Saturday, 3 March 2012

Big Easy and The Lobster

This is about another gem I recently discovered in London: Big Easy. BH and I decided to try out something new (for me that is, he had already been to Big Easy some time ago), and a mini search in Time Out London got me the Big Easy restaurant in Chelsea. I loved the idea they had a different offer every day of the week, and decided to go there to check it out.

It was crowded (don't even THINK about going there without a reservation, even on a weeknight), so although I wouldn't recommend it if you want some privacy (tables a bit too close together), I loved the rustic feeling of the decor, the music and the relaxed atmosphere - perfect for going out with friends, particularly a large group.

Now, down to the food. It was a Wednesday, so there was an offer of all-you-can-eat fajitas with a drink (soft drink, beer or margarita) for £14.95. BH didn't need anymore convincing, he ordered the fajitas in a heartbeat. I wanted to try out something a bit more special, so I decided to have the lobster with a thermidor sauce (they had an offer for that as well, Lobster Festival, again it was the lobster with fries and a drink for £14.95).


At this point, I should let you know that this was the first time I had to crack my own lobster (at least the claws in this case). I can safely argue that it was one of my least graceful moments yet. Please be more prepared than I was and if you're a newbie in lobster cracking like me, watch a how-to video before you go out! Nevertheless, after a number of failed attempts and some successful ones, I managed to finally crack the claws open and eat. The lobster was just as it was supposed to be: sweet, tender and succulent. The sauce didn't disappoint either, and at £14.95 I can't complain!

Having been there only once (unfortunately), I can't really comment on the other food (although BH seemed very satisfied after a number of fajita servings), but TimeOut sings the praises of its burgers, wings, seafood and barbecue ribs, while Times Knowledge recommend it as one of the top 10 steakhouses in London. So, yes. GO!

If you aren't a regular (or you'd know everything about it by now), you can book online, or by phone: 020 7352 4071. If you live around South Kensington or Sloane Square, you're lucky because you're already pretty close! If not, and you're using public transport, there's easy access from the two tube stations, and there are regular buses from Sloane Square. If again you're using your own car, there is an on-street meter parking which is free after 6:30pm.

Last bit of information you need, the address:
332-334 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UR

Bon Appetit!


  1. I can't crack lobster claws or any part for that matter gracefully either! HAHAHA Your plate looked really good. When I saw Big Easy, that's what they call New Orleans, Louisiana. HAHAHA Sounds like some good food and great prices!

    1. I'd recommend a visit if you're in London :) x



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