“Often, all I ever want is some perfectly grilled fish and buttered new potatoes”. A quote from Rick Steins ‘Seafood Odyssey’.
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Don’t over complicate things. Words I’m certain chef’s the world over would agree with.
Set in a renovated Victorian sun shelter with uninterrupted views over the estuary.
A lively, bustling, restaurant, with quirky Mexican décor, offing an exceptional range of authentic Mexican tequilas and Mezcals, with over 40 currently on offer.
The good old Brisket Tin were serving up their glorious ‘Low & Slow’ BBQ at my bar of the moment, the wonderful West Road Tap! Wowzers, with craft beer in hand, I stuffed my face with 12 hour smoked brisket, and 9 hour smoked Char Siu pork collar!
With an established and extremely popular restaurant in the heart of Leigh Broadway, and then a deli thrown into the mix through demand, it was only a matter of time before The Estuary opened up another thriving restauran
Ditch the sandwich and indulge in a mouth-watering exotic Thai salad, a ‘Big Dish’, or a ‘Mixed Dish’ from Manoly’s!
Westcliff has got an almost village feel about the place. I guess you could say Westcliff is to Leigh what Shoreditch is to Chelsea! So, people, take a little trip down Canewdon Road in Westcliff and give Frank & Luna’s a go; you’ll see what I’m talking about, it’s a wonderfully friendly café.
Well I’ve got to say Rayleigh you’re certainly stamping your authority on our local gourmet scene.
Do you know what, whilst on the train home last week, I realised something; I’ve been writing at Leigh-on-sea.com for three years this month! Yeah 3 years! Where the hell has that time gone!
Once a rather uninteresting former old folks home, this building has been transformed in to a high-end boutique hotel, with an equally lavish restaurant.
After a little social media inspiration, it hit me, The Market Place Beigel Bar. YES, I can now get myself a Brick Lane classic locally.
Those regulars to Leigh-on-sea.com may remember last year we jetted off half way round the world to visit Aussie friends; the year before that we were in India. So, whilst most others were dragging themselves back to work, Lou and I were sunning it up and sipping cocktails by the pool.
Fancy kickstarting the day with a scrumptious bowl of Almond Porridge or a delicious devilled crab dish?
What about our little corner of Essex by the sea? We saw some great new openings this year.
Yep, once a year, the freight house in Rochford becomes a beer hall. It’s got to be the largest beer festival in the area; you’d need days here to sample all the ales and ciders on offer.
I wasn’t going to write this. For months it’s been at the back of mind, should I write about this place or not? I didn’t really think anyone else would share my enthusiasm for a simple cafe.
The good people behind Hoppily have one sole purpose in life, to educate the masses about beer! Praise the Lord!