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Review – Bourgee, Afternoon Tea on the Lawn [Essex & Suffolk]

 An afternoon tea with a lot of style and flare, this treat from Bourgee makes a real change from scones and tea, bringing the concept into the modern day.  Afternoon tea is a concept born in the nineteenth century by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who complained of
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Best food festival in Essex returns this weekend

With a host of food and drink vedors from across Essex and the rest of the UK, as well as food demonstrations, celebrity chefs and music and entertainment; this festival makes a great day out for families and foodies alike.  Living in Essex, I’m proud of much of
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Review – Chop Bloc, Chelmsford [Essex]

This place brings a new level to eating in the Chelmsford area – learn about the meats you are eating and the love that’s gone into your meal before enjoying the fantastic flavours. Chop Bloc combines first class steak with a number of classic British and American
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Review – Shaken Udder milkshakes

Made in the heartlands of Essex, Shaken Udder produces a great range of delicious milkshakes in the classic flavours, but with a lighter, fresher feel than many of its competitors. Shaken Udder began its life at music festivals before launching as a retail brand to all of the big
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Review – Bourgee, Southend [Essex]

A fantastic new edition to the Essex food scene, filling a gap in luxury dining and delivering great taste and stunning ingredients at a reasonable cost. Bourgee is warm and inviting while remaining something a little bit special. The staff really make the venue, with a fantastic
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Haymans Gin - Miranda Hayman tasting gin

Profile – Miranda Hayman [Haymans Gin]

Hayman’s Distillers, just in case you weren’t aware, are the creator of the much beloved, super oldschool range of Hayman’s Gins. The family actually has over 150 years of distilling history, dating back to Victorian days (that golden age of gin?)
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Le Pont De La Tour Head Chef Tom Cook

Profile – Tom Cook [Le Pont De La Tour]

We chat with Tom Cook, Head Chef at London’s prestigious Le Pont De La Tour and a man who started out cooking at age 15, before eventually apprenticing under the likes of Gary Rhodes and Michel Roux Jr.   This man knows French food! Having worked all
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Vertigo Lounge Hornchurch exterior front

Review – Vertigo Lounge [Hornchurch, Essex]

Rating Appeals To Sociable, cocktail drinking types who happen to be in outer Essex Those seeking more ‘regular’, British inspired cuisine Party planners and social connectors (seems like the right spot for a singles night or something…) People in search of a
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Review: Tiptree Jam Factory, Tea Rooms and Museum

A fun day out in the Essex countryside, with good food, good tea and beautiful surroundings.  I have lived in Essex for most of my life but, as many others would probably say, I don’t always make the most of my surroundings. Tiptree is a small village about 15 minutes
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