Andi Walker Pop Up – Riverside Inn, Chelmsford

I must admit I am always on the go. This is great (although tiring), but it does mean sometimes I reply to emails about blogging events way into the future and forget about them until nearer the time. A nifty trick I have now is to add them to my calendar straight away with an alert a couple of days […]

Reids Bar, Billericay

To say there isn’t anything good about Reids bar would be a grossly exaggerated lie – because the relief I felt when I left the place was about as good as stepping off of a long haul flight or the feeling when you haven’t had a poo for quite sometime and then manage to go (I wouldn’t know firsthand though […]

Cafe Rouge – Lakeside

Cafe Rogue, Lakeside For some reason I appear to have ended up at two very nice French chain restaurants in the last few weeks. This is welcome. I can’t say I made the most of the haute cuisine when I actually worked in France at the age of 20, which I am ashamed to admit was 9 years ago. Instead […]

Giraffe, Chelmsford

As was pointed out to me by some people at work, it is always worth being a bit weary about restaurants that offer lots of different foods from different places around the world. Obviously, one of the main reasons restaurants tend to stick to one theme, is because the ingredients are similar and the chef’s are specifically trained in that […]

The Duke of York, Billericay

I absolutely love the festive season, and do you know what my favourite part is? Just the way everyone’s cheerful and happy and in a good mood. JOKES, it’s not that at all, my favourite part of Christmas is 100% the food. Mince pies. Stuffing. Sausages wrapped in bacon. This year, myself and a few other people from my company […]

Izumi, Brentwood

When I think of ‘all you can eat’ Chinese buffets, I conjure up images of some of the places in Soho I visited in my younger (poorer) days, whereby you have to fight 50 people for two bits of sesame toast and they have ‘love’ written on the wall in sequins (no jokes, this place actually existed up until a […]

The Dukes Head – Little Burstead (Billericay)

Yesterday, I worked for 14 hours. No, that’s not an exaggeration, or a euphemism, I actually sat down to my laptop at 10am and finished just after 12am. Whoever said run a business as well as doing your day job obviously had a part time day job and a very unsuccessful business. Today, I had nothing urgent on, so I […]

Cafe Rouge, Loughton (Blogger Meet Up)

I’ve said it loads, and even written a blog about it; blogging is one of the friendliest communities around. Maybe it is just because the Essex bloggers are a particular breed. Bubbly and fun and chatty. Helpful. Will always share some info or tips with other bloggers as well as hilarious stories and gossip. So when I got invited to […]

Cleaver – Finally a nice restaurant in Billericay

Ask, Strada, Prezzo. Ask, Strada, Prezzo. Costa for a lunchtime Panini. Nandos. Nando’s. Pizza Express. Ask. Nandos. Yep, I have just described about every restaurant choice you will get in any high street known to man in the UK. If you want any originality, you will have to go to the country pub on the outskirts of town (or for […]

King William IV Chigwell – Great Food in Essex

It’s safe to say I am a fan of good food. Okay, I’m a fan of any food really, but that’s bedsides the point. I can still appreciate a lovely meal when one is put in front of me. From start to finish during our time at the King William IV we were treated like VIP’s, which is GREAT because […]

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