Food

Yesterday, 15:56

Few things are more deliciously indulgent than an idyllic afternoon tea. Here Essex Life showcases 20 of the best places for tea and cake the county has to offer

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Essex is home to a goldmine of excellent farm shops, as local farmers and producers diversify to bring the freshest, local fayre direct to customers

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Our competition prize is a Great Inns gift voucher with a value of £250. The voucher must be redeemed before the end of March 2021, against a stay at any of the Inns that are current members of Great Inns of Britain.

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Filming for the latest series of The Great British Bake Off has moved from Berkshire to Essex

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Advances in agricultural technology have meant that the harvest scene across the county is much different today than decades ago. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at times gone past

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Restaurants

Friday, October 9, 2020

The best spots for tapas in Essex, from beachside boquerones in Southend-on-Sea to cosy evenings over calamari and croquetas in Brentwood

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Running a COVID-secure restaurant is quite the challenge, but these three Essex eateries reopened in July ready for the challenge

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

What’s the quickest, easiest way to find out which restaurants are taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme? A map!

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Prior to lockdown Stephanie Mackentyre visited Aurum Restaurant at the new Seven Hotel in Southend

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick 15 places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

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Local Producers

Yesterday, 16:25

Double joy for Saffron Grange’s English sparkling wines at WineGB Awards

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Chef Profiles

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

As an active campaigner on food and social issues, Jack Monroe was a leading light of lockdown. Holly Louise Eells caught up with the bootstrap cook about her brand-new book, mental health and why Essex will always be her home

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Drink

Yesterday, 16:25

Double joy for Saffron Grange’s English sparkling wines at WineGB Awards

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Monday, September 21, 2020

The hamper includes the original London Dry Gin, the loved Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin and the brand’s latest launch, Slingsby Marmalade Gin.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Vineyards from across East Anglia came together in May to host a #EastAnglianWineNight and thank wine drinkers for drinking local wines during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these 12 glorious Essex pubs

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