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Executive head chef Matthew Hill has had a long and happy attachment to Down Hall. Here he shares an impressive recipe for Atlantic cod

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This year marks the Pig & Whistle’s fifth anniversary, but when owner Brendan Curran purchased the 15th century building, catering was the last thing on his mind.

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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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Some places lure you just by reputation alone. One such place is The Galvin Green Man. Run by Michelin-star chefs, the Galvin brothers, and opened at the end of last year, the contemporary barn design is somewhere you’ll need to seek out due to its rural positioning.

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Head chef Dean Mckeown knew from an early age he wanted to be a chef. Here he shares his recipe for a rich and flavoursome dinner delight ……

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

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

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Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea in the county and visit one of these lovely Essex tea rooms. Think buttery scones, tea and quaint finger sandwiches galore

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Run by Malcolm and Kim Knox, this award-winning farm is environmentally friendly throughout the growing and rearing process

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Essex Life Food & Drink Awards 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Celebrating the finest food and drink in Essex

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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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Ad Feature: A toast to the roast

Monday, February 27, 2017

It’s one of those delicious smells that triggers childhood memories of family gatherings, what else could it be but a Sunday roast?

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A well-stocked larder is a thing of loveliness if you’re a foodie – bursting full of unusual ingredients poised ready to cut a dash in your dining room.

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Sous chef Daniel Freear joined the team at Strattons in 2015 and has been recently demonstrating wild game recipes at the East Anglian Game Fair.

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Executive chef Daniel Collins is celebrating his second year at GreyFriars. ‘We made it into the Michelin guide 2017, which is great for a hotel and restaurant in its first year of opening,’ he says

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Learn to cook in Essex

Monday, January 23, 2017

Learning to cook more creatively is becoming increasingly popular and there’s a multitude of professional courses on offer right here in Essex. Stephanie Mackentyre goes in search of the talented chefs sharing their skills with enthusiastic amateurs

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Head chef Luke Finegan arrived at the Flitch of Bacon in Great Dunmow in July 2016, moving from London after working for Anthony Demetre at Arbutus in Soho, which held a Michelin star for 10 years

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Being healthy is always important particularly at the start of a New Year when people are looking to get fit after a period of over-indulgence. With that in mind here are 9 places you can go for some deliciously healthy treats

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