Go Fourth and eat for independence

Go Fourth and eat for independence

Here at SquareMeal we love a US food pile-up and, judging by the amount of retweets our burger pictures get, you all do too. The Fourth of July is the perfect excuse to nosh non-stop for Uncle Sam, so here’s some inspiration on how to celebrate the USA’s big day in London. Don’t forget, you can book a table at any of these spots with SquareMeal, and earn Reward points while you do it.

Words: Eamonn Crowe

London restaurant bars Independence day

Big Easy Canary Wharf, Chelsea and Covent Garden

What: Inviting a total of 21 challengers to its restaurants, Big Easy’s rib-eating competition is back to mark Independence Day. Kicking off at 6pm sharp, competitive eaters will attempt to break the current record of seven racks in eight minutes (blimey) – Book Big Easy now
Where:
Upper Level 1, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5AR; 332-334 King’s Road, SW3 5UR; 12 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA
How much:
Free to enter, head to Big Easy’s Facebook to register

London restaurant bars Independence day

Christopher’s, Covent Garden

What: Old-school American joint Christopher’s is dedicating a special menu to the event, available all week. The barbecue-inspired dishes include classic surf’n’turf (pictured) alongside ice-cream sandwiches and doughnuts filled with peanut butter and jelly – Book Christopher’s now 
Where:
18 Wellington Street, WC2E 7DD
How much:
£38 for two courses, £44 for three

London restaurant bars Independence day

The Diner Shoreditch, Camden, Covent Garden and more

What: Burgers and milkshakes in red-leather booths – sounds like an American dream right? Well, The Diner is making it a reality with its one-day-only Independence Day menu, which features the likes of the Santa Cruz chicken burger (pictured) and BBQ chocolate chip banana with banoffee ice cream – Book The Diner now
Where:
128-130 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AQ; 2 Jamestown Road, NW1 7BY; 190 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JL
How much:
Santa Cruz chicken burger, £10

London restaurant bars Independence day

Hawksmoor, Spitalfields

What: Hawksmoor is known for its steaks and burgers, and we know Americans love those (we’re not stereotyping, promise). It’s hosting a Fourth of July party in its bar, featuring The Big Donald burger (pictured), buffalo nuggets, and slushie cocktails – Book Hawksmoor now
Where:
157a Commercial Street, E1 6BJ
How much:
The Big Donald burger, £13

London restaurants bars Independence day

M Restaurants, City and Victoria

What: M Restaurants is going all out for its Fourth of July celebrations, throwing a party (not quite) in the USA that Miley Cyrus herself would be proud of. On the menu, there’s Wagyu ribs, surf’n’turf and peanut butter and jelly French toast – Book M Restaurants now   
Where:
2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8HP; Zig Zag Building, Victoria Street, SW1E 6SQ
How much:
Set menu, £49.50

London restaurant bars Independence day

Madison, St Paul’s

What: Rooftop bar Madison might be in St Pauls, but it’s transporting itself to New Orleans to mark the Fourth of July. Featuring Deep South-inspired dishes such as buttermilk chicken (pictured) and beignets for dessert, there will also be classic NOLA music on hand too, from New Orleans Funk Trio – Book Madison now
Where:
One New Change, EC4M 9AF
How much:
Buttermilk chicken, £7

London restaurants bars independence day

MASH London, Soho

What: US steakhouse MASH is treating diners to a bargain for its celebrations. You can get your paws on the All-American beef burger (pictured), featuring avocado salsa, crispy bacon, barbecue sauce and Cheddar cheese, served with a beer for just £15. God bless the USA – Book MASH London now
Where:
77 Brewer Street, W1F 9ZN
How much:
All-American beef burger, £15

London restaurant bars Independence day

Polo Bar, City

What: 24-hour diner Polo Bar is embracing good-ole American hospitality by offering one free American Breakfast between two guests. Tuck into a pancake topped with streaky bacon and maple syrup, served with tomatoes, mushrooms, hash brown, egg and sausage, all without spending a dime – Book Polo Bar now
Where:
176 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NQ
How much:
Free

London restaurant bars Independence day

Smith & Wollensky, Covent Garden

What: American powerhouse Smith & Wollensky is celebrating with a one-off Independence Day Burger (pictured): a calorific stack of beef patty, smoked bacon and cheddar served with a bucket of French fries. It doesn’t get much more American than that – Book Smith & Wollensky now
Where:
1-11 John Adam Street, WC2N 6HT
How much:
Independence Day burger, £18

If you still haven’t tasted enough freedom, you can take your pick from our selection of London’s best North American restaurants here

This article was published on 4 July 2017


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London restaurant bars Independence day

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