Leigh on Sea News

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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Leigh on Sea Brewery - Opening Night

Tap rooms are bang on trend at the moment.

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Rochford Beer Festival….Steeped in Tradition!

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.

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Café O’Portugues Westcliff… a little taste of Portugal!

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.

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Hoppily….a little bit of beer tasting!

The good people behind Hoppily have one sole purpose in life, to educate the masses about beer! Praise the Lord!

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The Royal Hotel – Afternoon Tea

This iconic building gazes down over the estuary, just as it has done for over 200 years, and looks as good as it did back in the day.

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Oldhams Westcliff

Surely this has got to be one of the most iconic fish & chip restaurants in the area?  They’ve been frying up our national dish since 1967.

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What is a "Craft beer" anyway?

Craft beer seems to be all the rage of late, but with so many varieties it can prove a little perplexing to the recent convert from Carling…  So, what do you do?

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