Big Easy has transferred its formula of BBQ and seafood from its long-running Chelsea outfit to its second venue in Covent Garden. There's added emphasis here on drinking, with cocktails and spirits served at a spectacular bar.
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Big Easy Covent Garden
12 Maiden LaneLondonWC2E 7NA
Had a great night here, but enjoyed the food too much to write the review. Great atmosphere. Started off with some cocktails at the bar with my partner. We were early so caught happy hour. Cocktails at 4 pound a hit!
After seating we ordered the seafood. The brains a bit fuzzy now, but starters were a good plate of cold crab claws. Intense! Not to be outdone, I ordered the whole crab cooked in...more
This was my first time at The Big Easy and (honest bit now) I'm not a fan of BBQ or Seafood. However I thought I'd give it a go. It's always good to experience new things and you never know you may end up liking something different.
We arrived at our allotted time but were told to stand at the bar for about 30 mins. I'm not sure why as our table had always been empty (I have a habit of...more
Hmmmmm....so there was a fairly average sized group of us meeting here for dinner. Upon arrival, we were rather dismissively told to "just stand by the bar" despite us being bang on time for the reservation. It was crowded, we were left there a while and were jostled the whole time.
When we were seated, our waiter just flopped down a heap of menus onto the table and walked away, without...more
So lobster is the new fried chicken it seems.
The walk-up queues and the inability to book has always been a big turn-off, but as my date and I were skulking around Soho, cruising for some crustacean we happened upon the Big E on a blatantly busy night and thought, heck why not? Every other joint around here's usually booked, let's take a chance!
Then happenstance happened and we made it in...more
Once in awhile, it's great to treat yourself to a big classic surf and turf meal. My friends and I came here for a pre-Christmas meal thanks for a gift certificate from his mum. In all honesty, this place is a bit touristy, too pricy, and only for special occasions.
The food was decent but nothing truly memorable. Lobsters, Ribs, Steak is tricky to get wrong if you know what you're doing....more