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While we cannot review every restaurant in Essex, we do strive to visit and review the best. If you’d like your restaurants reviewed on Essex Portal, get in touch with us today.

Real Ale Pubs in Essex With Accommodation

Red Lion in Finchingfield

If you are planning a trip to Essex and like real ale, where better to stay than in one of the many CAMRA pubs which offer a room for the night too? Here are all the ones in Essex that we could find. Remember, CAMRA rates the quality of beer, not the quality of sheets…

The Fox & Goose Pub

Fox and Goose

f you are looking for a traditional Essex pub in beautiful countryside that offers a modern and vibrant menu you cannot go far wrong with the Fox & Goose Pub.

Family Friendly Pubs in Essex

What makes a great family pub? Good food, with a reasonably priced children’s menu and facilities to keep the kids entertained. That is about all really. We have seen fewer play areas in recent years, and some pubs have stopped allowing children in completely due to escalating insurance costs. But there are still many excellent family pubs…

Orsett Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Situated in beautiful countryside within easy access of the M25, Orsett Hall in Essex is a stunning luxury hotel set in twelve acres of landscaped gardens. Orsett Hall Hotel & Restaurant Prince Charles Avenue Orsett Essex England RM16 3HS Tel: +44 (0)1375 891402 Fax: +44 (0)1375 891135 http://www.orsetthall.co.uk/

The Rose & Crown in Writtle

Located in the picturesque Village of Writtle, situated on the idyllic; Writtle Green. The Rose & Crown is a traditional public House & Restaurant and has been since 1642, it oozes character and charm and offers a warm welcome to everyone. The Rose & Crown 57 The Green Writtle Chelmsford CM1 3DT Call 01245 420…

The Axe and Compasses Aythorpe Roding

The Axe and Compasses Aythorpe Roding

The Axe and Compasses in Aythorpe Roding won the Essex Food and Drink Award for best pub restaurant in 2012. They can certainly be considered a gastropub. They are open from 9am for breakfast. They also keep a selection of excellent beers on tap for real ale fans. Note: Not to be confused with the Axe and Compasses…

Axe and Compasses in Arkesden

Axe Compasses - Arkesden

The Axe and Compasses in Arkesden has one of the best pub restaurants in Essex. It was a finalist in the Essex Food and Drink Awards 2012, and winner of Best Food Pub in 2007. The Good Pub Guide describes it as Comfortably traditional pub with Greene King beers and decent food. Not to be…

Le Talbooth in Dedham

Le Talbooth in Dedham

Le Talbooth (01206 323150) is in the heart of “Constable Country” in Dedham near Colchester. It is a family run country house with an award winning restaurant. In 2012 La Talbooth’s chef, Aaron Skerritt, won Chef of the Year in the Essex Food and Drink Awards.

Square 1 in Great Dunmow

Square 1

Square 1 in Great Dunmow serves classic British and French food. It is within a listed building on the High Street. The chef sources many ingredients from local produces and many meals contain organic ingredients. In 2012 Spencer Hewitt was Highly Commended in the Essex Food and Drink Awards.

The White Hart Inn, Margaretting Tye

The White Hart Inn -, Margaretting Tye

The White Hart Inn in Margaretting Tye is possibly the best family pub in Essex. It is a large pub / restaurant with a very well equipped family garden. The food is good and the real ales often more than acceptable, with Adnams, Mighty Oak and Red Fox often on tap. While the pub is large there…

Pizza Express Restaurants in Essex

Pizza Express in Romford

There are many Pizza Express restaurants across Essex where you can find great pizzas as well as other Italian dishes. One of the best things about Pizza Express is that you do not need to book. Great for an impromptu meal while in town. Food and service is always good and the thin pizzas are much healthier (less calories) than those thick crust ones!

New Tandoori Restaurant Opens in Great Baddow

Baddow Tondoori, Great Baddow

Great Baddow now has its own Tandoori restaurant. Last week the Baddow Tandoori opened. It is on Church Street and occupies the building which was previously home to La Vista and Gerrado’s before that. Book Now: Tel: 01245 478884 / 471100

Giraffe opens in The Meadows, Chelmsford

Giraffe's logo

Giraffe opened in Chelmsford this week, just in time for the Christmas parties. Giraffe restaurants offer a laid back dining experience with freshly cooked food to suit all tastes and served to the sound of great music.

They do breakfasts, have great lunch deals and their kids menus are healthy and exciting too.