Big Easy Covent Garden
Big Easy Covent Garden

Big Easy Covent Garden

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigeasycoventgarden.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02037284888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Staurday - 12 noon - 12am
    Sunday 12 noon - 10.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We don’t think good times are complete without some great live music so we feature a collective of some of London’s most talented blues musicians playing 2 or 3 sets nightly up to 1am.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations are both a 5 minute walk away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Big Easy Covent Garden
BBQ & Crabshack. We're a local institution, with an international following. Home smoked BBQ, Fresh flown in lobster, Steaks, Margaritas & Music.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Big Easy Covent Garden reviews from OpenTable diners
1236 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambience4
    Value3.7
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (658)fit for foodies (461)special occasions (445)pre/post theatre (355)outstanding value (291)child friendly (142)sunday lunch (129)brunch (109)romance (103)business meals (80)disabled access (56)outdoor eating (17)afternoon tea (12)good vegetarian options (11)Show More
  • bit annoyed with booking & waiting
    manos
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    In general there is a very nice atmosphere and staff is friendly and polite - this time it was ok but not amazing - i think the quality of service has started to get affected by the large number of people - although we had a booking we had to wait for 15 minutes. Moving the reception right at the entrance and not in the corridor where it was does not help - all people are packed blocking the entrance
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lobster
    smj82
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    The place has an amazing ambience and its buzzing. The food is very good but the service could be improved. The reservation team gave us an ordinary table despite the note that it was our anniversary and we wanted a good table, instead we were seated right by the staff entrance where the noise was even bigger . We felt rushed and few things were missing in the menu so perhaps the waitress could tell us this in advance . Also big lobster board saying the catch of the day where nothing was available since the previous month so again note to the manager to keep the place updated. Overall the lobster is a good value where you get a drink included when you order lobster fest. I would only recommend this place to a groups rather than couples.
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  • Great lively and fun restaurant
    TezzaBJ
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Wasn't expecting how lively and exciting the atmosphere was. Starters arrived within 5 minutes of us ordering. My partner had the BBQ chicken wings which were delicious and smokey and I had the voodoo shrimp with blue cheese sauce. We both had steaks for mains me sirloin on the bone and her fillet. Both were cooked to perfection with fries and slaw and I pushed the boat out with a side of lobster. We were so full there was no chance of sampling the desserts so we finished with coffee. Everywhere you looked there were happy, smiling people having a great time. Cost wise it was pricey but we were celebrating and ordered the most expensive options. Would thoroughly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • BIG EASY
    Hungrydog
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Very good service, quick and polite. Food is as described on the menu and is good. Its served hot and portion sizes are good. The pulled pork sandwich is superb and really stuffed with meat and great value. The lobster roll, by comparison, was a little disappointing. Previous experience at the Big Easy tells me that the lobster is better from its shell than from the roll. The restaurant can get quite noisy as it fills up so its not ideal for business entertaining.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good not great
    Dizzi
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    table was not ready on time, standing & waiting in busy bar where couldn't get served for a long time ca. 15-20mins. Request for free drinks was met with flat refusal on 'company policy'. When table ready some confusion over bringing drinks from bar. Food rather good although not as authentic as advertised: carolina pulled pork was not quite the real 'carolina' style (my husband is from there), but it was tasty. However staff were friendly, decor is fab, manhattan perfect, and i'll go back, while hoping they sort a few things out. Another really annoying thing: would not allow us to book a table in person, at the restaurant, were told to go away and do it online - really!?
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Awful service
    Chuckieowl
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    I came here with big expectations of a Southern BBQ with American standard restaurant service. How wrong was I! It was expensive, slow service, average food and they had the cheek to add 12.5% service charge to the bill. Our starter, the Grand appetizer platter came missing two items. We had to go to the front of house to get this rectified because our waitress went missing, in fact she made a point of avoiding us for some reason. The food arrived before our drinks order, the mains arrived and we ordered more drinks at that point but had to chase them down again. When confronted with the bill I asked for the service charge to be removed and then had to 'justify' my reasons to the Manager and General Manager. Won't be going back here.
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    brunch, good vegetarian options
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  • Amazing setting and delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Super cool american restaurant with great bar area, trendy decor nd delicious burgers,steaks and seafood Try the starter seafood platter with crab, lobster and prawns - so fresh and excellent value
    Special Features:
    child friendly, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Service let down
    CheeseLady
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Great food, Great atmosphere, Good value, Poor service. To cut a long story short - there were multiple communication breakdowns between the check in team and we were forgotten about, so were waiting for 30 minutes before being shown to our table (no apology or acknowledgement of our wait provided). I was really happy to sit down and start our meal, but again the service was really slow - I ordered a drink when our starter was being cleared and it arrived just after our mains had been taken away! I really enjoyed the experience and the food but wouldnt go back because the service was so disappointing. I'd recommend going but try to eat 'out of hours' as that might improve the service experience.
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    group bookings
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  • Average
    Surreygirl
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Took my son and a friend for his 13th birthday. When booking I mentioned that it was his birthday but nothing was said to him at all. Food was ok but no guidance on volume. We ordered 2 starter platters for 4 people - way too much food! A good waiter would suggest that one was enough . I wouldnt return on this experience.
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  • Lobtastic
    T4r4z
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    The staff were great and accommodating to our needs (sitting) when three of our guests were running late. The waiter had good knowledge of the food and was attentive. The food was great very filling , tasty and moorish xx
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • very very good
    gj2019
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    The whole experience from start to finish was excellent. The potions are large, the chicken was particularly nice with a smokey apple wood taste!! The desserts was nice as well was the beer. All what I was wishing for can't wait to go back
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place to eat
    Jodo
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Enjoyable place to eat. Food may not be amazing but it is fun to eat there. The daily specials are good value.
