Big Easy - Kings Road

Restaurants , American Chelsea
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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BBQ joint and lobster shack.

Venue name: Big Easy - Kings Road
Contact:
Address: 332-334 Kings Rd
London
SW3 5UR
Transport: Tube: Sloane Sq
Price: £26 to £40
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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:7
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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Kate D
tastemaker

If your'e looking for a ridiculous amount of food for a relatively good-value-for-money price then look no further 


Big Easy is quite honestly the most American-style place to eat that you'll find in Chelsea area.  It's a crazily noisy, jam-packed, deliciously-meaty (or fishy), massive portioned style place! From arriving you'll be offered drinks, cocktails and cocktail of the week - which is usually a good choice, then the menu choices begin... I would say if you're a first timer here then don't bother with a starter as the mains will be more than enough - however, if like me, you have eyes bigger than your belly then it's definitely worth sharing a starter as a warm-up to the scrumptious mains.


Mains are simply amazing - whether it be chicken, ribs, fish, lobster or steaks - there are simply too many to run through (as you can tell, I have been several times to here).  The staff are more than happy to help with providing fun bibs to make sure you don't end up wearing your dinner - always a winner if you are heading out for drinks afterwards and don't feel the need to head home and lie down (believe me, you might!) 


Plus, you can always take home with you anything that you do not eat! Everyone loves a good doggy bag....


There's special events throughout the week - such as unlimited ribs and things (these don't have the takeaway bags though so you need to eat in situ for these!) 


If you're looking for a taste of the US, an overload of delicious flavours or guaranteed food-induced coma then this is the place to head to

Luisa G
Tastemaker

Absolutely delicious, as always, but not cheap! For 2 rib meals, 1 portion of chips, 1 potato skins and 3 beers it came to over £70 for lunch. We could've done it a lot cheaper, if we'd stuck to their (massive) sandwiches or burgers, but it was delicious!

Sarah R
tastemaker

That's a winner when it comes to relaxed, easy places to go. Name is very fitting.
It's rowdy, loud and fun. I'd say is good value for money. If you are lucky enough to have time to come here during your lunchbreak during the week, they have very afforable set menu. 

Their lobster rolls are similar to those in Burger and Lobster, but they don't come with the buttersauce. Mussels are delicious, so is the chowder. Anything lobster is an obvious choice, or fried stuff. Ask for popcorn fried shrimps, they are not even on the menu.

Forever a fan, Big Easy.

Ladyvp
Tastemaker

This restaurant is a kings road institution. I really like it it is laid back and provides tasty food. They have some good value specials, like surf and turf with a margarita for £25, all you can eat fajita nights etc... So check out the menue and see what they have on offer. I really like the frozen margarita's, this place is good fun! Be warned though, the service can really be hit or miss. There are times where it is noticeable (which is when it is good) and then I have been there at times where it has been the most diabolical restaurant experience in my life (waiter poured red wine down my partner's white shirt and walked away hoping he would not notice). Despite bad waiting experiences I have had, I would still recommend it. 

Claire L

Seriously good value for this part of town, meals for people with an appetite! None of this fancy "Instagram plating", just really tasty food to get stuck into you with your hands, there's no point even trying to go about this in a lady-like way, just enjoy getting messy! Don't even think about wearing anything white either. Something for the guys with plenty of meat options, the ribs are some of the best in london but also plenty of seafood options, imagine if Burger and Lobster had a real menu with loads of other options around that theme. They also have deals of differen days (e.g. All you can eat "x" depending on the day) and live music on weekends. Their adult slushy machine churns out ice cold margaritas in a wide variety of flavours and they are lethal. The best thing though is the horrified look on the faces of girls who have been taken here on a date, visibly stressed about ruining their hair/make-up/white outfit/diet - priceless!

Maxibuoy

Always a great vibe in here, food is terrific, been going here for years and never had a bad one!

Samantha H
Tastemaker

Big Easy in Chelsea is the perfect place to end the week with friends.  Book a table for Sunday evening, request to sit downstairs, drink margaritas, enjoy the live music and stuff your face with lobster.  Is there a better way to spend an evening!  Not a place for those wanting a quiet or romantic dinner!  the food is always decent and the portions are large!  In the week they have specials on, including a few 'unlimited' options if you fancy a challenge!!!

Kishma S
Tastemaker

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!