Thanksgiving 2020

Planning to celebrate Thanksgiving in London this November?

Over the past few years, we’ve had more and more enquiries from London-based American companies about marking the occasion for their employees. It’s also a great way for British companies to extend a friendly gesture to their American employees and clients.

If nothing else, Thanksgiving Day is an excuse for being together – especially this year. It’s an autumn (or is it Fall?) pick-me-up with some truly heartwarming comfort food. And for Thanksgiving 2020, we’ve partnered with the London Party Boats (LPB) for unforgettable floating feasts on the Thames.

Thanksgiving Celebration Menu

Starter
Roasted butternut squash soup with New York sourdough (Vegan)
Smoked salmon gravlax with mango salsa
Caramelised brie, apple and shallot tartlet  (V)

Main
Maple-glazed free-range ballotine turkey with chestnut and cranberry stuffing and white wine rosemary gravy
Buttered smashed potatoes; Roasted Brussels sprouts; French beans; Hazelnut and mustard glazed carrots;
Sloe gin cranberry sauce

Vegan alternative
Pumpkin stuffed with rice, fennel, apple, pomegranate seeds, pecans
Honey-glazed sweet potato filo parcels
Vegan stuffing: red onion, lentil and sage stuffing balls with linseeds, pecans, hazelnuts and pistachios
Hazelnut and mustard glazed carrots
Sloe gin cranberry sauce

Vegetarian alternative
Spicy butternut squash and pumpkin risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds and parmesan crumble
Hazelnut and mustard glazed carrots

Dessert
Pumpkin pie with cream
Pecan pie
Apple and cranberry galette with Chantilly cream
New York baked cheesecake with berry compote
Maple and pear tarte Tatin (Vegan)

2 Courses Price: £48.00 pp
3 Courses Price: £56.00 pp

Children’s Menu

Main
Sausages and Giant Yorkshire Pud
Quorn Sausages and Giant Yorkshire Pud (v)
Mac & Cheese (v)
Tomato and Meatball pasta

All children’s mains are served with as many veggies and potatoes as you like from the carvery deck and unlimited soft drinks.

Dessert

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Fruit Pot

Children’s 2 courses price (under 12): £16.50 pp

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Thanksgiving Dinner Specifications

Our Special Thanksgiving celebration this year will be on three days: Thursday 26th November; Friday 27th November; and Saturday 28th November. Keep in mind that, being Thanksgiving Day, Thursday will be the most popular.

On each of these days, we’re offering a Lunch Cruise (12:30-15:30) and a Dinner Cruise (18:30-21:30). Taking in the sights along the way, your guests will enjoy a creative Thanksgiving Day menu of either two or three courses.

As for Covid, rest assured. Both Smith’s and LPB are fully Covid-secure. Specifically, we’re keeping tables to maximums of six guests each, appropriately spaced, and maintaining Test and Trace measures. And these measures are in addition to our standard Covid safety practices of pod working, health declarations, frequent deep cleaning, and a ‘Covid Champion’ responsible for hourly checks.

Learn more about COVID guidelines aboard the LPB or fill out the form below to book your Thanksgiving in London 2020.

Thanksgiving Celebration includes

Boarding begins at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

Location: Festival Pier

  • Three hour River Thames cruise
  • 2 or 3 courses
  • Reserved table of 6 people for the entire cruise to maintain social distancing guidelines*
  • DJ Playlist
  • Glass retractable roof for open-top cruising (operation is dependent on weather conditions)
  • Fully stocked bars on board for orders of additional fizz, wine, beer and soft drinks.
  • Experience the sights and sounds of London’s most iconic landmarks

Dietary requirements

Any dietary requirements (GF, DF, vegan and vegetarian) need to be sent 7 days prior to the events.

Please confirm the meal choice for each passenger by using the comments box at the checkout stage. Meal choices are meat, vegetarian or vegan. Please display as follows e.g. (1x Meat, 2x Vegetarian).

Test and Trace Update

There is a new legal requirement for all venues to display an official NHS QR code poster and to ask customers to check in on arrival. This must be completed through the NHS COVID-19 app.

In order to speed up the boarding and check-in process, please download the app prior to your arrival at the pier.

You can download the app using the links below…

Download on the App Store – HERE

Get it on Google Play – HERE

On arrival to the pier we will issue you with the QR code to complete your check-in. Once you have checked in using the code you will receive a verification message on your phone which you will need to show to boarding staff to gain entry on to the vessel. Please note, that without this verification code you will be refused entry and no refund will be given.

For more information, please see the NHS website using this link.

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