Where? World’s End on Chelsea’s Kings Road was the place to be in sixties London, and now it looks like it might enjoy a renaissance thanks to the opening of World’s End Market, on the site of a former pub dating from the reign of Charles II.
What? As the name suggests, World’s End Market takes its inspiration from only the freshest, seasonal produce, laid out for diners to take their pick. This is simple cooking on a Josper grill so expect pure plates of food, expertly cooked.
Starters are a more imaginative than the mains so it’s worth exploring this side of the menu. We loved the octopus with chorizo oil and feta, and the lip-smacking mixed fish carpaccio. There is masses more fish to choose from from the mains section – scallops, lemon sole, tuna – but we reckon World’s End market is all about the beef. Tuck into côte de boeuf for two, or an elegant fillet steak, served with truffled mash and horseradish cream. Heaven. Or go
Why? Despite its prime location and renowned reputation, decent brasserie food is thin on the ground in Chelsea. World’s End Market is the perfect go-to for a pub cum restaurant atmosphere, and reliable, honest food.
Don’t bother…with pudding. Head straight to the Old Fashioned Bar (just move from table to stool) and let the bar staff design you your perfect post-dinner tipple.
How much? £40 per head with wine.