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

Carpenters Pub and restaurant, Rawreth, Rayleigh, Essex Restaurant review

Carpenters pub and restaurant Rawreth essex June 2013

I had fancied going here for some time, so had certain expectations for the food at least. Unfortunately, we were let down.

It all started well, as we were given a nice table for four, which we like as we appreciate the space, and we hadn’t […]

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 […]

Carters Grill restaurant review, Eastwood, Essex

Caters grill Chateaubritand Eastwood Essex

I have been to this restaurant three times now – once with friends, once with my Mum and once with Michael. All three visits were relaxing and the food very good. The lunchtime offers are fabulous value, and the staff so friendly, they always serve with a smile and […]

Oldhams fish restaurant review, Westcliff, Essex

Oldhams fish and chips Essex

My Mum and Dad took me to this restaurant for fish or chicken and chips when I was little and I remember them giving me a lollipop if I finished my meal. It was only recently that I went back with my Mum to try it again, many years […]

The Anchor, Hullbridge, Essex restaurant review update

chicken liver pate at the Anchor Hullbridge

I have reviewed this restaurant before, based on four visits in 2010 – you can view the old review here: We went back in April 2011 to try out the new menu, which is less casual than the previous menu and focuses on quality ingredients and […]

Harrisons restaurant review, Hockley, Essex

Harrisons restaurant exterior Hockely Essex

Well, what a gem this little restaurant is. I don’t really want to promote it and get it too busy so that I have problems getting a table, but one cannot think only of oneself!

Firstly, in April 2011, I had a Sunday roast and it was most definitely […]