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Yesterday, 16:59

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s finest dining spots at Café Bellissimo in Colchester

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Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you’ve picked yourself. Strawberries with cream whilst watching Wimbledon or some blackberries and raspberries in a nice crumble – here are nine farms where you can PYO

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Fish and Chips has for a long time been a British staple, the go to meal for Friday nights after work complete with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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Raw Made Simple, based in Great Totham, is the new way to feed your dog - with lots of happy pooches to attest for its deliciousness

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Stephanie Mackentyre speaks to three local producers of alcoholic beverages who are helping to put some fizz and pop into the joys of summer in the county

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Restaurants

Yesterday, 16:59

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s finest dining spots at Café Bellissimo in Colchester

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Ad Feature: The Creek

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Creek is a cosy restaurant, bar & lounge set in a beatiful 17th century Grade II listed building, where you can enjoy simple yet perfectly prepared cuisine using locally sourced produce within an warm inviting atmosphere. Our ethos at The Creek is to keep things simple and use classic combinations which have lasted many decades and are still popular today.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Fish and Chips has for a long time been a British staple, the go to meal for Friday nights after work complete with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Whether it’s a celebratory dinner, a casual barbeque or delicious buffet to share with family and friends you require, at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa we have everything you need – and more!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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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Local Producers

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre speaks to three local producers of alcoholic beverages who are helping to put some fizz and pop into the joys of summer in the county

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Recipes

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

If for you the start of a new year means cut backs, boring diets and plain foods, think again. Essex Life showcases 5 healthy and hearty dishes from top local chefs that will keep you full and help your trim the fat too

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

As part of his feature on why he loves Christmas in Essex, Jamie Oliver shares his delicious recipe for chai sticky date pudding with toffee sauce

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Monday, December 18, 2017

As part of his feature on why he loves Christmas in Essex, the kitchen icon has given us a deliciously easy pork, sage, onion and chestnut stuffing recipe

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Drink

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We all love a good old pub. Full of character and history there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of our favourite historical pubs

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Find shelter in colder weather in one of Essex’s wonderful cosy pubs. Warm up fireside with a pint of ale and a home-cooked meal and the dog curled up at your feet. Here are 10 places to do just that…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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Food & Drink Offers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dine in style at Ellis’s Greenwoods Hotel & Spa award winning restaurant.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Enjoy a delicious two or three course meal from just £16.95 at The Creek.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lionel Lachasseigne, the wonderful Sommelier at Wivenhoe House, has put together his own six course menu for £45 per person.

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