Thanksgiving, although strictly an American custom, is one which London has embraced with open arms in recent times. So the place to go for a superb Thanksgiving feast this November 25? The Resident has picked out a couple of favorites…
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1 Davies and Brook, Mayfair
This one is an actual feast to provide thanks for, with three scrumptious and decadent programs that commemorate the season. A choice of starters vary from roasted beetroot, to wealthy foie gras or tagliatelle, each wealthy with truffle. Important programs of lobster tail with swede puree and lobster bisque, roasted turket or beef fillet are accompanied by all the standard trimmings; sharing dishes embody Brussel sprouts, potato moussaline, and cranberry sauce for the desk. To complete, the traditional American pie is elevated in true Davies and Brook model; select from pumpkin or pecan pie with ice cream.
Menu is £155pp and consists of an amuse bouche; Claridge’s Resort, Brook Road, Mayfair, W1K 4HR; daviesandbrook.co.uk
2 The Stafford London, St James’s
The Stafford London in St James’s has lengthy been a favoured vacation spot for friends from throughout the pond – The American Bar is without doubt one of the longest surviving American bars in London and the lodge served as a membership throughout World Warfare II, for American and Canadian officers stationed abroad who sought refuge within the lodge’s centuries previous Wine Cellars. In honour of this relationship, the five-star lodge places on on a lavish Thanksgiving feast yearly. The three-course menu begins this 12 months with totally loaded candy potato soup with crispy bacon, rye croutons and bitter cream, adopted by maple glazed roast turkey with caramelized onions, roasted squash, creamed sprouts, inexperienced beans casserole and garlic mash. For dessert, take pleasure in The Stafford’s twist on the standard pumpkin pie, which is served with oat and pecan crust and a buttermilk ice cream. Out there in each The Recreation Chicken restaurant and The American Bar.
Menu £49.50pp; 16-18 St James’s Place, SW1A 1NJ; thestaffordlondon.com
3 Sette by Acarpetta
Thanksgiving with fine-dining Italian aptitude, the three-course menu is made up of seasonal dishes together with chestnut and porcini soup with truffle; a primi piatti of pumpkin and foie gras ravioli; adopted by a selection of conventional roasted turkey with seasonal trimmings or wealthy vegetable cannelloni. End with cinnamon sugar bombolini with pecan cream and gooseberry sorbet for a decadent dolci.
Menu is £50pp and consists of an amuse bouche; 4 Knightsbridge Inexperienced, SW1X 7QA; settelondon.co.uk
4 Galvin Bar & Grill, Russell Sq.
Head Chef Adam Grey has put collectively a menu that celebrates each traditional American dishes and British elements and aptitude. The three-course meal begins with Delica pumpkin soup served with grilled ceps, Spenwood cheese and cornbread, adopted by a country free-range turkey with candy potato gratin, maple glazed bacon and cranberries. The meal finishes on the traditional notes of the pecan pie.
Menu £48pp; 1-8 Russell Sq. WC1B 5BE; galvinrestaurants.com
5 The Pem on the Conrad London St James
The Pem cooks Sally Abé and Laetizia Keating have created a one-off, celebratory menu, utilizing one of the best of British elements. The menu celebrates flavours of the harvest utilizing seasonal elements to create a comforting and elevated Thanksgiving meal within the Pem’s signature model. Feast on the likes of maple roast turkey, yams, duck fats hassleback potatoes and pumpkin pie ice-cream served with hazelnuts and shortbread and pair your meal with wines curated by the eating places sommelier.
Menu £95pp; Conrad London St James; 22-28 Broadway; SW1H 0BH; thepemrestaurant.com
6 Joe Allen, Covent Backyard
Following an 18-month closure, Covent Backyard’s house of New York-style eating might be throwing an all-American Thanksgiving feast. Starters embody bowls of creamy sweetcorn soup served with heat, do-it-yourself cornbread muffins to dip and an autumnal salad of beetroot, feta and orange dandelion topped with pecan granola. For the principle meal, a luxurious roast turkey full with all of the trimmings is on provide, or, for the non-traditionalists on the market, strive a crusted cod fillet served in a southern shrimp gumbo with chorizo and white beans. To complete, there’s an indulgently dense baked cheesecake, peanut butter and jelly ice-cream sandwiches and a pumpkin crème brûlée .
