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Big Easy
Big Easy

Big Easy Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigeasy.co.uk
  • Email: enquiries@bigeasy.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 352 4071
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 11:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Large group facility available
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Moss 020 7352 4071
  • Entertainment: Live music every night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paultons Square
  • Public Transit: Bus 11, 19 and 22. 20 minute walk from Sloane Square and South Kensington Underground Stations
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is free after 6:30PM on single yellow lines and meters. Please note that parking during Bank Holidays is not free on Kings Road.
A word from Big Easy
Founded over 20 years ago, the legendary Big Easy Barbecue and Crabshack combines the finest American cuisine made using quality ingredients with an impressive wine list, frozen margaritas and toe-tapping live music every night. Famous for its prime Maine lobsters, Big Easy offers up to 6 pounds of the prized crustaceans alongside a lobster cocktail, roll and bake, all available at incredible prices. They have sent their experts to trawl the Atlantic coastline for the finest, tastiest seafood and freshly delivered them straight to the heart of Chelsea everyday, allowing guests to tuck into fire roasted jumbo shrimp, Atlantic crab and New England clam chowder. Also expect 21 day aged Longhorn steaks, known for its lean, flavoursome and well-marbled beef, alongside fajitas, voodoo chicken wings and home smoked extra meaty "fall off the bone" ribs slathered in a special barbecue sauce.
With a buzzy atmosphere, huge portions and terrific cocktails, it's impossible not to have fun.
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was v good, had to take some home as couldn't finish it all! The lobster was not as good as other places I have been to however. Loud live music, so you have to really speak loudly to the person opposite you, some may find this bothersome."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "a delightful place to eat before heading over to Stamford bridge for the champions league match. Thanks to Kay for his service."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Fantastic decor, friendly staff, amazing food and magaritas! A good night out! Also a live band downstairs which really made the evening atmosphere!"
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Took my friends here for a meal since they haven't been and I am a regular at Big easy, Great as always"
    dined on 14/01/2014
  • "Forget about what you know about American Restaurants in London - this one is much better! I always have seafood there and it's always really good food, huge portions at very reasonable price. Book a table in advance so you don't wait for too long and always check their deals on the website (or ask the waiter), because their menu does not mention them all..."
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Went here at 9 on Wednesday night and was packed out! You must book in advance. Food was great,lots of it and wide choice. Would recommend the fajitas. However ,don't expect to go for chat with friends as it is very noisy! Full of groups of young men eating vast quantities of food and drinking beer! Great for young folk but not if you are over 50!!"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "We've come here a few times in the past where the food was always great but service a bit poor. However we've been here twice in the past couple of months and the service has been outstanding, very attentive. A huge thank you to the lovely staff who have made our experiences memorable and we can't wait to come back!"
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "A great great venue, wonderful atmosphere, good live music, decor and location. Service was rushed...be warned when they say you have your table for an hour and half that is what they mean, don't be late! This is a popular and hectic restaurant with a brilliant busy vibe and cheerful ambience. Food was much too plentiful. The ribs were enormous, served on a plate the size of a dustbin lid, seriously one portion would have fed three of us easily! Definitley recommend it for group bookings."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Been a regular at Big Easy for 10+ years plus. Last night (despite booking) we were asked to wait a short while while our table by the window was set for us. Stood by the door trying not to get jostled, then as soon as the table was ready another couple jumped the seats. Manager did absolutely nothing. Another table was free at the same time and another couple were seated before us. Shall return only to use up the frequent flier points we've accrued over the last decade and then never return. Damn shame that they've let this place go down the toilet."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Food was good, the service was friendly but when we ordered the bill we were offered 2x1 drinks at the bar when we leaving however we were drinking cocktails after we finished our meals. Would have been nice if someone would have told us about the deal before. Tables are very very small and the plates too big though, I straggled with space. Everytime that someone ordered a fajita the smell was very strong around the restaurant, customers were coughing, me included. Is a place for go with friends a chill out but not for a romantic super chic atmosphere."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "It was good day but the food starters and main courses arrived at the same time. The onion rings were not good, floating in grease and not warm even. I asked for a 3lb lobster but it was similar that the one I usually eat the standard at between 1.5-2lb I didn't see the difference. It was good during the first three visits, I will rethink to go again maybe in the future..."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Great Restaurant. Great Service and Good food. Recommended!!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Was recommended to it by a good friend and would do the same. Loved it. Good food good atmosphere great service and good music. Had the lot!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Ribs were voted by all as the best choice on the menu. The lobster was quite chewy & a little flavourless. Macaroni cheese originally cold but immediately replaced hot & tasty. Milkshake cocktails delicious. Voo Doo prawns & potato skins also yummy & the Voo Doo sauce had a devil's kick. Our Armenian waitress was lovely & gave excellent service. In fact all staff were nice & friendly. Definitely recommend and would come back."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "The food was disgusting and oily! The chicken wings were horrible! Service was disgusting. The water said I couldn't take what I hadn't finished home as they don't do takeaway. How can you tell me I cannot take the food I paid for home? Disgraceful. Environment was claustrophobic and tight. The Coke and Sprite were fake! Everything was overpriced! Would NOT be going back!"
