Poles Apart

The food was tasty enough, and piping hot, but just lacking in imagination. Old school, and not necessarily in a good way.

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Jolly Holiday

Wherever I can, I'll choose a local coffee shop over a big chain, supporting local businesses rather than multinationals. I don't visit Frinton very often, but I know where I'll be going for my coffees in future.

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Coast to Coast

All in all, pretty average,  certainly nothing to complain about, but nothing to rush back for.

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Benny and the Jets

All in all a pleasant enough meal, I enjoyed everything, but nothing blew me away. I wouldn't have a problem going back, but again I won't be rushing.

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Empire State of Mind

All in all an expected delight, and at £6.95 including coffee I couldn't complain at the price.

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Spirit of the Hawk

Not bad for an ad-hoc and al fresco lunch on a warm summer's day but, to be honest, not good enough to make us rush back.

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Folly

'The Windmill' in East Hanningfield has become 'The Folly', while this could be construed as positive, in culinary terms, it leaves a small Essex village without a traditional local 'pub', a subject (as a beer writer) close to my heart.

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A Miller’s Tale

(Camel) The Miller and Carter – Chelmsford Val and I visit the Miller and Carter restaurants in both Chelmsford and Eastwood occasionally, although to be honest, not frequently. They offer a very good two course bar meal that we sometimes indulge in after shopping in Chelmsford City Centre. But hey, it was Valentine’s Day so […]

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Saffron

(Jake Bugg) Saffron Tandoori Restaurant – Rayleigh It was another Friday evening, and the ladies were out for another of their regular get togethers. This meant a couple of husbands at a loose end for the evening, and rather than sitting around twiddling our thumbs waiting for them we headed off for a Friday Night […]

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The Upstairs Room

(The Cure) The Nawab – South Woodham Ferrers It’s been a while since I last enjoyed a curry, and given that while in Manchester I would often enjoy a curry most weeks; ‘Hunters’ in the Northern Quarter, ‘Khan Ba Ba’ or ‘Akbars’ on Liverpool Street, or one of the Nepalese restaurants in Didsbury. I was […]

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