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Dining out in Essex


Essex is as well known for its shopping and cultural establishments as it is for the wide and varied selection of dining out experiences. Here we've whittled down some of the finest culinary experiences within the region (which, with so much on offer, hasn't been easy). So here is a selection of some of the best and most delicious of dining out venues there are within Essex.


The Blue Strawberry Bistrot - Hatfield Peverel

The Blue Strawberry Bistrot in Hatfield Peverel provides for a venue that serves up the finest of seasonal food based upon local ingredients and chef created menus that change with the seasons.


The Barn Brasserie - Great Tey

The Barn in Great Tey makes for a stunning and seriously memorable venue that provides for a relaxed dining experience within a 16th century timber barn. The establishment serves up traditional afternoon teas, puts on entertaining nights of music and also serves up menus that have been lovingly designed by chefs whose remit is to create a dining experience of flavoursome plates.


Pasta Pia - Westcliff-on-Sea

Pasta Pia in Westcliff-on-Sea is a charming, modern eatery located upon a bustling street. It focuses in on serving up delicious pastas, pies and sumptuous sauces to top their Italian Street Food inspired dishes.


Bengal Tiger - Maldon

The Bengal Tiger in Maldon is a must visit establishment for lovers of Indian food. And what's more they also offer local delivery... perfect for if you're opting for a night tucked away within a local hotel.


The Cells - Colchester

The Cells offers up a dining experience unlike anywhere else within the region of Essex. Here you will enjoy cocktails that are created with conviction, and food that is 'worth doing time for'.


Thai Up At The Quay - Harwich

Thai Up At The Quay in Harwich provides for an authentic Thai cuisine dining experience which is freshly cooked to order and subject to a rather tempting reputation within the region for great food served up at reasonable price points.


Mason's Restaurant - Brentwood

If you're looking for the very best of Essex afternoon tea then Mason's is where it's at. It's also an afternoon and evening dining venue that serves up locally sourced foods within dishes that are designed by in-house chefs. There are carefully crafted A La Carte options, seasonal lunch dishes and a Sunday Menu that is simply packed full of traditional Sunday Roast fare.


Boathouse Restaurant - Dedham

The Boathouse Restaurant in Dedham is a charming venue that creates a wonderful marine barn feel. The menu is A La Carte and is seriously reasonably priced when the quality of the dishes are considered. The restaurant is ideally situated within the beautiful village of Dedham upon the River Stour where rowing boats may be hired.


Have the sumptuous establishments here merely whetted your appetites? Then you'll be glad to hear that we also provide a directory of other dining out options - perfect for finding your ideal and most delicious culinary experience for your tastes.


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