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Food

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Essex Life meets six of the county’s top chefs in some of our hottest kitchens to find out what inspires them and learn a trade secret or two

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Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these glorious Essex pubs

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British summers and ice cream have always gone hand in hand. One scoop or two, cone or tub, vanilla, chocolate or even raspberry ripple, here are some of the best places in Essex to get your iced dairy delights…

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Head chef Adam Jones has just arrived at The Lion & Lamb in Takeley, but has plans to shake up the menus. Here he shares his recipe for little balls of cheesy gorgeousness ….

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You know when you find a country pub in the middle of nowhere that’s teeming with happy customers, then you’ve made a good choice. The Square and Compasses is a pub which serves good food – so good that people travel great distances to visit.

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Restaurants

Monday, June 12, 2017

From picturesque pub gardens to ocean view restaurants, Essex is full of wonderful places for al fresco dining. With that in mind we’ve picked nine of our favourite places to enjoy a meal in the sun

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Put a spring in your step with breakfast at one of these wonderful Essex eateries or cafes. Brunching with friends or just a simple sarnie on the way to work, these are 9 places you need to try

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Monday, March 20, 2017

We all love a good burger. Think brioche bun, secret sauce and a dollop of pulled pork on top. Colchester is home to some of the best burger restaurants in Essex and we’ve picked 8 of the best places to go

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Perfect for celebrations and al fresco dining this stylish country pub and restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and firm focus on great food

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Chef Profiles

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Head chef at the Westleton Crown James Finch shares his recipe for chocolate fondant sponge puddings

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Head chef at the Onley Arms in Stisted Mark Reynolds shares his recipe for Malaysian chicken salad

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Recipes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Head chef at the Westleton Crown James Finch shares his recipe for chocolate fondant sponge puddings

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Head chef at the Onley Arms in Stisted Mark Reynolds shares his recipe for Malaysian chicken salad

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas. New for 2016, there is also a gourmet takeaway service. ‘We have about 10 different choices on offer from 4pm to 9pm on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, with delivery within a two mile radius of Lower Barn Farm. It’s proving very popular with customers ordering anything from fish and chips to pie and homemade, creamy mash,’ says Dave. Here he shares his recipe for a lovely light lunch or supper

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Colin Grey is the joint owner of the Rossi Ice Cream brand, along with his brother Mike. They sell to the business sector and since buying the company they’ve moved it forward commercially.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Jules Hetherton, head chef at Strattons Hotel, shares her recipe for chocolate and caramel tart with strawberry ice cream

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Drink

Friday, July 21, 2017

Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these glorious Essex pubs

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Sometimes you can’t beat a good cocktail – long with a garnish or short over ice, shaken not stirred. How ever you like them Essex has a plethora of fantastic places to get them and here are nine of our favourites

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Finding the perfect pub that happens to be dog friendly is no easy feat. So with that in mind we’ve found 13 places you can enjoy lagers with your lab, Pims with the pug or beers with your Bichon Frise…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Nothing beats a good pint of ale, whether you’ve got a favourite that you stick to or you like to try as many varieties as possible we’ve picked 9 pubs that you’ve got to visit

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