Where to go? What to do? Here are the performances, parties and places that get the ELLE seal of approval.
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<p>FOOD: Beast</p><p>Serving only king crabs and steak, <em>Beast</em> is perhaps not an unexpected venture from the owners of the seriously cool <em>Burger and Lobster</em> but we're willing to bet it's a successful one.</p><p>For one thing, the clever décor delights diners of all tastes. It can be an ancient Nordic retreat for lovers of all things Skandi or a Potter fanatic’s very own Great Hall.</p><p>And, of course, the food is of unbeatable quality. USDA prime steak is served up alongside Arctic Circle crab with Friends of the Sea approval.</p><p><em>3 Chapel Place, W1 0BG</em></p><p><em><a href="http://www.beastrestaurant.co.uk">beastrestaurant.co.uk</a></em></p>
<p>THEATRE: 1984 </p><p>Dizzying and visceral, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage adaptation of George Orwell’s game-changing novel – now at the Playhouse following a sell-out run at the Almedia – is a raw and, in places, all-too familiar account of Winston Smith’s rage against Big Brother, Telescreens and the unpleasantness of Unpersoning. </p><p>It’s 1 hour 40 minutes, no interval and no readmission – in other words, no chance to catch your breath. Brace yourself for Room 101.</p><p><em>Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, WC2N 5DE</em></p>