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A Delicious Fish Lunch at The World’s End Market

As a food blogger I’m often stuffing my face with afternoon tea, tasting menus and cocktails so the opportunity to review healthy food is always welcome especially when it’s delicious fresh fish.

The World’s End Market is located on the eternally stylish King’s Road in the building that once housed the historic pub The World’s End Distillery.

The former gin-palace has been beautifully refitted with a gorgeous wooden bar, bright white tiles, soft teal leather and bright brass lamps.
The overall feel is super chic whilst still being casual and welcoming with a busy open kitchen at the back and vibrant fresh ingredients on display.

Being located fairly far up the King’s Road and away from Sloane Square, I can imagine it would make a great local restaurant, staff are warm and friendly and there’s a relaxed bar area and outdoor seating.

We started with a glass of sparkling wine from Chapel Down each; if you’ve never heard of the company, they are the UK’s leading wine producer and are based in Kent. The vineyard use innovative techniques to produce the most beautiful tasting wine and I love the crisp, dry flavour of their bubbly!

The menu at The World’s End is nearly all fish but there is a whole burger menu including interesting combinations such a the crayfish burger and a veggie truffle burger made up of mixed mushrooms. We decided to stick with the lighter fish options and opted to share two raw starters:

A beautifully fresh tuna tartare cured with lemon and infused with ginger, jalapeno chilli and coriander dressing, I loved the spicy aromatic Asian flavour running through the dish and paired with finely chopped fresh fish, this was a perfect tartare for me.

We also chose the seabass tartare with capers and gherkins, topped with a perfectly poached egg. The salty capers really enhanced the flavour of the simply prepared fish and was altogether an ideal combination.

Mr Silver also tried the fish soup which I expected to be creamy but I was pleased to see it was lighter and healthier, with delicious hunks of seafood and comforting crisp fingers of toasted olive oil bread.
From a large selection of fish I chose the daily special, a whole cooked sea bass. Now, this is my absolute favourite thing ever so I very fussy about the preparation but I loved the dish at The World’s End. The fish was very simply chargrilled but it was cooked perfectly so that the oily flesh flaked apart beautifully and there was no need to add salt or pepper, the seasoning was just right.

A side of grilled vegetables was beautifully vibrant in colour and the dish had the perfect bite.

Lemon sole and chips was Mr Silver’s choice and we enjoyed his dish just as much as mine. I loved the slightly smokey flavour from the charcoal grill.

Though the red velvet cake and the hazelnut cheese cake on the dessert menu looked very tempting I stuck with my good intentions!

Having visited many London fish restaurants in my time, I can definitely put World’s End Market on my list of favourites. I love the unpretentious environment and simple yet perfectly prepared fish…plus I love seeing Chapel Down on a menu anywhere!

The World’s End Market
459 King’s Road
London
SW10 0LR

020 7352 2150

Our lunch was complimentary
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  • I always snigger at the name 'World's End' but this place looks lovely – so airy and light and the food looks fantastic!

    • It reminded me of the pub that we used to go to in Camden 🙂

  • I love the new incarnation as The World's End Market, I remember when it used to be a pub. The decor looks very stylish and I'm a fan of tuna tartare too

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • I really liked the decor and tuna tartare is my fave!
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • The food is beautifully presented and I love the light in there! x

    • Aren't the lights pretty!

  • I am utterly intrigued by the seabass tartare with capers and gherkins – sounds like brunch heaven!

    • OMG it was amazing!

  • Your photography is getting better and better Angie! Love the unfussy rustic décor of this place, and the seabass tartare sounds really interesting and yummy! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

    • Thanks lovely, I was really pleased with these pics! Everything there was so good!
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • Angie your food photography has improved by leaps and bounds! Every photo is so "TAKE ME THERE NOW" and this is coming from someone who hates cooked fish – high praise from me indeed! 😉 x

    Jasiminne / Posh, Broke, & Bored – Luxury lifestyle blog

    • Lol! Well you definitely should go and try some of the raw section.
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • Looking the fresh fish in the market makes me feel so excited. A whole cooked sea bass sounds very delicious. Your photos are absolutely eye-catching.

    • Thank you so much, I loved the sea bass 🙂

  • This sounds like a restaurant I would totally love! Awesome photos, Angie!

    (and have I told you I love your hair like that?)

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

    • Thanks so much lovely, very sweet!

  • It looks delicious – I love the look of the tartares 🙂

    Rosie xx

    • They were amazing!

  • This looks amazing!! You do always have the best fish, it is on the need to visit list now! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • I need to write a fish top ten at some point!

  • loveandlimoncello.london

    Wow, the food screams fresh and eat me now. The whole cooked sea bass looks fab. xx

  • So pleased to have found a fellow whole-fish lover…I know lots of people get put off by the bones but always think it tastes just that much better!

    • You'd love it here. I always have fish on the bone if I can.
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • This looks gorgeous Angie! I'll be visiting for sure 🙂 I'm a big fish lover.

    • I hope that you like it!

  • I absolutely love seafood so I need to try this out when I'm in London this November! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Let me know if you need anymore recommendations!
      Lots of love,
      Angie

  • I have always wondered about this place, and considering I am bit of a seafood addict I think I need a visit! P.s. you look beautiful perched at the bar!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Definitely give it a try and thanks for the compliment 🙂

  • What an airy looking place. The fish looks fabulous as well

    • I know! So light and spacious

  • I love the look of those bread fingers to go with that light fish soup – that sounds like a perfect light bowl for lunch!

    • Exactly, and so tasty

  • I totally agree about reviewing healthy food – it makes such a change! This looks like a delicious restaurant, definitely one to keep in mind!

    Lauren | The Lifestyle Diaries

    • I hope you do, we had a lovely lunch there. x

  • Natalia Gutierrez

    Thank God is time for lunch here because these awesome pictures made me hungry 🙂

    Natalia
    Lindifique

    • Lol! I'm glad that you liked them 🙂

  • Beautiful pictures, this looks like such a gorgeous restaurant! x
    http://onthehs.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thank you so much!

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  • I love the décor of the restaurant and the fish looks superb. The crayfish burger sounds amazing!