Sandra Dean - BACP Registered member

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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

I am featuring on TV as restaurant reviewer of The Sandbar and Seafood Company in the Ruth Watson Means Business series, episode one on Monday 2nd December 2013 on Channel 4 at 10am!

Ruth Watson and myself Sandra Dean for channel 4

In the Spring of this year, I was filmed for a new Ruth Watson show. Essentially it’s about how on-line reviews affect businesses and hones in on negative reviews, hand picked by the TV company for Ruth to investigate. I have reviewed over 100 restaurants […]

Harrison’s Hockley Essex Restaurant Review by Sandra M Dean

We visited Harrison’s on the 29th December 2012 and had not been for a while, so we were pretty excited about our dinner, since Harrison’s is consistent in offering great cuisine in a relaxed, quiet atmosphere.

(see also my 2011 review BY CLICKING HERE – opens in a new window)

Scrummy chocolate dessert at […]

The grey goose, Rochford, Essex restaurant review

grey goose rochford essex restaurant butternut squash curry

We visited this new restaurant/bar on 31st January 2012, just two months after it opened. The front door leads you into a bare looking bar that smells new but has no atmosphere. There are a few tables downstairs for dining, but the main restaurant is […]

Cafe Rococo in Leigh on sea, Essex let us down big time!

Oh dear! After always recommending this restaurant to everyone and going there several times, we were finally let down this evening by the Manager of all people! The menu looked so good too and the chef’s there have never let us down whether it be a Sunday lunch, a three course a’ la carte meal […]

The Cricketers, Clavering, Nr Saffron Walden, Essex, restaurant review

We stayed in the Cricketer’s accommodation for two nights in December when we had the thick snow all over the UK, and it was freezing, but the rooms, pub and restaurant were warm and cosy with a log fire in the bar area, and lots of places to sit, drink and dine in various rooms. […]

Review of the Peldon Rose pub and restaurant, Peldon, Essex

Peldon Rose Essex seafood risotto

This cosy pub/restaurant was a warm, friendly place to go in late September, and the service was very efficient, but the food variable. The menu consists of British favourites, plus some other more exotic choices, for those who like a change – great if you go here regularly.

We […]