11/13/2012 10:15:00 AM

8 London Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Dining

Below find eight reasons for American expats to be thankful. You're welcome.

Big Easy
The set menu (£24.50) at the traditional American diner in Chelsea includes favourites like Southern cornbread, lobster soup and mashed sweet potato served with a huge herb-roasted Norfolk turkey. There's also pumpkin pie to finish and a band to keep it lively (020 7352 4071).

Cut at 45 Park Lane
Thanksgiving at this popular steakhouse will cost you £85 and includes a cranberry and pomegranate cocktail, a starter of your choice and roasted turkey with all the trimmings. Save space for traditional desserts like pecan pie with maple ice cream or apple-stuffed pumpkin doughnuts with spiced whipped cream (020 7493 4554).

Hix Mayfair
Mark Hix might be resolutely British, but his annual Thanksgiving dinner (£52.50) is the one exception. Expect pumpkin soup, Holly Farm turkey with all the bits and bourbon tart to finish (020 7292 3518).

Bodean's BBQ
If you're used to a more casual gathering, this traditional American BBQ is where you'll want to celebrate. For £20.95 you'll get three-course feast of clam chowder, turkey drumsticks, glazed chicken, cornbread stuffing, mash and apple cobbler with ice cream (020 7287 7575).

Covent Garden's modern American restaurant is offering a three-course Thanksgiving Day meal for £45. On the menu: corn and chorizo chowder, Maryland crab cakes, Cobb salad followed by slow-cooked organic turkey with stuffing, creamed potatoes, buttered beans and cranberry relish. There are also some nonfestive options like leek and mushroom risotto (020 7240 4222).

Le Café Anglais
Not exactly authentic but festive all the same, Thanksgiving dinner (£45) at the Bayswater restaurant includes Waldorf salad, ham and corn fritter and roast turkey or halibut with clams, followed by pumpkin pie (020 7221 1415).

Outsider Tart
The New Yorkers behind this authentic American bakehouse in Chiswick are hosting a special Thanksgiving dinner on November 22 and 24. Think roast turkey with all the trimmings, cherry cornbread stuffing, mac 'n' cheese, greens, buttermilk mash, glazed autumn vegetables, slaw, pumpkin pie and more. The set menu is £50, or £70 with matching American wines (020 7096 1609).

The Lyttelton 
The four-course meal (£55) at the restaurant in The Stafford Hotel is simple but spot on. Start with pumpkin velouté followed by maple syrup-glazed ham hock and roast corn-fed turkey with all the traditional trimmings. Finish with chocolate and pecan nut tart, toffee apple "pumpkin" and complimentary eggnog if you still have space (020 7493 0111).

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