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "This was my second visit to the Big Easy, and after two fantastic courses and a truly outstanding lime margarita I left feeling perfectly full and more than satisfied. The Calamari starter was plentiful and was accompanied by two fantastic dipping sauces, which brought the flavors alive in your mouth - and the BBQ Chicken Salad for my main was large enough to feed even the hungriest eater! The margarita was refreshing and perfectly mixed - they certainly know how to concoct a cocktail here, and I look forward to my next visit."
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Well worth going with a group and trying each others food. Never been before but I will be going here again and again till i have tried the whole menu. :)"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Made a booking for 4 people for dinner on a Saturday night. Restaurant phoned to confirm on the day, and we were quickly shown to our table on arrival. Staff were really friendly, food and alcohol was amazing and great atmosphere (live acoustic band!). This restaurant isn't cheap, but worth every penny - portions are big and food is fantastic."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "This is the place for authentic American "Southern Cooking." In Texas and New Orleans, this is everyday food. We were visiting our daughter who is in England attending Cambridge. She was longing for a taste of home and we found Big Easy on Top Table. We enjoyed our meal so much we went back two nights later and took advantage of the all you can eat Shrimp night. The fried shrimp were crispy and the batter was tasty. The slaw was not a sweet as you would get in the US, but the stronger hint of vinegar gave it a nice tang. The chips (fries on the menu!) were awesome and there was plenty of hot sauce available. Great staff and quick service. I would definitely recommend Big Easy if you want authentic southern food."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We went to big easy after going to the theatre. However the food was way too much. I would rather have a normal size portion which is great quality then masses of food which didn't get eaten. The prices are extremely high for the quality of food. Are bill came to £125 and we had only have two beers and two soft drinks. We only have a sharing platter and four main courses. I would not recommend it to any one."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Good service, huge portions of great food. Great fun but very loud live music which pretty much stopped any conversation. The other downside was the 2 hour window you have to order and eat as your table is booked again for two hours after your booking. Would have liked a dessert but felt 'under the cosh' to eat up and get out!!"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "It was an amazing experience and good to eat drink and be merry will be going there again"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "amazing as well. excellent value and excellent food"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "All you can eat Fajitas on a Wednesday are awesome. An abundance of good quality protein with very generous helpings of sides/accompaniments! Only down side was the volume of the music. Was so loud we couldn't even hear eachother whilst shouting. The bands break was nice though! Would go back any time!!!"
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "This is my fourth time in this place and it has never failed to please my friends that I have brought here. The food is as always very appealing, both to the eyes and the palate. The staff was very helpful and polite. I have told some of my friends that this is my "go to restaurant" now. Cheers and keep up the good work!"
