Thanksgiving may be an American celebration but for those wanting to experience Thanksgiving in London, here are the best festive menus in the capital
By Orlando Whitehead
Kaspar’s at The Savoy
For those wishing to celebrate Thanksgiving in style, Kaspar’s offers a deluxe dining experience. Set in The Savoy’s swanky Art Deco interior, guests can look forward to a five-course feast from a set menu featuring an amuse-bouche of corn preparations, turkey with traditional accompaniments, all topped off with pumpkin pie. With their specially tailored menu, the chefs promise to make even the most nostalgic of Americans feel at home.
£75 per person; The Strand, WC2R 0EY; savoychristmas.com/thanksgiving
HIX have teamed up with Bulleit Whiskey to offer a decadent three-course dinner paired with tailored whiskey cocktails to guarantee a Thanksgiving celebration like no other. For the starter, guests will enjoy a selection of sharing plates including sugar pit beef croquettes and Atlantic prawn salad. A traditional main course of stuffed Swainson House Farm turkey is then followed by a Bulleit Bourbon and pecan tart for dessert. Tickets for their Thanksgiving in London event are limited and the banquet takes place in the restaurant mezzanine.
£65 per ticket; Tramshed, 32 Rivington St, EC2A 3LX; Bookings via designmynight.com
Bourne & Hollingsworth Garden Room
With spectacular views of the city skyline, this four-course meal curated by a guest chef takes place in the exclusive private dining room atop the Assembly Hotel. The menu features inventive takes on classic Thanksgiving dishes with an emphasis on slow cooking to deliver mouth-watering flavours. Seasonal fruit trees, flowers, and herbs set the scene for an unforgettable sky-high celebration.
£45 per ticket; 10th Floor, Assembley Hotel, WC2H 0LS; Bookings via designmynight.com
Christopher’s Covent Garden
For one day only, Christopher’s is laying on a sumptuous with modern twists on Thanksgiving favourites. Available throughout the day, the special menu is full of delectable festive creations such as carrot and cumin soufflé, seared Orkney scallops, and signature slow-cooked Ballotine turkey. The chic Martini Bar offers themed cocktails, such as gingerbread martini, fit for the occasion.
£65 per person for three courses; 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD; christophersgrill.com
Riding House Café and Rail House Café
Promising to be a home away from home, Riding house Café (Fitzrovia) and Rail House Café (Victoria) create an atmosphere of festive cheer with a seasonal banquet guaranteed to get you into the Thanksgiving spirit. Slow roasted Norfolk Bronze turkey is accompanied by cornbread and sausage stuffing, maple-buttered sweet potatoes, Calvados gravy, and glazed sprouts and bacon. For dessert, there is a choice of pumpkin brûlée or pecan pie and a bourbon-based Ginger Pilgrim cocktail will spice up the celebrations.
Set meal £40 per person; Riding House Café, W1W 7PQ; Rail House Café, SW1E 5DJ; ridinghouse.cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
The iconic Hard Rock Cafe will be serving a Thanksgiving feast for its London guests on 28 November. Both locations (Old Park Lane and Picadilly Circus) will treat diners to a two course dinner with dishes including traditional slow-roasted turkey with all the trimmings and the Hard Rock’s famous pumpkin pie.
£26.20 per person for 2 courses, bookings via hardrockcafe.com
For those wishing to transport Thanksgiving celebrations to a setting of supreme elegance, The Northall at The Corinthia is the place to go. Renowned for its haute cuisine, the restaurant has created a show-stopping menu featuring quail and duck liver corn crumpets, turkey with sage and citrus stuffing, and pumpkin pie with spiced custard and milk sorbet to round off the feast.
£75 per person for three courses; Corinthia, WC2N 5AE; corinthia.com
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