Big Easy Covent Garden

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BBQ & Lobstershack. We're a local institution, with an international following, this powerhouse of a restaurant is set over 2 huge floors in Covent Garden boasting a 9m wow factor bar on the ground floor & a more intimate speak-easy style shelter bar on the lower deck.

We proudly offer a large slice of easy going living, inspired by the Gulf Coast, with live bands 7 nights week, a friendly welcoming atmosphere, fresh cocktails, ice cold beers and generous portions of
good old home-style cooking offering Home-Smoked BBQ & Fresh East Lobsters.

Fast forward to today and we continue to uphold those time-honoured traditions; social occasions of the bygone age, friends getting together over great fresh food, plentiful drinks and music - these never go out of fashion.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good and they were very attentive. Can’t fault the place.

A great place to meet up and have a good experience. Good price

E
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food, I was lurking at the tables on the sides as well and everything looked so nice. Amazing service. The music was a bit too loud for my taste but I understand that it needs to be heard from every corner.

D
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Lobster was watery, ribs were hard and tough. Overall terribly disappointed for a +£100 meal for 2 people

G
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table of 2 for my partners birthday. We arrived early and luckily the table was ready. Sat down with ease, drunk and dinner menues right away, lovely waiter came took the drinks order. We needed more time for food which wasn’t a problem. Stiles arrived in great time, food order taken... easy!

Food was lovely had ribs and shrimp with mac and cheese! So so so good!!

We didn’t want pudding however the lovely waiter came back singing happy birthday with a candle and ice cream for my partner which was such a lovely touch!

Lovely evening, I highly recommend!!

BC
London
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I'm a frequent visitor to Big Easy and have mostly positive things to say. My most recent visit was a bit disappointing though - they did not have any large lobsters available (to share between 2+ people) and had run out of frozen lemonade, thereby any cocktail using it as a base was unavailable, and root beer. To note, my previous visit one month ago was also disappointing as there were no large lobsters available, but three months ago my friends and I were in luck and did manage to order a large (5lb) lobster to share. Nevertheless, the lobster dishes at Big Easy are the best in London - even better than some places where Lobster is in the restaurant name! The range of options from shellfish to steaks to burgers would suffice most dietary reqs and with a large range of drinks, your visit is sure to be positive. Even with my recent disappointing visits where items were out-of-stock, I will still visit again and again as the quality is high! Hopefully there will be large lobsters next time...

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We used to prefer the covent garden location over kings road for the food quality however our last experience was disappointing (food quality was down and Kings road is now taking the top spot, too loud, feel too squeezed between other tables, the Fajitas are gone from the main menu...).

D
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Lot of choice on the menu. Food ok.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For my girlfriend’s bday, big easy took care of us, provided good food and helped me celebrate a happy bday for my misses! Thank you!

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service wasn’t good enough we weren waiting to pay like 15-20 mins but staffs was ignored to come not even look at the table at all plus not even busy time

LP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very relaxed, good food and wine with very friendly service - will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we have visited in London
Wonderful food and a great atmosphere

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

All you can eat always comes with a catch. They brought me three prawns at a time. More like all you can wait.

BA
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to eat at as a party of seven to celebrate my graduation, and the food was absolutely outstanding and the service was amazing! The food was such good value for money, we came on a Monday and a few of us ordered The Big Pig Gig and all I can say is wow, the food was so so tasty and unlimited!! I couldn't believe it! I had the lobster which was beautiful. Thank you so much Big Easy for a great meal and making my day extra special ! :)

J
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Although the staff were lovely, it was very slow and loud. I’ve been to other big Easy and they were relaxing but did not feel this way this time.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We ordered the boozy brunch which we have had several times before and as before our time started once we sat down. Once ordered it took 45 minutes for the food to come out. Also the tables and chairs were are little squashed together .

