Thanksgiving 2019 events around the UK: the best dinners and celebrations near you marking the American holiday


The difference between the US and the UK is never more apparent than when Thanksgiving rolls around.
One of the biggest events on the American calendar, the fourth Thursday in November means almost nothing to British people.
However, more and more places across the UK have begun getting in on the fun, serving up feasts that would make the Americans proud.
Naturally, the capital city presents plenty of options when it comes to Thanksgiving.
In Covent Garden, American bar Christopher's is offering a lavish three-course Thanksgiving dinner menu for £26.50, including starters like Orkney scallops and carrot and cumin soufflé, before you dig into the big bird.
The 108 Brasserie in the chic Marylebone neighbourhood offers another All-American feast for £40 per person, complete with New England clam chowder and pumpkin pie served with cinnamon cream.
American-themed family diner, Big Easy - with venues across the city - is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner with pit-smoked turkey, Nova Scotian lobster and pumpkin pie all for £29.50 per person. You can also cheer on the contestants in the eatery's annual chicken wing eating contest.
However, if Thanksgiving is all about football for you, then why not head over to the Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia to join in their NFL screening party. Tickets are between £7 and £10. The central London venue will be showing the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears, followed by the Dallas Cowboys vs the Buffalo Bills from 4pm till late.
On Oxford Road, the International Society will be offering all the home comforts of a cosy American Thanksgiving, including “hearty macaroni cheese and homemade fresh pumpkin pie”. Members pay £6 while non-members pay £9 for tickets.
On George Street, the iconic Stateside franchise Hard Rock Cafe will be in their element, celebrating the most American of holidays with a full Thanksgiving dinner, complimented by a round of Espresso Martinis to “wake you right back up after the meal!” It will cost £25.20 for two courses, or £35.55 for the full whack.
For Manchester-based American football fans, the Black Dog Ballroom on New Wakefield Street will be showing both the Lions and the Cowboys' games - no tickets required - and offers a New York inspired menu.
Continuing their mission of bringing New York glamour to the UK, East 59th on George Street have prepared a luxurious Thanksgiving menu featuring chicken live pate, braised pork belly and poached and pan-fired chicken supreme (£13.50 for one course, £18.50 for two and £23.50 for three).
Taking a similarly refined approach, Boar Lane's The Crafthouse will once again host a Thanksgiving celebration in an elegant setting. Their Thanksgiving menu is priced at £35 per person.
Or, if you're looking to feel like a real red-blooded American, Red's True Barbecue on Cloth Hall Street encourages you to “make the the original church of true barbecue” which may not be exactly what the original pilgrims were about, but seems close enough. Their festive feast gives you two courses for £21.95.
In honour of the Friends cast, Billy Bootleggers at Grainger Market will be hosting a themed quiz: The One With The Big Thanksgiving Friends Quiz Special. Entry is just a pound per person, and they'll be serving up Moistmaker Sandwiches with fries for £5.95.
Source: inews

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