Leigh on Sea News

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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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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Foodie Rich: Manolys – Bento Box Lunch!

It goes without saying, I like food. Correction, I love it! Who doesn’t I suppose?

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Foodie Rich: The Grove, Italian Night

I’ve long been a fan of the Grove. This quaint little restaurant perched at the top of Belton Way East has surely one of the best vantage points in Leigh. With its truly enviable location, grab a seat in their garden and you’ll be spoilt with a beautiful vista across, what I like to describe as, the Thames Riviera.

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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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So, The Foodie Bucket List Continues...

Have I just woken up? Have I been in some kind’a gastronomic dream? Did last week really happen? At one point I had to pinch myself to make sure I was awake.

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The Foodie Bucket List – Sweetings London

We’ve all got a bucket list, right? All those must do things before you pop your clogs. Swim with dolphins, wing walk, fly in a hot air balloon, and all those sorts of things.  Yes, I do have a bucket list but an alternative one.  It’s a foodie bucket list.

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The Brisket Tin Takeover

So, the day was finally here. I’ve been anticipating this for weeks. Basically, I was in for an afternoon of BBQ and craft beer! Two things I love!

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The Terrace Southend

Oh boy, the memories of this place. It played such a big part in my life during the 90’s. A night out in Southend wasn’t complete without popping in here.

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Boundary Roof Top Shoreditch

Living by the coast certainly brings alfresco dining to another level. Something as simple as a picnic on the beach, or a bit of seafood with a pint of ale in Old Leigh, are both the most charming and pleasurable foodie experiences we can enjoy right on our doorstep.

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Taco Ria Review

Taco Ria have brought something to Southend which is different. It's like nothing else we have. It's somewhere to go with friends and enjoy some pretty unique grub.

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Battle of The Burgers Round 7: ‘My Kitchen’

Think of health food and you don’t normally think of burgers? Quinoa salads, lean protein and fresh veg yes, but a burger? They couldn’t be farther away from what we consider health food.

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Foodie Rich: Food by John Lawson Review

Surely any chef who names a restaurant after themselves is either top of their game, or gastronomically deluded. It’s a brave thing to do.

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Foodie Rich: 24 Hours on Mersea Island

Mersea island, not to be mistaken with Mersey. No, one’s a famous scouse river, which some would argue is as sacred as the Ganges, and the other, a sleepy little island on the coast of Colchester.

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It's landed; 'Gentleman's Afternoon Tea' at The Royal Hotel

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The West Road Tap

A savvy young entrepreneur, has had a vision to create a craft beer bar; Hallelujah I thought...

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