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Middletons Steakhouse & Grill - Chelmsford
Steakhouse | Chelmsford
The New London Restaurant and Lounge
British | Chelmsford
The Orange Tree
Gastro Pub | Chelmsford
Rossini's Italian at The Two Brewers
Italian | Chelmsford
Giraffe - Chelmsford
Fusion / Eclectic | Chelmsford
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Galvin Green ManGalvin Green Man
111 reviews
British | Chelmsford, Chelmsford

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Great food and the tables were well spaced for privacy More

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Dante's BrasserieDante's Brasserie
23 reviews
Seafood | Maldon, Maldon

Excellent food, great service. Easily go back again More

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Tom, Dick and Harry'sTom, Dick and Harry's
121 reviews
Contemporary British | Loughton, Loughton

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The service was really friendly and atmosphere great, especially when the singer started. Food was really nice and good portion sizes More

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Black Rock RestaurantBlack Rock Restaurant
52 reviews
Steak | Clacton-On-Sea, Clacton-On-Sea

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Excellent service & excellent food. Highly recommend More

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Essex's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Windmill1. The Windmill
62 reviews
British | Chelmsford, Chelmsford

Eaten here many times with different friends , never fails to impress. Our friends are very envious we have such a wonderful restaurant so near us More

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Haywards Restaurant2. Haywards Restaurant
302 reviews
Modern European | Epping, Epping

This is a restaurant that has high standards of cuisine and service. We dined there to celebrate my Dad’s Birthday. We had an excellent all round experience. Gave the restaurant five stars and would wholeheartedly recommend for any occasion. More

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Afternoon Tea at Mad Dogs & Englishmen3. Afternoon Tea at Mad Dogs & Englishmen
156 reviews
English | Leigh-On-Sea, Leigh-On-Sea

Got this for a Christmas gift, had a lovely afternoon with a friend, food was glorious service excellent will be returning More

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Food by John Lawson4. Food by John Lawson
113 reviews
Farm-to-table | Southend-On-Sea, Southend-On-Sea

Brilliant; highly recommend. Great food, wine and service but not for fussy eaters. More

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Ranfield's Brasserie5. Ranfield's Brasserie
168 reviews
Contemporary British | Coggeshall, Coggeshall

Excellent place to eat, food very varied and exceptional quality. More

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Afternoon Tea @ The Merry FiddlersAfternoon Tea @ The Merry Fiddlers
Afternoon Tea | Epping, Epping

Set in the tranquility of rural Epping, our family-friendly pub with seating indoors and out.

Enjoy afternoon tea with your friends and family at The Merry Fiddlers Fiddlers Hamlet in Epping.More

Alec's RestaurantAlec's Restaurant
Seafood | Brentwood, Brentwood

Alec’s Restaurant opened in 2010 and has established itself as one of Essex’s leading fish Restaurants. Alec’s prides itself on quality ingredients and exceptional service.
Unwind with a premium bottle of wine or signature cocktail in the comfortable lounge before taking a seat in the elegant main dining room, which can accommodate 120 guests.
Roaring fires in the winter and a delightful outdoor dining area in the summer, only enhance the elegant building.
The menu at Alec’s Restaurant is traditionally British and sets out to provide simple, quality fresh food. Although predominantly a seafood restaurant serving the finest fish and shellfish, mouth-watering meat dishes add to this impressive menu.
We are proud to follow the MSC code of conduct for sustainably sourced seafood. Plus, all seafood and fish are wild and ‘day boat caught’ from across Britain.
Please note that this restaurant operates a strict policy of no children under 12 years, and a smart casual dress code.


Grill 66 FusionGrill 66 Fusion
Grill | Colchester, Colchester

Order food online in Colchester! It's so easy to use, fast and convenient. Try our new, online website which contains our entire takeaway menu. The Grill 66 Fusion is located in Colchester. You can now order online, all your favourite dishes and many more delicious options, and have them delivered straight to your door in no time at all.More

The Market HouseThe Market House
Tapas / Small Plates | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden

At The Market House we strive to provide a service that rivals the best, with those unbeatable personal touches. A grown up tone and friendly staff await, whether you join us for our modern tapas, range of wine from across the world, cocktails and music, or just a cold beer in our garden. The Market House is an over 21's venue with a passion for great food, wine and atmosphere, situated in the centre of Saffron Walden, Essex.More

The Merry FiddlersThe Merry Fiddlers
Gastro Pub | Epping, Epping

Set in the tranquility of rural Epping, our family-friendly pub serves hot food all day from our pub menu and Àl a carte menu, with seating indoors and out.

Enjoy our large, secluded pub garden with childrens play area including bouncy castle.More