Journey Across The USA At The Best All-American Restaurants In London

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We’ve handpicked the tastiest American restaurants in London for high-calorie, comfort food feasting.

Nobody is under any illusions here: classic ‘American’ cuisine isn’t exactly nutritious, but it certainly is delicious. Every once in a while it’s totally fine to eat a large burger, large fries and an Oreo milkshake without worrying about their impact on your ever expanding waistline. Right? Right.

Best BBQ: Bodean’s

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Bodean’s has grown pretty quickly since their debut in 2002 and it’s not hard to see why. They’re now grilling up a storm in eight mouthwatering locations across London, so you’re never far from a belly full of BBQ.

Best soul food: The Fat Bear

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London is sadly lacking when it comes to great Southern food places, but, luckily, The Fat Bear delivers if you’ve got a hankering for New Orleans gumbo or the bizarre yet brilliant Southern staple dish of fried chicken and waffles.

Best diner: Electric Diner

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This place dishes up all the usual American fare in classic booth seating. Pop-in to satisfy your cravings day or night, as they serve until midnight (or until 1am on Friday and Saturday) and offer an extensive American breakfast menu from 8am.

Best fried chicken: BIRD

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We don’t want to be biased – because the Camden branch of BIRD just so happens to be a regular lunchtime haunt for all of us at Secret London HQ – but the fried chicken here is another level. If you’ve ever been to the States and sampled the miracle that is Buffalo sauce you’ll be thrilled to discover you can find it right here in London.

Best sweet treats: Outsider Tart

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The invention of Outsider Tart was the result of a homesick craving for classic American cakes and pies after the owners moved to London from New York. Their baked goods certainly pack a sugary punch so, for maximum effect, they’re best eaten during hangry energy slumps.

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