Friday, 23 January 2015

Big Easy

American BBQ

Big Easy Chelsea, photo from management

Every once in a while I need to get my fix of BBQ meaty treats, but that is something that is so simple, yet so many restaurants fail to do it properly. Big Easy is one of the few US themed restaurants that has a reputation that cooks up some awesome BBQ, so I decide to try my luck at its Chelsea joint, the first Big Easy in the UK. We went for two surf and turf mains to share, the sirloin and lobster combo was not good value for money. The half lobster was so tiny that all it needed was just one mouth full to finish off the whole tail. 

Big Easy
The steak was cooked well but the the quality was lacking, not tender enough and lacked the robust and rich meaty flavours. The BBQ ribs and jumbo shrimp on the other hand was a lot better, it had a lovely smoky aroma and the ribs were moist and juicy, this is good old American BBQ and one that is not too different in terms of quality to what I have tasted at Kansas City.  

ribs and jumbo shrimps
surf and turf

By no means the food at Big Easy is anywhere close to outstanding, but for some classic American BBQ in London, this is the place you've got to try, on top of that you also have the lively atmosphere and music which does really make you feel like you are in the US. Well worth a try for meat lovers who like to get their hands dirty. Bare in mind they've also got a site in Covent Garden with a much bigger space and a wider selection of spirits and cocktails.

Food 2.5/5

Executive chef: 
Kenny Callaghan

What I paid: 
£30 per head with a cocktail

Average cost without drinks and services:
£25 - £35

332-334 King's Road, London SW3 5UR

12 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA

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