Thanksgiving is a traditional American public holiday which originally celebrated the arrival of the first non-native American settlers. Whilst we’re not the biggest fan of the historical connotations the modern day premise of Thanksgiving is a celebration of family and friendship with food at Thanksgiving Dinner and we can definitely get behind that. Thanksgiving is celebrate on the 4th Thursday of every November and is now making some global transitions with people across the world getting involved and finding reasons to give thanks on that day too!
Here are a couple of places you can celebrate Thanksgiving in London!
According to the cool folks at CityUnscripted, which specialises in hosting authentic tours of London, The Riding House Cafe will be the closest you’ll get to a really authentic thanksgiving meal in London. Their thanksgiving feast will be served family style, so you can dig in and help yourself to extra maple-buttered sweet potatoes or sausage and cornbread stuffing and the gravy and so much more. They’ve got all the classics covered using only the best quality produce, from roasted Norfolk Bronze turkey to pumpkin brûlée pie, but expect a couple of twists that will elevate your thanksgiving meal into something really special, how does truffled mac and cheese sound?
The Brooklyn Brewery
The three-course menu – served family-style – is a riff on the traditional Thanksgiving spread, celebrating the classic all-American flavours of autumn. Rachel Wesleoh from New York’s Brooklyn Brewery is behind the beer flight, with a different brew paired with each course.
Pumpkin croquettes, iceberg wedge & blue cheese dressing
Hearty one-pot turkey stew, cornbread & sides
Maple syrup cheesecake.
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
Brooklyn Scorcher IPA
Brooklyn Thornbridge Olivers Serpent
Brooklyn Local 2
Brooklyn K is for Kriek
THE CHEF: Yorkshire-raised Rose Exall returns to the BW kitchens, after a summer spent cooking around Europe. Her menus aim to bring people together through the simple pleasures of good food. Expect clever twists on classic dishes & elegant, yet hearty cooking.
TICKETS: £35 (includes 3 course menu welcome drink and paired beer flight) available in store and online
Ny-Lon Lounge Bar
Stop in at NY-LON this Thanksgiving with friends and celebrate with The Ny-Lon Cranberry Holiday cocktail Scarlet Sparkle. They’ve mixed cranberry liqueur with Pierre Ferrand Orange Curacao and topped it off with a healthy pour of prosecco for the essential fizz that makes the libation properly punchy. If you want to lessen the tipple quotient, use lemonade instead for added bubble. Their secret when making the delicious Thanksgiving cocktails at NY-LON is the garnish. The Scarlet Sparkle is topped with fresh red currants sprinkled with a little icing sugar for that extra sweet finish.