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 […]

Sandbar & seafood Company restaurant review, Leigh on sea, Essex

The Sandbar fish restaurant Leigh on sea Essex

I just have to update this review by saying that when I went back in September 2011, it was not of the same standard as I have outlined below. The fishcakes were still good, but the plaice and chips was terrible – put it this way […]

Zabranos Restaurant review update, Leigh on Sea, Essex

This restaurant has changed a lot for the better, as the service was terrible in the past, so we are very pleased. The restaurant is smart and modern, yet comfortable, with both normal and bench seating. The only thing I could find wrong was a draft coming in as we sat near the door and […]

Elms Wetherspoons restaurant review, Leigh on Sea, Essex

I went here with my friend as a cheap night out, as they are pretty good for a Thursday curry night. We had a curry each, which came with rice, naan and mango chutney in a pre packaged pot. I have been to Wetherspoons often in the past, and know what to expect from the […]

Rak Chang Thai Restaurant review, Leigh on Sea, Essex

Rak Chang main meal

This new contemporary Thai restaurant opened early 2010, so we tried it out. It has stiff competition with the longstanding Manolys restaurant up the road (which has had a refurbishment this year), but it has brought a fresh approach and it has worked.

The interior is smart, yet cosy 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 […]