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    brunch, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    HMT86
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Cool bar area whilst waiting for our table, service was good and friendly, food delicious, bit loud. Overall good experience!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Everything was great apart from the 2 hour time limit and the waitress standing over us to leave, quite rude.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Nick
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Typical bbq place with very high prices. Good was tasty, beers were 6 pounds a pints and atmosphere was weary
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    special occasions
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  • Immersive and Classy!
    Hendrix
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    I honestly cannot fault this place! It really feels like you've walked into another world. I had a whole lobster with mussels to start and everything was delicious.....PLUS I got a free bib - amazing.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smokin
    Bbqkendawg
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Loved it , great food and service ! Turned up early, not a problem....food was brilliant and loads of it ! Had to get a doggie bag?...
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Ping
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Good casual dining. Lovely food for a good price.
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  • The Latest Outing
    DSimpson
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    I love dining at Big Easy, me and my friend dine here regally. However the attitude towards from the reception team was un called for, being a receptionist myself I wouldn't treat someone in such away. After this, and getting downstairs to our table the service was great as usual all members of the downstairs team were quick to service us, very polite and happy to help. Just a shame the way we felt as soon as we sat down. The food as always is great, great value!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    David
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Very impressed. Great decor, food, service & price (especially the £10 lunch/late night menu)
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    Greenwich33
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    LOVE the limitless daily offers! have been on the Tuesday shrimp day twice now! and great for birthdays too with the lunch deal!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Big & easy
    OllyVIP
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Great food with amazing offers! Nice relaxed atmosphere, would definitely recommend for group bookings or just relaxed lunch / dinner with a few friends.
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    brunch, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Pricey tasty food and fab service!
    verypicky2please
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Besides the food arriving not 5 minutes after we arrived, we ordered from the bog standard set menu, the staff were attentive and joyful all evening. Was it because we were there before the evening rush? Maybe and therefore I suggest getting there before 7 pm and watching the evening fill up and add ambiance.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster Fest!
    Keinxerika
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Originally had booking for 7:30 however we were already in the resto and hungry at 6:45 so asked if we can already have a table and the staff gladly gave us one. Our lady server is awesome! She is very attentive and making sure everything is okay. I really appreciated her efforts in serving the customers. The food we ordered (Lobster Fest) with garlic butter was amazing. Maybe you can get a bigger lobster if you're really hungry because the 1.5lbs lobster seemed to be only enough for people with moderate appetite. I personally felt just the right fullness but my partner felt he needed more. The place was a bit noisy too. I hope they put better music not competing with the noise of the crowd..
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bbq in London
    Chitown
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    A little hard to find on a very small tucked away street but well worth the trouble. Beautiful big plates of delicious ribs, pulled pork and lobster they also have a nice lobster roll. But get one of the combo plates so you can try multiple things.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soap for sause?
    Joe1986
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    After two of us using a mustard bottle that had washing up liquid in it instead of mustard the manager seemed more concerned with what we would be willing to pay for over trying to make it up to us, was very upsetting. Not to mention that they also put us on a very small table for 4 people when we booked on opentable for 5. Ruined our family meal out.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Wear your stretchy pants!
    runtoeat
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Had a great time here after running the royal parks half marathon... Portions are HUGE so make sure you don't over order but be prepared to gwt your feast on! For sharing I'd recommend the Bar B Q main. SO good.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Beautilious25
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Waitress was really welcoming, pleasant & friendly. Can't wait to go back as food was fabulous!!!!!
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Joannasolihull
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were seated immediately and were served by a friendly efficient waiter. Our food arrived promptly and was delicious. Looking forward to our next visit already!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely ambiance
    Duffers
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    we enjoyed a lovely birthday meal, had excellent service and good food.
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    brunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Steak and Lobster
    matk
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I recently visited The Big Easy for the first time on Friday night. She had the Pulled Pork burger and I had Rib eye steak with half a lobster. Both meals were outstanding and the service was good. I would recommend the restaurant to anybody.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobster great!
    flora
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    seafood lover would love this resaurant!we three people tried the mussles,squils and shrimp!so lovely!
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • A ma zing
    MGona
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Its a great place to have dinner, wide variety of selection, good atmosphere and fast service! Fully recomended!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Best for group bookings
    Payne
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Don't expect amazing steak and lobster for £21, but remember you also get a cocktail with that, fries and live music. Great for an evening with friends
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  • BBQ restaurant charge for BBQ sauce
    Elle
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Yes that's right- there's a £2 charge for BBQ sauce at this place which is think is outrageous. I didnt order any in the end so cant tell you how it tastes. All in all, the steak and lobster was good and the ambiance was lively. The only other issues we had was the bartender was insistant he make us a 'bartender special' when we ordered cocktails awaiting our friends - but when the bill came they charged for every item contained in the cocktail - even gomme syrup - so order off the menu as it's cheaper.
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  • Boisterous
    lesley
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is a loud, busy and fast moving restaurant. The portions are big and good quality food. The aim is to eat and move on. Good for an hour, not easy for relaxed conversation. Its a busy place, but the staff were unfailing helpful and polite.
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  • Stuffed
    Rhiannonfoodie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was amazing, food portions were huge. Would definitely return in the future cocktails were not as great as expected - but don't let that turn you off. They have so much to offer
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpersönlich
    Romy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Leider ohne jeden charme. Sehr unpersönlich - wie eine Abfertigungshalle. So ist leider auch der Food.
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  • Second visit and still impressed.
    Scrag
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday she had not been before. Food was great as expected. Limitless BBQ didn't even need seconds. Music was a bit loud when trying to talk. Service was excellent although slightly over attentive and felt like we were being watched, creepy. Great evening out.
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    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    LoverOfFood2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good service friendly staff! Authentic Decor! Will go again!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.