As the biggest event in the U.S. sporting calendar approaches, it's clear that Super Bowl excitement in London is reaching a peak like never before. If you haven't already booked your private jet to Minneapolis where the US Bank Stadium (pictured) is getting ready to host the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots on Sunday 4 February, don't worry – you can still experience all the action right here in London. Whether you're an NFL fanatic or just want to treat yourself to a slap up American meal, read on for our pick of the most impressive Super Bowl soirees around. >>
For one night only, Covent Garden's Balthazar restaurant is swapping its French bistro menu for an all-American feast. Aiming to be the ultimate luxury Super Bowl experience, a £60 ticket will give you access to the big game live on one of five giant screens in the venue, a complimentary Maker's Mark cocktail before dinner, and an unlimited supply of tea and coffee should you need a pick-me-up. Live coverage starts at 10:30pm, and other treats include a popcorn machine and take-home breakfast pastry.
Gaucho's Piccadilly restaurant has paired up with Jim Beam Double Oak for a roaring evening of NFL action. The top floor of the restaurant will be transformed for the evening, where guests can enjoy Jim Beam cocktails, popcorn, and an unlimited barbecue menu featuring tender flank, marinated pork and chicken wings from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets are £60, and guests can win big if they choose to enter the NFL raffle.
This super trendy restaurant in Shoreditch's five-star The Curtain is embracing its American heritage on Sunday 4 February with an authentic twist to the Super Bowl celebrations. New York chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, who brought his Harlem New York restaurant Red Rooster to The Curtain, has designed a night of Sourthern Soul with live viewing of the game – including Justin Timberlake's half time show – all the way to 4am. Red Rooster will be serving up chicken wings, beer, and a live DJ set before the match.