2017- The Dinner Resolutions

Believe it or not, I really don’t eat out very much and I’m horrible at choosing restaurants. One bad review in amoungst the three hundred full-star reports on trip advisor will cancel a booking and send me back to my tried and tested just eat menu or to the co op for some chillies and […]

Rate this:

Read More 2017- The Dinner Resolutions

Afternoon Tea At Memoirs

I’ve been meaning to check out Memoirs for some time- the now not-quite-new conversion of the old library in Colchester town hall into a fine dining restaurant. This was the first of several moves from the town hall to make more commercial use of the space there including The Cells in the old magistrates dungeons […]

Rate this:

Read More Afternoon Tea At Memoirs

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 […]

Rate this:

Read More A Little Plug- The Loft at Sudbury

Duck &Waffle

ED 27.01.19 I must draw attention to witnessing first hand a change in management and service levels at DAW since the writing of this piece and also plainly voice my support for those people who have been discovered to have suffered abuse and harassment from Dan Doherty. What a dickhead. There’s been far too much […]

Rate this:

Read More Duck &Waffle

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 […]

Rate this:

Read More A Little Plug- The Cells, Colchester

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 […]

Rate this:

Read More A Little Plug-Il Padrino

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 […]

Rate this:

Read More A Quick Plug- The Kings Arms

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 […]

Rate this:

Read More A Little Plug- Johnny Mac’s Plaice