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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The New York State of Mind- Balade

What- Traditional and modern Lebanese/Eastern Mediterranean/Mezze Where- 208 1st Ave, between 12th & 13th Street How much- Mezze & wine for two $100 incl service Overall- 9/10 Once upon a time a girl from Essex became mildly obsessed with fattoush- a simple zingy middle eastern salad she learned from a Gizzie Erskine book. This same […]

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Three Wise Monkeys

ed 30.05.16 more recent review here pls see if planning to eat here ed 30.03.16- note originally written prior to ground-floor expansion, very different feel now If you’re local to Colchester and you’ve not been to Three Wise Monkeys yet you are probably really sick of everyone going on about how you should go there. […]

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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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