18 April 2014

Big Easy Covent Garden

12 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA

£35.00 North American Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £15.00
  • Champagne: £41.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M Sun -10.30pm)

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A spin-off from the original King’s Road rocker, Big Easy Covent Garden also aims to celebrate New Orleans in all its sinful glory. Located in what was a Victorian power station, the new site struts its stuff as a good-timing crabshack and BBQ restaurant with lots of original features intact and a massive ‘wall of fire’ kitchen below stairs featuring two Argentinian parrilla grills, rotisseries, wood-burning ovens and suchlike. Over 500 bottles are on display in the formidable nine-metre bar, which dispenses draught negronis plus a raunchy line-up of ‘boozy juice’, pickle backs and ‘X-rated shakes’ to get you primed for some juicy stateside hits. Pit-smoked chicken wings and spicy voodoo prawns with blue cheese dip make way for Nova Scotia lobsters, rare-breed British steaks and finger-licking St Louis-style ribs – all served up by chatty staff. There's also live music every night at this fun feast.

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  1. Big Easy Covent Garden

    12 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA
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    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  2. Big Easy Covent Garden

    12 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA
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    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  1. Building on the success of its original Chelsea site, Big Easy has brought its brand of American BBQ more central with a new site in Covent Garden. All in all, a good addition to the CG food scene or rather it will be once it irons out the remaining kinks. For now, it feels a bit like the second spot is trading on the rep of the original and it remains to be seen if it can live up to its older sibling. The décor and general atmosphere leans more towards the whiskey and ribs joint found down in Texas rather than the crabshack theme in the original and the menu follows suit with plenty of BBQ choices and one hell of an impressive whiskey selection. On the whole, the staff are friendly and welcoming although lean a tad away from professional when out of immediate sight (though not hearing) of customers...
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  2. My good friend A wanted to check Big Easy's sophomore restaurant in Covent Garden for her post-birthday tete-a-tete. Quite apt, because I honestly think everyone should have steak or lobsters for their birthday. There was so much buzz about the new opening so we tried to book a week in advance only to find out they were full. Walk-in status it is then. We arrived at 6.30 and the hostess told us we would be seated at 8.15pm the latest (they had to turn people away as the wait list was so long). I was ready to walk across the road for some sushi and yakitori but A really wanted to eat there, so despite the massive protest from my hangry belly I cheerfully said "That's fine! We'll wait by the bar!" (God knows I needed a stiff one.)...
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  3. Published : Saturday, 5th April 2014

    Not Quite Enough :: Big Easy London - Covent Garden

    If you have even glanced at The Big Easy's Twitter feed, you'll see that it has a legendary status amongst its devotees who post photos of plates (full and empty) of food hashtagged things like #gobig or #meatcoma. Previously, its only branch (on Kings Road) wasn't exactly my at end of town so I'd never quite made it over there. But they recently announced the opening of a new branch in Covent Garden, which is a lot more convenient for my East London-dwelling self...
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  4. Published : Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

    Frenchy love food :: BIG EASY B.Q & CRABSHACK

    Big Easy opened a new restaurant near Covent Garden on Maiden Lane few weeks ago. I wasn't sure it will be the perfect place to have lunch for me as I am allergic to crab and I heard their signature dish is crab. But I am very lucky they do lobster too! I went for lunch with a friend, we both shared a grand appetizer, it has Voodoo chicken wings, pit smoked chicken wings, hush puppies, calamari and deep fried jumbo shrimp.I really enjoyed every thing in this platter, all sauce goes very well with everything. My favourite dish in this platter was deep fried jumbo shrimp, they were perfectly cooked, kind of juicy...
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  5. After another invigorating morning of dancing, I was really looking forward to getting my lobster fix at Big Easy in Covent Garden. The original Big Easy located on Kings Road was opened 22 years ago, inspired by the 19th century crab shacks and Bar.B.Q. of the American Gulf Coast. With its new second home in Covent Garden that opened in February, it has become more easily accessible to those yearning for more of London's American dining scene...
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  6. Walking in, its clearly a much bigger space than its Chelsea sister but the atmosphere and decor is very similar I particularly loved the bar with its endless bottles. The even had a sink out to wash your buttery, lobster covered mitts in. We grabbed a drink at the bar as we waited for our table. Strawberry Daiquiris with cinnamon sprinkles. Those faces say it all really.
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  7. It was Big Easy’s founder, Paul Corrett who threw open the original King’s Road Crabshack and shared his love for all things American and his desire to offer ‘Good food, served right.’ Fast forward twenty years and the Covent Garden branch is finally ready to rock and lobster roll, and finally that invite arrived. The new restaurant is in the original home of the Charing Cross & Strand Electricity Supply Corporation (click here for a history lesson.) Where as the original Big Easy modelled itself on simple a Gulf Coast crabshack, the new one is a lot more refined, the King’s Road branch looks like it evolved whilst Covent Garden was designed. Very well designed. Many of the Victorian power station’s features have been kept, the copper conduits, heavy girders, exposed brickwork and concrete floors all remain. And industrial lighting, planked walls and aged leather chairs and banquets have been added. The two bars are spectacular, hundreds of bottles backlit for a stunning effect...
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