This was a fabulous and long overdue return to Rubino. Unfortunately it had been over eighteen months since our last visit although during this time we did taste their food when Head Chef Rob teamed up with Haywards for a Tasting Menu evening to promote the Essex Feast book. The restaurant itself is in the …

For the last five years I’ve been a frequent diner here at Haywards. This to me is an easy decision as for one it’s only half an hours drive away. The other reasons are is that the food is simply amazing which is matched by the fabulous service you receive from an excellent young team. …

We were wanting to meet our friends and their 18 month old son somewhere nice for lunch and we really couldn’t have chosen a better place. The Galvin Green Man really does cater for everyone and are also pet friendly. Their food menus are also amazing value for money especially the Bib Gourmand & Children’s. …

On Sunday we was out for a little tour of Essex & visiting a couple of towns on the way. Once we were ready we then decided to look for somewhere to eat as we headed back home. As we got near to Brentwood I said to my wife that we could try the Black …

On our recent first visit to the Pig & Whistle where we enjoyed a fantastic Sunday Lunch we got chatting to owner Brendan who recommended that we should come and try the Festive Afternoon Tea. The reason was that he said they do it a bit different by offering savoury items to start rather than …

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 …