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Big Easy- Kings Road
Big Easy- Kings Road

Big Easy- Kings Road Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigeasy.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 352 4071
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 11:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Large group facility available
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Moss 020 7352 4071
  • Entertainment: Live music every night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paultons Square
  • Public Transit: Bus 11, 19 and 22. 20 minute walk from Sloane Square and South Kensington Underground Stations
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is free after 6:30PM on single yellow lines and meters. Please note that parking during Bank Holidays is not free on Kings Road.
A word from Big Easy- Kings Road
Founded over 20 years ago, the legendary Big Easy Barbecue and Crabshack combines the finest American cuisine made using quality ingredients with an impressive wine list, frozen margaritas and toe-tapping live music every night. Famous for its prime Maine lobsters, Big Easy offers up to 6 pounds of the prized crustaceans alongside a lobster cocktail, roll and bake, all available at incredible prices. They have sent their experts to trawl the Atlantic coastline for the finest, tastiest seafood and freshly delivered them straight to the heart of Chelsea everyday, allowing guests to tuck into fire roasted jumbo shrimp, Atlantic crab and New England clam chowder. Also expect 21 day aged Longhorn steaks, known for its lean, flavoursome and well-marbled beef, alongside fajitas, voodoo chicken wings and home smoked extra meaty "fall off the bone" ribs slathered in a special barbecue sauce.
With a buzzy atmosphere, huge portions and terrific cocktails, it's impossible not to have fun.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I went to introduce a friend of mine to Big Easy and she loved it. The food is amazing, the staff are so helpful and the prices are reasonable. I am a regular in Big Easy and could actually say there is no better place to be than Kings Road."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "Great food as always. The steak and lobster is such a treat and so cheap on Thursdays. The music was just too loud and we couldn't have a conversation across the table."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "Food was delicious and a very good selection. Service was fast and attentive. Accommodated dietary requirements very well and made good suggestions."
    dined on 27/08/2014
  • "Went on ribs and chicken night (Monday) food was delicious and service was excellent!! Friendly and helpful and fast with more ribs!!! One tip is make sure you book as its very busy!! Unsurprisingly!!"
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "The two stars are not for the in general food. The lobster was lovely. However chips were cold and dry. Lovely deserts and drinks. The service we received was appalling. As soon as we got there we were informed we have to be out within two hours. This continued to be said to us throughout the meal. There were lots of free tables in the restaurant by the way. We did as we were told and were out before two hours! Very arrogant rude service, like they were doing us a favour by letting us have a table. This has put me off totally a return visit."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "I went to Big Easy-Kings Road with a few friends on a Saturday night and it was simply fantastic! Staff were friendly and efficient and the food was just delicious. My grilled prawns were huge and succulent (and being South African I have high "prawn standards"), and all my friends enjoyed their food. The crab was huge! The place has a great buzz. Shall return again and again."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "Im a regular at this place. I go for atmosphere & value for money. However, this visit was disappointing. Whilst at the bar a suit and tie came to inform bar staff to they were below target. The lobster was below weight. When I addressed it one gave a speel about muscle mass, another said it was because of claw size. They charged me for the larger sized lobster. It was clearly young as the claws were not developed and the shell was soft. Despite my telling a waiter my drink hadn't arrived as part of my meal it never came. To top it off they charged me for sauce as an extra despite sauce being offered as complimentary. They've become dishonest and target driven. I would prefer they raised their prices than compromise integrity & atmosphere"
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "After 1 hour 15 mins we had not received our main courses (despite other diners that had arrived after us eating theirs). We informed the waiter who said he thought we were waiting for someone although we had placed our order over 1 hour before and we had no further space at our table. He then advised our food would be ready in a further 8-10 mins for it not to arrive again. I asked another waiter and he went to check, then avoided coming back to us. One member of our party had to leave to get back to work and we were fed up so left hungry.... Mistakes happen, but not apologising or rectifying them is seriously poor service."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "We were seated promptly, but despite the website advertising a lunch special I had to ask for the menu - it wasn't forthcoming from the waiter. We ordered our food and drinks and they arrived. Once the starters were cleared we waited 30 minutes before asking where our mains were. We were accused of not having ordered them by the waiter that took our order! 