spin on the classics, opening with autumnal starters such as Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Black Truffle & Bacon Jam, followed by roast turkey and all the fixings (Including Spiced Cranberry and Orange Jelly and Oven-Roasted Honey Pumpkin) and topped off with a selection of timeless deserts such as Apple and Smoked Cinnamon Pie. To book a table visit the restaurant’s website here.
Classy Thanksgiving at The Goring
If you’re looking to splash out, The Goring in Belgravia will be offering a sophisticated six-course tasting menu for £110. Though it’s not cheap, this exclusive offering includes dishes such as Venus Clam Chowder, Smoked Bacon and Caviar; BBQ Langoustines, Sweet Potato, Vanilla and Roe Crackers; Traditional Roast Turkey, Parsnip, Roasted Squash and Sprout Tops, finished with a sweet helping of Pecan Pie, Lime and Crème Fraiche. If you want a reason to put on your best dress, this is the perfect way to upgrade your roast.
Thanksgiving for the family at The Stafford London
Alternatively, The Stafford London is offering a more family-style Thanksgiving celebration. The hotel, well-known for their historic American Bar with connections to the states, are inviting guests to dine on a three course menu of Corn and Ham Chowder with Roasted Corn, Bacon and Rye Croutons; Maple-Glazed Roast Norfolk Turkey (the header image), Corn Pudding, Green Beans, Caramelised Onions, Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato Casserole; ending on a delicious pumpkin pie with an oat and pecan crust and buttermilk ice-cream. At £49.50 per person, it would be perfect for a special treat.
Thanksgiving with a view at Kaspar’s at The Savoy
To combine both class and comfort, you need look no further than Kaspar’s at The Savoy, which promises a luxurious yet informal dining experience on the 28th November. The restaurant offers not only stunning panoramic views of the Thames, but also boasts a lively atmosphere and a beautiful Art Deco-inspired interior. Guests will be served up five courses from a set menu, featuring an amuse-bouche of Corn Preparations, Cured Salmon or Roasted Pumpkin Curry to start, Turkey with traditional accompaniments or Double Corn Soufflé; and finally Traditional Pumpkin Pie for dessert.
Thanksgiving with a pint at The Cleveland Arms
There’s nowhere better for a roast than a good old-fashioned pub. And as far as pubs go, you don’t get much better than The Cleveland Arms. Thanksgiving is a time for community, and this cultural hub, long renowned amongst regulars, is hosting a special seasonal three-course meal to bring the neighbourhood together. At the friendly price of £30 per head, on the 28th November, the pub is offering a decadent set menu created by Head Chef Elisabeth Passédat. Dishes include Honey Mustard Brussel Sprout Slaw with Quail’s Eggs; followed by roasted turkey with caramelised apples, topped with bourbon gravy; and Pecan Pie & Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert.
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