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Another pretender to the throne of American diner, this new addition to Canary Wharf is sleeker than the diner-style food it purveys. So while supping on your yellowtail burger, clam chowder and macaroni cheese, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Thames from the windowy interior. It’s not quite New York, but it’ll do nicely. 28 Westferry Circus, E14 8RR. Tel: 0207 536 2862
Nothing says US of A in all its brash, burger-happy glory quite like this export, which has reopened bigger and better off Piccadilly Circus. Music television belts out chart hits to keep your ears and eyes happy while you wait for your sprawling fajitas, mega burgers, towering salads, chicken wings and cheesecake.
57-60 Haymarket, SW1Y 4QX. Tel: 020 7287 4000
This patriotic restaurant that’s more yacht club than diner is a great place for Americans to go to feel some connection with home. Think Baltimore crab cake, blackened salmon, Missouri-style duck breast and a superb drinks list, crowned by a US-inspired cocktail list. Yanks sure know how to sip. America Square, 14 Crosswall, EC3N 2JY. Tel: 20 7481 8422