15 minutes later we asked where our food was, we were told it would be 8-10 minutes. 10 minutes later there was no sign of our food - yet fajitas were being served to people who had ordered after us. We asked another waiter where our food was and he never came back. Terrible service - no apology or attempt to put it right - we're not going back."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "I will keep it short. Recently went for a 3rd time, the first two times were great, this time it was very poor. The Thursday deal has obviously become v popular and they are now just churning them out. The Margeritas are much smaller than they used to be. The steak was the worst, it was so incredibly chewy (medium rare) it wasn't over cooked but I think it had been sat on a hot plate for a very long time! The lobster my girlfriend had was embarrassingly small. And her steak was just as poor as mine. Its a real shame as BE used to be very good, bordering on great, but they have lost me as a customer."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing feed, great value and really nice place. Music was a bit to loud to hear each other talk - but food was honestly the best meal I have had in london - with out a doubt"
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "Always excellent barbecue food and they do what they do very well. Good atmostphere if a little cramped."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "The 'Extra meaty ribs' melt in the mouth, the meat is falling apart, tender, soooo juicy and rich in flavour! The BBQ sauce in the dish that comes with it is very tsty and a lovely garnish."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Food was amazing, staff were friendly and helpful, ambiance was amazing. Would definitely suggest the Big Easy to friends A++"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "A friend and I are on a rib quest and this was listed in the top 10 in a magazine. We had the Tempura king prawns and Voodoo wings to start. Both generous portions but priced accordingly. The Wings sauce was a little heavy on the vinegar but a hit with me, the prawns were great and I don't normally like hot prawns. Mains we both had the extra meaty belly pork ribs, 3 of them may not sound a lot - any one would be a standard belly pork portion, served with good quality coleslaw and homemade beans. Side of very tasty and cooked in fresh oil fries. The meat was super tender, could have been marinated longer so the flavors permeated more. We each managed 2 and took the 3rd home. Deserts were equally huge. It exceeded my expectations"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "It was my second time in this branch. Although, quite pricey, it is worth it.I will definitely come back again."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "Had the lunch time menu.. food was tasty and worth the price... cocktails are yummy."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "Nice area, nice restaurant, good service & good food. Make sure you come hungry, it's big portions. Only wish they could cater for large part groups in the evenings. Over all very good."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "Very knowledgeable Italian barman guided us through the cocktail list (happy hour til 7 on some cocktails and beers). Food was great, service snappy and attentive, really good buzz in the place."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "The food was good as was the service (even though they forget to bring a glass of wine and then tried to overcharge for it), but the restaurant was so noisy that it was more or less impossible for us to have a conversation during the meal. There was a live band (that was v good), but the acoustics in the low-ceiling basement plus the fact that the speakers seemed to be turned to volume 11 spoilt what otherwise would have been a nice evening. I realise that the nature of the restaurant is that it is not a quiet, candle-lit type of environment, but even so - you kind of want to be able to speak with the people you go with. Food good though."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "The Big Easy never lets me down! Whatever the time of day, the staff are friendly, attentive and efficient and the food is consistently good. Thursdays steak & lobster with a couple of margueritas - perfect! Just watch out as the bill always comes with a 12.5% service charge so can be a bit of a shock when in a big party or have ordered a couple of bottles of wine, but they are always happy to give a bill with no service charge if you prefer."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Excellent value on the lunch menu :-). Great atmosphere, nice staff, a lot of choice on main menu and milkshakes were amazing."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "The food was perfect and the staff were very friendly!! The atmosphere was amazin"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "On arrival, we were shown to the bar area for a drink while we waited for a table. The bar was really well stocked, lots of nice craft beers and cocktail options. Big Easy has a really good atmosphere and makes you feel like you could be in an authentic BBQ joint in the states. After ordering the food, everyone was looking forward to trying what looked great on other plates passing by. Unfortunately, it was a case of looking good and that was it. The chicken and shrimp plate had very dry chicken and rubbery shrimp and the chicken lux burger was dry and bland. The only success was the bottomless shrimp which my friend did enjoy. Perhaps it was poor choices ordering, but this place was definitely not worth the money and over hyped."
