designLSM recently created the interior design for Beast, an exciting new venture from the Goodman Restaurant Group.
Hidden away on Chapel Place in London, this unique fine dining concept offers diners shared dishes of the finest Norwegian king crab and 2 kilo cuts of steak.
Communal fine dining is easily the most unique aspect of the restaurant interior and represented the biggest challenge to the design team. The solution takes influence from medieval banqueting halls and the restaurant features six massive tables, each one a thick slab of oak measuring 6 metres in length. Long benches run the length of each table. Expertly made from green oak with scalloped seats, they create a raw and quite brutal effect, matching the simplicity and quality of the food offer. designLSM softened the interior with rows of softly lit rustic candle chandeliers and ornate candelabras dotted along the tables.
Diners are surrounded by dramatically lit tanks housing the live king crabs, fridges with large cuts of steak, wine cellars and an open kitchen. The food is opulent and messy, so diners are invited to use the concrete hand basins piled high with napkins, scented soaps and lemon chunks.
Photos: James French Photography