Celebrate the grand old US of A with our pick of the most scrumptious Thanksgiving treats for the family across London. Falling on the fourth Thursday of every November, the 28th for your diaries, get a taste for Turkey ahead of the Christmas season and pecan pie galore…
Rail House Café
Thanksgiving at Fitzrovia’s Riding House Café has always been a firm favourite of ours. Following in their big sister’s footsteps, the Rail House Café is serving up a pretty special festive feast this 28th November. Their epic feasting menu for just £40 p/p is the perfect meal to share with your loved one whilst the babysitter stays home on watch. Start proceedings with a honey-licked Ginger Pilgrim cocktail before indulging in a super-sized Thanksgiving meal including Norfolk bronze turkey laden with cornbread stuffing, maple-buttered sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, creamed corn casserole, glazed spouts and lots of boozy Calvados gravy to soak it all up. Be sure to save room for a pumpkin brûlée pie served with whipped vanilla cream.
8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Victoria, London, SW1E 5DJ
CUTCakes and Tea at 45 Park Lane
We’re always on the search for family-friendly afternoon teas and this one is pretty special. Serving a true taste of America, The Dorchester Collection’s 45 Park Lane CUTCakes & Tea is a star-spangled tea ideal for giving thanks to ones you love. Indulge in delectable lobster Po’Boys, waygu beef sliders maple and lollipop fried chicken wings, before trying to keep tiny finger away from PB & J Twinkies, red velvet cake pops and Devil’s chocolate cake. For more info or to book this star-spangled afternoon tea – click here.
CUT at 45 Park Lane, London, W1K 1PN
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a trip to BBQ joint Bodeans. Serving up award-winning Kansas City style barbecue, their new kids menu is an authentic slice of low and slow smokehouse dishes small-style including baby back ribs, juicy chicken wings and southern style sausage and mash. With three courses and a drink for under a fiver, this affordable menu is a savvy slice of Americana in London. Top tip – sign up for the Bodean’s Q Card and kids can eat for free all weekend with a dining adult. On 28th November, big kids can feast on a Thanksgiving menu complete with turkey, ham and all the trimmings followed by pumpkin or key lime pie for pud.
Various locations across London – Balham, Clapham, Fulham Old Street, Soho, Tower Hill, Covent Garden
The Breakfast Club
If you’re brood are a little older and you’re on the look out for a memorable Thanksgiving meal for the family, The Breakfast Club always comes up trumps! Three courses for an affordable £28 you can tuck into oozy grilled cheese tortillas, artichoke dip and cauliflower fritters for starters. For mains will you choose a hearty meatloaf and mash or smoked turkey and bacon stacks with sage and onion pancakes laden with gravy goodness. For those with a smidgen more space grab a slice of NY baked cheesecake and blueberries.
Various locations across London – book your table here
Biscuiteers Thanksgiving Biscuit Icing Workshop
We can always rely on Biscuiteers to sweeten up seasonal events! This Thanksgiving our favourite biscuit emporium are running a Thanksgiving Icing Workshop on Sunday 24th November for small and big kids alike. Open to kids aged 14 and upwards, you can join the Biscuiteers teams at their Notting Hill and Northcote Road icing cafes to learn the tricks of the trade, tuck into tasty biccies and leave with a beautiful tin of biscuits you’ve iced yourself. Tea, turkeys and two hours of top crafty kitchen Thanksgiving fun.
194 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11 2ES / 13 Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11 1NG
If a three course feast doesn’t tickle your fancy, then why not indulge in a lip-smacking burger by hugely popular plant-based restaurant by CHLOE. This Thanksgiving, it’s all about the aptly named Gobble Gobble burger. It’s got all the traditional American flavours, but is meat and dairy-free – lemon-caper seitan, sautéed kale, rosemary gravy, harvest stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwiches between an ingenious potato bun. Don’t forget the air baked sweet potato fries! Every Gobble Gobble burger bought, a donation is made to dog rescue and rehoming charity All Dogs Matter.
Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA / One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD
He’s king of the Cronut and purveyor of the pies this Thanksgiving. Dominique Ansel has crafted a seasonal duo set to delight any holiday table. There’s the Extra Silky Pumpkin Pie – a delicately spiced pie is triple-strained, resulting in an extra smooth pumpkin custard, finished with a hand-crimped gingersnap crust. The Bourbon Pecan Pie has a deep, caramelized flavor. Rich and gooey with brown sugar, molasses, and whole toasted pecans, framed in a vanilla sablé crust. Bring the Bake Off vibes without the faff with these fabulous festive pies.
17-21 Elizabeth Street, Victoria, London, SW1W 9RP
Yhangry Thanksgiving Feasts
Being a new mum can be exhausting and when it comes to preparing family festive feasts sometimes the thought of getting your Nigella on is just too much! What if we told you that we could bring a personal chef into your home who would whip up your fave Thanksgiving dishes, pick up the groceries and serve up a delicious dinner from just £8-15 per person! We’re not pulling your leg, this is the real deal thanks to the guys at Yhangry. At just £37 per person, get ready to indulge in turkey and stuffing, sweet potato casserole, creamy mash, honey glazed carrots and green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream. With a veggie feast at just £19 per person, Yhangry are reinventing mealtimes with their fresh, fast and fuss-free service. Oh did we mention they clean up too!
Discover more and book your festive feast here
If you’re not one for a slice of pie, then Crosstown’s legendary doughnuts won’t disappoint with their November spiced pumpkin doughnut. Plus this baby is totally vegan! They’ve taken their popular new sourdough base, filled it with a spiced pumpkin (vegan) custard, topped it with a pumpkin glaze, and finished it with a cinnamon and pumpkin seed crumble.
Crosstown Doughnuts Vegan Store – 5-6 Picton Place, London, W1U 1BL
Heddon Street Kitchen
Mister Ramsay is rolling out the the red, white and blue carpet this Thanksgiving at Heddon Street Kitchen. Stateside flavours are served up in platters, perfect for family feasting. Rich roasted pumpkin soup, lollipop BBQ chicken wings and Oyster Rockefeller. Roasts with the most follow – with a succulent confit turkey leg, bacon popcorn, green beans and mushroom bake. For the grown ups, get sauced with a cheeky Jack Daniel’s gravy. The dessert platter is a trio of temping treats – pecan pie with cinnamon ice cream, salted caramel brownies and bourbon cheesecake. Kids under 12 eat free, all day, every dayfrom Tilly’s Treats Menu and can take home Tilly’s Treats Kids Pack.
Regent Street Food Quarter, 3 – 9 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BE
The Big Easy
Inspired by the 19th century crab shacks & Bar.B.Q of the American Gulf Coast, The Big Easy offers hearty portions of good ol’ home-style food and is a much-loved local of choice for millions of Londoners and a fair few home-sick yanks. This 28th November, make a bee-line for a family style sharing at The Big Easy. Their famous Bar.B.Q Chicken Wings and crisp Caesar salad kickstart the meal followed by the main event – a huge slow-coked, pit-smoked turkey served up with Grandma Emma’s spirited apple & cranberry chutney, velvety mashed sweet taters, the best eve green bean casserole and oh and… coleslaw. Why not switch up tradition and grab a slice of The Big Easy’s banana cream pie! For those under 10, there’s a smashing kids menu with pint-sized portions of Big Easy favourites. Book up your Thanksgiving feast here.
Find The Big Easy at Kings Road, Covent Garden and Canary Wharf