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Food

Us Brits jump at the chance to grab a blanket and a basket of food and head for somewhere peaceful for an afternoon spent eating, drinking, strolling and exploring. We’ve picked 9 of the best spots in Essex for a walk and a picnic

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On May 2, Essex Life invites you to a special Ladies Brunch at Channels in Chelmsford, with fabulous food and fashion very much on the menu

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Ad Feature: Set Menu at The Creek Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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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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Ad Feature: 6 Courses for just £45 at The Brasserie Bar & Restaurant

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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Restaurants

Wednesday, April 11, 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, February 23, 2018

ANYONE who knows Dunmow will know about the history of the Flitch Trials, and with Valentine’s Day almost upon us, what could be better to review than a restaurant which takes its name from this ancient, romantic ritual?

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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, January 8, 2018

Make 2018 a year of good memories by checking out the many events taking place throughout 2018 at this 4-star hotel on the outskirts of Wivenhoe

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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, 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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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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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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Tuesday, September 5, 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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Food & Drink Offers

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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