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23 of the Best Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving in London (2021)

Maybe you booked your tickets to London in November and didn’t realize it was going to be Thanksgiving – or maybe you saw a screamin’ flight deal and wondered whether it was worth it to miss the holiday in the U.S. to save on a trip to the best city on earth.

Whatever the reason, it turns out that Thanksgiving (late November) is a great time to visit London! Sure, the late autumn/early winter weather isn’t as nice as the summertime, but there are also way fewer crowds – especially of fellow American travelers. There are still plenty of interesting things to do around this time of year (even if it rains), including the classics like museums, markets, and pubs to visit for a pint. But there are also seasonal activities, giving you a teaser of the holiday cheer: the ice rink at the Natural History Museum is already open, Oxford Street’s light display is already on, and you can stroll through Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland with a mug of mulled wine.

Oh, and you don’t have to miss Thanksgiving entirely – as you’ll see in this post, there are a number of places that mark the American holiday with special menus featuring all your favorite dishes: roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie included! (There are also some others that have creative fusion options, like an Indian interpretation, Creole cuisine, and New York-style cheesecake.)

If you’re sold on visiting London around Thanksgiving but have zero intentions of missing out on one of the best days of eating all year long, read on to discover all the best places offering special menus to mark Thanksgiving in London.

Please note: this list is updated for Thanksgiving 2021. If you see an error or notice a restaurant is no longer offering its menu, please let me know in the comments!

1. Blues Kitchen

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  • Price:£29.95 or £25.95 depending on the menu you choose
  • Date & Time: Thursday 25 November 
  • Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London 

The Blues Kitchen might be in London. However, its essence is intrinsically American, with Nashville-imported posters on the walls, leather booths, blues music, and authentic American Soul Food 365 five days of the year. So of course, they partake in this American feast!  

On November 25th, The Blues Kitchen invites everyone to indulge in their buttermilk fried chicken with bacon gravy and many other American staples. They don’t have a kids’ menu, but there are kid-friendly options like mac ‘n’ cheese. It’s a traditional — but fancy — affair, beginning with poached lobster before segueing into a butternut squash and apple chowder, roast turkey with all the trimmings (or sea bass, if turkey’s not your thing), finishing with pumpkin or pecan pie.

2. Brasserie Max at Covent Garden Hotel

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  • Price: £55 
  • Date & Time: 25th November  from 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Address: 10 Monmouth Street, London

Brasserie Max’s sumptuous rooms are a nice option to celebrate Thanksgiving in London if chic dinner parties are your thing. Right in the heart of Seven Dials, the buzzy brasserie has conjured up a typical Thanksgiving menu featuring roasted pumpkin, beef fillet, gratin potatoes, charred sprouts, bourbon gravy, baked New York cheesecake, and blueberry compote. 

3. Christopher’s Grill

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  • Price:  £65
  • Date & Time: 25th November 
  • Address: 18 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD, United Kingdom

Christopher’s has earned a solid title as one of London’s best American restaurants, and it’s just the place to experience a proper American Thanksgiving feast. Chef Francis Agyepong has devised a fancy three-course menu with plenty of options for each course. To give you an idea, you can order a butternut squash and spinach salad for starters, zucchini and piquillo pepper casserole for entrée, and warm chocolate fudge brownie for dessert. 

4. Collins Room at The Berkeley

Thanksgiving in London - Collins Room at The Berkeley
  • Price: £95
  • Date & Time: 25th November 
  • Address: The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, London

Executive Chef Shaun Watling has sourced the finest British produce to concoct the best American classics this November. If you book a table here, your London Thanksgiving dinner will look like this: first, a luxurious dish of poached lobster arrives at your table; then, you’ll indulge in a plate of traditional Norfolk roast turkey with all the trimmings and finish up with an exquisite pumpkin or pecan pie.

5. Colony Grill at The Beaumont

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  • Price: £65
  • Date & Time: 25th November  
  • Address: The Beaumont, 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London

The Colony Grill is the beloved restaurant serving American fare in The Beaumont. It recently reopened its doors after a long lockdown. Unlike others, the restaurant has reemerged in the gastronomic scene looking better than ever, with a new chef, Ben Boeynaems, and a brand new interior design. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving in London, this is one of the top choices. 

