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Haywards Restaurant1. Haywards Restaurant
191 reviews
Modern European | Epping, Epping

Very lucky to have this restaurant so close to where we live. The food is amazing & the staff so friendly & professional. The restaurant is small & quite, so if you like buzzy/noises places I wouldn't recommend Haywards. If you love food this is definitely a restaurant you should try. More

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The Queens Head Fyfield2. The Queens Head Fyfield
142 reviews
British | Fyfield, Fyfield

We are regulars at the Queens Head which says a lot . Food / Service / Ambience were excellent as always. We are moving away from the area in a few weeks and this is one place we will miss going to 😢 More

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Afternoon Tea at Le Bouchon Brasserie & Hotel3. Afternoon Tea at Le Bouchon Brasserie & Hotel
21 reviews
Afternoon Tea | Maldon, Maldon

I wanted somewhere special for my daughter's birthday. This was an adult occasion, and this fit the bill. The bar and restaurant were gorgeous, and made it feel very special. Staff were friendly and helpful. Afternoon tea was as good as if we were in London. More

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Smiths Restaurant Ongar4. Smiths Restaurant Ongar
361 reviews
Seafood | Ongar, Ongar

We have been several times and have never been disappointed. The food is good, service is always excellent and the restaurant is a nice place to eat. More

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Pig & Whistle5. Pig & Whistle
215 reviews
British | Chelmsford, Chelmsford

Recommended by a friend n went fir a special occasion. Lovely atmosphere. Loved trying the selection of gins!foid all very tasty especially the pigs cheeks More

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Essex restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
ASK Italian BillericayASK Italian Billericay
Italian | Billericay, Billericay

Billericay is surrounded by lovely countryside and we’re lucky to have such impressive outdoor spaces as Hanningfield Reservoir, Lake Meadows, Mill Meadows nature reserve and Queens Park Country Park within easy reach. So if you’ve been out exploring the area, or making your way around Burstead Golf Club, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. The ASK Italian restaurant in Billericay is open from before lunch into late evening – so whenever you’re ready for Italian food cooked with gusto, prepared with Italian-sourced ingredients, our friendly team is waiting to welcome you. Take a look at our menu for inspiration, we think you’ll agree there’s an excellent selection. If the weather’s fine you might want to dine al fresco in our large garden, and you can even book a private meal for up to 20 guests in our function room.More

ASK Italian RayleighASK Italian Rayleigh
Italian | Rayleigh, Rayleigh

Stop for lunch of delicious breads, seasonal salads and antipasto, grab a freshly made coffee, or book for an evening meal of Italian food made with gusto. You’ll find the complete Italian taste experience here at the ASK Italian restaurant in Rayleigh. Our chefs are passionate about their food, and we supply them with only the best ingredients, including key elements sourced straight from Italy. You’ll find us on the High Street, a short walk from the Mill Arts and Events Centre, Rayleigh Windmill and, of course, the National Trust’s enchanting Rayleigh Mount. If you get the chance to catch a live theatre performance there, we thoroughly recommend it.More

ASK Italian Saffron WaldenASK Italian Saffron Walden
Italian | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden

The ASK Italian restaurant in Saffron Walden offers the true taste of Italy, and the choice of eating al fresco in our private garden. Ingredients shipped in from Italy, produce chosen for its freshness and flavour, and a team of chefs driven by their love of cooking. Our menu is full of traditional Italian favourites, as well as more modern takes on old dishes. From salads through stone-baked pizza to perfect gelati, you’ll find the quality is second to none. So whether you’ve spent the afternoon on the fairway at Saffron Walden Golf Club, spent the day wandering Audley End House and gardens, or just want a delicious Italian meal before heading to Saffron Screen to watch a classic movie, book a table at ASK Italian. More

Japanese | Southend-On-Sea, Southend-On-Sea

Navana is the hottest destination venue and will be the main envy of the UK with its state of the art interiors, excellence in design and the latest culinary cuisine. Catering for the 25 and overs elite clientele Navana aims to take Leigh’s dining experience above and beyond.

Nikkei is a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, Navana is the first restaurant in the UK to serve this cuisine on a refined level. You can expect innovative and delicious dishes such as a Miracle Berry dessert where the flavours evolve after every mouthful. Sourcing primarily from the cuisine’s origins, Japan and Peru and the American continent means that Executive Chef Pedro Miranda can create dishes from the finest ingredients such as hand-dived scallops and A5 grade Wagyu beef.

Pedro will be leading the kitchen to create the outstanding cuisine that Navana offers. He was guided under one of the greatest Japanese chefs, Yoshihiro Murata who holds 7 Michelin stars across multiple restaurantsMore

The StandardThe Standard
Gastro Pub | Loughton, Loughton

Welcome to The Standard. We look forward to serving you soon!More