Client: Corrett Restaurants
An evolution of its King’s Road sibling, Big Easy Covent Garden is famous for its homestyle lobster and bold Bar-B-Q. On visiting the site, located in one of London’s first electric power stations originally owned by the infamous Gatti brothers of Charing Cross Electricity Supply Co., we were delighted to find much of the stunning Victorian fabric intact.
Our design celebrates the building’s unique industrial heritage with over-sized steel columns and beams, heavy brickwork and concrete forming the backdrop to the impressive nine-metre long display kitchen. Nods to the 19th Century crab shacks and Bar-B-Q joints that inspired Big Easy are conjured up through boldly painted signage, nautical accents, neon lobsters and playful Americana throughout the restaurant. A glittering back bar display boasts over 500 spirit bottles, contrasted by a wonderfully understated subterranean Shelter Bar.