Oxford Street - arguably the retail centre of London, home to iconic department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer. It claims to be ‘the world's biggest high street, offering 1.5 miles of unrivalled shopping, with more than 90 flagship stores from fashion and beauty to tech and homeware’. Now, the first thing we think of when retail therapy gets mentioned is food - shopping ‘til you drop can be hungry work. The good news is that Beast is close at hand - but be warned, it’s far more than just a stop-off to recharge the batteries. Beast is an experience that will linger longer in the memory than any of your Oxford Street purchases…
Pleased to ‘meat’ you
The world’s greatest surf and turf is a bold claim, but one that the menu(s) at Beast can make with confidence.
Whether it’s the A La Carte or one of the incredible experience menus, Beast takes the finest flesh from land and sea and takes it to another level.
The starting point for many is the The A La Carte - but don’t be mistaken into thinking there’s anything run of the mill about this menu; from Wild Nigerian Prawn and Hand Dived Orkney Isles Scallop starters to Whole Norwegian Crab, Australian grain-fed Chateaubriand and incredible USDA Nebraska steaks, it’s an eye-opening odyssey across the globe.
The Tasting Menu is every bit as incredible - six courses of exploration into the very best meats, seafood and cheese from years of travelling the planet.
Then there’s the Experience menus - Classic, Beast and Exclusive Surf & Turf - which take everything to another level again.
The Classic menu features the Beast classics like Langdale Valley Steak on the Bone; majestic Norwegian King Crab; tender Burrata.
The Beast menu has some of the finest jewels of the sea - Jersey Rock Oysters, Hand Dived Orkney Scallops and Tuna with Pickled Watermelon and imperious Norwegian King Crab - complemented by the likes of Lake District Steak on the Bone, with truffle sauce, tenderstem broccoli and truffle chips.
For the ultimate in private dining experiences, choose Beast’s Exclusive Surf & Turf menu. Starting with Jersey Rock Oysters, followed by a Dry Aged Crudo Platter, then Japanese Wagyu Tataki (accompanied by lotus root, ponzu, truffle, spring onions), you’ll then enjoy Wild Nigerian Prawn, before Beast’s famous Norwegian King Crab is served with lemon and garlic butter sauce and cauliflower carpaccio.
Of course, there’s also Lake District Steak on the Bone, served with truffle chips, Josper grilled blue eggplant and truffle sauce.
Dine with wine
Of course, any self-respecting menu needs to have the drinks to match, and Beast delivers, with 300 exceptional bins of wines, curated with care from every corner of the globe - from Argentina to Australia, Greece to Germany, Napa to New Zealand.
Cocktails are just as intriguing - from Signature pours such as A Day in Cannes (Jasmine infused Seignette VS, yuçu cordial, citrus) to the nuty earthiness of El Caballero (Caçcabel tequila reposado, sherry amontillado, bergamot, lemon bitter), as well as our takes on the classics (such as Mai Tai, Pisco Sour and Beast Martini).
If you’re going alcohol free, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavour or enjoyment - Beast Non-Alcoholic cocktails pack a punch - the British Garden (Jasmine, apple, marjoram, citrus, soda), Virgin Mary, Mango Colada and Nameritti Sour to name but a few.
Restaurants near Oxford Street don’t come much better - or closer - than Beast. It’s in Chapel Place, just off the main shopping thoroughfare, with a myriad of London’s most famous attractions and landmarks nearby, including the wide open spaces of Hyde Park, Green Park and Kensington Gardens; Buckingham Palace; Madame Tussauds; The National Gallery; Oxford Circus; and The London Eye.