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Big Easy Canary Wharf

Restaurants, Barbecue Canary Wharf
4 out of 5 stars
(20user reviews)

Time Out says

The third branch of this American-style barbecue joint.

The third branch of this American-style barbecue and seafood joint. This one also serves breakfast seven days a week.

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Address: Park Level
Crossrail Place
Canary Wharf
London
E14
Transport: Tube: Canary Wharf
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:5
  • 4 star:9
  • 3 star:6
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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I was pleasantly surprised with the food at Big Easy. Express lunch deal was very good value. Food was served up as speedy as promised, portions were large and it was filling. The normal menu had plenty to choose from and they also have kids menu.

Our table was by a corner and felt very different to the grandeur it had from outside. Service was attentive. Child friendly, except for the loud music. Great choice of drinks. Good for large group bookings. I will definitely be back again!


This place is buzzing with great food and service. Our table was a party of 5 adults and 3 kids under 5. The staff played with the kids and seemed to really enjoy working there. BBQ ribs were very good but a firm favourite with our group was their cornbread muffin; it was sweet, salty and moorish. The chunky chips were also crispy on the outside while fluffy on the inside. For the food quality, portion, and service, they have priced themselves well when compared to other similar restaurants. I will not hesitate to dine here again in the future.


Great athmosphere and great views.

Live music every night. Great choice of cocktails, and an ideal place to go for Lobster.


Not as good as the Chelsea or Covent Garden branch unfortunately. I know it's not their fault, but the atmosphere is dampened by all of the arrogant suits from Canary Wharf. The food was okay, the lobster was slightly cold and overcooked. The live music and cocktails were great though, shame about the type of people it attracts!


We came here for the bottomless brunch for a friends birthday. Two of us opted for the bottomless BBQ, there was a lot of food! All delicious. It comes out on a sharing plate, to save space on the table. Really enjoyed the chicken. The other members of the group went for the Lobster, in many different forms, and said it was tasty. We were never out of drink, and although our table wasn't ready until 25 minutes after our booking time, we were given a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to compensate - which went down well! You do end up drinking a lot so be prepared for it to be a boozy affair. Perfect venue for celebrations!


A bottomless brunch with lobster... what more can you ask for on a Saturday afternoon. The staff were really great and most definitely kept our glasses topped up, even at one point giving us frozen margaritas too. The atmosphere was vibrant, relaxed and upbeat, a really fabulous way to spend the weekend and not ridiculously expensive. 


Basing my review solely on the bottomless brunch, which all things considered is actually a remarkable feast. You can choose between BBQ or Lobster with a choice of beer, wine, prosecco or mojito and you have two hours to fill your boots for £30 - so it's a pretty solid deal. However the food is decent at best, it's certainly going for the quantity over quality appeal. The space itself is nice but has a generic feel to it and the staff were friendly but went missing for long periods. 


Having visited the Covent Garden and Kings Road outposts, this is easily my favourite branch of Big Easy. Perched above Canary Wharf in the new Crossrail place, the whole place feels open and breezy, even when the tables are packed typically close together. 


I've been a few times for the bottomless brunch here, and it's one of the best for your buck around. For £30 you choose between lobster or bottomless BBQ - both are great - washed down by bottomless wine, prosecco, beer or my personal favourite, the frozen mojito. The lobster is delicious, though I found the butter on the side a bit too greasy and could've had a little more garlic in. The BBQ as well is great, with the ribs a definite highlight and the cornbread a nice addition. 


The service is friendly but could be a bit more attentive. Each time I have visited I have found myself looking for staff on a few occasions, and can be slow to get drinks. 


Still though, the location and value make this place a consistently strong choice for a bottomless brunch, and I thoroughly recommend. 

Tastemaker

So far my favourite Big Easy! It's high above the river on what looks like a giant cruise ship. Lots of light which is something the other Big Easy restaurants lack. It's nice and big, lots of seating. Excellent food, reasonable value and the staff were very friendly. I can't wait to go back!


Big Easy means the perfect combination of quality food and drinks and good service at a fair price. I prefer the Canary Wharf branch for its spacious interior and an amazing view.

Perfect for Sunday brunch, bigger gatherings or just an after work drink. Food is delicious (ribs = fabulous) and the Sunday happy hour is something not to be missed! 


We had a fantastic experience at this themed restaurant celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday! Having left it until last minute, we walked in without a booking on a busy Sunday evening! The happy hour margaritas made a perfect start to the evening and definitely built up our appetites. For starters we shared the BBQ chicken wings and pickle chips which were entirely unique and tasted delicious. For mains, I ordered the lobster (which came with a glass of prosecco!) – and although I mainly chose this to get the big white bib to wear, it truly tasted amazing! The venue itself was very impressive and decorated so much to detail it made us feel we were sitting in a restaurant in the deep south of the USA. Overall, it is quite reasonably priced for what you get, however I would say to visit for a special occasion. We will definitely be returning soon!

Tastemaker

Food was good, but nothing special. I had a booth which was a nice bonus, I love a booth. Staff were attentive and there is a particularly good drinks selection. The food is well priced for what it is. On the night I went they had a live band and the sound levels were too much to have a proper conversation with the person opposite. I had the lobster burger and it was just toooooo rich, the burger bun was too sweet and the lobster was done with heaps of butter, with butter and mayonnaise on the bun too so all in all was not overly pleasant to eat. 

