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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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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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REVIEW: The Sun Inn at Dedham

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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10 of the best cycling cafes in Essex

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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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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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 Black Rabbit Pub Co Ltd

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Black rabbit in Maldon is one of the new ‘off the wall trendy bars’ to open in Essex.

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Ad Feature The Chophouse Braintree, Braintree

Monday, August 6, 2018

A Chophouse is more than just a restaurant or pub; it’s a British Institution dating back to the late 17th century.

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A house party at Maison Talbooth in the beautiful Dedham Vale on the north Essex and Suffolk border lets you take over this fabulous hotel with 12 individual bedrooms (for up to 24 guests), the pool house, gardens and grounds

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REVIEW: Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her tour of Essex’s best eateries and this time stops at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel in Thorpe le Soken for a swim and a three-course supper

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Ad Feature Pig & Whistle Chelmsford

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pig & Whistle Restaurant offers an a la carte relaxed lunch, sun terrace dining, candlelit evening & relaxing Sunday lunch.

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

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