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. Anyway, here’s our roundup of some of the best American restaurants in London…
Best BBQ: Bodean’s
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 three mouthwatering locations across London, so you’re never far from a belly full of BBQ grub. They grill up Kansas-style barbecue that is packed with flavour and melts in your mouth. Think slow-cooked barbecue, secret rubs and sauce recipes – with fries of course…
📍You’ll find Bodean’s at three different locations in London. You can find out more here.
Best soul food: Plaquemine Lock
Plaquemine Lock is a New Orleans-style pub that brings Louisiana to London with its Southern charm and flavours. Located in Angel, they serve all the Cajun and Creole classics such as gumbo, jambalaya, po’boys, pecan pie, and of course beignets. They’ve even got live music performances from Monday to Saturday for the complete New Orleans experience, along with jazz brunches and Cajun Sunday roasts. It’s a proper taste of the South.
📍You’ll find Plaquemine Lock at 139 Graham Street, London, N1 8LB.
🚇 Nearest station is Angel.
Best diner: Electric Diner
This place dishes up all the usual American fare in classic booth seating just like in the U S of A itself. 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. Winner, winner.
📍You’ll find Electric Diner at 191 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED.
🚇 Nearest station is Notting Hill.
Best fried chicken: Chick ‘n’ Sours
Next up on this roundup of the best fried chicken in London is Chick ‘n’ Sours – culinary geniuses who take fried chicken and sour cocktails to another level. There’s everything here from chicken tenders and disco wings to fried chicken sandwiches, but we’d recommend going the whole hog and getting the ‘whole fry’. You’ll have to order it 48 hours in advance but boy is it good…
📍You’ll find Chick ‘n’ Sours at 390 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA and at 1A Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LL.
🚇 Nearest stations are Haggerston and Covent Garden.
Best sweet treats: Outsider Tart
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 and desserts like doughnuts certainly pack a sugary punch so, for maximum effect, they’re best eaten during hangry energy slumps.
📍You’ll find Outsider Tart at Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL.
🚇 Nearest station is Hammersmith.
So there you have it – a roundup of the best American restaurants in London. So, if you’re looking to get your fix of burgers, fried chicken and more, then you know exactly where to go!