There’s a new’ish restaurant in Chelsea that I’m excited about. It’s The World’s End Market which I’d looked into a few times before visiting and have always seen a good buzz in the evening. Curious, I had it on my list of places to check out. But before I could organise myself, Fiona from London Unattached kindly invited me to go along with her for lunch and review it.
Neither of us were disappointed.
Inside, the interior stays true to the pub features of the original building which is a great thing. I’ve visited this venue over several years and its style has always changed but this is the first time in a long while since it actually feels authentic.
Bright and spacious during the day, this is a great lunchtime spot. Fiona and I were the first people to arrive (always great for photos) and by the time we left, this space was lively and filling up with folks lunching.
And for foodies, there’s plenty of food porn to ogle at.
The menu itself is impressive and it took Fiona and I a short while before we could actually decide on what to have.
A glass of Prosecco always helps. 😉
For starter, I chose and very much enjoyed the tuna tartare with a poached egg on top. The fish was wonderfully fresh and meaty, it made me realise how rare it is to find good seafood when dining out. You really have to seek it out.
Fiona had the salmon carpaccio with horseradish, shallots, lemon and truffle oil, which I had a taste of and it was equally as fresh and flavoursome. Top marks.
For main, I had the skate wing which is the best I’ve had in a long while. Tasty and meaty, the skate arrived dressed in lemon caper butter with a salsa verde on the side; and there really wasn’t much left after I’d finished with it.
Fiona sang the praises of her lovely fillet steak. (Here’s Fiona’s review for the full low-down.)
And for dessert, I thought given that it was Shrove Tuesday and I was preparing to give up a couple of treats for Lent (I’ve already failed on the added sugar attempt), I thought I’d dive in and go for a slice of red velvet cake with my soya flat white. That was my excuse anyway. 😉
Fiona had the chocolate fondant, which looked like a great way to polish off a meal. Slight food envy there.
It goes without saying that I’ll be back. The burgers look fantastic (Truffle Burger, anyone?) and I think this would be a good spot for breakfast too; not to mention the cocktails. So much to choose from, I’m just pleased The World’s End Market is so close by.
The World’s End Market, 459 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LR
Thank you Fiona for inviting me and to JPR Media for arranging our review.