What’s inspired when you think American cuisine? Hamburger, hot dog, pizza. Well, all of these dishes, readily available in American restaurants in London, are not strictly American. Hamburgers and hot dogs are German, while pizza is Italian. This is the beauty of American cuisine – it’s a mongrel cuisine, reflecting America’s melting-pot culture. The best American restaurants in London will not shy away from this fact, offering diners high-quality ‘Americanized’ versions of many world cuisines. Don't forget that there’re big differences between New York and Chicago pizzas. For more information about the American restaurants London has to offer, read on.
If big is beautiful and better when it comes to an ardent search party scouting out an American restaurant London has to offer, east is the beast. Burger joints abound in the borough of Hackney, with some especially American-themed concept restaurants in Shoreditch. You can dine in an American diner in Southgate, and find the weirdest and most wonderful meat patties in Mile End, a location where you can find one of the best American restaurants London has to offer. But the American restaurants London can call its own are really widely distributed, if you remember to open up your definition of what American cuisine is.
Doughnuts, pizza, burgers, meatballs, apple pie, clam chowder: just some of the answers you might expect from the American restaurants London offers diners asking after the elusive ‘American cuisine’. If you’re after pizza, there’s always Italian, but for the American version you need to be mindful: New York style pizza is thin-crust, while Chicago style pizza is thick crust. Warning: these crusts may contain a kind of cheesy magma beloved by the notoriously hungry American diaspora. The best American restaurants in London are not afraid to experiment with the much-debated template of ‘American cuisine’, so be prepared for pleasant (or typically loud) surprises.
There’s a couple-three options when tracking down American restaurants in London. Head to Quandoo’s London list and find ‘Burger & American’ cuisine, which will lead you to specifically the burger joints amongst London American restaurants. If you want to open up the results when it comes to the American restaurants London has to offer, just type American into the search bar. You’re going to get a lot of Latin American and Mexican results showing up, but why not, the garrulous beast of American cuisine has eaten up Latin American influences as easily as its northern European roots. Take it or leave it – Tex-Mex!