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Food

Yesterday, 14:58

If you’re looking for somewhere with the county’s best chefs and finest local produce then you’ll want to book a table at one of these top eateries. Here are 7 great fine dining venues in Essex

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What makes a local, independent restaurant preferable to a generic chain restaurant? We spoke to Rob Ely of The Chophouse, Braintree to find out what makes his eating house different and why local food is better…

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Few things are more deliciously indulgent than an idyllic afternoon tea. Here Essex Life showcases 18 of the best places for tea and cake the county has to offer

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As an enduring British institution, it’s incredibly important to get your Sunday lunch right. Here are 12 pubs in Essex that know how to deliver precisely what you require.

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REVIEW: Back-Inn Time in Chelmsford

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s finest eateries and this time drops into the Back-Inn Time American diner in Chelmsford

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Restaurants

Yesterday, 14:58

If you’re looking for somewhere with the county’s best chefs and finest local produce then you’ll want to book a table at one of these top eateries. Here are 7 great fine dining venues in Essex

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Yesterday, 10:30

What makes a local, independent restaurant preferable to a generic chain restaurant? We spoke to Rob Ely of The Chophouse, Braintree to find out what makes his eating house different and why local food is better…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s finest eateries and this time drops into the Back-Inn Time American diner in Chelmsford

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s best eateries by stopping to eat at Dedham’s Sun Inn with her pooch

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Friday, October 26, 2018

CyclesUK are a leading independent bike retail chain based in Essex and they have held a public vote to find the cafes that local cyclists love. The results are in and these are 10 of the best cycling cafes in Essex

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Local Producers

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Our county’s fabulous seafood produce is recognised both nationally and internationally, but there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes | Words: Stephanie Mackentyre

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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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The festival will take place on Saturday September 29 in Chelmsford’s Admirals Park in what promises to be a fantastic combination of prosecco, fine gins, cocktails, Italian street food and celebrity guests

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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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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, October 23, 2018

Looking for somewhere special to enjoy a festive lunch with family and friends?

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Midweek Set Menu £19.95 for three courses at The Chophouse Braintree

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