Tucked away in a candle-lit basement just off of Oxford Street, Beast is a name on the lips of every carnivorous London foodie. A restaurant like no other the city has to offer, Beast specialises in dry-aged Nebraskan Angus beef and Norwegian king crab, served up in a regal-style dining room with banquette benches for a communal dining experience. You’ll find Beast situated on Chapel Place, close to Bond Street Station where shisha, cigars and halal options are always available. Book ahead to avoid having to wait for a table at this exclusive Marylebone restaurant.
For a unique gastronomic experience in London, head on over to Beast. This upmarket eatery on Marylebone’s Chapel Place deals with two types of beast – the Norwegian king crab which is shipped live from Norway and kept in tanks in the restaurant for the best taste possible, and the Nebraskan Angus which is dry-aged and then cooked to perfection in the restaurant’s open kitchen. Whether its for a romantic rendezvous or a big group gathering with friends, Beast provides the perfect backdrop with its mood-lighting, regal interiors, shisha and cigars.
The menu at Beast is uncomplicated allowing the quality of the meat (much of which is Halal) and the cooking to really speak for itself. You will find a small selection of starters as well as a range of sides that make for the perfect pairing to your Nebraskan Angus steak and Norwegian king crab. The wine list has also been carefully curated, featuring an extensive selection of the finest bottles sourced from vineyards around the globe, as well as a lengthy list of handcrafted cocktails like the Rum Runner (Bacardi Carta Oro, pineapple, almond and lemon) and the Sweet Passion (Belvedere Vodka, pineapple, passion fruit, rhubarb and lime). With 6ft banquet benches, London’s Beast is the perfect place for a big, sociable gathering, and despite the restaurant's opulent ambience, dotted with candelabras, diners are encouraged to really dig in. Located in an underground basement on an assuming Marylebone road, close to Oxford Street and a short walk from Bond Street Station, Beast is a fine dining restaurant with a difference. The secrets out the bag about this one though – so it is best to book a table in advance to avoid missing out.
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St George’s Church
A most enjoyable evening of gastronomic delights. The restaurant layout brought back memories of school dining rooms - long tables. The candelabras brought a sense of intimate dining. The downside is the reservation is limited to 2-hours; I would have preferred longer so as to savour the food and ambience. That said, the staff and management were courteous and attentive. Overall, a delightful experience. Definitely a venue worth revisiting.
We had a wonderful night at the Beast, the food was delicious, the service was fast and efficient, and the ambience was warm and Vibrant. Ever thought complete strangers sitting across and next to each other like school dinning room, it added to the fun of observing and discussion of what is best to order next and what else we would like to try.
Amazing food. Comes at a price but worth it. Would suggest going for the claws as opposed to the whole crab along with a steak or 2 for 4 people