American Restaurants in London
They've given us Obama, they've teased us with Twinkies and they're forever our across the ocean chums, but how about eating in their honour? From classic 50s diners that twinge with rock 'n' roll to hunking restaurants that promise American dishes in a high-end fashion, check out our recommendations for some of the best American restaurants in London and scoff all sorts, Stateside style.
Last updated on 23rd March 2018
With the word 'diner' in their name, you know that when it comes to eating American food in London, The Diner is destination you can rely on. Not only toting vintage leather booths and a 50s Americana vibe, head on down for boozy milkshakes set alongside burgers and hot-dogs aplenty.
Sit down and unbutton your jeans, you're looking at some of the best and most filling American dining in London. Heralded for their fried chicken, absolute kings in the wings department and knocking out American cocktails like no other, Joe's Southern Table is dirty and divine.
Roaring, rampant and one of the most undeniably fun American bars in London, not only are Roadhouse providing the party all night long, they refuse to serve anything other than the ultimate in Americana favourites in their restaurant from burgers down to hot-dogs.
When it comes to American places to eat in London, there's one dish that simply cannot be denied, and that's fried chicken. If you're hankering after something of the finest fried poultry in the city, head on down to Absurd Bird, where the bird is most definitely the word.
One of the biggest names on the American dining scene, Hard Rock Cafe have stripes and stars running through their veins. While you eye-up some of Hollywood's finest on the walls, finish your experience with a burger and waffles for the ultimate, moreish meal.
Casual, cool and a great place to dine American style in London, the menu at 28 West isn't strictly American, but it's their grill selection that takes us striding across the shore. Head on down for classic Stateside flavours and burgers that are simply to die for.
Headed out and looking for one of the best places for American food in East London? There's no name better than Blues Kitchen. Heralded not only for their unique and quirky interiors, their restaurant is a space for crocodile bites, macaroni cheese and serious rib action, all before headed to the dance floor for the ultimate in blues bangers.
Struggling to find a decent casual dining spot in South London. Fear not, the team at Meat & Shake are here to help. The venue has made a name for itself by serving fine cuts of seasoned halal meat. Whether you chewing your way through a huge, sauce slather steak, chomping into succulent brisket or tucking into a hearty burger, this venue is sure to leave a positive mark on you. The venue's sister restaurant of the same name is based in Ealing and offers the same great experience for West London's foodies to enjoy.
If you’re craving some seriously good BBQ food, you don’t need to book a flight to Memphis. Hop on the train to Southwark, where Porky’s offers all your American goodness just moments from the Thames. Blues, country and rock’n’roll are on the speakers, whiskey and cocktails are in the glasses and hearty, meaty BBQ food is in the kitchen.
Big Easy Canary Wharf is about as American as it gets, with a kitchen serving up authentic BBQ food and all the fresh seafood you can handle. But it doesn’t stop there: you’ll get even more southern vibes once you head into the Rum Lounge, where you’ll get live music and cocktails aplenty. If you're based further west then be sure to check out their Kings Road branch as well.