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Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els

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12 Walnut Road | 12 - 14, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 336 8166
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“lamb shank” (13 reviews)
“baked corn” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
12 Walnut Road | 12 - 14, Durban 4001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After flying in, a relaxing evening at the Hilton's in-house Big Easy grill was a great idea and that is exactly what we got, excellent service in a chilled out environment with attentive staff accompanied wonderful steaks, especially recommend the "on-the-bone sirloin" special which was...More

1  Thank Woolleg
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Woolleg 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 1 week ago

Very nice setting with a busy pub type atmosphere but a bit noisy. Bar service was very good but food service slow and actually had to get up and ask a waitress to come and serve us. Snacks were tasty when they arrived.

2  Thank SharksSupporter1
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SharksSupporter1 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chilling with friends or family, even over a business meeting. Big easy at the Hilton Durban is the place to be. Great vibe and staff to ensure every occasion and seal a deal. A must visit

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

Dear Avikz s 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 3 weeks ago

Another relaxing evening at the Big Easy. Conveniently located at the Hilton Hotel, so it meets every requirements.

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

Dear BalintRichter 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 again. Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful inside. The staff are excellent, wine was delightful and great choice of food. We went for the braii platter which was delicious. A fantastic meal all round!

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

Dear Heather K 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 19 March 2018

This restaurant is inside the Hilton , but don't let that put you off. The title gives it away: it is a very casual restaurant with a good, well priced menu. Thre is an open kitchen so you can see the chefs preparing your food,...More

3  Thank global-traveller48
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear global-traveller48 Thank you for choosing the Big Easy as your nineteenth hole! We are delighted to hear that you had a brilliant round with us! This makes us even more committed to delivering exceptional food and service to you! Kind Regards Scott

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely evening with great food and awesome staff. Would highly recommend the lamb cutlets and creme brûlée

3  Thank Leigh H
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Leigh H 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 March 2018

My bar snack at midday was incredibly tasty but craft beer priced through the roof. My dinner of rump steak was absolute perfection served with potato wedges and a Gorgonzola sauce but again pricey. Service was incredible and I was addressed by my name. A...More

3  Thank Michael5807
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Michael5807 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 March 2018

Enjoyed a delicious fillet and mediteranean veg with wonderful service from Simon. The Amarula creme brulee was sensational too. Comfortable and cosy ambiance. Relaxed atmosphere. Bookings highly recommended. We made our booking at lunchtime, taken by the Manager on duty, who was still in attendance...More

3  Thank EnglishAnne11
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear EnglishAnne11 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 24 February 2018

What a wonderful experience my son took us out with my wife and we had the most amazing day, we both opted for the chef Sbu steak I must say great combination, the Smokey gorgonzola cheese, the flavor from the biltong as well as the...More

2  Thank khisanip
MarkusMFritz, Manager at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Dear khisanip Thank you for sharing your family's 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. We look forward to welcoming you back. 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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