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very good afternoon and enjoyed the food very much. Shout out to Gerlando who provide outstanding service with a big smile on his face. The only downside was the VERY noisy table next to ours, they shouted and use swear words very freely. They were so loud we could bearly heae each other or talk. We would recommend the place to anyone 👍👍👍

C
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there on a busy Saturday, everyone was very nice and the food was just delicious!! We had a very lovely time and we’re super stuffed :)

JR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Had a table booked for 9pm but was running late so change it to 10pm. Started off well. We asked the waitress if we had to order mains with starters and she said no, you can order whenever you like. Found this funny as online it says they close at 11pm at it was 10.15pm. Starters came out, were very nice. Ordered our mains at 10.30pm, my wife had the lobster and fillet which was very nice. I had the ribs, pulled pork and chicken which was a lot of meat and came with no sauce or dressing. Taste nice. Once we finished my wife was really looking forward to a waffle dessert she had seen online. We asked the waitress for a dessert menu to which she replied the kitchen was closed. Why tell us we can order whenever we want and then know the kitchen is closing, at say 10.45pm, not inform us so we could have ordered a dessert sooner? After this we asked for the bill which took 10 mins to arrive and while we waited a mouse crawled down the wall behind my wife. This was very off putting. Bill came to £131 which is a bit much for 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 cocktails. It is quite a shame as we had heard good reviews about Big Eady but this was not we experienced on our visit.

LB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fab food, great atmosphere, Good band, would highly recommend to family and friends

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was excellent, service was poor. We ordered starters and tha main arrived at exactly the same time. Obviously it was kept warm which meant the chicken and ribs were dry.
The lobster was fab

DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Definitely need to book as there was a 2 hour wait but people were willing to. Tells you something

R
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad experience big queues and rude staff no chance of getting served within a reasonable time, and after waiting in line for nearly 20mins I was told I had missed my booking time and needed to wait for a table! never again need a lesson in dealing with people let alone customers

FM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very good food in a very nice place. I recommend it !!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and they accomodated us 8 people plus a baby. Our server was lovely and the food is amazing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience

J
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Unimpressed, not what I remember the 'Big Easy' to be. Will not be revisiting anytime soon! :(

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a group of 16, service was fantastic and friendly, food was fab. everyone had a great time. Thank you to everyone at the Big Easy!

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Juliana was amazing! She was so friendly and really made our anniversary meal special. The only downside was that it was so hot in the restaurant! It was sweltering! Otherwise great food, great atmosphere, great service.

VA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was good as always but having to pay £9.50 for a virgin mojito is a bit too much. We found the food a bit oily but I guess that is a personal preference.

GL
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tasty food but overpriced, which is a shame. Lobster was tasty.

RA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to a Big East before so know what to expectOur favourite evening is Thursday - Lobster and Steak night. Also happy hour at the bar. Good food, but can be a tad noisy.

AP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Went for the unlimited fajita deal
Have had better ones elsewhere - seasoning on the chicken was lacking and scant onions and peppers - satisfied an big appetite but nothing special in terms of taste

JW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, just like being in Texas. Excellent value express lunch

LR
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I love this restaurant but our last trip we came alone to order a drink at the bar, we were ignored by all staff for 20 minutes who seemed to want to avoid giving any drinks during happy hour or left the bar for 15 minutes. We then queued to get a table despite already saying we had arrived as staff couldnt be bothered to seat anyone and let others push in or list their allergies, and so this wasted another 10 minutes. No apologies or anything for the hold. It then took 10 minutes to be offered a drink despite not getting one at the bar and so was very disappointed. Food was good as per normal but service awful this time around

CP
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good tasting food, great atmosphere and service! Would definitely go there again.

SC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I would recommend the food. The lobster BLT was really good... but the drinks aren't on par!

EM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The experience at big easy was overall a good one but unfortunately we were overcharged massively for our drinks. The good and vibe was great and the experience apart from this was good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Live music was loud enough to inhibit comfortable conversation. Servers were helpful when they could be found, but overstretched making it often difficult to get their attention.

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an absolute amazing birthday experience. Caitlin made it very special i didn't want to make a big deal as it was my birthday meal, but she made sure i had a candle on my waffle. She was very attentive, and made the experience very pleasant. Cocktails were also really nice. Thank you Caitlin (Covent Garden Branch)

E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, bottomless barbeque and frozen mojitos, friendly efficient staff but very noisy however it's a lively kind of place so a bit of noise is to be expected

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