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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4.2
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3.9
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4.0
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3.9
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p
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing service from our waiter. Thank you 😊
Food was fabulous and good value. We will be coming again and recommending to others.

CJ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening with friends at Big Easy, the food was delicious and value for money. Most of all I loved the ambiance and atmosphere, it was a great friendly vibe, we can’t wait to visit again

M
London
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Staff really friendly. We had a great time

LB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Couldn’t fault the food at all, was absolutely lovely and couldn’t get enough. Only issue was service, from arrival to getting food it was over an hour as our waiter admitted to forgetting to put our order through. It was incredibly busy so maybe why, but was worth it for the food.

s
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was amazing but the staff were poor. They didn't come when asked, the condiments weren't filled up. We had to help ourselves. The staff screamed to each other right next to us. I would recommend but for the food for sure which was YUM but for the whole experience, not so much.

LI
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is a must do! Great food , amazing portions, unlimited booze, what else could you ask for !

C
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good, vaguely industrial ambience - reminded me of an old warehouse. Food impeccable. Service on the good side. But, don't go unless you can get a table, not a counter - the bar stools get uncomfortable after a while. Somewhat noisy, so don't go if you want quiet and intimate. That said, I'd probably go there again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

AI
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky design, friendly staff and delicious food. The menu has a wide range of meat, fish and seafood dishes. The portions are very generous. It is very noisy, so definitely not the place to have a conversation at.

RJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual...excellent customer service, tasty food and friendly environment! Thank you so much once again!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service & yummy food!!

LJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience1

We were sat right next to were the plates were bought so our whole experience was ruined by constant noise of crashing and banging of plates

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Christmas party with work friends

s
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We booked this a while ago for hubby’s birthday for 4 people and wasn’t told we couldn’t use the lunch menu. Also, it was so squashed and had to change tables twice as there was no room to eat comfortably! We always go to Canary Wharf and will not return to this one now as no where near as good! The food was good but again chips were bit cold and not as freshly cooked as we’ve had before. The waitress didn’t even know how many pints were in a stein! The jug they brought was too small so we got another one Brought up!!! Just seemed a bit chaotic, not the same atmosphere as Canary Wharf.

AM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great venue for pre or post theatre food and group outings. As usual it was very busy, the weather in London was very wet, so we called in an hour early but were seated straight away, the service is quick and pleasant, good choices on the menu. The food was served quickly and we were not rushed in any way. Great!

DA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Used Big Easy a number of times always good value and vibrant atmosphere also close to Covent Garden facikities

CR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food lovely staff and nice atmosphere. A little loud but overall had a lovely time. Will defo be going back

MO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had dinner at 19:00, imposible to talk betweek us as live music very loud(qe are 28 and 29 years old)
Tiny space in between tables couple sitting next to us orderes same BBQ and requested stuff to take away as it was quite a lot for a meal.
When I requested a box to take away the waiter disappeared for more than 15 min and came back saying they did not have more.
Another 15 min to pay as he was busy...
And at the end we went home with our clothes smelling...I’ll will never go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic evening, the waiter was extremely attentive and the live music was great.

SD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Clearly understaffed, service very rushed table cramped.

YL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food And drinks took 25 minutes to be served and waited for the bill for 27 minutes then had to go and ask for it at the counter again.

SB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and served up to our group, freshly cooked, nicely presented and hot. Our server was very pleasant and helpful.

EB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Food was overpriced and bad quality. Service was dreadful-not enough staff and worst of all we all left smelling of food so the restaurant needs better ventilation. We won’t be back

KB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went there on Monday.I've been waiting for food so long. we took unlimited ribs but after first portion we found it that ribs were not really fresh.By the way..not even single person from BE come to us to ask how is food...We paid so much for what we had...They didn't even ask for cover apron which u can get straight away in other BE restaurant.Compare to BE on Chelsea Covent Garden looks really bad.I will never go bk there again

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The restaurant was extremely loud and made it difficult to carry on a conversation with our guests. But the slow nature of the service - from getting our drinks to clearing our table to paying our invoice - was really the biggest problem. Secondly, we had a party of 6, and we were crammed in a booth that made it very uncomfortable to enjoy our meals, especially given that the meals are brought out on large trays. The restaurant should know that larger tables are needed in order to accommodate the large trays, etc. Overall, the food was very good, but we simply could not recommend this restaurant unless you are looking for an informal dining experience in a loud, uncomfortable setting.

MD
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The monday special menú was increidible and a the price was amaizing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food2service1ambience3

Food was not as nice as prior visits, the chicken was not that tasty and the mac and cheese so too oily

NS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went on Monday night, and went for the special, big pig BBQ, and a full stein of beer.
Definitely worth booking ahead as people were waiting for off chance tables.
The food was lovely and tasty. I loved that there was huge sinks to wash my hands with before I ate, and in-between courses.
The atmosphere was cozy, with a life band playing downstairs.
The place was nicely theme decorated.
It's not a quiet restaurant. But it's a fun and enjoyable restaurant.
My mum also loved it, and she is 72.
Definitely worth coming here if you are in the area, and definitely worth a trip to London just to try it.

A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Let me start by saying this place looks amazing when you walk in, has a great feel too it and the staff were very friendly..... that's where that ended!!

After being sat down by our "server" and told he would be looking after us tonight and told all about menus, drinks and specials etc and then we never see him again the whole night 🤦🏼‍♂️

The food was 5 stars! Absolutely amazing and the portions were absolutely ridiculous, but I love that!

Food was left on our table and we had too remove it ourselves to the adjoining table, we had to call the waiter ourselves if we wanted refills or next orders etc, was never asked if we was ok or if food was up too stretch, and when we tried too pay the bill it took nearly half an hour for the guy too return with it....we removed the service charge because we had literally no service

Food- outstanding
Service- disgusting

AG
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great but the service was poor. Had to wait exactly 40 min for the food to come.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service, bit noisy at times , been twice now and loved it

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Didn’t get the glass of fizz with the lobster roll
Skins came without bacon
Forgot side of Mac n cheese
Chicken dry with no bbq sauce

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not too bad.... not the best value for money but ok

HO
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We’re asked to leave after 2 hours when there were plenty of free tables (Just less than half the restaurant) and no one waiting for a table and we were still finishing our drinks and probably would have stayed a bit longer and maybe even desserts. You lost out on more spend per customer.
Did wait a fair while to be seated when had reservation and also to get our waiter to back to order more stuff but still a good night

s
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food lots of it. not cheap but quality was 1st class

c
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a group of 6 of us.
The food that came out was outstanding!
Will 100% be coming back here to try out the rest of the menu

MR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We booked and was chaos at front desk. We had drink at bar and table given away. Was chaos and nobody knew what was happening

MI
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and a very reasonable price and great atmosphere

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of my experience.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Came here for the boozy brunch, vegetarian option needs huge work- was so sloppy and chips were so recooked they were just like grease air. Asked for tap water 3 times before given it, bill was wrong, hardly any service or interaction during the brunch which meant there wasn't more option for alcohol. The table to the right of us got offered more alcohol even though they were seated before us and we didn't. It was a shambles, bill was wrong and tried to charge us for the bottomless brunch PLUS our mains on top and someone elses moretti pint!!!! was a disaster.