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Big Easy Covent Garden, London, London

Big Easy Covent Garden

3.5
3.5
7757 Reviews
£26 to £40
American
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 Coast 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 132 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 4580 1173

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Big Easy can cater for your external events or private parties no matter where they are. Contact us with your enquiry and we'll be delighted to help. events@bigeasy.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    Available for hoedowns, hootenannies, hullabaloos & other private parties With 10,000 sq. ft. of space we have plenty of room for events of all sizes; we have a semi-private area that caters up to 45 giving you all the atmosphere of the main restaurant but your own space to play with. There is also the option to hire one floor or exclusive use of the restaurant for your event. We can also accommodate drinks reception parties on both upper & lower decks of the restaurant and will be happy to discuss your requirements. For all events enquiries, get in touch at events@bigeasy.co.uk to find out more.

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Leicester Square underground stations are all a 5 minute walk away.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,757 people are saying

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3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. AN

    AlanN

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I have been here on many occasions but this time the food was not to the normal high standard
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Loved the meal this evening, nice and relaxing as always, good food and then we saw a mouse running around the place….
  3. PM

    PaulM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was ok but the service was very poor. Had to get up and nag a waiter to get anything including the bill. They all wonder around aimlessly paying no attention to customers. Wake up dozy waiters!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food very good and great value. As a party of 5 on an unlimited drinks deal was not worth the money as drinks were not refilled at regular intervals. Staff did there very best and were dealing with some unhappy customers, but they could not have worked any harder there just wasn’t enough of them.
  5. BK

    BasilK

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place for Lobster Rolls, Ribs etc. Can get busy which can slow the service but was still good for us. American dining style. Good decor.
  6. AB

    AngelaB

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in a great setting with a relaxed atmosphere. Had the brisket and it was one of the tastiest meals I’ve ever had.
  7. BB

    BBQking

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately a really poor experience for us. We've been before so we're excited to return for an anniversary meal. Something has changed here! We had booked a table prior but we're left out in the lobby for 40 minutes as tables weren't ready, then it was another 20 minutes until being served, the drinks were incorrect twice. The meals were given 55 minutes after drinks. The ribs this time had a jelly consistency, mainly bone with an odd texture. We've order this before and wasn't like this. One member of our party can't eat the BBQ sauce due to an allergy so wanted to order brisket without the sauce, she was told "everything here has bbq sauce" the only thing she could order was a chicken burger which was over cooked so much so the steak knife had trouble getting through it. The quality was not usual Big Easy standard and the service very poor. We didn't complain as our server kept rushing off. After we paid the server ushered us quickly as he wanted the table! Our friend left hungry, the ribs made another member poorly, and I spent 80 quid on a chicken sarnie, 3 soft drinks, jelly rib and 2 portions of cheesy chips. Sadly big easy we won't be returning. Outside another party we're also complaining about their experience/food. What's happened here?
  8. CW

    CatherineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had amazing time especially when everyone sang happy birthday to my daughter.The service and quality of food was great.
  9. HC

    HannahC

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The half lobster and Prosecco is a rip off. Barely any meat on it. The ‘big easy brew’ they had on tap was actually Becks lager. Not sure how they’re getting away with that. Table service was actually pretty good but I wouldn’t take my family back there again. Better for very casual…
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was slow. Food was of poor quality and the bill was subsequently expensive
  11. L

    Libi192

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Felt very chaotic upon check in. The line was coming out of the door and was immensely busy. We managed to get seated 10 mins after our original booking. We had Molly as our waitress and she was amazing! Very quick, friendly and knowledgeable about the menus. Huge credit! Would recommend. Prices are as you would expect in London. Bill was £300 for 6 of us (two children) 6 starters, 6 mains, 4 alcoholic drinks and two cokes.
  12. K

    Khloe101

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Nice restaurant! The portions are large and it’s a kid friendly spot.
  13. MG

    MGJxxxxxx

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Took my granddaughter for pre theatre lunch. My ribs were dry and tasteless. Complained to waitress who said “sorry” but wouldn’t take them off bill
  14. S

