Although Thanksgiving is primarily an American and Canadian holiday, it has now become more common to celebrate Turkey Day in England. We love any excuse to get together with family and friends to eat, drink and be merry, so we’ve rounded up a list of places to help you celebrate Thanksgiving just like our friends across the pond. Let the food-induced coma commence!
The ultimate Thanksgiving celebration at Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack in Covent Garden
On Thursday 27th November, Big Easy will be serving the ultimate Thanksgiving feast alongside a unique whisky and honey sour; Squanto’s Swig (£9). Priced at £30 per person, sample dishes include: pumpkin & squash soup with cumin & chili toasted pumpkin seeds; pit smoked turkey served ‘family style’ at the table with cornbread, pork sausage and apple stuffing, gravy, brown sugar candied sweet potatoes, creamed spinach, roast garlic dirty mash and homemade cranberry sauce. To finish, a fresh baked pumpkin pie, topped with vanilla whipped cream. Make your reservation here.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Ritz London
This Thanksgiving, The Ritz have created the ultimate celebration from Wednesday 26th to Thursday 27th November 2014. Whether vacationing in London or visiting family and friends, The Ritz invites you to enjoy an exclusive menu including classic clam chowder, Norfolk Bronze turkey with all of the traditional trimmings, and delicate pumpkin soufflé. Priced from £1,246 (inclusive of VAT), the package includes two nights’ accommodation, Thanksgiving lunch or dinner on Thursday 27th November, English breakfast each morning and a gift of a Ritz Candle. More information here.
Thanksgiving at the Crafthouse in Leeds
Crafthouse will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday 27th November, giving those who are away from home a taste of the USA. Enjoy a specially created three course menu priced at £25 per person, including starters of roast pumpkin soup with corn bread, and ajun spiced crab cake with sweet corn puree and buffalo tomato. Sharable side dishes such as maple roasted carrots and buttered kale go perfectly alongside a traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by a selection of seasonal desserts. For further details, please email email@example.com, quoting ‘Thanksgiving dinner’.
The Festive Dog at Dirty Bones
Dirty Bones is redefining the traditional Thanksgiving meal with their Festive Dog. Available throughout the holiday season, this Dirty Dog boasts turkey stuffing sausage cooked in red wine gravy and is topped with cranberry purée, buttered greens, crispy potatoes and more stuffing (£9.50). Get yours here.
Spend your Thanksgiving at home with Bite Me Pizza
For those not wanting a traditional sit down feast, Notting Hill’s Bite Me Pizza will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with a unique seasonal pizza. Only available on Thanksgiving Day, the pizza will be topped with mozzarella, roast turkey breast, crispy pork belly, brie and cranberry sauce. Available to eat in or take away, the pizza is the perfect way to say Happy Thanksgiving in your own way!
A Thanksgiving feast at Avenue
Celebrate in true American style at Avenue restaurant in St James this Thanksgiving. Available only on Thursday 27 November, Avenue is offering a traditional Thanksgiving Day menu, served family style for £25 per person. To start, enjoy a pumpkin soup with gingerbread croutons before tucking into a roast of bronze turkey, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage and cranberries with plenty of Grandma’s homemade gravy. To finish, make sure you save room for the pecan pie; the quintessential Thanksgiving dessert. Make a booking here.
A five star Thanksgiving at The Northall
Get the festive season underway in style with a decadent three course Thanksgiving menu at The Northall restaurant. Available only on Thursday 27 November, the menu offers traditional dishes with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne at £75 per head. Highlights from the menu include roast pumpkin and sage soup with warm corn bread, free range bronze turkey with sour dough, apple & raisin stuffing and all the trimmings, and sumptuous spiced pumpkin cheesecake. Sittings for lunch will be from 12pm to 3pm, whilst dinner will be served from 5:30pm till 11pm. A children’s menu is also available. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Thanksgiving or call 020 7321 3116.