Leigh on Sea News

Christmas Party Season - A Healthy Guide

The Christmas party season is upon us and just about everyone is wondering what to do to survive and come out healthy on the other side.

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Pipe of Port launches Wine Academy

The Pipe of Port Restaurant and Wine Merchant in central Southend has opened its doors to those wanting not only to sample their award-winning food and exceptional tipples, but also anyone looking to formalise their interest in wine and get themselves a qualification in wines and spirits.

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The Cherry Tree

There are a number of traditional pubs in our area that hold special places in all our hearts. It might be remembering a great night out, a family meal or even a date...

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New Film Showcases a Leigh-on-Sea Institution

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Simple Fresh Fish

“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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Salads, Centrepieces & Suppers

Was it news to you? We have to admit it was to us!

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Foodie Rich - The Estuary @ The Arches

Don’t over complicate things. Words I’m certain chef’s the world over would agree with.  

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The ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon this weekend!

Set in a renovated Victorian sun shelter with uninterrupted views over the estuary.

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A little taste of Mexico, in the heart of Southend.

A lively, bustling, restaurant, with quirky Mexican décor, offing an exceptional range of authentic Mexican tequilas and Mezcals, with over 40 currently on offer.

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Foodie Rich: Adventures in Smoking

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!

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Estuary Restaurant opens a new premises


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

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Summer Lunch Menu at Manoly’s

Ditch the sandwich and indulge in a mouth-watering exotic Thai salad, a ‘Big Dish’, or a ‘Mixed Dish’ from Manoly’s!

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Frank & Luna’s Review

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.

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Foodie Rich: The Turk Grill House

Well I’ve got to say Rayleigh you’re certainly stamping your authority on our local gourmet scene.

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3 Years of Foodie Rich!

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!

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Aurum Restaurant – Seven Hotel

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.

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The Market Place Beigel Bar

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.

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Foodie Rich European Tour - Part 1

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.

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Breakfast Is Served!

Fancy kickstarting the day with a scrumptious bowl of Almond Porridge or a delicious devilled crab dish?

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2017….My Year On A Plate (and a glass!)

What about our little corner of Essex by the sea? We saw some great new openings this year.

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