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While still very much a US tradition, in recent years Thanksgiving has started to steadily steep into the British consciousness, not least because of the greater influx of American chefs and restaurants. So whether you have a penchant for pecan pie or just want another reason for some good ol’ fashioned feasting, here is our pick of the best events happening in London around Thanksgiving on Thursday 23rd November.

 

Balthazar

Balthazar

Where: 4-6 Russell St, London WC2B 5HZ

What: £55 per person

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: A set menu of all-American classics, including spiced roasted butternut squash soup, traditional roast turkey and pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. In the run-up to the day, you can also buy s’mores, pecan pies, pumpkin tarts, apple and cinnamon doughnuts and more American from their Boulangerie. That pic above is of a pecan pie we were sent by Balthazar and it is very good. 

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Red Rooster

Red Rooster

Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT

When: 23 November

What: Thanksgiving feast for £45

What's on the menu: They get things started with a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini before dishes which include "Cornbread, honey butter, tomato jam", "CC’s Deviled Eggs, chicken skin aioli, duck jerky" and the main event of "Roast turkey, Cornbread stuffing, cranberry Sauce, Sweet potatoes & Marshmallows, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans".

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Cut + Grind

Where: The Urbanest Building, 25-27 Canal Reach, Camden N1C 4DD

What: Thanksgiving burger

When: 20 - 26 November

What's on the menu: The Gobbler, a limited edition burger for £13 - a turkey mince patty topped with plenty of American sausage stuffing, sweet potato rostiI, red cabbage, American mustard and rich turkey gravy, packed into a toasted brioche bun.

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45 Park Lane

Where: 45 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1PN

What: Thanksgiving cocktail and bite

When: 13-26 November

What's on the menu: 45 Park Lane is adding the Gobble Gobble cocktail (£17) - Bourbon American whiskey and an American pale ale beer as well as maple syrup and barrel aged bitters. And on the side of that they have a mini pecan pie with maple ganache, an apple choux with almond mousse and a pumpkin doughnut with cinnamon cream cheese (£14). They'll have a full Thanksgiving dinner on the day itself too (£110)

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Dead Dolls House

Where: 181 Upper St, London N1 1RQ

What: A three-course menu for £35

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: "Crab cakes, charred lemons, tarragon mayonnaise", "Whipped yams, charred corn, creole butter, corn bread", "Norfolk black roast turkey, stuffing, pigs in blanket, cranberry sauce", "Whisky thief chocolate & bourbon tart" and, of course, pumpkin pie.

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Where The Pancakes Are

Where The Pancakes Are

Where: 85a Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ

What: Thanksgiving menu for £27.50

What's on the menu: a starter of Buckwheat lavosh with spinach & cheese dip (with a glass of prosecco), followed by their "Thanksgiving Baby" - an oven-baked pancake stuffed with pulled turkey, roasted brussels sprouts, pumpkin and sage, served with cranberry sauce (with a glass of red or white wine), and finishing with spiced pecan pie (with an eggnog latte).

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34 Mayfair

Where: 34 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 2HD

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: The 34 menu includes New England shellfish chowder, roast turkey with cranberry stuffing and caramel pumpkin pie, served with maple ice cream.

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Boondocks

Where: 205 City Rd, London EC1V 1JT

What: Set menu for £45

When: 23 - 25 November

What's on the menu: The Boondocks menu is all you can eat and there is a LOT to choose from. Expect dishes to include Free Range Brined Spiced Roasted Turkey, Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows, Buttermilk Biscuits, Stovetop Stuffing with Beef Sausage, Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake among others.

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The Blues Kitchen

Where: Brixton, Camden and Shoreditch

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: If you head to any of the Blues Kitchens with a US passport, you'll get a complimentary bottle Goose Island 312. And stay for the three course meal, with gumbo, cornbread, buttermilk fried turkey and twice baked mac n' cheese, finished with off with slice of pumpkin pie and toasted marshmallows (£29.95).

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Chutney Mary

Chutney Mary

Where: 73 St James's St, St. James's, London SW1A 1PH

What: A three-course £50 special dinner

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: Chutney Mary is taking an Indian spin on Thanksgiving. The main event will be "Masala Raan of Turkey (for two) with squash and chilli peppers stir fry" and for dessert "Sticky Toffee and Ginger Pudding with cinnamon, chantilly cream and brandy sauce".

