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Five great places to eat this Thanksgiving

PUBLISHED: 12:17 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:33 14 November 2018

Thanksgiving is a time for great food, wine and good company at Islington's Dead Dolls House. Picture: Dead Dolls House

Thanksgiving is a time for great food, wine and good company at Islington's Dead Dolls House. Picture: Dead Dolls House

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As Americans everywhere prepare for a turkey feast with extra helpings of pumpkin pie, we’ve been out finding five of the best places for Thanksgiving this side of the Atlantic.

The Blues Kitchen will have buttermilk fried turkey, twice baked mac & cheese, cocktails and soul music for America's national holiday. Picture: Justin de Souza.The Blues Kitchen will have buttermilk fried turkey, twice baked mac & cheese, cocktails and soul music for America's national holiday. Picture: Justin de Souza.

Dead Dolls House

Thanksgiving is as much about the people as it is the food, and the sharing menu at Dead Dolls House is perfect for a communal meal with your favourites – as the picture above clearly proves. Expect a special menu featuring pumpkin, goat’s cheese and pecan tarts; maple-glazed roast turkey with cranberries and gravy; truffled mac & cheese; then chocolate and peanut butter brownie for pudding. There’s wine sourced from the USA for extra authentic points.

Dead Dolls House Islington, N1 1RQ, Nov 22, tickets are £35 with a welcome glass of fizz.

The Blues Kitchen

Jones Family Project have Lizzy's Pecan Pie for dessert. Picture: Jones Family ProjectJones Family Project have Lizzy's Pecan Pie for dessert. Picture: Jones Family Project

Blues Kitchen are not messing about this Thanksgiving. Book yourself a booth and wear loose-fitting trousers; there will be buttermilk fried turkey and mac ‘n’ cheese to start with, then pumpkin pie with toasted marshmallows later on. There’s also an excellent range of cocktails to toast our friends across the pond. Stick around after dinner for a night of music featuring soul icons like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Marvin Gaye. What. A. Line-up.

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, EC2A 3AR, Nov 22, free entry when you are on the guestlist. Music starts from 10.30pm.

Breakfast Club Hoxton

A turkey isn’t just for Christmas, much like The Breakfast Club isn’t just for breakfast. Head along on November 22 and you’ll find

them preparing a three-course banquet of typically hearty Americana plates at both their Hoxton and Hackney Wick kitchens. Get stuck in to butternut bisque, bacon-roasted Norfolk turkey (or mac ‘n’ cheese) and pumpkin pie with ice cream. There are Brooklyn beers to wash everything down with.

The Breakfast Club Hoxton and Hackney Wick, Nov 22, tickets are £28.

The Crown & Shuttle

If you are an American in London yearning for a taste of home, may we point you in the direction of The Crown & Shuttle? Every year their Thanksgiving bash just gets bigger and better, with 2018’s offering featuring a traditional turkey feast, lots of Stateside drinks and an all-American playlist ringing out ‘til late. Grab a bourbon (or a craft beer, or a pumpkin ale) and raise a glass to all that is great and good about the USA.

The Crown and Shuttle, E1 6PJ, Nov 22, free entry, 1pm – 11.30pm

Jones Family Project

The Thanksgiving festivities are rolled out across three evenings at Jones Family Project in Shoreditch. Their three-course menu opens with cream of squash soup with pumpkin seeds and winter truffle before a turkey dinner with generous helpings of all the trimmings is served for mains. Diners can choose between two pies – pumpkin or pecan – for dessert, while a paired cocktail menu pays tribute to the US harvest fruits (apple, blueberry, grape, cranberry) and legendary musicians like Neil Diamond and Aretha Franklin.

Jones Family Project, EC2A 3JL between Nov 22 and 24. The menu is £35 or £70 for food paired with drinks.

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