Leigh on Sea News

The Royal Hotel: Restaurant Review

As new Head Chef Harry Lumsdon come's to The Royal Hotel, Foodie Rich bring's you his review.

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St John – ‘An All Time Favourite….’

Foodie Rich is back with one of his all time favourite restaurant's...

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Pancake Day in leigh-on-sea

With Pancake day just around the corner, we have been hunting for the best places in Ever wondered why pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday? It dates back to when many societies would eat pancakes, or anything made of butter, sugar and fat that would then be given up for Lent, 7 weeks before easter.

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Recipe of the week : Classic Sticky Buns

Thursday 21st is National Sticky Bun Day, so we thought we would bring you the receipe for those little delicious treats ahead of the weekend!

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Sprats…..Local seafood at its best!

‘We catch so many, I can only get rid of them at Colchester zoo....the sea lions can’t get enough’. 

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Episode 2: The Wines of Cucina - Nero d,Avola

A carefully sourced selection of regional wines is crucial to delivering an authentic Italian dining experience to our community

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Gourmet Deli Co

Opening on Monday 4th February, The Gourmet Deli is an exciting new artisan delicatessen which is set to take the Leigh Broadway by storm.

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The Refill Room

The Refill Room is a brand new store to Leigh-on-Sea with a brand new idea! The store’s main ethos and intent is simply to help eliminate single use packaging.

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Pipe of Port 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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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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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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