We decided to visit the Black Horse in Brentwood on Boxing Day as our previous visits during the course of the year had been good ones. As we’d enjoyed good food with friendly service in a place with a great friendly atmosphere. So when we were looking for somewhere to take my wife’s parents out …

My 2019 Foodie year really has been one to remember with a visit to Ten Michelin Star restaurants and where it was also great to see a First Star awarded to my good friends Da Terra & The Artichoke. I thoroughly enjoyed my first Michelin Star meal outside England at the fantastic Ristorante Lido 84 …

The last time we visited this establishment was about four years ago under the old name of Fratelli’s which used to be a fantastic Italian restaurant. Then one day things changed and the restaurant was never the same. Recently we saw that the name had changed to Da Vinci and upon reading the reviews which …

When it comes to Sunday’s at Haywards they always add the choice of a roast dinner to their A la Carte menu which is either beef , lamb or pork. On this occasion it was the Cote de Beouf which I have to say is one of the finest cuts of meat you’ll ever have …

I returned once more to my great friends at Haywards. But this visit was to see one of their Cooking Demonstrations where they will demonstrate how to make one of their newest dishes on the menu. They have these days about three times a year and are really worth looking out for as you can …

A delightful return to the Top Oak to enjoy another great Sunday Lunch. This is definitely a place to visit if you like good food with friendly service and a nice atmosphere. #SundayLunch #Essex #StaplefordAbbots

On Saturday we decided to head off to Southend-on-Sea for a visit to The Pipe of Port as the reviews that I’d read said they had a great wine selection accompanied with good food. So after a nice stroll along the seafront from Westcliff we ended up at Southend high street. Once you reach Southend …

CONGRATULATIONS to my great friends Amanda & Jahdre because as of monday their restaurant Haywards now has the distinctive honour of holding 3 AA Rosettes. You should know by now that I have been a frequent visitor to this restaurant during the past six years so when I heard that they would be getting 3 …

It was great to enjoy a return to Tandoori Lounge on Sunday and sample more of their amazing Punjabi style Indian food. Definitely the Best Indian restaurant in Essex and luckily for me it’s my hometown of Hornchurch #Punjabi #Hornchurch

Once again we enjoyed another fantastic visit to Haywards where the food was to its usual high standard. This was complimented with fabulous wine pairings and excellent service from a great young team. These are the reasons why yesterday we passed the One Hundred & Twenty visit mark. Chef Jahdre Hayward is very talented and …