    Snshshs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Rip off - food came out cold, it had obviously just been sitting there. Came out straight after ordering. Lobster so over cooked was like chewing rubber that tasted of wee. Floor was filthy, wait staff tired and rude. £80 for two? Get a better meal at McDonald's.
  15. UR

    UmeshR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spread in the menu. Was extremely busy at this time of the year as would be expected.
  16. U

    User

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible experience. Not recommended at all. I won't return
  17. JB

    JoelyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Where do I start? Complete waste of my time and money. Avoid! Most definitely not what it was!
  18. E

    Electricians

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Food doesnt taste that nice: BBQ Blow out. The best part of meat was the sausage. Lobster is over cooked, hence dry. Toilet is really dirty. Only used it because have to. Service is good. We're sat right next to the til so there's someone always there. Too crowded and too noisy,
  19. MB

    MikeB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Lobster roll, hardly has any lobster in it, just taste loads of mayo and lettuce. Chips position are literally 8 chips. Asked for medium stake received medium well. Margarita was lovely.
  20. R

    Rie22

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Very, very busy and even thou we had booked everyone was waiting at least 30 mins over their booking time before table was ready. Was made to wait in a corridor on a sofa with many others and fobbed off every 5 mins with just cleaning your table. As out booking was at 8.15pm we had no option but to wait, finally seated at 8.50 service once at table was good. £29.00 for drink, half lobster and steak was ok (very small lobster) steak and chip lovely and cooked well ... Were we sat was very noisy (right next to bandl but we did enjoy atmosphere.
  21. A

    Alex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Disappointing usually love American style food and restaurants being in London for the night this looked like a perfect place for us we were booked at 8 but as there was a queue of about 30 people in front of us by the time we got to the front of that we were told they only hold table for 15 minutes so we would have to wait for a table the noise level was insane you couldn’t hear a word that was being said the food took about 10 minutes to come at which point the drinks hadn’t even arrived when the food did turn up it was more fat than meat then the bill came and it was £80 for 2 meals and 2 drinks now I wouldn’t mind paying that for a decent meal in London but this was certainly far from that we were in there for about 30 minutes I just wanted to pay and leave very disappointed
  22. A

    Andy

    London

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good vibe in the restaurant. Cocktails great. Food was good. Little fatty some of the meet. Brisket was done in an interesting way and unlike the usual pulled style kind of way. Great sides. Would recommend
  23. MG

    MarkG

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good night had, shame the table was limited for 2 hours when we had 9 guests as felt rushed. Other than that, would recommend
  24. JC

    JamesC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    For the price of the lobster roll which was tiny, you had to buy chips and sides as extra was disappointing also the service charge, after giving a cash tip
  25. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decent value for Covent Garden. Food is nice and good portions. Bar has exceptional range of spirits. There is a good atmosphere, and although we were told we had the table for an hour and a half, we stayed longer and were not hurried at all.
  26. TR

    TimR

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great atmosphere great service what more can I say👍
  27. LF

    LyesF

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Not what it once was. Food arrived too quick to be freshly prepped, was a bit dry as a result.
  28. OO

    OmoO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food very nice and portion good. The seats not comfortable and too choking
  29. A

    Angelyka

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very poor service from staff, very expensive and bad food quality 2 flavorless ribs for £20, 3 small flavorless pieces of brisket for £20 on top of that 12.5% service charge at the end of your bill for zero services or quality. Never going back or recommending to anybody
  30. VB

    VickiB

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The waitress did really well on her own but she could have definitely done with some help! Food was excellent.
  31. L

    Leeshar

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food. Little pricey but worth it when the live band are on. We requested to be sat downstairs by the stage so had a great view of the entertainment
  32. PW

    PhilW

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good choice, good food &service.Good value all round.
  33. CK

    ColletteK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Table booked for 1pm, didn’t get seated at our table until nearly 1.30. No apologies. Then left waiting at our table for 15 minutes until we got our first drink.
  34. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Slightly over priced for a 1:5hour slot felt rushed
  35. H