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The Colony Grill Room

Where: The Beaumont, 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London W1K 6TN

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: The Thanksgiving menu for Mayfair's Colony Grill room adds special dishes to the menu on the day. So there's "Roast Pumpkin, Pecorino and Quail’s Egg Salad" (£12.50), Norfolk Bronze Turkey, traditionally garnished with brussels sprouts and bacon, sage stuffing, sweet potato & cornbread (29.50) and finishing off with Pecan Pie (£8.25)

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Rail House Cafe

Where: 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Westminster, London SW1E 5DJ

What: Family style meal at £40 a head

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: The Victoria restaurant celebrates its first Thanksgiving with a menu served family-style. It'll have Roast Norfolk Turkey served with cornbread, sausage & sultana stuffing, maple-butter roasted potatoes with crispy shallot and parmesan crumb, creamed corn casserole, glazed sprouts & smoky bacon, green beans & praline, Calvados gravy and cranberry & confit orange relish. And a Pecan or Pumpkin brulee pie to finish.

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Christopher's

Where: 18 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD

What: £60 for three courses

When: 23 November

What's on the menu: It's the 25th Thanksgiving for Christopher's this year - and you can expect as much Americana as usual. They'll have Ballotine of Turkey with corn bread, hazelnut & Michigan cherry stuffing, cranberry relish, buttered beans & creamed potatoes. For dessert, expect Pumpkin Pie and a new addition - Baked Pecan Pie Cheesecake with Graham cracker ice cream and peanut butter chocolate cookie.

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Bunga Bunga

Where: 37 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea

When: 23 November

What: Thanksgiving menu for £27

What's on the menu: A four course Italian inspired American feast, with dishes including Turkey Breast Milanese, Slow Cooked Bunga Ribs served with a Jack Daniels Honey sauce, Thanksgiving special pizza topped with fior di latte mozzarella, roasted turkey, Jack Daniels BBQ glaze, caramelized red onion and pancetta, ending with a pecan tartlet with Italian vanilla ice cream.

Anything else? A live American five-piece band and a strictly USA karaoke battle

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And that's not all...

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Electric Diner will have a special menu on the day for £30 including roast Turkey, sage and leek stuffing, gravy, sweet potato mash, green beans, mushrooms, shallots, Brussel sprouts, bacon, chestnuts and more. 

Bubbledogs will have a Thanksgiving turkey dog topped with a spiced pickled red cabbage and mustard. It's available 20 - 25 November at £7.

Konditor and Cook have a limited edition Pumpkin Pie with a spiced creamy filling, set in a sweet, butter pastry base available from 13th until 26th November.

Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack will have set family-style menus for £35 per person - including butternut squash soup, pit-smoked turkey, and pumpkin pie. Available from 12pm to midnight on the day. 

Bird will have a Thanksgiving special in Islington, Camden and Shoreditch - The "Franksgiving special". It will feature an American-style waffle base with creamy mash, stuffing, gravy and a crispy-fried chicken breast covered with Frank’s Redhot. Available from 21 - 26 November at £11.

The Game Bird will have a special on the day, including spiced pumpkin soup with candied seeds and cheese popovers as well as Roast turkey with garlic mash, green bean casserole, roasted brussel sprouts, sweet potato, glazed carrots & stuffing. 3 courses for £40.

Paul A Young has brought back his Pumpkin Spiced Truffle for this year's Thanksgiving.

108 Brasserie has a special menu on the day (3 courses for £40, two for £30) with choices that include New England Clam Chowder, Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, New York Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie - and turkey, of course. 

On the day, Soho's HipChips will have some special Thanksgiving dips including Cranberry, Cheese & Pecan and Pecan Pie & Creme Fraiche.

At Corrigan's Mayfair, they have special cocktails on the Dickies Bar menu (20-26 Nov) as well as pumpkin croquettes and home made pumpkin sodas (which you can pair with bourbon too)

STK London will be adding Turkey to the menu on the day along with traditional sides including sausage and bread stuffing, creamed corn cake, roasted pumpkin puree and green beans with almond crumbs.

At newly opened Butterscotch, Bea Vo will be selling American pies (from £26.95), Cobblers and Cheesecakes (from £35) up until the day.

Balls and Company will have a Turkey and stuffing ball with cranberry sauce, paired with Hasselback potatoes with herb butter on the day.

On 23 November, Bar Boulud London will have roast turkey with sage stuffing, brussel sprout fondue, sweet potato purée, cranberry compote and, of course, pecan pie for dessert (£45).

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