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A basement revellers’ hall with gleaming candelabra and endless wooden tables channelling medieval feasting (especially during bonus season for City boys), Beast is Goodman’s tribute to high-rolling surf ’n’ turf. It was all change in 2016, though, with the fixed-price option of nibbles, king crab and steak jettisoned in favour of a steakhouse-style, all-day menu that’s priced no less ruinously. Still, you get what you pay for; witness the free glass of vintage fizz on arrival, the blue-tinged tanks of gargantuan, prehistoric-looking king crabs and an aging room of long-shrivelled Nebraskan beef. It’s all top-end stuff, but unimpressed visitors (ourselves included) feel the place is “nothing special” and “overpriced for what it is”, with ancillary items such as Wagyu tataki, shrimp tempura, and crab and foie gras gyozas eliciting little praise. Wines (from £40 a bottle) are no less punishing, while service strikes us as directionless.

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3 Chapel Place ,London W1G 0BG

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The wow factor diminishes quickly!

by   silver reviewer (27)

Mar 2015

WE went on Friday night. As you walk down the stairs you are greeted by giant King Crab in giant water tanks, quite impressive to look at. Restaurant resembles a big canteen. You are seated on giant benches that hold up to 10 people , so get used to being jolted back and forward, very annoying after a while. Starters are a joke pickled onion , parmesan cheese, artichoke and olives, not great. We opted for the 75 menu per person. so top Michelin prices. Crab was good and tasty but very messy to eat....

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 4

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    Samphire and Salsify :: Beast, Chapel Place  | Samphire and Salsify

    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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    Whistle and Bango :: Beast Restaurant, Chapel Place | The London Whistler

    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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