This year, their Thanksgiving offer consists of a four-course menu starting at £65 per person. The feast begins with Norfolk Quail Caesar Salad with Black Truffle, followed by  Pumpkin Risotto with smoked Ricotta and toasted hazelnuts. Next up is a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey and a Pecan Pie to finish up. 

6. Darby’s

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  • Price: £65
  • Date & Time: 25th November
  • Address: 3 Viaduct Gdns, Nine Elms, London

An Irish-American restaurant, Darby’s menu is exceptional throughout the year. No wonder Londoners book a table whenever they need to make the right impression. Their atmosphere evokes that of Washington DC’s elegant yet unpretentious restaurants. There’s no better place to celebrate your Thanksgiving dinner in London if you want that home-away-from-home vibe. 

The kitchen team has prepared a delectable three-course menu this year, including truffle mac & cheese, Secret Smokehouse salmon and pickles, Turkey gravy, and Nancy’s pecan pie and clotted cream. 

7. Davies and Brook

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  • Price: £155
  • Date & Time: 25th November
  • Address: Claridge’s, Brook St, London, United Kingdom

Davies and Brook’s Thanksgiving menu is another league. It isn’t surprising once you learn the owner is none other than Daniel Humm, an infamous three-star Michelin chef. 

The Swiss chef has stayed loyal to his culinary principles and has blended British seasonality with the American tradition. Book a table in their refined dining room to enjoy four decadent courses, including foie gras with black truffle, lobster tail, and a chestnut-stuffed, roasted turkey centerpiece.  

8. Dishoom

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  • Price: £39
  • Date & Time:  22nd November – 24th December
  • Address: 2 Upper St Martin’s Ln, London 

If you have a bold palate, perhaps you’d like to try something new to celebrate Thanksgiving in London. Dishoom has curated a Thanksgiving menu with an Indian twist. Sounds interesting, right?  

Their lavish feast features Indian delicacies like Turkey Raan, a whole turkey leg the chef slowly cooks until it melts, Bombay-style potatoes, spiced cranberry chutney, masala winter greens, and, of course, a delicious House Chai.

9. Duck & Waffle

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  • Price: £90, includes wine pairing
  • Date & Time: Thursday 25th November 7 pm
  • Address: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

Perched on the 40th floor, Duck & Waffle is the place to go if you want to celebrate Thanksgiving with a view. This November, the highest restaurant in London is taking a break from their traditionally British cuisine to bring the American flavors.

Those who book a table in the trendy restaurant can expect a heartwarming pumpkin soup, whole roasted bronze turkey, pecan pie, and other delicious side dishes.

10. Galvin Bar & Grill at Kimpton Fitzroy

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  • Price: £48 
  • Date & Time: 25th November
  • Address: 1-8 Russell Square Corner of Guilford Street and Russell Square, London 

Galvin Bar & Grill is inviting everyone to celebrate a Thanksgiving feast in Kimpton Fitzroy’s opulent dining room. The celebration will be a decadent affair. Diners can look forward to free-range turkey, Delicia pumpkin soup, grilled ceps, Spenwood cheese, and cornbread. Vegetarian options include the Heritage beetroot salad with goat’s cheese, maple dressing, crispy shallots, grilled pumpkin, winter leaves, smoked almonds, and pomegranate. 

11. Ham Yard Bar & Restaurant at Ham Yard Hotel

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  • Price: £55 
  • Date & Time: 25th November 
  • Address: 1 Ham Yard, London

One of London’s most stylish restaurants, Ham Yard Bar & Restaurant, is celebrating Thanksgiving, too. Their Thanksgiving menu has an excellent selection of dishes, all very fresh with top-quality ingredients. The team has also made sure everyone can enjoy their meal and has conjured up vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. 

This year’s menu includes grilled Portobello mushrooms, lemon and basil aioli, Roast Rhug Estate bronze turkey, baked pumpkin cheesecake, spiced chantilly, cocoa nib tuile. 

