When I received an invitation to the reopening of the newly refurbished George & Dragon for a complimentary three course meal with drinks in exchange for a review I couldn’t have been happier. But unfortunately I was unable to make the evening in question. Therefore you can imagine my delight when I received another email …

We were meeting friends in Maldon and they suggested that we tried the restaurant at Le Bouchon Brassiere & Hotel as they’d popped in to the hotel for a drink a couple of times. The hotel is in a nice location along the riverbank in Heybridge. You could see that the hotel had undergone a …

This is another great addition to the Essex food scene and can’t believe that up until a short while ago I hadn’t heard about this place. But I can honestly say I’m so glad I do now and also look forward to more visits in the future. The restaurant itself is just a short ten …

It was a real pleasure as we returned to the Hoop a great little pub in the village of Stock on saturday for one of their Tasting Menu evenings. The evening was set upstairs in the lovely setting of the Oak Room restaurant. The menu consisted of five courses created by Head Chef Phil and …

We’d been wanting to visit here for a little while now as it was one of the places featured in the Essex Feast book. Having also heard some good things as well we thought it was time to try here ourselves. So with that we opted to go for Sunday Lunch. It’s set on a …

This branch of the Harvester restaurants is one of the best in the area. The food and service was as good as our previous visits. We had a nice friendly greeting on arrival before being seated at our table. If your familiar with the Harvester menu then you will know that they consist off burgers …

This place certainly was worth the short trip to Upminster on bank holiday monday. Although it’s been open a while monday this was the first chance we had to visit and I can say now this will not be our last. This Italian restaurant is not a chain which to me is a plus and …

There are many reasons why I’m a frequent diner at Haywards but the main ones are 1) the food is always amazing created by Chef Jahdre Hayward and his wonderful team 2) the wine which we often asked to be matched with each course is chosen superbly by Restaurant Manager Amanda Hayward and 3) the …

A truly delightful pub & restaurant in the heart of a small village with a great local feel . This is probably the best way to describe this place . Situated in the village of Stock in Ingatestone this local pub was a really great way to spend the afternoon. Although I knew the area …