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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 […]

Strada restaurant review, Lakeside, Thurrock, Essex

Pollo alla Milanese at Strada Lakeside Essex

This has to be one of the best chain restaurants in my eyes, yet it doesn’t seem like a chain when dining there due to its relaxed atmosphere, lovely furnishing and interior and the staff who, although very professional, do not seem to follow a chain restaurant […]

Review of Iguanas Latin American Restaurant, Lakeside, Essex

Iguanas chicken fajitas Lakeside Essex

Situated on Lakeside’s boardwalk, cocktails, wine, Latin American food and the comfortable, buzzing atmosphere make this a very popular choice for Lakeside goers.

The menu is pretty huge, with many choices of tapas, fajitas, Brazilian curries, burgers and much more. We have had the fajitas, which are our favourite […]

Local Dance Group Diversity Launches Christmas at Lakeside, Essex

Local Dance Group Diversity Launches Christmas at Lakeside

Well a piece of very good news for all you Diversity fans – they are due to perform at Lakeside, Thurrock, Essex next weekend to launch Christmas!

Lakeside is launching into Christmas on Sunday 1st November with a day of

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Wagamama Japanese Restaurant review, Lakeside, Essex

ginger chicken udon december 2008

I love Wagamama! Having spent a lot of time in Japan and South East Asia, I am fussy with Asian cuisine, but Wagamama just does it fine and with the bonus of being fast yet healthy! The kitchen is open and woks and […]