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

Nu Aysia chinese/oriental, Westcliff, Essex restaurant review

I had been wanting to go to this restaurant in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff, for a long time, as it looks modern and promising. Once inside, we felt the interior was pleasant and comfortable with nice lighting and we were welcomed with a smile.

We had the dim sum basket to start which was […]

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 […]

Tasty Bites cafe restaurant review, South Benfleet, Essex

Tasty Bites Benfleet restaurant Essex Burger and chips

This is a café situated in the High Road, South Benfleet always seems to be busy whatever time of day, and it deserves to be.

They offer a fast service, freshly cooked food, and a large menu including pie mash and liquor, roast dinners on Sundays, […]

Maison Noir tea rooms Hadleigh, Essex review

Maison Noir in Hadleigh, Essex – I have visited this tearoom many times and my mum and dad are regulars. We’ve enjoyed the outside garden in the summer and inside tearoom on colder days – sandwiches, soups, tea, coffee and cakes. All very enjoyable. But, I never feel like we can properly relax as I […]

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 […]

Giraffe restaurant review, Lakeside, Thurrock, Essex

Giraffe exterior Lakeside Essex

I visited this restaurant for the first time recently, as chips and burgers and that kind of food are only an occasional treat as it’s unhealthy.

We tried the ribs, chips, corn on the cob, onion rings and chicken pieces. All was tasty and hot and pleasantly served by our […]