12. Joe Allen

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  • Price: £65 
  • Date & Time: 25th November 
  • Address: 2 Burleigh Street, London

When it comes to American food in London, Joe Allen is an institution. The New York atmosphere is palpable from the moment you step in. The soft murmur of the piano music, photographs of Hollywood’s best artist on the walls, and Broadway posters give the place an authentic west-ide vibe. 

Their Thanksgiving menu features a delectable selection of American food, including Mr. Allen’s steak tartare, Roast turkey with all the trims, Pumpkin crème brulée, and New York cheesecake.  

13. Plaquemine Lock

Thanksgiving in London - Plaquemine Lock
Sausage and chicken gumbo with rice in a bowl
  • Price: £45
  • Date & Time:  25th November 7:30pm – 10pm
  • Address: 139 Graham St, London 

Plaquemine Lock is another excellent option to experience an authentic American Thanksgiving. The quaint pub in Islington specializes in Cajun and Creole cuisine and draft beer. They also make sure there’s always a live jazz band on the stage to enliven the atmosphere. 

Their offer for the special night is nothing fancy, yet it is all you need to have a good time: Turkey gumbo, a glass of bourbon, and lots of jazz!

14. Sea Containers

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  • Price: £45
  • Date & Time: 25th November  
  • Address: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD, United Kingdom

Sea Containers is offering a special menu to celebrate the American tradition. They’ll be serving up a three-course meal featuring Cured Duck with roasted beetroot, bitter leaves, walnuts, and chickweed, Roast Norfolk Turkey with pork stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey jus, and Hawaiian Sweet Potato Pie, coconut ice cream for dessert.

The team at Sea Container also wants to share their blessings with less fortunate ones. That’s why they’ve teamed up with The Felix Project to donate £5 from each Thanksgiving Menu so everyone can enjoy a hearty meal.

15. Sette

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  • Price: £50 per person | £30 children’s menu
  • Date & Time: November 25
  • Address: Ground Floor, 4 Knightsbridge Grn, London

A recent introduction to the Italian cuisine scenery in London, Sette also wants to partake in the American feast of Thanksgiving. For this year, they’ve cured an exquisite Italian-accented menu of four courses. Diners will have the pleasure to choose decadent options, like pumpkin and foie gras ravioli, root vegetable cannelloni, roasted bronze turkey, thin apple tart, and cinnamon sugar bombolini.  

16. Smith & Wollensky

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  • Price: £69 
  • Date & Time: Thursday 25 November
  • Address: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London

American steakhouse Smith & Wollensky will be hosting a Thanksgiving feast and wants you to join. The stunning ArtDeco rooms become filled with warm American hospitality. You will be able to enjoy gigantic portions of bronze turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, whipped potatoes, and a wide variety of side dishes. To finish your meal, you’ll indulge in the best pumpkin pie in London.

17. Spring To Go

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  • Price: individuals
  • Date & Time: – 
  • Address: 68 Ledbury Rd, London 

Not everyone fancies going out to celebrate Thanksgiving. Instead, they prefer hosting a family Thanksgiving in the comfort of their houses. Spring to Go caters to those who decide to stay home. 

It’s sort of a choose your own adventure kind of Thanksgiving as their menu offers almost all of the American classics, from free-range bronze turkey to pumpkin pie. You can start pre-ordering now for delivery on the 24th of November. 

18. Sussex

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  • Price: £65 | six courses and a Cointreau cocktail 
  • Date & Time: 25th November 
  • Address: 63-64 Frith St, London 

Brothers Oliver, Richard, and Gregory Gladwin are celebrating Thanksgiving a la British in Sussex, their latest gastronomic venture. Chef Oliver Gladwin was in charge of curating the colossal six-course menu. menu using high-quality ingredients from the family farm in West Sussex. 

You’ll start the night with traditional cornbread and smoked whipped butter. Then, you can choose from rock oysters with an apple shallow vinaigrette, a duck liver macaroon, and herbed cheese croquettes for starters. The highlight is the turkey with creamed leek, salt-baked potatoes, parsnip chips, brussels sprouts, and an apple, cheddar, and walnut salad. 