    Hellsbellshg

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Found the staff greeting us quite rude when we called in to see if we could check for our booking a bit earlier, it was a blunt no and basically told to leave until our booking time. Toilets were absolutely awful/disgusting. Food average. Probably won’t return.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Booked for my husband birthday (note was made on booking but not a candle on the dessert or even a verbal aknowledgement…which is very disappointing) Booing was 5pm arrived 5:12. And had to wait over half and hour to have a table even tough on the t&c its clearly state you have 15minute frame time before the table is given away but clearly that was not the case as i was blamed inwas very late and my table would be ready in 2minutes but i had to wait over 30 minutes….. Service was just appalling,poor,careless…the manager took our order however did not write anything down and I advised if perhaps he woul like to take pen and paper,he said no…so we’ve carried on with that and at the end i asked “would you remember all of it?” He said yes…of course the main course i was served was wrong,and a side order was also forgotten…very very poor from a manager who’s taking an order…we’ve ordered dessert even if we were quite full as it was my husba birthday and a note was left on the reservation if perhaps a candle could have placed on it or whatever the company surely does for celebration however nothing was done or not even an a knowledgement ,nothing! Overall payed over £110 for andinner for two with horrible,poor service so i am afraid we won’t be back and i would like to take this matter forward with a senior manager as i work in the same industry and such a bad customer service is very rare to find Raffaella C
  37. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sadly disappointed. Abrupt staff. Filthy unhygienic toilets (to the point we couldn’t use them). And a large bone in my chicken burger. Took a very long time to get the bill and then the member of staff scanned my card without asking if it was correct. Really upset as it was for a special occasion.
  38. I

    Indie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We were very much looking forward to eating out here for a special occasion but were bitterly disappointed. We arrived a little early and were asked to wait until out table was ready. It was ready on time and we were guided to our table by a friendly lady. All good so far. My partner and I were then guided to our seats and found ourselves squashed onto a small table that was situated in a narrow gangway with another table immediately behind it. Every time someone walked past (be it a staff member or guest) the back of my head or back was banged into. I asked to move but the waiter was incredibly unhelpful. He informed us that there were no free tables. We actually had lots of free tables near us which I pointed out, but the waiter told us that they were waiting to be cleaned. I said I was happy to wait whilst one was cleaned but he said it would take too long and that the rest of the restaurant would be full in a few minutes anyway. We ordered and my partner asked for no baked beans with his. The waiter told him that they couldn’t remove the baked beans from the dish but not to worry as they came in a separate bowl. We thought this rather strange and not great for people with allergies! Our food arrived (ribs) which although were meaty, were tasteless. They had the tiniest drizzle of BBQ sauce on. We finished our meal and declined dessert and further drinks (which was what we had planned to have) as I had had enough of being banged into. And after all that, those empty tables waiting to be cleared that were about to be filled? Well, they were still empty apart from one! It felt like our waiter just couldn’t be bothered. We do not go to London often and this was a special treat for us. I will do my research more carefully next time and would certainly not recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or be going back myself!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I booked the table in a very short notice and we had a Pram with a little boy with us, the stuff accommodated us perfectly! The food is excellent. Highly recommended!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic value for money brunch. Our server was fabulous and kept our drinks topped up. Can’t wait to come back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Big Easy Covent Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Big Easy Covent Garden is rated 3.5 stars by 7757 OpenTable diners.

Big Easy Covent Garden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 132 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for Big Easy Covent Garden

12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, London WC2E 7NA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Leicester Square underground stations are all a 5 minute walk away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 4580 1173

  • Catering

    Big Easy can cater for your external events or private parties no matter where they are. Contact us with your enquiry and we'll be delighted to help. events@bigeasy.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    Available for hoedowns, hootenannies, hullabaloos & other private parties With 10,000 sq. ft. of space we have plenty of room for events of all sizes; we have a semi-private area that caters up to 45 giving you all the atmosphere of the main restaurant but your own space to play with. There is also the option to hire one floor or exclusive use of the restaurant for your event. We can also accommodate drinks reception parties on both upper & lower decks of the restaurant and will be happy to discuss your requirements. For all events enquiries, get in touch at events@bigeasy.co.uk to find out more.

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