A Little Plug-Il Padrino

What? Traditional Italian Where? Church Street, Colchester, CO1 How Much? Menu dependent, potentially ouchy for meat lovers, budget friendly for pasta fans Overall? almost but not quite 8/10 Il Padrino has been open some three years in Colchester and I must confess to not having heard that much about it. To be honest Italian isn’t […]

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A Quick Plug- The Kings Arms

  What? Modern pub grub Where? Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex How Much? Ranges with menu up to £25 a head with desserts and sides etc Overall: 8/10         Ah, the Kings Arms. Or if you are over 30 and local to Colchester, The Hogs Head. If you need to ask, you weren’t […]

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A Little Plug- Johnny Mac’s Plaice

ed 29/12/16- Johnny Mac’s changed hands after some 15 years in autumn 2016 and was renamed shortly thereafter. Menu changes and subtle re-branding are sneaking in as the year ends. So far, so OK. What- Traditional fish n chip shop Where- Church Rd, Brightlingsea, Essex. How much- Inexpensive, £5 a head to eat out £10 […]

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A Little Plug- Aqua 8

Aqua 8– small but swanky mid price restaurant in central Ipswich offering ‘Creative Pan Asian’ cuisine and currently the top of my ‘Must Revisit’ list. I discovered them on recommendation for a half decent Chinese before a theatre outing in Suffolk’s county town, in doing so discovering the high point of an otherwise disappointing weekend. […]

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Beer Naked Ladies!

Personally I love a good stereotype and see no need to fight them- old ladies and sherry, Yorkshiremen in flat caps and who doesn’t like a good old cockerney eating pie and mash whilst doing a dance that seems to invole only the knees? Exactly, all good fun. However it seems that there is a […]

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