When it comes to reassuringly hearty food you'd have to go a long way to beat our selection of the best American restaurants in London. From the juiciest burgers and the creamiest milkshakes to succulent steaks and pancakes dripping with lashings of maple syrup, American restaurants in London deliver the ultimate in comfort food.
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Experience an all-American experience with US music, cocktails and cuisine accompanying a few games on the bowling lane.
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Holborn, London, WC1B 4DA
(020) 7025 2676
Banners are best known for their hugely filling and rewarding brunches in Crouch End, ideal for shifting that sluggish hangover.
21 Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8TE
(020) 8348 2930
The Big Easy serve the kind of portions they're used to in the US so enter this establishment with a big appetite and a strong will. Modeled after the crabshacks of the Gulf coast, celebrated seafood dishes are also available.
332-334 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UR
(020) 7352 4071
Blues Kitchen bring their vibrant live music and restaurant format to Brixton's Acre Lane.
40 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5SP
Enjoy live soul and blues music from both new and established artists every night as well as regular jam nights.
(020) 7274 0591
Trocadero, 13 Coventry Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 7AB
(020) 3763 5288
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co lands in London from across the pond. Accommodating 400 customers, over two floors, the restaurant is inspired by Forest Gump and has movie memorabilia throughout.
The menu at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co has an impressive choice of dishes with signature options including coconut shrimp; lobster linguine; and Dixie style baby back ribs.
Dirty Bones Carnaby is a funky restaurant in Kingly Court. Seating 65 diners in a retro styled space, Dirty Bones Carnaby creates American comfort food and cocktails with a twist.
Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PW
020 3019 9062
Dirty Bones is a quirky venue in Kensington that offers a variety of dishes including cheeseburger dumplings; grilled chicken & kale salad; beef short rib; and much more. On the drinks menu, expect a varied choice of signature cocktails, wines, beers and shakes.
20 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4EP
(020) 3019 9061
Let Ed's take you back to a more innocent time in America's history where the shakes were thicker, the burgers were larger, the barstools were higher, and the jukebox cheesier.
Trocadero Centre, 19 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PA
(020) 7287 1951
150 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QZ
(020) 7514 1700
The Hard Rock Cafe has been standing on Old Park Lane in London since 1971 and, to this day still offers authentic American cuisine and rock 'n' roll memorabilia. They offer a variety of burgers, sizzling fajitas, mouth watering cocktails and a truly electric atmosphere.
The Queen's Park branch of this trendy British-American diner serves all day and all night breakfasts, gourmet burgers, prime Angus steaks and a large range of salads.
101 Salusbury Road, Queen's Park, London, NW6 6NH
(020) 7624 8925
Your typical American steakhouse right here in Soho, Jackson and Rye have created a menu so US of A that you will really believe you're dining in the States.
56 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 4JG
(020) 7437 8338
Immerse yourself within the Deep South of America. We're talking real Southern hospitality at Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar with the restaurant covering two floors plus their 'Cocktail Baby' basement bar. Expect the likes of soft shell crab and glorious fried chicken with American beers, wines and spirits on the menu.
34 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JD
(020) 7240 4008
Lucky Seven is a post modern take on a traditional American diner with some nice artistic touches on the state of corporate America - if you enjoy that sort of thing while eating your fries.
127 Westbourne Park Road, Westbourne Park, London, W2 5QL
(020) 7727 6771
Serving the best of modern-day American cuisine and using authentic and fresh ingredients directly from the USA, Missouri Angel offers a variety of quality meals to suit everyone's taste.
America Square, 14 Crosswall, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 2LJ
(020) 7481 8422
Ninth Ward is sleek bar and grill that hails from across the pond. At Ninth Ward London you will find gourmet American burgers, wings & sides coupled with an impressive choice of more than 50 different beers, cocktails and a small selection of world wines.
99-101 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BN
(020) 7833 2949
57-60 Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX
(020) 7287 1000
The iconic Planet Hollywood in Haymarket offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu of classic American favourites including burgers, wings and speciality cocktails.
Porky's is a barbecue restaurant offering Memphis style dishes alongside a selection of bourbons and rye whiskies.
18 New Globe Walk, South Bank, London, SE1 9DR
(020) 8127 5120
Roadhouse is a vibrant establishment with a contemporary edge, serving a range of classic dishes on an extensive food menu.
35 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8BE
(020) 7240 6001
Farringdon's Sports Bar and Grill is a busy venue that shows all of the big sporting events within a comfortable and friendly environment. Open seven days a week serving breakfast , through to an extensive all day dining and trademarked BeerDogs menu using freshly delivered produce all prepared, cooked and served from an open plan kitchen alongside a large range of wines, champagnes, beers and spirits.
19-25 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6DQ
(020) 7251 3813
Co-owned by ex Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Kensington's Sticky Fingers is, predictably full of yummy mummies and prams at lunchtime – rock and roll made palatable for the under 10's. It serves up the usual American fare of ribs and burgers but the staff are good humoured, tolerant and unerringly cheerful.
1a Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 7QG
(020) 7938 5338
Sit in traditional American diner booth seating and choose from 50 flavours of milkshake and 30 types of burger. Tinseltown is also open till four in the morning, should you wish to dine into the early hours.
44-46 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DF
(020) 7689 2424