19. The Cleveland Arms

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  • Price:  from £38.00
  • Date & Time: 25th & 26th November 19:00 – 23:00 dinner and 12:00 – 16:00 lunch
  • Address:  28 Chilworth St, London 

The Cleveland Arms takes pride in being “Paddington’s local since 1852.” It’s an excellent place to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner in London if you want to have a classic British pub experience. 

The convivial venue has prepared a Thanksgiving menu featuring Pumpkin soup with toasted sourdough, Roast turkey, cabbage, roast potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and Pecan pie with lemon Crème Fraiche or Pear crumble with vanilla ice cream for dessert. 

20. The Game Bird at The Stafford London

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  • Price: £49.50 
  • Date & Time: 25th November 
  • Address: The Stafford, 16-18, St James’s Pl, St. James’s,

Michelin-starred chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Executive Chef Jozef Rogulski have put together an exceptional three-course Thanksgiving menu for this year at The Game Bird, the luxurious dining room inside The Stafford London. 

The menu is a fabulous combination of British and American fare. Fully loaded sweet potato soup, maple-glazed roast Norfolk turkey, and the classically-American pumping pie are the gastronomic surprises you’ll find here. 

21. The Goring

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  • Price: £110.00
  • Date & Time: Thursday 25 November  
  • Address: 15 Beeston Pl, London 

An Edwardian restaurant with Michelin star service, The Goring is one of the poshest venues to celebrate Thanksgiving. Its seamless teamwork from start to finish and exquisite cuisine has won the hearts of several Royals. 

For Thanksgiving this year, they’ve curated an indulgent six-course menu, featuring Canapés; BBQ langoustines, Coppa ham, celeriac, and maple syrup; Seared halibut, cauliflower, yeast, and Muscat grape. Of course, Roast Norfolk turkey is part of the offer along with foie gras, autumn squashes, and redcurrant; then you’ll try Beauvale cheese, wild honey, and brioche; Spiced pumpkin pie with maple syrup cream. 

22. The Hero of Maida

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  • Price: £40 
  • Date & Time: Thursday 25 November dinner
  • Address: 55 Shirland Rd, London

A traditional Victorian pub, The Hero of Maida, is another excellent option for a lovely evening. Chef Henry Harris has devised a heartwarming menu for everyone who wants to join him and the team on this special occasion.

You can choose from decadent options like Jerusalem artichoke soup with Tunworth croute or country terrine, for starters. The options for the main course are Roast Turkey, Smoked Tamworth pork collar, and Roasted delica pumpkin. You can choose between Pumpkin pie, crème Fraiche, Chocolate and pistachio brownie, and Pear and cranberry sorbet for dessert. 

23. The Milestone Hotel & Residences

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  • Price:£85 per person £42.50 per child (under 12 years old)
  • Date & Time: 25th November. You can book from 6 pm to 8 
  • Address:  The Milestone Hotel and Residences 1, 3 Kensington Ct, London 

Right in the heart of Kensington, The Milestone Hotel & Residences is a wonderful venue to celebrate Thanksgiving in London. They’ll welcome diners in their lavish lounge with garden views. 

Executive Chef Daniel Putz will celebrate the American tradition in the best Victorian style. The menu features the likes of sweetcorn chowder, seared salmon fillet, traditional Norfolk bronze turkey, and pecan pie. You can also choose from an extensive selection of homemade bread to accompany each course. 

Other London Restaurants that May Offer Thanksgiving This Year

Thanksgiving in London - Fifty Cheyne
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In addition to all of the restaurants above, there are a number of other restaurants that I heard have done Thanksgiving menus in the past. I’m not sure if they’re offering anything like that for 2021, but wanted to include them anyway.

As I said, I’m not sure if you’ll find a Thanksgiving menu on offer, but just in case the previous 20+ restaurants weren’t quite right, you now have a complete list of everywhere known for offering a great Thanksgiving in London.

Have any question about these restaurants, menus, or ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in London? Let me know in the comments!

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