Top Things to do this Thanksgiving in London
by Nina Christopoulou
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, and not the eagle? Did you also know that Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving? A holiday with many fun facts, Thanksgiving has been introduced to many more countries than the US by now, and it makes sense that we are eagerly awaiting for a chance to stuff ourselves with turkey every year. In case you were wondering where you should be stuffing yourself with pumpkin this year, we have a pretty cool list for you below:
One of London’s favourite American restaurants, Christopher’s could not be missing from this list. The three-course extravaganza they have in store is delicious and Thanksgiving approved: The Chanterelle mushroom soufflé and pumpkin pie especially caught our attention!
Cocotte has given a little twist to our normal Thanksgiving celebrations, with a Thankschicken menu available from November 23rd to the 26th. As evident by the name, their menu boasts rotisserie chicken instead of turkey, and they also have an awesome spritz Thanksdrinking cocktail!
This one has its roots in NYC, so it was impossible that it wouldn’t have had something good cooking for Thanksgiving! We were sold on gingerbread-spiced cocktail, but the three courses that come after it are equally as thrilling!
4. The Blues Kitchen
With various locations to choose from, The Blues Kitchen offers a Thanksgiving meal with a live band that will accompany your dinner until 1 am. Buttermilk fried turkey, twice baked mac-n-cheese and obviously some New Orleans gumbo for starters will fill up your stomach and make you enjoy the music even more than usual!
5. 34 Mayfair
This grill is infusing its menu with a few Thanksgiving options this year, and we are looking forward to trying them! Roast turkey with cranberry stuffing, New England King Crab and corn chowder and our personal favourite: pumpkin pie with pecan and maple syrup!
6. Big Easy Covent Garden
This Covent Garden joint is bringing you the classic Thanksgiving menu, and a second one with a twist! The Lobster Fest menu sounds promising, with a choice of either a whole lobster, a lobster roll or a lobster mac-n-cheese! Top off your three-course meal with either banana cream or pumpkin pie!
7. The Breakfast Club
It’s time to visit the brunch favourite for a dinner that will have you drooling in no time! Somewhere in between US comfort food and Thanksgiving classics lies the Breakfast Club’s Thanksgiving menu, full inclusive of butternut bisque, turkey roasted in beer and bacon and of course pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream!