Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els

Hilton Durban, 12-14 Walnut Road, Durban, South Africa, 4001
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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els

Earning his nickname ‘Big Easy’ as much for his effortless golf swing as for his big heart and philanthropic efforts, Ernie Els is synonymous with all-round excellence; pursuing the best in sports and leisure, while always staying true to his love of family and country.

“Having travelled the world, I have developed a good feeling for what I look for in a restaurant – great hospitality in a fun, relaxed environment in which to enjoy the end of a long day – spending time with friends over a great bottle of wine and a meal,” says Els. “The ethos behind Big Easy Durban Restaurant is to achieve that.”

“We are excited to be part of one of the world’s iconic hotel brands through this partnership with Hilton and Durban offers the perfect launching-pad, with its laid-back vibe and idyllic weather. It’s a great fit.”

Cuisine: Steak
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Thank you to the Big Easy Staff and Management. You made my brothers graduation lunch feel intimate and elegant. Great service and food. The vibe was elegant and sophisticated.

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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

What a gem. Great staff and fantastic beautiful restaurant. We had amazing culinary experience and services was heartfelt. The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Great food and excellent service by Nkosenye and the entire team.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Excellent service waiter was spot on food was delicious

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Some stuff on the menu was sold. There was no chicken meals available as it was sold out , some drinks was also not available.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

It was our anniversary, had cocktails at the bar, it was terrible, my wife didn't even drink half of it! She had a sparkling mojito, it was sooooo sweet. Disgusting. I had the pork ribs for mains, they were terrible. The steak knife struggled to cut through the meat! Ribs are supposed to be slow cooked, they weren't! I have eaten at many restaurants all over the world. The BIG EASY, Is a NO NO! I have friends coming out from the UK, they wanted to try. Trust us, we will stay away! Extremely disappointing.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

The Big Easy delivers on outstanding service and mouthwatering menu. We visited the Big Easy as part of Restaurant week and was not disappointed - we had a three course set menu at R300pp which was out of this world, and not breaking the bank.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Great atmosphers and ambience. Service a bit slow though. This was a pre-booked lunch, so surely they could have allocated at least 2 waiters seeing that there were 16 guests. I ordered pork ribs - very dry, unlike anything that I am used to. The hicken wings in the starter platter were horrible, just plain hirrible! I loved the cornbread though. Drinks slightly overpriced - R37 for a 300ml can of Coke???

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Thank you to the staff for making my birthday the most memorable. The food was amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

The experience was amazing and very professional, from enquiries, to bookings & to the actual day. The venue was very clean and inviting. The communication was always flowing, the staff very friendly and the food was to die for.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

It was a birthday celebration dinner and everything from the service to the food and drinks was perfection. Very impressive. Our waitress was outstanding.Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

We went to the johnnie walker evening, and wow we are so impressed! Will definitely be back

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

So disappointed . Our fist visit was really good. This time both Salmon dishes ordered medium were so over cooked & the prawn curries ordered were very bland

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

We went here on the strength of the positive reviews; however, we soon regretted our decision. From the poor service to the substandard meat and over priced wine, there is no reason to return. Ernie Els should be embarrassed to have his name associated with this establishment.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Service needs to improve, doesn't match the food price

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Such flavoursome food, every dish was scrumptious and the flavors blended beautifully

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Was very disappointed that you did not have non dairy milk for coffee. Also you are using plastic straws - please move to paper ones.

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

The service was not up to standard for a restaurant of your calliper. We hardly saw our waiter and it was actually the floor manager who did most of the work for us, which was pretty disappointing. I am vegetarian and feel that you should offer at least one other vegetarian option on your menu. Other than that, the food was lovely and the restaurant is truly beautiful.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Salmon was over cooked, chicken livers were too spicy, chicken breast was covered in some sort of sweet sauce. Disappointing dining experience.

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Dear Veronica Moloi-Khumalo We apologise for not meeting your expectations. Thank you for your feedback, we will address these issues with our Head Chef and Big Easy Team.

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Petras who served us in the Private dining room on Tuesday evening, was excellent, friendly, helpful & very professional. Service in the bar was challenging, it was busy which made it quite difficult to meet & greet our guests for pre dinner drinks, there was no where to sit & getting drinks proved to be difficult.

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Dear Craig Whitehead We apologise for not meeting your expectations. Thank you for your feedback, this will help us to line up our perfect round for next time!

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Cannot fault the service!! Was excellent... But so very Disappointing that on a Friday close to month end, 1 third of the menu not available due to no stock!!! That was very sad!! When bookings are made people should be informed! So we sat there ordering things we didn't really want!!! Oh well... 1st n last

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Excellent service, very good atmosphere people are friend and smiling all the time. I would definitely go back for it. The food had a good presentation but the meat wasn't tasty so I don't think was a value for money. Beside that I would recommend and go back for sure

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

All round the best experience i had. Staff were most accommodating

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

I’m short of words actually, everything was up to standard.

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