Menu £65pp; 2 Burleigh Road, Covent Backyard WC2E 7PX; joeallen.co.uk
7 Christopher’s, Covent Backyard
Established 1991, London’s authentic American restaurant, Christopher’s Covent Backyard, has been serving up Thanksgiving feasts for over 25 years. The festive three-course feast begins with both a chickpea and chorizo chowder, seared wagyu beef or blackened shrimps. Then there’s the slow-cooked ballotine of natural Turkey, accompanied by cornbread, Michigan chestnut cherry stuffing, cranberry relish, buttered beans and creamed potatoes. For vegetarians, there’s zucchini and piquillo pepper casserole with potato and celeriac dauphinoise and cranberry cornbread. Dessert consists of pumpkin pie with bourbon Chantilly, apple and blackberry cobbler or a baked New York vanilla cheesecake.
Menu £65 pp; 18 Wellington Road WC2E 7DD; christophersgrill.com
8 Smith & Wollensky, Covent Backyard Riverside
This refined American-style steakhouse is providing up a Thanksgiving meal that begins along with your selection of cut up peas soup with bacon, peppered goats cheese with a tenderstem broccoli, pomegranate and pecan salad or oak smoked Scottish salmon with Keta caviar, creme fraiche and recent horseradish. That is adopted by free-range roast turkey with sausage and cornbread stuffing, pan-friend stone bass, beetroot Wellington, or your selection of three hefty cuts of meat – prime sirloin, fillet or bone-in ribeye. End off with a standard pumpkin pie, apple and blueberry cobbler or an Oreo cheesecake.
Menu £69 pp (steaks extra); The Adelphi Constructing, 1-11 John Adam Road WC2N 6HT; smithandwollensky.co.uk
9 The Jones Household Kitchen, Belgravia
Trendy steakhouse The Jones Household Kitchen is celebrating Thanksgiving with a three-course dinner with the choice of pairing it with traditional US-style cocktails and a glass of chardonnay. The menu begins with cream of squash soup with pumpkin seeds and winter truffle, adopted by roast turkey with buttermilk mash, greens, sprouts, garlic buttered breadcrumbs, stuffing and lashings of gravy. For dessert, you’ll be able to select between pumpkin and pecan pie. The pairing cocktails rejoice traditional US harvest fruits (apple, blueberry, grape and cranberry) and use a Wild Turkey base. The menu should be pre-booked and is accessible November 25-27.
Menu £39.50pp or £82pp with paired drinks; 7-8 Eccleston Yards SW1W 9NF; jonesfamilyproject.co.uk
10 Rail Home Café & Driving Home Cafe, Fitzrovia & Victoria
Sister venues Rail Home Café in Victoria and Driving Home Café in Fitzrovia are each providing up a robust Thanksgiving feast this 12 months. Served all collectively like a house roast, you’ve obtained roast Norfolk turkey, cornbread and sausage stuffing, and maple-buttered candy potatoes. There’s a bunch of scrumptious sounding sides too – truffled mac and cheese, creamed corn casserole, glazed sprouts with bacon and inexperienced beans and praline. Dessert might be a selection of two smash-hit American pies – pumpkin brûlée pie or pecan pie. To kick the meal off, there’s an elective aperitif – a Kentucky bucket with Maker’s Mark, cider, mango tea, maple syrup orange bitters, lemon and star anise – which comes as a person cocktail or as a sharing bowl (£9/£45). Out there November 25-26. Supply containers are additionally out there.
Menu £45 pp; Rail House Café: 8 Sir Simon Milton Sq., Victoria SW1E 5DJ
Riding House Café: 43-51 Nice Titchfield Road, Fitzrovia W1W 7PQ
11 Ottolenghi at house, Notting Hill, Marylebone & Belgravia
Wish to spend Thanksgiving at house and nonetheless desire a bang-up feast with none of the work? Ottolenghi has a spread of Thanksgiving choices you’ll be able to choose up from the Notting Hill, Marylebone or Belgravia eating places to take house. Coming in varied portion sizes, there’s boneless Turkey rolled with mint and cumin and both a chestnut, prune, pancetta and sage stuffing or stuffing with dried apricot, fig, celery and rosemary. The perimeters are loads and sound a deal with. Decisions embody festive soiled rice, roasted candy potato with pecan, sultana maple and spring onion, and inexperienced beans with burnt butter, yogurt sage, lemon and almond. For dessert, select from pumpkin pie, pecan pie or apple galette on walnut pastry. Menu gadgets are individually priced.