Despite Thanksgiving not officially being a holiday in the UK, there are still plenty of reasons and opportunity to go out and celebrate.
Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated across the US, Canada and Brazil as a way of showing appreciation for all the good that has happened in the year.
Reflecting on 2021 and everything that has happened, there is bound to be plenty to be thankful for and celebrate – and whether you’re American or just jumping on the bandwagon for the time being, where better to celebrate than in London!
That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best Thanksgiving menu’s around London:
Dishoom – The much loved menu, inspired by the sharing culture of Bombay’s Irani cafes – catch ups over gently spiced drinks and starters, passing around the dishes as the conversation flows. Turkey Raan (turkey leg, marinated and slow cooked), will sit as the table centrepiece, with the house black daal, delicate fresh naans and raita to go alongside – has made a return from the 22nd November – 24th December. The menu is perfect for any type of catch up, whether it be with friends and family, or work colleagues.
Davies and Brook – This exquisite three course menu provides a delicious feast for £155 per person, also including an amuse bouche. The courses include a selection of starters range from roasted beetroot, to rich foie gras or tagliatelle, both rich with truffle. Main courses of lobster tail with swede puree and lobster bisque, roasted turket or beef fillet are accompanied by all the traditional trimmings; sharing dishes include Brussel sprouts, potato moussaline, and cranberry sauce for the table. And for dessert, the classic American pie – choose from pumpkin or pecan with ice cream.
Thanksgiving with Ottolenghi – Different to the previous two, Ottolenghi is providing a home feasting Thanksgiving menu that can be enjoyed by family and friends in their own home. Catering for everyone, you will be provided with boneless a selection of dishes such as Turkey rolled with mint and cumin, a whole array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, including Confit garlic hummus, grilled mushrooms, cascabel chilli and thyme; Roasted sweet potato with pecan, sultana, maple and spring onion and Festive dirty rice, with cranberries plumped up in moscatel vinegar, pistachios and crispy onions added to the mix. There will also be range of stuffings and sauces like Cranberry and apple relish with orange and ginger. Signature desserts include Pumpkin pie and Pecan pie, all served with mascarpone cream.
Dishpatch – Another amazing at home service for those who want to celebrate the holiday but from their own home. Dishpatch makes hosting for Thanksgiving a whole lot easier by providing carefully curated dishes that require minimal effort for you to finish off when enjoying at home. Menus from Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano, fish connoisseurs Parsons, and the Ottolenghi kitchen, including tempting dishes such as Cafe Murano’s Risotto Milanese with osso bucco, porcini & truffle arancini and a panettone bread and butter pudding, and from Parsons, Steelhead trout en croute with a lobster bisque and Scottish scallops with Ratte potatoes. The boxes will be available for delivery nationwide and available to pre-order from the 14th November, with first delivery available on the 18th.
Sette by Scarpetta – Sette is providing an Italian inspired Thanksgiving menu created by three courses and an amuse bouche, for £50 per person. On the menu you will find decadent and delicious dishes like chestnut and porcini soup with truffle; a primi piatti of pumpkin and foie gras ravioli; followed by a choice of traditional roasted turkey with seasonal trimmings or rich vegetable cannelloni. Finish with cinnamon sugar bombolini with pecan cream and gooseberry sorbet for a decadent dolci.
Oblix at the Shard – Available between the 25th -28th November, you can enjoy one of the best, most indulgent spreads in London, all the better whilst enjoying the exceptional views of the city. The Thanksgiving menu is served family style with a rotisserie turkey with chestnut and truffle stuffing coming out on top, as the star of the show. Sides include green beans wrapped in pancetta, baked sweet potatoes with garlic and rosemary and crushed butternut squash with maple syrup and sage, as well as Brussel sprout tops. Desserts are a nod to traditional fare with a caramelised pecan pie and bourbon ice cream. All of this can be enjoyed for £97 per person.
Plaquemine Lock – Live music venue Plaquemine Lock is the perfect place to enjoy Thanksgiving if you’re one who would rather not to have a double dose of Turkey in two months. The Creole and Cajun inspired menu, featuring tasty dishes such as jambalaya and shrimp and grits with bacon gravy and green onions. Cornbread, collard greens and candied yams are all available as sides, while a special run of cocktails will be available to wash everything down. This is not a set menu to the price varies depending on what you order.