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.
Publicly Accessible via
Bond Street Subway Station
Oxford Circus Subway Station
St George’s Church
Exceptional - one of the best ,.service is professional yet friendly and polite . The steak superb. good wine and ambience - a great evening.
Great atmosphere and great food, quite pricey however. You need to try the Crab and the amazing Truffle fries not to forget the fantastic Steaks. Great service.
Best steak I've ever had. Truffle sauce was a very good addition. Truffle chips were great. Didn't have the crab but it looked very nice from what I could tell.
Amazing service and overall setting. The food was superb, the crab legs were the star and fun breaking them open. The porterhouse steak was devine, 800g for two plus the crab was just right. The peanut parfait dessert also deserves a mention, if you like peanuts, this is for you.
The overall experience at Beast was faultless. From cocktails as we arrived, served by friendly staff, to walking down the stairs past all the crab tank, air dried meats and bar you are led into the amazing dining area where all tables are lit by small candelabras. Beast definitely has wow factor and it great if you are trying to impress! The service was attentive and knowledgable and the food was by far one of the best meals I've had. Cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough, however the bill is not for the faint hearted. Very expensive, but worth it!
Overall an amazing experience at The Beast. My partner and I truly indulged on our shared 600g of Galician Chateaubriand steak done medium rare. The oysters for starters were fresh. Our Thursday night dinner had a great ambience. We liked the decor of the restaurant and the staff were polite and engaging. The service was straightforward and not overpowering, with our dishes coming at a timely order. The only dish that we didn't enjoy is the crab and foie gras gyoza, the foie gras simply masked any sweetness and shellfish flavour that we should have got from the crab. This made the gyoza taste quite bland and the texture a bit heavy. The presentation of the gyoza was also amateurish, just looked like 3 dumplings sliding around a big plate. Apart from that I would definitely return for steak but actually I am planning to return for the shellfish! My dinner rating is more 5.5 out of 6.
Beast was amazing! Our wine & sommelier were very knowledgable when choosing the wine & what we wanted. To eat we had the wagyu starter, burrata & gyoza. All were delicious. For main we had the delicious truffle chips, the king crab claw & legs that were super fresh & buttery. The ribeye was incredible from the ex dairy cow & chateaubriand really tender. We also had grilled hipsi cabbage & amazing cauliflower carpaccio too. The creme brûlée was lovely but the showstopper dessert was the mini doughnuts. The only thing was the service was a bit slow, once you had ordered they disappeared for a while. Otherwise I would highly recommend and definitely go back.
The setting of Beast is one that has become increasingly popular recently. Simple menus with decadent choices based around meat and in this case shellfish too. The decor is inviting, the atmosphere is somewhat lacking though due to the style of tables. The menu is misleading, although advertised is the cost of the meat or shellfish per 100g, you can't choose your cuts, as the smallest they will allow you to order is 500g minimum, very disappointing and misleading. Too add to this, a lot of cuts and grams were sold out, on a Friday night! In their quest to be at your every whim, the staff are overbearing, constantly hovering. My friend and I felt there was a third person in our conversation as the waitress was never further than 4 feet away wanting to pour more wine after every sip. It made us feel quite uncomfortable. The food, was exquisite, somewhat overpriced yet astounding flavour and quality. It's a shame that somewhere with so much potential is let down by the aforementioned issues.
First things first. Beast is very expensive.No doubt about it. It's expensive. That said, the crab and steak are absolutely delicious. Cabbage and chip side orders also very good. I would recommend skipping starters and having the king crab as your first course and steak with sides as second. We had the Galician and it's one of the best steaks I've ever had.
Cool atmosphere Good start with a nice drink in the bar, the bartenders knew what they were doing The food is rather expensive but if you're inte food and want to try the best thing , more than just a dinner you should come! We had the octopus as a starter, never had a octopus that well cooked. No rubber here! We had the Australian beef which was the best meet I've ever had! It truly melted in the mouth The truffle chips was extraordinary!! At this point we were really full but we wanted to try the desserts to, what could go wrong? Nothing Pistachio tiramisu - wow.. WOW Go and see for yourself! It's worth the money!