Yippie-ki-yay, turkey-lovers! Being the eve of Thanksgiving, there will be many an American on this side of the pond looking forward to their annual feeding frenzy of roast turkey, creamy potatoes, pumpkin pie and as many side dishes as their appetite will allow. There are plenty of choices around town to get stuck into tomorrow night plus a couple of vegan banquets this Saturday.
There’s jazz and Thanksgiving cocktails at the Kensington Roof Gardens’ Babylon restaurant as they spice up their normal menu with festive dishes.
Bea’s Of Bloomsbury will have an all-out family and friends feast ready for you from 7pm and will go on “until we’re stuffed”. That could be a while. Tickets are £45 with an unlimited drinks ticket at £15.
Should you be feeling particularly patriotic and/or altruistic, Benjamin Franklin House – the last remaining Franklin residence – will be holding a fundraising meal with all proceeds going to maintaining the building. £65 adults, £25 children.
The Big Easy in Kings Road will be living up to its name with a “no-nonsense” menu and large portions.
If you want to catch a ball game while working your way through your meal, mosey down to any branch of Bodean’s BBQ where they will be showing NFL games from 5.30. £20.95
Whiteley’s Le Cafe Anglais will be serving up a five course feast including Bibb Lettuce And Walnet Salad, Oyster Po’boy and roast halibut with clams. £45
The Christopher’s Grill Thanksgiving menu mixes the traditional with dishes like lobster mash, risotto and espresso ice cream. £42.50
If its some posh nosh you’re after, head over to the hedge fund quarter for a three-course meal of pumpkin soup, roast turkey and pecan and bourbon tart at HIX The Albemarle. £49.50
Tuck into roast parsnip soup, sea bass and pecan maple tart at The Missouri Grill, appropriately enough on America Square. £45
Probably the most recession-friendly option in town, Gordon Ramsay’s Narrow will be serving up a dish of turkey and plenty of trimmings while you take in the Thames view. £15.50
At Marylebone’s ONE08, it’s not only the diners getting stuffed: they serve their turkey with a traditional sausage filling. £29.50
Villandry will putting on a special menu which caters for vegetarians and carnivores alike. £45
There are also two vegan options, both this Saturday.
Dru Cafe will be holding a special Thanksgiving event with entertainment from stand-up poet “Angry” Sam Berkson. £35-£42
If you’re licking your lips at the thought of seitan drumsticks, domino potatoes, mushroom gravy and mulled wine, roll up for this and more as the Little Bird Suppers holds a seasonal feast in North London. £25 donation.
Or DIY your dinner courtesy of Selfridges. Image by Photo Doro via the Londonist Flickrpool.