Did someone say shakes?

Rosie Drew

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Rosie Drew

Is there any better way to celebrate July 4th than sinking your teeth in some baby back ribs and washing it down with a large vanilla milkshake? Of course not. Luckily for you lovely lot, there’s endless amounts of American Diners in London, so you too can join in the party. But remember nails speak louder than words so make sure yours are flawless wherever you end up this Independence Day (and don’t forget your rapid dry spray for ultimate hassle-free nails in a mind-blowing variety of colours and finishes).

Ed’s Easy Diner

Chicken Tenders, BBQ Buffalo Wings, Nachos or Mozzarella Sticks – what do you fancy? At this authentic Retro-American Diner the possibilities are endless. Get ready to loosen your jeans because at this awesome place you can start the day right with bottomless breakfast. Yep, that’s right. At Ed’s, when you order breakfast, you can then order another portion over and over again. I know, pinch me, right. So where can you find this amazing place? Soho, Mayfair, Victoria Place and Euston, that’s where. You can even grab an Ed’s to go, so if you’re at work on July 4th give your colleagues ultimate food envy when you bring your Ed’s back to your desk!

Electric Diner


Step back into the 50s and grab a table in an iconic red leather booth at the Electric Diner, in the heart of Portobello Road. Got a sweet tooth? Then this is just the place. Some delicious classic American desserts include salted peanut butter crunchies, strawberry shortcake, lemon meringue and New York cheese cake (mmmm). And why not go all out and take a trip to the Electric Cinema while you’re at it – one of the oldest in London. Enjoy 50% off your meal from Monday – Friday between 5-6pm with a valid Electric Cinema ticket for the same day screening. Even more reason to head down there.

The Fat Bear

Urmmmm is there anything better than chicken and waffles? I think not. And you gorgeous lot you can get your hands on some at this delicious restaurant located in St Pauls. And if you’ve never tried a famous corndog, now’s your chance. And if that’s not enough, the drinks menu at The Fat Bear is aaaaa-mazing too. American Bourbon and Rye are just some of the options as well as some unique cocktails (and we’re talking mega cool ones like Popcorn ‘n’ oil and Rocky Mountain Punch). If you’ve got room for desert then check out the Orero Cheesecake for ultimate #FoodPornAlert.

The Diner

Satisfy your cravings at The Diner with authentic American food and drink at a number of locations across the capital (there’s also a variety of vegan and vegetarian options too!) Not only do they offer a selection of mouth-watering burgers and hot-dogs, but you can also grab an all-day breakfast at The Diner – are you feeling hungry? Because we are! And the good news doesn’t stop there. Not only are there tonnes of awesome yummy milkshakes to choose from, including Peanut Butter, Snickers and Oreo, they even serve a handful of Hard Shakes (that’s alcoholic to you and me).

All Stars

What’s better than good food, company and cocktails? Well of course good food, company, cocktails and bowling. Challenge your mates to a game over a pitcher to celebrate this fantastic day in Brick Lane, Holborn, Stratford or Shepard’s Bush. Enjoy halloumi fries, nachos or tater tots while you bowl. Or sit down to eat and there’s even more options to choose from – all the home-style American Cookin’ dishes you can think of in your very own booth. You can even make your very own personalised Mac and Cheese – we’re being dead serious. If you thought it couldn’t get any better there’s even an entire Gin cocktail menu!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your mates, apply your fave nails (we’re thinking red, white or blue) and get your phones at the ready for helllllllll loads of Insta-worthy food, that we pinky promise you’ll love!