Big Easy - Kings Road

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Founded over 20 years ago, the legendary Big Easy Barbecue and Lobstershack 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 & 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 & 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 ribs slathered in a special barbecue sauce.

With a buzzy atmosphere, huge portions and terrific cocktails, it's impossible not to have fun.
Venue name: Big Easy - Kings Road
Contact:
Address: 332-334 Kings Road
London
SW3 5UR
Price: £26 to £40

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 1 star:1
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Sarah L

That's a winner!
The staff is, first of all, very welcoming. But even if that wasn't the case, the food is sooo good, especially value for money, that you are just one happy, happy bunny.
 

Come here for a set menu during lunch time on weekdays or treat yourself over the weekend. Anything lobster is an obvious choice, or fried stuff. Mussels are delicious, so is the chowder.
Ask for popcorn fried shrimps, they are not even on the menu. Forever a fan, Big Easy.

Kishma S

I used to be quite a regular here a few years ago but I hadn't been in over a year when I went back on 10th August.

I'll be honest, I was a bit disappointed. I had made a reservation 2 weeks in advance (highly recommended unless you want to stand at the bar until a table opens up). Despite having a reservation for 4, the first 2 members of my party were told that the could/would not be seated until all parties had arrived. I've encountered this policy when walking in for a table but never for a reservation and it didn't get the night off to a good start.

The second disappointment of the evening was being seated downstairs. I had forgotten they have live music and it is very very loud if you are downstairs (it's also not to my taste but that's by the by). The thumping country music made it difficult to have a proper conversation between the 4 of us and we also had difficulty communicating with the waiter. There was also no crab which was another disappointment.

On the positive side, what we did have (wings, tenders, salad, lobster, steak and a burger) was all delicious and the service was good.

The Big Easy is cosy and noisy but the food is generally good if you after a nice American style restaurant. It may be worth bringing some ear defenders though...

writtenbyfitton

The Big Easy succeeds at both quality AND quantity, which is pretty rare for a restaurant, though it is pricey.  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, for about £80 (starters and mains only, no drinks, including service).


MG

I'm confused about the 5 star rating - ahh, it's not a Time Out review. I really wanted to enjoy our meal at the Big Easy - we used to go here relatively often about 5 years ago. I have never written a bad review but after spending £102 for 2 on a disappointing meal I think the following needs to be said. Atmosphere: Great, loud, 'All American'. The tables are crammed in with centimetres between them - you really do intrude on your neighbours' conversation in order to talk over the loud music. Not the best setting for a date night. Drinks: We both wanted a margarita - after spying the small size of the cocktail glasses, we opted for a pitcher. A classic margarita at Big Easy is fluorescent green, plonked on your table with no straws and does not pour. Hmm... After asking for some help, we were equipped with two plastic straws to either share the pitcher or to scoop the drink out of the pitcher into our glasses. I felt as if I was back at a student bar.... Yay. Except that I had paid £30 for the pitcher. After a half pitcher of slush puppy each, we were both still sober. £30 for a drink with no alcochol - really?! Food: The descriptions are fabulous. Despite the noise and the close proximity of your fellow diners, you could enjoy the experience if the food lived up to the hype. Our double baked potato skins were shells filled with cheese. That's it. The Jalapenos were great, but only 4 in a portion - the bottom of the bowl is filled with nachos. The calamari was a bland disappintment. That said, our main meal of ribs/chicken and fries was decent enough. Good meat on the ribs, however there was a bitter aftertaste with the BBQ sauce. Loved the french fries. Such a shame!

Mr K

I found this place about a month ago and now I can't stop coming back and sending all my friends there. If you are a fan, and like me, have been struggling for so long to find an amazing U.S. BBQ & Seafood restaurant, this is a place for you. Very reasonably priced despite it's prominent location and worth every penny. As fat as I know, it's the best value Maine Lobster in London, amazing steaks and ribs smooth like butter! Every day is a different deal, I would especially recommend the Surf & Turf night and 'The big pig gig' (All you can eat BBQ). Downstairs is a bit more crowded and lower ceilings might make you feel like there is not much space. They host live music there, so it's great to get a table for a louder company or celebration. However if you are looking to bring a date, or your mother, a reservation upstairs will allow you to have a bit more of a 'normal talking volume' experience.

Charlie

Yes yes yes! Finally a place in London which has both amazing seafood and BBQ. The deals are great especially through out the summer with the Lobster festival. Can't get any better/cheaper Maine lobster in London (to my knowledge). I highly recommend this place! The only negative would be the margaritas-- out of a slushy machine, which is not what you want, but I can look over this fact since the food is so darn tasty!