Review: Big Easy

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My friends and I wanted to go out one evening and were torn between eating at Burger and Lobster or at Big Easy. Both restaurants were very similar but equally busy and expensive, but it was the experience we were after. We decided on the latter due to a friend having already been to Burger and Lobster and heard that the portion sizes were bigger and the prices slightly cheaper in Big Easy. I’m afraid I cannot compliment on that statement since I haven’t tried the former yet.

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Outside the Kensington branch

Upon arrival I found that the restaurant was very busy, the space was limited and all the tables and chairs were back to back so there is very little room to move about.  The atmosphere was loud so you would have to raise your voice to be heard across the table. There was live music which we particularly enjoyed and near the end of the evening people were up dancing, even us ^_^

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Ready for some burgers and Lobster!

It was hard to get service because everyone was so busy you had to flag waiters down. However I believe it was because my friends had sent the waitress away 5-6 times before I arrived… Once we had ordered it didn’t take long for the drinks and food to arrive. From the level of patrons they had at the restaurant I was surprised at the speed of service! The portions were huge! I assumed it was to fit into the All American Diner theme. The appetisers were the size of a normal main course and our lobster and steak mains came on massive metal trays the size of the table. I don’t think I could fit my arms around it…

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Chicken with tortilla chips starter served in a basket
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We were so shocked at the size of our platter
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Drinks! Milkshakes and cocktails ^o^

The steak was very good and filling but I didn’t enjoy the taste of my lobster a lot. It had too much of the sea water taste and I think it wasn’t juicy enough.  There wasn’t a lot of flavour going on as I chewed on the meat. The chips were chopped into good sizes but there was too much salt in it; it had to be shaken up a lot more.

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My friend's rack of ribs meal

I’ve tried lobster with cheese, it wasn’t nice, the cheese covered the flavour of the lobster and I preferred the bed of spaghetti with cheese it sat on more… I guess I enjoy lobster more when it’s cooked with ginger and spring onions with lobster head fat. That is such a delicious taste!

Dessert was amazing. We ordered the Big Easy jumbo pavlova dessert.  It came in a giant cocktail glass with cream, meringue,  vanilla ice cream and a lot of berries. We shared it between 4 people and it filled us up a lot! Although there was a lot of cream and we were all fighting for some ice cream, we were satisfied and each had mini food babies afterwards. :3

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It was huuuuge! O.O

All in all I enjoyed my evening and was bloated at the end. The portion sizes were so big my friend Tiko had to clear off everyone’s plate – that boy can eat a lot! We were at the restaurant for around 4 hours which made some of us late for the last train home. Uh oh! I somehow managed to get on the wrong bus as well because I was so tired after a long day. We all hot back safely though ;-)

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Where or what would you recommend we eat next? Xoxo

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