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When I was a kid the 3.5 weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving couldn’t seem further apart. Now that I’m an adult, the whole month of November seems to fly by.
Time is relative, after all.
Anyways, I suppose it is that time of the year when those of us who indulge in the Thanksgiving tradition need to start thinking about what we’re going to do for the holiday. Over here in London, there are actually quite a few places to chow down on turkey, stuffing, and all the fixin’s.
Keep it Classy and Traditional with the Benjamin Franklin House
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The Benjamin Franklin House is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving feast- complete with turkey, stuffing, veggies, and pumpkin pie – on the evening of 26 November at the beautiful Clothworker’s Hall in central London. It’s a little pricey at £80/Adult and £45/child, but all proceeds go to supporting the Benjamin Franklin House here in London town. For more info, click here.
Have a Hipster Thanksgiving at the Breakfast Club
If traditional isn’t your thing, then you might want to take a look at what the Breakfast Club is offering this Thanksgiving. The faux American diner is cooking up a Turkey Day menu on 26 November at all its outlets across the city. Some sample dishes include spicy pumpkin soup and baked kale mac n cheese. At £28, it’s one of the cheaper deals in town. For more info, click here.
Enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving for Less at Bodean’s
Bodean’s sets the standard for American BBQ in London, so it’s only fitting that they serve up a traditional Thanksgiving meal every year. Each of its branches are offering turkey, ham, and all the trimming for a very reasonable £23.95/person. Find the branch closest to you and book ahead – seats fill up quickly!
Tuck into Lobster at a Louisiana Style Thanksgiving with the Big Easy
If you’re in the mood for pit smoked turkey with a heaping side of Lobster, then you’ll want to head on over to the Big Easy on 26 November. Their £30/person Turkey Day menu (+£10 for Lobster) also includes homemade pumpkin pie. Mmmmmm. Click here for more info.
Have a Posh Turkey Day at Christopher’s Grill
This celebrated American establishment in Covent Garden is offering up a delectable Turkey Day menu for £55/person. The menu includes lots of fancy stuff, like goat cheese soufflé, roast corn and chorizo chowder, and pear and almond cobbler. Far from traditional, but it might appeal to the sophisticated side of your palate. Click here for more info.
Can I be honest with all of you for a moment?
I don’t really have the time to list ALL the restaurants offering a Thanksgiving menu – I tried to highlight a wide range of options above, but there are a lot I missed. Here’s a list of other places to chow down on Turkey on 26 November.
The Narrow (see menu here)
Beas of Bloomsbury (takeaway only – see menu here)