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Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els

12 Walnut Road | 12 - 14, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 336 8166
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (14 reviews)
“baked corn” (3 reviews)
“apple crumble” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
12 Walnut Road | 12 - 14, Durban 4001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had my farewell dinner here. I had never heard of the place and it was visually appealing as expected considering that its at the Hilton. The food was average and short of more ambience. The company I had made the time spent great. It...More

Thank Amanda G
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amanda G Thank you for taking a moment to share your dining experience with us, this will help us to line up our perfect round for next time! Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly and well trained. The food - no matter what you choose - is well above average.

Thank GlenvistaExecGuest
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear GlenvistaExecGuest Thank you for choosing the Big Easy as your nineteenth hole! We are delighted to hear that you had a good round with us! We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the family for lunch before Disney on Ice. We weren’t expecting it to be a good family restaurant, but it exceeded our expectations. The Lamb Ribs were profoundly good. The whole family expressed how happy they were with the food and service

1  Thank nicholasg65
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear nicholasg65 Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We are pleased to hear that the Big Easy is “on par” as far as signature dining experiences in Durban go. Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service with proficient staff who know their menu and wine list. Perfect steaks although the kitchen needs to work on their bastings. Vegetable accompaniments are really brilliant, especially the Zucchini and Tomato bake. Portions are good as well, one doesn't feel "cheated" here. Loved...More

3  Thank Traveldelightbb
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Traveldelightbb Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us! Through exceptional service and extraordinary food, our team constantly strive for that hole- in- on. We look forward to welcoming you back to our fairways in the near future. Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a farewell in the Private dining or my mate ,service was excellent and the food was amazing we had a Snack Menu made for us by the Chef and upon arrival all our snacks had been set up and we had a pass...More

2  Thank noel k
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear noel k Thank you for swinging by the Big Easy! We are glad to hear that we hit the sweet spot. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, the service, the prices, the ambience, the cleanliness, everything absolutely amazing! We will be back, the drive is totally worth it.

3  Thank Tamaryn H
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Tamaryn H Thank you kindly for making the Big Easy your “nineteenth hole.” We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Husband and I stayed at The Hilton for Comrades, so it made sense to book at The Big Easy. We enjoyed two meals. The night before Comrades and the night of Comrades. Both meals were good. On the second night we hosted friends who...More

3  Thank SamWilcox-Diedericks
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SamWilcox-Diedericks Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We are pleased to hear that the Big Easy is “on par” as far as signature dining experiences in Durban go. Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We invited friends for dinner on 18 May and can say we will NEVER return!! Slow disinterested service, charging for double gin when a single was ordered and served and serving the most tasteless, overcooked food was just the start! I suppose that no one...More

Thank 592alison
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 592alison Thank you for taking a moment to share your dining experience with us. We hope to avoid bogeys and are always striving to line up a winning round, so please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations. We will address these issues...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Went for my freinds birthday and i must say i loved everything about this restuarant, from the hostesses with beautiful smiles to my waiter who did an amazing job, mananger on duty checked in on us and the chef also came to our table it...More

3  Thank sinemtshalie
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Dear sinemtshalie We are thrilled to hear that we have hit a “hole-in-one.” This makes us even more committed to delivering exceptional food and service to you! Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I had expected more and, therefore, I got a bit disappointed. The food was nice and well prepared but a bit ”boring”. The interior wasn´t my cup of Tea.

1  Thank Sven J
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Sven J We are sorry to hear that our match report did not meet our scratch handicap. We appreciate your feedback. Kind Regards Scott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Walnut Road | 12 - 14, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 336 8166
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hilton Durban
Description
Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill, is a place to relax, meet friends and enjoy some of life’s extravagances. The Wine Bar, offers an expansive selection of South African premier wines along with fine whiskies, craft beers and some of the world’s choicest cigars. Take advantage of Durban’s balmy weather and soak up the sun on the Terrace or opt for the private dining room. Whatever you choose, you will have a range of outstanding fare, either fresh off the grill, tasty comfort food or signature dishes, all fulfilling a lifestyle experience in the essence of Golf Icon, Ernie Els.
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