Here at Amazing PR we’re having to say goodbye to our lovely intern Mar and wanted to have a farewell lunch. As big fans of The Summerhouse pop-up seafood restaurant by the Union Canal in Maida Vale last Summer we were very excited to hear a sister restaurant was opening just a short walk away from Amazing HQ and thought Mar’s departure would give us the perfect excuse to check it out.
Recently renovated, The Worlds’s End Distillery is spread over three floors and comprises not just The Summerhouse restaurant but also The Scene and soon-to-open winebar The Cellar. As it was lunchtime we opted for ‘The Scene’ - an old-school Hollywood themed bar and restaurant open all day serving gourmet all-American dishes. Whether you want the all-day breakfast served on weekends, a light lunch or cocktail fuelled dinner The Scene’s large menu is bound to please. We chose a selection of starters to share including a very yummy artichoke and spinach dip with tortilla chips and spicy buffalo chicken wings. For our mains I opted for the soft-shell crab ‘Po-boy’ with other members of the team ordering various burgers and the more health conscious amongst us ordering the crab Louie salad and basil grilled tuna with arugula salad - all of which are highly recommended. There’s also a very enticing pudding menu full of old-school classics including banana splits and ‘pie of the day’ however it seems our eyes maybe bigger than our stomachs and we could only manage a shared baked New York cheese cake which was delicious (mental note for next time -remember to leave room for pudding!)
We also had a sneak peak at ‘The Summerhouse’ upstairs which at the moment is only open for dinner bookings. The light and airy room has a nautical theme reminiscent of a beach house and serves a selection of fresh seafood and fish dishes including the classic fish and chips, native lobster, salmon fishcakes and dressed Cornish crab. There’s also a decked roof terrace – perfect for a pre-dinner drink on a balmy evening.
If that’s not already tempted you, we’re very excited to check out ‘The Cellar’ situated in the basement which will offer a cosy, candle lit wine bar, ideal for an after work drink when it opens soon.
459 King’s Rd
020 3362 3362