Whether you’re an American looking to keep your home comforts intact or need to satisfy your American taste buds in line with the upcoming NFL games, London has it all. From classic American diners, bars and steakhouses, to traditional buffalo wings and bagels, the capital offers countless mouth-watering options to complete your authentic NFL experience. To help you choose, here’s Point A’s top 10 American-themed restaurants in London…
Starting with a classic 1950’s American diner, complete with oversized portions, Waffle Jack’s can be found on Merton Park Parade in Wimbledon. Visitors can expect to choose from a complete range of American classics; anything from burgers, Philly cheese steaks and bagels to their renowned breakfast pancakes and waffles.
As the name suggests, the restaurant prides itself on its freshly baked waffles served your way with a choice of topping including bacon or maple syrup. Sugarless and gluten-free waffles are also available.
For true gluttons, or those with daring stomachs, Waffle Jack’s gives you the chance to participate in a set Man Vs Food-inspired eating challenges. Choose from an 80cm monster hot dog, a tower of sweet or savoury waffles, or 20 mini slider burgers. However, be warned, if your eyes are bigger than your stomach or you don’t finish within the 30-minute allotted time, you have to pay the full price of your meal.
Born from a man’s dream to recapture the American diner scene, along with home-grilled burgers, hand-cut fries and thick milkshakes, Big Moe’s diner perfectly encapsulates classic American eating. Their menu spoils you for choice, from chargrilled beef and chicken burgers, lamb ribs and steaks to Cod and veggie options.
If you want to start your day right, their breakfast menu serves New York-style Cro-dough and huge platters of beef sausages and chicken rashers served with free-range eggs and baked beans. Their diners can be found in Newham, Aldgate and Wembley.
Inspired by the junk food dreams of two 80s kids, this family caf (not café) specialises in delivering the best all-day breakfast options, both American and English. To satisfy your breakfast cravings, their classic All-American option includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and syrup. In addition, they also offer a range of egg dishes including eggs benedict, royale and Mexican Benny, as well as a plethora of other breakfast options.
Aside from their specialised breakfast options, the Breakfast club also serves a selection of American snacks and dishes including nachos and Buffalo wings to compliment the London NFL experience. If you’re looking for something more substantial, they also have the options of fried chicken with waffles, a range of burgers and more. You can find these cafs across London, including Spitalfields, Soho and one at the Crossrail Place near our Canary Wharf hotel.
While not specifically American, this famous steakhouse is arguably one of the best in London, serving an exquisite selection of steaks and sensational drinks in an amazing atmosphere. Each steak is cooked to perfection on an authentic charcoal grill.
The original Hawksmoor which best encapsulates their ‘Hawksmoor spirit’ can be found in Spitalfields and also happens to be an A-List partner of our Liverpool Street hotel, so members can receive a complimentary round of drinks when ordering from the a la carte menu.
If you’re looking for a homecooked barbeque with fresh east coast lobster and steak, look no further than the Big Easy. Their restaurants in Covent Garden and Canary Wharf cook authentic American home-smoked barbeque the classic way with wood and time. You can also find a branch on King's Road close to our Kensington hotel.
Each steak is made from hand cut quality beef and comes from trusted butchers who prepare the finest cuts from carefully selected partners. Lobsters are also guaranteed fresh, caught from the icy waters of Nova Scotia and flown straight to the restaurant.
The Canary Wharf branch is another A-List partner, so members can enjoy 20% off the a la carte menu.
Choose between a prime burger or fresh Atlantic lobster; Burger and Lobster takes specialisation to a serious level. Their menu makes the best out of their two main ingredients, serving classic burgers, fresh lobster, lobster rolls and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. For those wanting to enjoy the best of both, they also offer a B&L burger packed with both a beef patty and grilled lobster meat.
You can find their chain spread out across London in Soho, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, Knightsbridge, Bond Street and elsewhere.
Located in Hoxton and Soho, the Red Dog Saloon serves old-school Austin barbeque and world-famous burgers. From classic bar snacks like Buffalo wings, tacos and nachos to barbeque favourites like southern fried chicken, burgers and cheesesteaks.
The saloon also gives brave customers the chance to take on their famous crabby patty challenge, allowing you to add as many patties as you can handle for the chance to eat for free. Just be sure you’re up to the task because the current record to break is 16 patties in 5 minutes and 55 seconds.
In true American fashion, American football season should be accompanied by good Buffalo wings. For true award-winning New York-style Buffalo Wings, the Orange Buffalo can be found on Hoxton Square, Brick Lane and Tooting, serving traditional wings with celery and homemade blue cheese dip.
Those looking to up their spice can choose between five different wings, ranging from their classic original made with Dutch chillies all the way up to ‘the viper’ which will have eaters in tears, made with scotch bonnets, naga and chilli extract.
Serving traditional Jewish style bagels since 1974, Biegel Bake is a 24-hour bakery found on Brick Lane in Spitalfields, serving around 7000 bagels every day. Those looking to get their American bagel fix will be delighted with their classic choice of fillings like hot beef with mustard, chopped herring, and cream cheese and salmon. If you have a sweet tooth, they also serve Danish rolls, apple strudel and other sweets and pastries.
‘Come hungry, leave wobbly’ is the slogan of this restaurant and bar. Starting out as a humble food truck selling burgers in South London, Meat Liquor have grown into a full chain with restaurants across London, selling not just their famous burgers, but a range of exciting cocktails, chilli dogs, buffalo wings and other American favourites.
Sticking close to their roots, their King’s Cross branch is based in a repurposed tram shed, slinging burgers out of a life size replica train. The branch is also another A-List partner where members benefit from 20% off their total bill. Sign up to the A-list here.
If you’re feeling particularly hungry, you can take on their ‘triple chili challenge’ serving a green chili cheeseburger, chili dog and chili cheese fries. if you manage to eat all three in under 10 minutes, they’re free.