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Chapter one restaurant Christmas menu, Locksbottom, Kent for my birthday on Thursday 4th December 2014

Chapter One black feathered turkey

Chapter One Locksbottom Kent cottage pie

Chapter One christmas pudding with brandy sauce

This is my favourite restaurant, by far. OK I have only eaten in a few Michelin star restaurants, but many fine dining restaurants in my time, in the UK and abroad, and this beats […]

Hall Farm Cafe, Restaurant review, Stratford St Mary, Colchester, Essex

Hall Farm in Essex

My brother took me here for breakfast and I am glad he did. It was a sunny day so we sat outside with the views across the fields – very pleasant! It was great for my young nephew, as it is enclosed my fences, so he could run around and […]

Soya Oriental Restaurant review, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Soya leigh salmon main course

This boasts oriental fusion food in contemporary surroundings, and it does deliver just that. We have only been the once so far, but really enjoyed it and will be back. They also say that they use fresh ingredients and use less MSG (Monosodium Glutamates), which is good, although we […]

The Boatyard restaurant review, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Boatyard restaurant review

The Boatyard as a venue is smart, yet the food and service are pretty bad and overpriced. It was good a few years ago, but seemed to go downhill every visit we made.

We have been a few times for special nights out, as it was in fact the place for my […]

The Bear Inn (restaurant review), Stock, Chelmsford, Essex

The Bear Inn at Stock seafood starter

We have been to the Bear Inn in Stock three times now, and have really enjoyed it. In the winter, the interior is welcoming and cosy, with plenty of space to eat in the bar area or more formally in the restaurant. We prefer the bar, as […]

Woodmans Arms restaurant review, Benfleet, Essex

Woodmans Arms benfleet essex restaurant

We love this restaurant, and have been a few times now in 2009, with many more to come hopefully!

The restaurant area is small, cosy and comfortable, with well placed tables and chairs, so you are not on top of your dining neighbours.

I would say it is […]