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Having wowed Londoners with Burger & Lobster, the Goodman steakhouse group has come up with another wheeze – this time involving steak and luxurious Norwegian red king crabs (the divas of seafood). Dominated by three huge communal tables lit by candles and dripping candelabra, the dramatic basement dining room is an extravagant setting for an extravagant set menu weighing in at a hefty £75 (without drinks). Following some mature morsels mined from a huge quarter-wheel of parmesan, diners are offered a slab of quality rib-eye steak, served with smoked heritage tomato salad rather than chips. But crab is really the main event here: sweet, succulent flesh that makes native examples pale into insignificance. Swanky sides are rather unnecessary, while the pricey wine list is a who’s who of top producers. Beast is a beauty for the West End’s high-rolling crowd, though we wonder who would visit more than once.
I was visiting a temple to carnivores – and perhaps just male ones. I can’t imagine a well brought up woman wanting to eat at a place called Beast. A beast of a bear and a young eastern european beauty with a lilting accent and first world teeth greeted us in the foyer. The bronze statue of the bear is the beast the restaurant’s named after, although confusingly bear is not on the menu. In fact there is no menu. One is fed a giant Norwegian Red King crab and a big slab of aged Nebraskan Black Angus, bookended by cheese and dessert. That’s it. It’s a posh take on surf and turf, that perennial blue collar date...
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Opened in early May in Marylebone by Goodman, Beast is London's latest and most exclusive King Crab and Steak restaurant, with a fixed price menu concept (Â£75 per head). It has been a while since I have sat down to a good steak dinner, and the thought of eating King Crab as well just added on to the excitement.Mr F was running slightly late, so I grabbed myself an Old Fashioned whilst waiting at the bar. When Mr F arrived, we were both then led into the dining area, where there were two huge medieval-style communal dining tables. We were sat close to another larger group, but far away enough for us to have a...
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Straight after getting engaged, Andrew whisked me off to eat at Beast. Beast is the new-ish venture by the team behind Burger & Lobster. The restaurant has a set menu with two main dishes: crab and steak. But boy what crab and steak they are…We arrived and were zipped down to the subterranean banqueting hall and were met with a huge wall of cow carcasses and live crab tanks housing huge Norwegian king crabs...
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For me, Beast is the most exciting restaurant from the extraordinarily successful Goodman Restaurant Group who are responsible for Burger and Lobster and their namesake steak restaurant.It would be fair to say that Goodman know their meat and seafood, but how well do you know your king crab or Nebraskan rib-eye steak? Like you, I expect, I hadn’t tried either but after hearing reports from friends about their feast at Beast, I decided to head down and see what everyone is raving about...
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Despite being a big seafood lover, I hadn’t been to Wright Brothers before. We booked an early table for Valentine’s Day at the Spitalfields branch and when we arrived, their amazing ‘pound a pop oysters’ offer was still going on. This takes place Monday to Sunday, 3pm-6pm – it’s a fantastic deal for Oyster lovers! So naturally, we snaffled a few before ordering the rest of our meal...
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Dinner at Beast is never going to be a particularly cheap outing; after all, this restaurant from the chap behind Burger&Lobster and Goodman specialises in Norwegian king crab. Having fallen in love with the place on my first visit I was pleased to see it was just as good when I returned – if not better.The basement dining room is like a cross between a medieval banquet and German beer hall. The long, wooden shared tables and giant candelabras make it unlike anything else in London. The three of us were seated in a row next to each other which I guess wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea...
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