Tastemaker

My flatmate insisted on taking me here for my birthday in November after having had a fantastic experience of her own a few months previous, so we rolled up with some friends on a Sunday night and I have to say, I was bowled over. The venue itself is gorgeous - what a view :) I did sneak out onto the balcony outside to sit inside one of the birdcage booths - go there and you'll see what i mean ;) I had the seafood bake platter which was absolutely MASSIVE and so flavourful and excellent - I was soaking up all of the sauces with the cornbread my friends didn't finish from their own BBQ sharing platter! The friend who brought this marvellous place into my life hd the lobster mac n cheese which also looked simply incredible - I was also impressed with their boozy selections (as was my mate who is a big whiskey guy).


Bottom line - for the price, the value is great. Awesome venue, great service, insanely delicious food and drink. I look forward to checking out their branch in Covent Garden next!


This place is such a welcome addition to the wharf. Plenty of space and plenty of atmosphere. First off the old fashions are amazing. Food wise it was the unlimited hog roast or wings for £20 day. I went for the hog roast which was delicious. Juicy, smoky pork with side of fresh corn bread, crispy fries, smoky beans, coleslaw and a brioche bun. The bun was irrelevant for me here, everything else was excellent and I managed some extra pork and corn bread! My friend had unlimited wings, which was litterally just bowls of either hot or BBQ wings. They were diddy and the skin soggy. She felt very hard done by next to me. Not sure how both meals equated to the same price! The couple next to us had a giant lobster and steak to share and obviously thoroughly enjoyed it.

There was a great live band on and if I wasn't so stuffed would have happily moved to the bar area to properly enjoy the performance. Worth some research on the meal choice but all in all highly recommended, especially in this neck of the woods.

Tastemaker

I generally love the Big Easy. Good food, good drinks, reasonably priced, nice staff. The reason for the low review marks was more based on the meal I had. I decided to go for the £20 all you can eat wings on a Wednesday (they also have a bottomless roast option). DO NOT GO FOR THE WINGS. 


When you see what you get for the roast (pork, corn bread, chips, beans, roll) you would expect you would get something WITH your wings, like chips. No. Literally just wings. And the wings are not crispy skinned, they are chewy, which is a bit off putting after a while. The bleu cheese that comes with the first round? Hang onto it, because it you ask for more it's £2 extra (this was not mentioned in the offer, nor was it mentioned to me when I asked for another). I suppose since you get a liter (a literal maß glass) of beer I that is meant to justify the lack of additional items to go with the meal, to be honest, I would had settled for one pint and chips. Compared to the bottomless roast I felt cheated. 


Service was a bit spotty but I mark that up to being the busy holiday season. Point of note-- if they are not wearing a flannel shirt, do not try and order anything from them! :D 


So-- if you go to the Big Easy please order whatever you want on Wednesday except for the bottomless wings! 


Nice views from the balcony, you can visit here just for drinks. or food. With live music and a buzzing atmosphere, not to be missed.


I absolutely love the rum bar ! Oh and if you go for a meal, definitely worth trying the lobster !

Tastemaker

I loved my first visit to Big Easy in Covent Garden and so, when I first heard another branch was opening in Canary Wharf, I knew I had to give this one a try and see if it could live up to the standard set by it's Covent Garden branch...and it certainly did not disappoint!


My first impression was it's far bigger than the one in Covent Garden. It's roomy and furnished with cushioned, L-shaped seatings in the corner.  It's got an outdoor terrace which looks out towards West India Quay and you really can't miss especially if you are making your way via the DLR. 


One thing that struck me from Covent Garden was the huge quantities of food served with your order. They are MASSIVE. I was pretty ravenous when I arrived, and even I struggled to finish. My friend and i ordered the limiting Easy a really relaxed atmosphere and the decor really felt like you'd had been transported to a crab house in the deep south of the US and A.


All in all, another great experience and welcome addition to the foodie scene quickly developing at Canary Wharf Cross Rail station. Big Easy is the perfect place to be with your mates after a long day or week, for a taste of the deep south of the USA and for mouth-watering food to order.

Tastemaker

When Big Easy opens another venue, you know the quality is going to be good! I was fortunate enough to attend the soft launch of the Big Easy Canary Wharf branch, and boy was it worth the journey! The venue itself is much bigger than the Chelsea and Covent Garden branches, it has a private area for parties, and a huge open plan bar & kitchen. The food! Oh, the food was delicious. We didn't know what to pick for starters, so we started with a mixed appetisers plate (voodoo wings, bbq wings, fried calamari, fried prawns & hush puppies) and a portion of cold Atlantic crab claws. I'd recommend all of these starters! The wings were juicy, full of flavour and meaty, and the prawns and calamari tasted fresh, tender, and weren't over-fried. As a main, we shared a 1kg bone-in-rib-eye with a side of half lobster, and a seafood bake, and a pulled pork - there were four of us eating, I'm not that greedy! The beef was cooked to perfection, medium rare, juice with lots of flavour and the lobster was cooked icely so you could taste the sweetness in the meat and the garlicy baste. We were a bit greedy and chose bearnaise sauce and BBQ Mustard sauce for the steak and a Hollandaise sauce for the lobster, I wouldn't suggest the BBQ mustard, as the steak needed something subtle. I wouldn't recommend the seafood bake, as I think the seafood gets a bit over-cooked and therefore chewy/hard. For desserts, we had a variety, but my favourite was the Iron Skillet Smores fondue which was basically melted mashmallows & chocolate sauce served with graham crackers to dip. Big Easy, you've done it again. Thanks for looking after us, Bronte. We'll be back for the weekend brunch menu!

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