World’s End Market, Chelsea – London
For all the meat lovers out there: your wildest dreams will come true after reading my next restaurant review. The World’s End Market is a culinary concept destined to bring flavoursome food, as fresh and as healthy as possible. The menu is simple, no overly complicated dishes, meaning locked in natural flavours that come from sourcing the best local ingredients in Chelsea. Jose Gordon, one of the best meat masters in the world, has described The World’s end Market as serving the finest meat on earth. Grand words, but you need to taste the menu to find out if it’s as good as they say. Well, you don’t need to wait to find out, because I have tasted the menu for you and the restaurant should be on your radar pronto!
First things first, the restaurant is always busy, so make sure to book a table in advance, to avoid queuing at the door. Located in an iconic building, the restaurant launched a permanent collaboration with Jose Gordon, after sharing the same passion and respect for different cuts of meat. Flooded with natural light and 1930’s canteen aesthetic interior design influences, the restaurant vibrates between Harry Potter Hogwarts set materials and Ninth Seal’s exclusive artwork.
Moving on to the star of the night, which was the dinner itself, there is nothing much to say except that the meat is cooked to perfection and all connoisseurs know about this place and treasure it as a well-kept secret. Actually, I do love to brag about things I love, so you’ll hear more about my experience at World’s End Market. The Capricho menu was served by our really welcoming waiter and we started with Carpaccio from the Entrecote which is matured for 180 days in high-quality olive oil, and Cured Premium Ox tongue of the Cecina de Buey. The tender cuts of entrecote were rich and had a distinct flavour. You only needed some salt on top and a slice of bread to enjoy this treat. The ox tongue was absolutely amazing, delicate, yet intense at the same time. The meat was 72 hours slow cooked and charcoal grilled and served with olive oil and salt. You don’t need garnish and distractions to overpower the taste of perfection.
The mains were proof of high quality and detailed process where the meat is dry-aged individually to ensure the most succulent and flavoursome finish for a taste, texture, and experience like no other. World’s End Market brags about serving the world’s best steak and as someone who knows her way into the kitchen and has tried to come up with the best recipe for a juicy steak, my dreams came true when I had the first bite of the Picanha de Buey. Aged for 180 days, served rare with a pinch of salt, the meat is tender and strongly flavoured. My husband is such a steak aficionado, he would’ve loved it! I know I did and talked about it for days.
My friend Teral had the Premium Ox Burger served with chips and salad. I had a taste and the meat was divine, seasoned to perfection, juicy and flavoured, while the filling was fresh, accompanying the meat harmoniously. The side salad had a special dressing, and I tried to find out the ingredients (honey, mustard seeds, olive oil, white vinegar, salt) but the chef had his own secret proportion. This means we have to come back not only for the best steak in town, but also for that dressing!
By this point, we couldn’t really eat anything else. Still, desserts appeared somehow on the table and went perfectly with our dinner, to be honest. The panna cotta was light, refreshing, while the warm chocolate fondant was rich, oozing chocolate sauce from the middle. Who can say no to meat and chocolate?
We had a dinner to remember at World’s End Market and I am sure you would love the experience. The passion put into each cut of meat exceeds any expectation. Flavour, texture, richness and great value, just a few of the reasons why you should consider this restaurant as a perfect choice for your next culinary adventure.