As you maybe aware I’m a big foodie who loves dining out in the finest of restaurants. But when it comes to choosing wine we either go for the countries that we know or we leave it to the recommendations of the sommeliers. So with this in mind we wanted to broaden our horizons let’s say by learning more about wine in general ie taste , smell , tannins , acidity etc. with the additional knowledge of knowing what wine wine is good value for money and which style of wine goes with which style of food.

It gave us great pleasure to be back at the amazing Restaurant Gordon Ramsay yesterday. This is a restaurant we’ve been coming to for the last sixteen years and have enjoyed amazing food excellent service and some fabulous wine. So therefore what was in store for us on saturday was no surprise and not hard to see why this establishment has held three michelin stars for over twenty years.

Cote de Beouf at Haywards

There is no doubt that the Cote de Beouf roast is one of the best your likely to have and on sunday we were fortunate to once more enjoy the experience. This is a fantastic cut of meat which was cooked nice and pink. It came with a huge yorkshire pudding , roast potatoes , braised ox cheek , king oyster mushroom , seasonal vegetables and a rich jus to finish.


Roast Rating : 9.3 / 10

It was great to be back at Cornerstone on saturday which is one of our favourite restaurants. There’s always a great buzz in the restaurant as well as being served some amazing fish dishes and along with the friendliness of all the team is the reason why this was our eighth visit. It was also our first chance to congratulate the team on their well deserved award of a first Michelin Star.

This was our sixth visit to Da Terra and if I’m honest it was our best experience yet. The food has been taken to a whole new level. The title of some of the dishes may sound the same but they have been redesigned to bring out even more flavours in the food and along with the new style of presentation they were a winner all round. When you put these together with the new dishes there was only going to be one outcome which was a stunning afternoon dining experience.

Well if they call this the merry month of May then I have to say that as far as desserts go it certainly was. It’s been amazing to have hospitality back and I can honestly say that the desserts your about to see were amazing. So get ready to feast your eyes on some absolute delights.

This was another great visit to my favourite Indian restaurant not only in Hornchurch but in Essex itself. The Punjabi style of cooking is really what appeals to us because it’s a different style to any other restaurant in the area. This is why we try to visit as often as possible.

I wonder what more I can say about this restaurant but when you keep going back you find it’s quite easy. This was our fifteenth visit and once again the food , wine , cocktails and service was nothing short of impeccable. The standard they have set from day one has just been outstanding which has led them to earn the highest accolade of Three Michelin Stars.

It was great to be back and support one of my favourite local restaurants Da Vinci’s and enjoy a fabulous lunch. The food from chef/owner Craig is always cooked to a high standard and is matched by good friendly service. We arrived on sunday and received a friendly welcome before being shown to our table. Once seated it was nice of Craig to come over for a quick chat and welcome us back to the restaurant. We then looked at the menus where there was a choice of the main menu , sunday roasts & specials.