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "Great seafood, burgers, steak. Brilliant atmosphere. Portions are huge. Puddings fab. Fantastic cocktails"
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Ordered the £50 starter which stated 4-6 sharing, this was filled mostly with prawn crackers and doritos!! 4 chicken tenders 8 chicken wings, 8 potato skins and calamari.. what a JOKE! Chicken and ribs for main.. The ribs tasted like they had been left on the side for a week and reheated! Dry with no meat on them! When we said to the waiter we was not happy he shrugged his shoulders and walked away! Worst restaurant I have visited! Ever!"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "The atmosphere is fun, music is great, staff are friendly. Food was eally delicious. We will be back!"
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Although a bit pricey big easy is well worth visiting. The live music on top of the great food really makes a great night all round. Not somewhere u would go every week but a great place for special occasions."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great atmos, great service .... Will be back next time we're in town"
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "Food is great value for money but the service I received was poor, we were sat near the entrance and had to eat with the staffs bums in our faces. The staff were also leaning over me to put their drinks behind me. One of which knocked over and spilled down my legs. Not the best experience which was disappointing as I have enjoyed myself previously"
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "Delicious ribs, meat, shrimp with American sides such as coleslaw, bbq beans, chips etc. Cocktails are great too. Service during dinner ok though the waitress who quite literally threw us off the table - when there were plenty of other tables still empty - as we had exceeded our time limit was a disgrace. We couldn't have dessert, coffee or a final drink. They are upfront about the 1.5/2 hour turnaround but when tables are still empty all around us one wonders why they are being so inflexible. It's a fun night out just don't let the rudeness get to you !!!!"
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "On arrival at The Big Easy for a 6pm on a Tuesday we were surprised at just how busy the restaurant was. The ground floor level was full of diners who were seated at tables that were a but too close together for easy manoeuvre, luckily we were seated in the basement. The menu was very extensive, almost too much choice! We had shrimp gumbo, chicken and ribs and lobster - everything was very tasty with good size portions. The daily specials are good value for money and the speak lycée martini was delicious."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "Great Service. Superb Food - Good Value for Money."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "My husband and I came here to eat during a trip away for the weekend. He has been here before and I am so glad he brought me. We loved it. Would really like to go back to enjoy the other things on the menu. I think it'd be great for lare groups of people too. Live music on the Friday night was an added bonus."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "I went for a birthday celebration with my friends, the £19.95 deal for steak and lobster is great and I mostly book for that very reason but unfortunetly both my friends steaks were rare, which should have been medium rare. My friend complained and was given £5 off the bill. Not a new steak which I thought was very odd. Regardless we had a great catch up, they are also very strict on the 2 hour table rule and we were asked to leave which was a shame but still a nice evening bar the rare steaks. I would try it, I think the chef may have had an off night. Good atmosphere what ever the day. I'm going again for dinner on Thursday with work collegues I like it so much."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "I went for a meal on Sunday with my girlfriend, I had been there 2 times before, so knew what to expect. I was not disappointed. The ribs are absolutely sensational, I've never had such a massive portion for a start, but the meat on the ribs and the sauce that is used is to die for. I will certainly be returning in the near future!"
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "This restaurant is qwerky, has great seafood and a good choice of food and huge portions, plus service was good. However we felt a little tightly packed in. I'm sure they are very successful but if they took a few more tables out things would be more comfortable. I'm a size 10 and had to squeeze myself in and out my seat. And please clean your toliets more often! Don't expect dirty unkept toilets on the kings rd!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "As previously the food is good without being too expensive. Staff phoned to confirm the booking earlier in the day. It is noisy and crowded and the music was perhaps a little too loud but the band that played later were very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal particularly those of us who had the lobster. The strawberry margaritas were also a hit!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I've been to big easy a few times, usually for lobster, and this particular visit was excellent. I requested a table upstairs since the weather was nice and I like being near windows on those rare occasions. The staff was very friendly and flexible in accommodating that. Our food came quickly, again with flexible and friendly service, and the taste was excellent! Their lobsters come with free fries and and a drink, which makes it much better value than burgers and lobsters or other similar places. It's fresh and tasty as well, so I would strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for lobster in London or generally for a nice new orleans style diner :)"
    dined on 15/03/2014