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "We went as a young family of 6 and had a great time. The portions are huge and so is the atmosphere. You really get the whole American feast feeling. Would def recommend"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "Really good atmosphere and buzz in the restaurant but food wasn't as good as usual. Steak was rather bland and fatty which was disappointing"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Good place to go if you're hungry! Meat was well cooked and tender, shrimps were huuuuuge (and tasty) which is refreshing. Restaurant is well fitted out and has great ambience, only down-side is the size of the place, the upstairs is just far tooooo small - you are packed in like sardines and pretty much sitting in your neighbours lap."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Awesome food wont find no where better in london a must try restraunt"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "We booked three tables of six. We ordered 10-15mins after the others but they finished their meal before we had even got ours. The food was lukewarm as the others were hungry they ate but as I had chicken I sent mine back. It came back warm (not hot). I was so hungry by this time that i didn't send it back but told the waitress. The food was dry and inedible, a shame as I was looking forward to the Shrimp and only tried one of the three served. When the waitress asked if we had enjoyed our food I told her no. She advised that I did not have to pay for the meal. The restaurant was packed and tables tightly squeezed together. I felt ill on the way home and all the next day with a tummy upset. I will not be returning to Big Easy"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "We had the lunch menu and most of us struggled to finish. It's really good and has good value for money. Some of my friends only managed to finish the appetiser and packed the main course to take away."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "The ribs were the best we've ever eaten!! Lobster was very well cooked also! The cocktails were fab! Especially muddy waters! Again probably one of the best cocktails we've had!"
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "I've lost count of the amount of times me and the girlfriend have eaten here and we'll continue to do so. There isn't a restaurant in London with a better atmosphere and the food is just awesome. The waiters and waitresses are always really friendly too. 10/10 every time."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "We booked a table for 4 peeps...and were seated straight away.....We loved our Ribs...Wings....Lobster.....mmmmm And not to mention, they serve some of the best cocktails in town!!! .....It is definately worth a visit :)"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "The Big Easy is great. On Thursday night they have a steak & lobster special which is awesome value for money and it's a cool place to chill with friends."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "If your a lover of meat and seafood you will love this place! The staff are well informed of the menu and have a great sense of humour."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "Extraordinary good value BBQ crustaceans and ribs, served in generous portions by friendly and efficient staff. If you are planning on lobster or crab, give yourself extra time: they really are large. This shack-style eatery is much loved by locals and foodies who travel far to get here: booking is a must. The place is happy, noisy and mostly young, but no-one is made to feel out of place, from grannies to babies. No parking or real outdoor eating option."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "Other than the fact that it is a tad cramped everything else outstanding. Food was awesome, great atmosphere. good live music at just the right volume, staff friendly and great service and the prices, remembering we are on the Kings Road, very reasonable. Thoroughly recommend to both young and young at heart."
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "The Big Easy needs more than a little tuning up. The ribs, one of their signature dishes, were dry not juicy. The prawns were mealy and overdone. At least in the basement, the tables were too small to seat 3 along one side if a table for 6. As for the music I love the blues but wouldn't have chosen that playlist in a fit. I don't mind it loud but it was really intrusive. The service was quick, but so quick the chip pot was taken away as I was eating them. Big Easy, you have to stay excellent to stay successful. Pull you socks up!"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "I have been here twice now and I love it! Food and service is amazing! The only thing I'm not a fan of is some tables are so close together and when I got seated I feel like I was on top of the table next to me! There's about 8 inches between it which is a tight squeeze! I will visit here again just hope I don't get seated in them tables again"
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "We had been recommended by friend to try out BE 'cos of the gorgeous food! We were going to go to the Convent Garden one which is much nearer to where we live, but after reading the reviews which were hit and miss regarding the service we decided visit the King's RD branch instead which had great reviews all round. We were not disappointed! The staff were brilliant, polite and attentive but not over the top. The food was really good too. Would definitely recommend to others."
    dined on 26/07/2014