Five Places To Celebrate Thanksgiving

Charlotte Lewis
15th Nov 2015

Whether you're an American living in Australia or an Australian with a love of all things American, it's sad to think that Thanksgiving is a holiday which is often overlooked in Australia. 

To give you a bit of taste from home, we've rounded up the top five places to celebrate Thanksgiving in Sydney!

Hard Rock Cafe Sydney, 26th November

Situated right on Darling Harbour, the Hard Rock Cafe has organised a wonderful meal (including dessert) for the thankful on Thanksgiving. Choose from traditional roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, giblet gravy, green beans and sweet potato rosette with cranberry sauce; Virginian leg ham slow-roasted Madeira honey-glazed leg ham with braised red cabbage, cilantro and garlic mash with blood orange sauce; Nut Roast with chestnut stuffing, vegetarian gravy, green beans and sweet potato rosette with cranberry sauce; or Pear & Walnut Salad- A blend of rocket, spinach and radicchio leaves, poached nashi pears, candied walnuts and golden raising with a drizzle of lemon oil and toasted brioche.

For dessert, you can choose the Traditional Pumpkin Pie served with whip cream & ice cream or the Apple Cobbler served warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with walnuts & caramel sauce.

And, the best part of all: show your US passport to get a free cocktail!

You need to book a table for it, so email or call +61 2 9280 0077.

Cauliflower Hotel, 26th – 29th November

The Cauliflower Hotel in Waterloo is gearing up for an exciting Thanksgiving long weekend!

From the 26th to the 29th of November, they'll be serving up Roast Turkey + Trimmings for $18, and Roast Turkey Wraps + Salad for $12. There'll also be live music!

For bookings, email

Soda Factory, 26th November

Soda Factory is going big for Thanksgiving, serving Big Kahoona Burgers; Royales with Cheese; and Caramel & Whiskey Shakes, each for just $5; and their weekly $12 Cocktail! They are hosting some great musical talent on the night, and will have a special Thanksgiving meal from 5pm onwards (they've promised to serve Turkey & Pumpkin pie!)

TGI Fridays, 26th November

TGI Fridays is doing a huge Thanksgiving meal, offering Roast Turkey Dinner (roast turkey breast served with homemade stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, accompanied with cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, green been casserole and maple-honey glazed carrots), Mom's Tasting Plate For Two (a sample of traditional apple pie, pecan pie and individual pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream).

They're also offering Thanksgiving dinner for kids, with roast turkey breast and gravy, cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole, as well as an apple pie with vanilla ice cream!

King Street Brewhouse, 27th November

King Street Brewhouse like to do things a little differently to others. Instead of having a Thanksgiving dinner, they're having a Traditional Turkey Lunch! Watch the Chicago Bears go up against the Green Bay Packers as you laze about on a Friday afternoon.

Get $12 Bloody Marys, $24 Miller Buckets, and pay only $22 for wings + 2 Millers