Big Easy Covent Garden

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BBQ & Crabshack. We're a local institution, with an international following. Home smoked BBQ, Fresh flown in lobster, Steaks, Margaritas & Music.

Venue name: Big Easy Covent Garden
Address: 12 Maiden Lane
Price: £25 and under

Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

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Joss B

A great place for American deep south BBQ and the blitzed ice cocktails are great. Having eaten there now a few times and usually without a reservation, the sharing platter for two is the way to go, you get a mix of ribs, pulled pork, corn bread and other typical deep south BBQ. The surrounding are great and the bar is a stocked thing of beauty, but there are problems and that in the service. The place is so large and always packed but service is slow and it can be impossible to get a waiters attention to order of just get another round of drinks. In fact if you do manage to order drinks it will take even longer for them to arrive, food doesn't take quite so long, but clearly they need more staff behind the bar for the numbers they're serving and more waiting staff too. 

This isn't to say you shouldn't go, because your should if its the sort of food you fancy and don't have to rush, it's especially good for groups as you can all get stuck into lots of different sharing items on the menu.

Paul D

Slow service and mediocre food. Like being served your last meal on a tin tray. Could barely have a conversation with my friends due to the loud music too! Doubt I would return


The Big Easy succeeds at both quality AND quantity, which is pretty rare for a restaurant.  We at a super meaty meal (barbecue-wise, they have some serious equipment in the kitchen!), but there's lots of lobster dishes too.  Huge choice of drinks (the bar is huge) - I especially liked the Old Fashioned cocktails on tap - they still tasted great!  Loud and fun place, with a cool Americana interior.  Comfort food.

- Nina
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An industrial revamp of the old electricity station, fused with retro Americana makes for a fantastic interior, and the bar is of mind-boggling proportions, seemingly serving every liquor ever put into production! There is live music too, which I'm sure would be fabulous if kept in line with the blues spirit emanating from the enforced ambience...I'm yet to experience this though, so cannot comment properly. I'm afraid though, this is where the good stuff ends because the prices just don't tally with what's on offer, the service was slow and not all that enthusiastic, and the food was distinctly average. Read more @theTRUsocial -

Tom D

Disappointed in service and food, after a long hour and 45min wait. Kindly offered a free round of drinks, to be again disappointed when our mains finally arrived. Very average lobster and below par cold steak. Won't be going back.


If I could give this place 6 stars, I would. 

Steak & Lobster + a beer for £20 on thursdays.

Comfortably the best meal I have had in London this year.