Thorrington Mill Wines

When it comes to very local food and drink options in this bit of Essex, one tends to think oysters, chippies and ice creams- wine doesn’t tend to be high on the list. Sure in a regional sense Dedham Vale have put out some decent vintages and New Hall in Chelmsford are certainly doing the […]

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Trial and Purition.

A couple of weeks ago a Facebook marketing pop up got the better of me and I clicked on a random ad for Purition- a wholefood based protein supplement that various sinister AI cookies decided I might like. I was maybe hungry, I was maybe vulnerable to suggestion and I was definitely sick of the […]

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A Little Plug- Kovalam Restaurant

What: South Indian Cuisine Where: 27 Waterside , Brightlingsea, CO7 0AY How Much: £20-£25 a head Overall: 9/10 When it comes to memories of a town, so many people associate my little corner of the world on the Essex Coast with that brilliant little Indian near the water. It’s called Kovalam, it was on my list of […]

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Salt Masters

If you have an interest in cooking and don’t live under a stone, chances are that you’ve heard recent buzzing about Himalayan Salt- the pretty pink sensation coming to table tops and bathtubs near you!!! You may well ask why I care about this and I will give you two reasons. The first is, rather […]

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The Breakfast Club- Fork & Wine

I’ve alluded previously to my good fortune as regards eating establishments within spitting distance of my humble abode in Brightlingsea so I won’t go on about that again other than to say here’s another one! Although breakfast has always been a popular date activity for the Mr and myself, however out outings have been curbed […]

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A Little Plug- The Loft at Sudbury

The last few weeks have been insanely busy with work and house repairs and family occasions of all flavours. Family occasions leads me to my birth month, which I share with both parental units (pretty selfish of them I think) and thus leads to annual busyness and diary synchronisation. This year I had it all […]

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A Little Plug- The Cells, Colchester

What: Mixed menu of classic grills, veggie and vegan options and all sorts with comically prison themed dish names. Where: Behind and under Colchester Town Hall, entrance just off the High Street. How Much: £30-£40 a head three courses and drinks Overall: 7.5/10 The Cells boasts to be the only venue in the country where […]

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