London’s original Bar.B.Q institution, Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack is proud to announce the opening of its largest venue to date in Canary Wharf: a new 400-cover restaurant with additional outside terraces, bars, take-out, retail and nightly live entertainment open 18 hours a day.
New for Canary Wharf is an all-American breakfast menu served from 7am-11:30am during the week, and from 9am-12pm at the weekend. An eclectic range sees classic state-side dishes including potato hash with burnt ends and eggs, and chicken fried steak, eggs and country gravy, served alongside creations such as lobster or brisket Eggs Benedict and Nutella Smores Cronuts. The menu also includes a selection of ‘wake up’ cocktails, including Tipsy Tea – a fragrant sweet tea with orange vodka – and the classic Corpse Reviver No.2.
A fantastic value set menu, priced at just £10, completes the breakfast offering and includes bottomless filter coffee or breakfast tea; a mimosa cocktail or fresh orange juice, a bakery item and a choice of either buttermilk pancakes; granola, yoghurt & fresh berries; or two fresh free range eggs with toast.
An extensive weekend brunch is also available from 12-5pm including a boozy brunch, including two hours of unlimited Big Easy brew, prosecco or house wine and unlimited Bar.B.Q or a Lobster Fest, is expected to rapidly become a Canary Wharf institution. Diners will also find BBQ breakfast sandwiches, Shrimp Po Boys, fried chicken and frittatas served at this time. Kids can also dine for free during weekend brunch (terms and conditions apply).
Also new is Big Easy’s unique take on Afternoon Tea. Featuring mini pulled pork buns, brisket and mustard mayo sandwiches, peanut butter operas and other treats alongside scones, tea, and optional bubbles, it promises to be the ultimate indulgence for a mid-shop pick-me-up, catch up with friends or informal business meeting. Gin-based G & Tea cocktails served in vintage teapots are also available to share (serving four). Served from 3-5pm daily, the afternoon menu also features a variety of Dressed Up Scoops: house-made ice creams with complimenting pipettes of booze to squeeze over to taste: Rum And Raisin is matched with El Dorado 12 year old Demerara Rum and Blueberry Cheesecake, with Sloe Gin.
The Bar.B.Q Pit team is be headed up by Pit Master supremo Jared Male formerly of Hill Country BBQ, NYC. The Bar.B.Q is based around the finest Bar.B.Q pork and beef cuts and “low and slow” cooking. Another star of the show is the selection of the freshest Nova Scotian lobsters and local seafood. The lobsters are sourced all year round from Nova Scotia for their consistency, flavour and quality and flown in fresh several times a week. As always, Big Easy’s ever-popular, daily-changing specials continue to ensure unparalleled value for money – such as Monday’s unlimited Bar.B.Q ‘Big Pig Gig’. The new take-away shop, and grab and go menu includes classics such as lobster roll and pulled pork sandwiches as well as cold pressed juices, artisan coffees, cakes, pastries, American candy and assorted goodies.
Another key feature is Big Easy’s newest Imbibe Louis Roederer award-winning wine list (Steak House and Grill Wine List of the Year 2014), which has been extended by the addition of a unique collection of rare and fine wines from the USA and a ‘High Rollers’ list. The team have also forged a special partnership with the world famous Chateau Lafite Rothschild who have provided (empty) barrels of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, arguably the greatest wine made, which also feature on the ‘High Rollers’ list.
The “Captain’s Table” private dining room has been designed to be reminiscent of a bygone era and the panelled dining room of the tall ships and officer’s cabins of the East India and West India Trading Company at the turn of the 18th century. Sharp eyes may also note just a touch of Captain Jack Sparrow, who preyed on their cargoes in the 17th and 18th centuries! The room seats 26 people with access to its own private terrace with enviable views of Canary Wharf.
Big Easy founder, Paul Corrett, comments: “This is an extremely exciting development for Big Easy with a round the clock offer. It’s our biggest site to date in a landmark that is already one of the most talked about new buildings in the capital. We are really proud of what have created, not to mention the 170 new jobs we have generated.”