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Celebrating the finest food and drink in Essex

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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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Dining out at Smiths of Ongar

Monday, March 13, 2017

Smiths of Ongar has for many years been a popular place for diners looking for the freshest fish dishes. Reviewed by Stephanie Mackentyre

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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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A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick nine places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

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Restaurants

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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Monday, February 27, 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, October 17, 2016

Stephanie Mackentyre pays a visit to Las Iguanas, Lakeside to taste the Latin American cuisine

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Inspired by the concept of an authentic French brasserie, Wivenhoe House offers a winning combination of classic dishes and modern cuisine to be enjoyed in our attractive and informal setting

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Recipes

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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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Roxanne O’Brien from Blackwells Farm Shop shares this recipe for baby beetroot tarte tatin with rocket, walnut and feta salad

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Head chef at The Cricketers in Goldhanger, Chris Goddard, shares his recipe for pan fried skate with saute potatoes and Mediterranean vegetables

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Drink

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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