Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Big Easy, Chelsea

Another visit to The Big Easy was requested when my friend returned from working at the Olympics in Beijing.  We booked for a Tuesday night and went to catch up.  It is a good job we booked.  The Big Easy is rammed every single time I go.

The service was lovely as always, smiley and ready with a recommendation or a joke.  We sat at the front this time next to the window with a good view of the whole restaurant. Sipping frozen margheritas we couldn't resist the golden chicken tenders to start with again.  The strips of chicken are so tender they literally fall off the skewers and are coated in light crunchy breadcrumbs.  The honey mustard sauce has a delicate flavour - divine.

For main course this time I had the Chicken "Lux" burger... wow.  A huge piece of chicken breast with streaky bacon, home made guacamole, farmhouse cheddar and mayo.  Everything was great, even the ubiquitous lettuce was fresh and added to the experience.  The French fries and home made coleslaw were beautiful and the focaccia was soft and tasty.  The Big Easy and Gourmet Burger Kitchen truly do the best burgers.  James's chophouse burger delivered similar results - a simpler affair with big juicy beef tomato, red onion and dill pickles.

I always wish I could fit in a pudding but never can here - next time I am skipping on the starter on purpose.

Two courses and two cocktails: £30 per head

Value: 8/10

Service: 8/10

Atmosphere: 8/10

Food: 8/10

SCORE: 32/40

The Big Easy Bar B. Q. & Crabshack, 332-334 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UR.  Tel: 020 73524071.

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