The Crown Inn Hotel 

This was our first visit to the Crown Inn Hotel and we were very pleased. It’s a lovely old architectural building with a few modern twists . A very friendly girl greeted us at reception and was very helpful and even showed us which room we would be staying in when we return in June and now having stayed here we can’t wait.There’s plenty of outside space in the courtyard which would be very nice in the summer. Our room was on the ground floor and it was quite spacious with a nice sized bathroom and a huge walk in shower. We had a nice selection of complimentary items including a Half Bottle of Red Wine. Would definitely recommend staying here in this lovely little town of Amersham 

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Haywards Restaurant 

A fantastic evening at this great restaurant a real credit to Fine Dining in Epping , Essex. Although I’m a frequent visitor it’s nice for us to go for a Tasting Menu evening which we did last night and the food was yet again amazing and along with the excellent choice of matching Wines plus great service made for a truly amazing evening. We started with a nice selection of snacks and a delicious Amuse Buche before our first course a fantastic Ham Hock Terrine . We then moved on to a delightful Artichoke dish followed by a beautiful Monkfish course the the main course of Duck which was amazing.The desserts were also a delightful experience with a Floating Island and a Rhubarb Dessert. You also have to have a Cheese course with the fine selection of British & Irish cheeses and The to finish a lovely selection of Petit Fours I would like to highly recommend that a visit to Epping to enjoy a fantastic meal and if you don’t feel like driving home they have a pleasant little B&B on the premises. You can also visit the on site pub The Forest Gate Inn a traditional old pub for a nice pre dinner drink

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The Palomar

Had been meaning to visit this restaurant for a while now to try a new type of cuisine from the heart of Jerusalem and I have to say I’m very glad to have done so . It’s a small but very friendly place as you walk in they have a walk in service where you can sit at the counter and watch the chefs work but we were lead through to the dining area at the back which was very nice & cozy. Our waitress Olge was excellent asking us if we’d been before then took us through the menu advising us of how many courses from each section we should order . We started with the RIP & Dip section where we had the most amazing Bread & dips along with Fish Falafel we then had the special of the day which was a lovely dish that included White Crab Meat just Stunning then onto the larger of the sharing menu dishes to which we had the amazing Octo-Hummus and the fantastic Jerusalem Mix with a side order of Josperised Aubergine plus a Fattoush Salad all the dishes have this delicate charcoal,nutty and slightly creamy texture but taste delicious Now on to my favourite course of any meal Dessert and we weren’t let down in anyway we decided to go for the sharing dessert called a Jerusalem Mess which was fantastic but me being me I couldn’t settle for that and when I saw they had a Chocolate Fondue with Peanut Brittle I couldn’t resist and I’m so glad I didn’t it was gorgeous   Definitely looking forward to returning soon and I would highly recommend this restaurant 

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A Fantastic Evening at The Artichoke 

This was the first time we’ve been here for an evening and what an excellent dining experience it was . A very warm and friendly greeting on arrival then escorted to our table to let the festivities begin. We decided to go for the Tasting Menu with matching Wines and I have to say it was heaven starting with a fantastic Trout dish then an amazing Crab Thermidor followed by a delightful Artichoke dish and stunning Cod course then on to the main courses and my highlight a glorious Venison with orange curd and the braised Beef which was very rich . The matching wines were a delight coming from Italy,Hungary,Austria,South Africa and France. Now to dessert a fabulous Poached Pear Galette and a Cambridge Cream & Rhubbarb . All in all it was truly a fantastic evening which was made even better due to the great warm and excellent service from every member of staff . So if it’s a fantastic evening with amazing food and wine in a great little town then take a trip to Amersham and visit this restaurant. I’m already looking forward to returning in June 

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Haywards 

Great to be back at my favourite restaurant to sample more of the fantastic European cuisine and especially the stunning Soufflé 

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Canto Corvino 

If good Italian food is your desire then I highly recommend paying a visit to Canto Corvino which is conveniently just a 2 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station on the outskirts of Spitalfields . To say the food was amazing is an understatement and the flavours are very different to many Italian restaurants. We had a nice warm Italian welcome and were seated in front of the open kitchen and started with cocktails which were 2 for 1 while we looked at the menu to which we chose the Beetroot Salad, Burrata & Lobster Arancini staters this was followed by fantastic main courses of Hake & Old Spot Pig both matched by a lovely glass of Red & White wines from Puglia . Then for me my favourite course Dessert and were equally as good as the first two courses a Salted Caramel Bomb , French Toast with Caramalised Banana and some delightful homemade Ice Cream . All this put together with such a friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere which is no more than you expect from an Italian restaurant. I would definitely put this place high on any list of restaurants you have to visit

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Orange Tree Pub &Restaurant

A great Sunday Lunch from a local pub  and excellent value for money. The restaurant serves a wide selection of dishes on the menu which makes it an ideal place to visit. The were very friendly which is always what you hope for . On a Sunday there is a Two hour turnaround but when we said that we didn’t know they were very accommodating . Due to the extensive menu and friendly service I would definitely recommend a visit 

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Smoking Griddle 

For the best Burgers , Wraps & Fries in Essex the get yourself to the outskirts of Hornchurch & Romford and visit this great place also great Brownies & Waffle 

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