So what does all this have to do with Big Easy I hear you cry? Well, in the comments section on that post Tom, who I can only presume is affiliated with Big Easy left the following comment:
The Big Easy on the Kings Road dwarfs those prices and it's EXCELLENT:
"Lobster Festival" Whole fresh Nova Scotia/Native Lobster served steamed with fries, house salad and a free Jose Cuervo Gold frozen Margarita or ice cold beer.
Includes Vat, excludes service. Subject to availability.
Oh and the burger is excellent too, and only £7.90!
Got to be one of the best places in town for Lobster/ Ribs/ Burgers etc.
Just wanted to share this with you.
More of a cut and paste advert from the website really but a quick bit of research suggested everything Tom said was in fact true and we felt happy to let the comment stand. Finding ourselves unexpectedly on the Kings Road today, following the exclamation 'wow, that's Big Easy there', we went a step further and decided to pay them a visit to check out these claims in person (proper camera absent so apologies to all for the pictures today).
With Big Easy being a nickname for the city of New Orleans, on the Kings Road, it's no surprise to find that Big Easy models itself on a US crabshack, even going so far as to cover tables with brown wrapping paper. The menu is huge with steaks, burgers, ribs fish, everything together in combos, indeed, everything you could possibly think of that might be on offer at an American roadhouse diner. It's the specials board that's caught our eye however for it's here that the 'lobster festival' is showcased. Good of our waitress to point this out without real prompting too. There's daily specials on the board also which are of the 'all you can eat' variety. This together with Margaritas served from Kwik-E Mart squishee style dispensing machines made me think of the Simpsons on more than one occasion.
The order had to be the lobster, chips and Margarita for £14.95. Separately, the Margarita alone sells for £6.95 so this is a complete bargain. The lobster is slightly smaller than the one served at B&L but there are no complaints here. It was really well cooked, really tasty, the chips (proper fat chips) were also done just right and were in plentiful supply and it all came with a generous cup of hollandaise sauce and some green salad on the side. It was actually really excellent and I have to say incredible value for money: you simply can't complain when it is this good at this price.
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