This restaurant has been a long time favourite of mine in the nine years it’s been open. I have always said that Hayward’s is the best restaurant in Essex and after our latest visit I see no reason to change that statement. I’ve had the pleasure of watching the food consistently improve to the standard where they are now comfortably holding three AA Rosettes. The food has also been matched by excellent friendly service from their young front of house team.

Are you ready then here is an amazing feast of desserts from April.


It’s been quite a few years now since our last visit but last night we finally went back to the Mandarin Palace in my hometown of Hornchurch. I can honestly say that we won’t be leaving it very long before we return again. We enjoyed great Chinese food along with excellent friendly service from every member of the team. We also loved a couple of old school touches that reminded you of years gone by.

It was great to be back at the Princess of Shoreditch and enjoy another fabulous dining experience. We visited twice last year for a tasting menu and sunday lunch where the food inspired by talented chef Ruth Hansom and her team was delicious. But I can honestly say that going by this visit the bar has definitely been raised to the next level. The cooking and presentation of each dish was absolutely amazing. So yes folks make space in your diary to come and see for yourself.

In the five years Core has been open we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying amazing dining experiences in our eighteen visits. This I am pleased to say continued on saturday. This restaurant with it’s fantastic team was always destined to receive the accolade of three michelin stars. But this doesn’t stop them from losing any focus as they strive to make your dining experience the best ever each time you visit.

This was without doubt a Sunday Roast sent from the gods. The Dry Aged Rib of Beef was cooked to absolute perfection and was accompanied by parsnips , roast potatoes , seasonal vegetables , cauliflower cheese , yorkshire pudding and a heavenly onion gravy. So if you love an exceptional roast then a trip to the Bailiwick is an absolute must.

So here we go again with another month of fabulous desserts for you to enjoy.

This is one of our regular and favourite restaurants to visit not just in our hometown of Hornchurch but in the whole of Essex. We always enjoy great food from chef / owner Craig as well as excellent service from manager Giovanni. But I have to say that our latest visit on sunday was easily one of the best.

This is a great local Thai restaurant that unfortunately we don’t get to visit us much as we would like. It’s been an established part of my hometown of Hornchurch for many years serving fantastic thai cuisine. I’m now glad to say that on saturday we did have a chance to visit and once again the food was full of all the flavours you come to expect from this style of food.