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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.

Former Steakhouse & Grill Wine List Of The Year

Proof that big (500-700 covers on a Friday night) or informal (BBQ/crab shack) needn’t mean a thoughtless drinks list. From cocktails to Condrieu and shakes to Champagne, this list packs more of interest into its five pages than most other lists do in 50. The by-the-glass selection is short, helpful and food-friendly while the ‘full list’ is wide-ranging yet compact and, for Covent Garden, fairly priced. How many Southern grill venues, we wonder, offer reds from Etna or Croatia or Madeira by the glass…

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Big Easy Covent Garden

12 Maiden Lane ,London WC2E 7NA

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by   bronze reviewer (7)

Dec 2014

For a special occasion this is a super restaurant. Live music, glittery decor, slush cocktails (the margaritas are a divine mix of tequila, lime tang and pepper). The food was epic in taste and portions. A group of 5 shared a Lobster Fest (this covers whole 1½lb lobster served with fries, house Salad & a free drink. Additionally to this we had a large Caesar salad, Lobster Bake which included half lobster, peel ‘n’ eat giant shrimp, mussels, crab claws & potatoes, and a choice of sauce....

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 10

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Big Easy Covent Garden

12 Maiden Lane ,London WC2E 7NA

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Apr 2014

I was amazed by the size of this place! The walk from our table to the gents toilet felt like a journey to the centre of the earth and I wish I'd taken a water bottle (of which more later…). Once there, the toilet was tiny and a bit grotty, with staff needing to be told to refill toilet rolls. Not great. Serving staff were friendly and helpful, but a bit slow to attend to us, which I suppose is understandable in a venue this size. The food was OK, but not very sophisticated. Fair enough I suppose,...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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12 Maiden Lane ,London WC2E 7NA

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by   silver reviewer (19)

Apr 2014

I've been a fan of Big Easy on King's Road for years. When they announced the new restaurant in Covent garden I like many others was excited. Great location, great food. Or so I thought. What a disappointment! This is like a completely different restaurant, with a different vibe and different food. The food was oh so disappointing. We had the appealingly entitled “Bar.B.Q Blow out” and “Taste-O-Rama”. All the meat was incredibly dry. The succelent, moist ribs you get at King's Road were missing....

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Mar 2014

Was very much looking forward to this new opening. As a regular diner at Big Easy in Chelsea this was meant to be another night having London's best ribs and tasty frozen margarita's. That's what I thought at least. What have you guys done to those amazing falling off the bone ribs that you have in kings rd?! This is what you are famous for. Believe me.Sometimes trying to make something more fancy (the margarita's) wont work. Why move away from the margarita glasses and why not rim he glass with...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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    The Lifestyle Diaries :: The Lifestyle Diaries: The Big Easy: As Tasty As It Is Easy

    When Kirsty said that there was a good, inexpensive sit down restaurant slap bang in the middle of Covent Garden I thought she had lost the plot.

    But being the inquisitive foodie that I am, I couldn't not try it, could I? Enter The Big Easy - a great Bar.B.Q. and Lobstershack that will leave you wanting more.

    We met on Kirsty's lunch hour so we needed to go somewhere quick and easy and the Big Easy fit the bill perfectly. We ordered from the lunch menu and both opted for the lobster roll with fries..
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    One Two Culinary Stew :: Big Easy Covent Garden, London (UK) | One Two Culinary Stew

    American barbecue and seafood restaurant Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Crabshack is a relatively new addition to the Covent Garden restaurant scene. Housed in a former electrical power station, the place is huge and spread out over 2 floors. The décor is crab shack-meets-industrial, but it works.
    We popped in for lunch at around noon (coincidentally it was the 4th of July, Independence Day) and were fortunate to get a table without a reservation.
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