Big Easy- Kings Road
Big Easy- Kings Road

Big Easy- Kings Road

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigeasy.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02073524071
  • 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: 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
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Big Easy- Kings Road reviews from OpenTable diners
982 reviews since 19 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.9
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (525)special occasions (401)fit for foodies (356)outstanding value (289)sunday lunch (143)child friendly (138)brunch (106)romance (91)pre/post theatre (87)business meals (46)outdoor eating (24)afternoon tea (13)good vegetarian options (13)disabled access (12)Show More
  • Good food
    Tinkersminkers
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Big Easy Kings Road is the better our of the two Big Easy's in London. Food was fantastic the service was good the only bad point is that the tables are not big enough for the size of plates you are given. We were a table of 4 and it was a tight squeeze to fit the 4 plates on the table, the wine we had to put on the floor. The food is good value for money and the portion sizes are very good.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Great fun
    Pottsie
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Dear Big Easy Thanks for a great meal....again! Brought my son for his first vist,he will be back See you all soon.
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    brunch, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I had been recommended Big Easy by a friend, every time I have passed the restutant it is always buzzing and full of people!! I eventually booked a table for me and my partner and we both loved the food and service!! Was very impressed, we have recommended it to a friend and they have already booked a table!!
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place and food just too crowded
    Idontwantanickname
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The place has outstanding service and the food is really excellent, as are their cocktails. It is however insane that one cannot navigate their way through the tables to use the services or just pop out for some fresh air. The seating arrangements "downstairs" can be daunting for the normal patrons, I hate to think someone who is remotely claustrophobic would feel though. I think the concept of squeezing as many seats as possible in the tiniest of spaces is indicative of the type of management.... especially here in the UK. No American would accept that. Still. the live music was perfect, not too loud and in tune with the atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Service poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A lot of food sent back. Waitress had no idea what was what and there was no feedback. Everytime we asked a question she ran away and asked someone else.
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  • great place
    philnlauradinning
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    this place has a great atmosphere with live house band. lovely cocktails and the food really tasty the staff are friendly and helpful. this is my 2nd time here ill defo make it a 3rd soon when ever the girl friends ready lol
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  • A happy customer
    Steve
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    All round very good place- I would consider returning
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    brunch, group bookings, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay if you're hungry
    vaderuk
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The good - welcoming staff, ambience, starters of chicken tenders and deep fried shrimps, meat of mains tender and moist. the so so - coleslaw (not balanced - too much carrots), BBQ beans lack oomph (maybe overpowered by the BBQ sauce of the mains), cosy seating arrangement. The not so good - BBQ on mains too sweet and too sour, occasional nudge from the rushing staff, long and inconsistent waiting between courses, unjustified 'forced' service charge. Too expensive - poor value for money
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  • Great food, value and service
    Tomas
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Had a great time at Big E - very nice food, we all had the fillet with 1/2 lobster and could barely walk from the place. Nice atmosphere and live music- the perfect place for have some fun an eat great food with friendly and attentive service!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    Astills
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    staff were very accommodating and bent over backwards for us. Portion sizes are very generous and food is tasty. very relaxed atmosphere, we took our kids and the staff were great with them. Don't expect fine dining though! expect to get your hands dirty! :)
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    child friendly, group bookings
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  • Regular Foodie
    BigEater
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    The Big Easy has always been one of my favourite restaurants in London. The steak and lobster daily special at £20 was amazing value although having made the mistake of ordering a sharing platter between us all as a starter, I couldn't eat it all. Frozen margaritas are great and I don't even like tequila. I would recommend leaving room for the waffles as well as they are probably the best I've had!
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  • Great food
    Yumm
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    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.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A filling datenight
    Incredibleman
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Food was delicious and a very good selection. Service was fast and attentive. Accommodated dietary requirements very well and made good suggestions.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service I've had for ages!!
    Skrimmers
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    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!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A seafood festival
    AnitaB
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    As always The a Big Easy was packed which created a great buzzy atmosphere. We were seated a little bit after our reservation as it was so busy, the staff were really friendly and looked after us as quickly as they could. We all tucked into the lobster festival - 2lb lobsters, fries, salad and a tangy magherita, great value for money at £25. To stay we were stuffed by the end of the meal is an understatement! Definitely look forward to going back to indulge in more Stateside fare accompanied by the Blues from the live band, hopefully next time we'll have room for dessert.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very arrogant rude service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    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.
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  • Most excellent
    LionKing
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • standards have dropped
    noah
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    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
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  • Appalling service, no food!
    Eater85
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    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.
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  • Awful - we didn't get our mains!
    dinernumber9
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    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.
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  • Terrible compared to last year
    MJS6
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    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.
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  • steak and lobster night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mojo77
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Always excellent barbecue food and they do what they do very well. Good atmostphere if a little cramped.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Ribs!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    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.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Satisfied Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Food was amazing, staff were friendly and helpful, ambiance was amazing. Would definitely suggest the Big Easy to friends A++
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Tasty Food
    Solwood
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    LandK
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    It was my second time in this branch. Although, quite pricey, it is worth it.I will definitely come back again.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was scrummy
    munchies
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Had the lunch time menu.. food was tasty and worth the price... cocktails are yummy.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place to eat
    Cab4Lobster
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    PeterD
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    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.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • food good but....
    EG33
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    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.
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  • Always excellent!
    BigEasyForEver
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    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.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great lunch
    Clh24
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Excellent value on the lunch menu :-). Great atmosphere, nice staff, a lot of choice on main menu and milkshakes were amazing.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Zenny
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    The food was perfect and the staff were very friendly!! The atmosphere was amazin
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real let down
    Happydiner
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Big easy
    Odaley
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    fulhamfoodie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Easy - Kings Road
    Foooooood
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    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.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    ChelseaLad
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Awesome food wont find no where better in london a must try restraunt
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.