Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els

Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els
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R105 - R160 avg main meal
Comfy & casual
International, Light meals, Modern, Pub fare, South African, Steak, Vegetarian
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa

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Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els

The Big Easy Winebar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els, is situated in the Hilton Durban. Inspired by Ernie Els’ sporting passion and love of his homeland and echoing Els’ easy style, the restaurant is unpretentious, yet sophisticated, and brings a together all the elements that make a restaurant more than just a venue.  Great food, amazing décor and a laid-back vibe…Big Easy-style.

With a commitment to  farm-to-table delivery, the menu is a taste sensation from across the nation, delivered to perfection.  The Big Easy serves a fresh, seasonally-driven menu, sourcing ingredients and produce from artisan suppliers and featuring classic dishes, authentic local specialties and Ernie’s personal favorites.  Alongside Ernie Els signature wines, is an extensive collection of selected quality wines, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of local craft beer, fine whiskeys, cognacs and cocktails has been compiled to ensure that there is something for everyone.
Inside, the restaurant features a Chef’s Table and open Kitchen, Private Dining area and a large bar. Guests will also be able to stop by the retail shop to buy Big Easy wine, olive oils, vinegars and other memorabilia. Outside, the Terrace has an upper and lower deck for al fresco dining.


User reviews

  • An exquisitely unique setting, with excellent service and the food was an exceptional blend of modern comfort food.
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Specials at The Big Easy

Daily Specials

daily specials prepared and served at Big Easy by Ernie Els

daily specials at Big Easy by Ernie Els


031 Distillery
Date: 29 July 2017

Craft delightful cocktail creations! Big Easy Durban presents a cocktail masterclass with Andrew Rall from 031 Distillery. Andrew is passionate about creating craft spirits that offer a distinctly Durban flavour. Together with Chef Janine, they will take you through a step-by-step journey of creating your own cocktails. Once your masterclass is complete, sit back and sip on your delicious creation while you enjoy a Big Easy Burger.

R150 per person

Daily 6pm to 10pm
Chef Janine Fourie, a local South African Chef wants to showcase that local is indeed lekker! Savour local dishes paired with local spirits from the 031 Distillery and craft beer courtesy of S43 home to That Brewing Co.

Prices from R65 to R225

3 – 16 July 2017

Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament graces our screens this month. Watch your favourite players take to the grass courts of the All England Club while you hit an ace as you savour a platter of delicious tasters and sip on a Pimm’s No 1.

R165 per person

20 – 23 July 2017

Swing by Big Easy and hit the sweet spot with a delicious platter of Ernie’s favourites as you take in a round of The Open Championship hosted at Royal Birkdale Golf Club for the 10th time.

R165 per person

Ataraxia Wine and Food Pairing Dinner
Date: 16 August 2017

Join us at the Big Easy Durban for an epicurean adventure featuring a selection of wines from Ataraxia wines. Positioned on a commanding rise in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde wine-growing area, Ataraxia lives up to its name which is Greek for “a serene state of mind, free from worry and preoccupation.” Having studied Zoology, the winemaker Kevin Grant was always drawn to winemaking and completed a diploma in Cellar Technology. Together, Kevin and Chef Janine, famed for her South African fare with a difference, will take you on a memorable journey of food and wine.

R425 per person

Date: 5 August 2017

Catch all the tries, drop-kicks and tackles as the 2017 Super Rugby season culminates with what is sure to be a nail-biting final. Enjoy a Grubber Platter as you take in the action at Big Easy Durban.

R165 per person

Date: 10 – 13 August 2017

Enjoy a splendid round of Championship Tidbits at Big Easy Durban as you take in the action of the PGA Championship. Follow Ernie as he takes to the fairways at Quail Hollow.

R165 per person

Women’s Month Happy Hour

Put a little happy hour in your step, because weekdays never looked better! Celebrate Women’s Month every Monday to Thursday from 4-6 at Big Easy Durban with a 2 for 1 offer on all cocktails.

R165 per person

Jordan Wine and Food Pairing Dinner
Date: 26 September 2017

Savour flavours and dazzle your palate at the Jordan Wine Estate Wine Pairing Dinner. Gary and Kathy Jordan are a husband and wife team who have been making world-class wine at the estate since 1993. Jordan Wine Estate is the perfect synergy between soul and soil. Based on a slope that faces North, South, East and West, the vineyards benefit from their close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Using the very best of locally sourced products, Chef Janine has created a specially prepared 4-course menu to accompany a selected range of wines from the Jordan Estate. Join us for a delightful and informative evening.

R425 per person

Date: 24 September 2017

Head on over to Big Easy this Heritage Day and enjoy a sizzling braai sharing platter served with 2 sides and sauces each. Let the mouth-watering aromas waft by as you sip on an ice-cold draft or glass of house wine.

R365 for 2
*Includes a draft beer or house wine per person


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food

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