Food and Drink Features

Being healthy is always important particularly at the start of a New Year when people are looking to get fit after a period of over-indulgence. With that in mind here are 9 places you can go for some deliciously healthy treats

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The Travellers Friend restored

Monday, July 24, 2017

How rundown Woodford pub, The Travellers Friend, has undergone a stunning transformation thanks to two locals

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British summers and ice cream have always gone hand in hand. One scoop or two, cone or tub, vanilla, chocolate or even raspberry ripple, here are some of the best places in Essex to get your iced dairy delights…

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Sometimes you can’t beat a good cocktail – long with a garnish or short over ice, shaken not stirred. How ever you like them Essex has a plethora of fantastic places to get them and here are nine of our favourites

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Well, there were around 20 of us crammed into the kitchen of acclaimed Chigwell restaurant, The Bluebell, for its inaugural Cookery School, but what a brilliant time was had by all

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Finding the perfect pub that happens to be dog friendly is no easy feat. So with that in mind we’ve found 13 places you can enjoy lagers with your lab, Pims with the pug or beers with your Bichon Frise…

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Recipe: Pad Thai Prawns

Monday, June 5, 2017

A delicious Thai classic courtesy of Pat Pong’s head chef Dar

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Fish and chips is a classic British staple, the meal of choice for Friday nights after work with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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From India to West Essex, Richard Chellapan, head chef at the Waltham Abbey Marriott, on cooking without boarders

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Delicious food and a great atmosphere is fast turning Soiree in Buckhurst Hill into a favourite

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Break your fast like a champion at one of these wonderful Essex eateries or cafes. Brunching with friends or just a simple sarnie on the way to work, these are 9 places you need to try

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This Carluccio classic makes the perfect picnic treat

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The Bluebell’s Gavin Maguire on getting inventive and his continuing search for ‘good pub food’

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The spice of life: Patpong

Monday, April 3, 2017

For twenty five years North Chingford’s Patpong restaurant has delivered the finest Thai cuisine, just like its Bangkok namesake

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La Nostra: Simply sensational

Monday, March 13, 2017

The food industry is constantly coming up with clever, catchy names to grab our attention. However, one West Essex restaurant has hit the nail on the head with a name that perfectly describes its ethos – La Nostra, quite simply ‘ours.’

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When it comes to fitness, sometimes you can use all the help you can get. Unsurprisingly, nutrition is a crucial part of a healthy fitness routines, but which foods should 
you be leaning towards? These five foods can help improve your fitness performance so you are sure to be giving 100 percent.

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Susan Spelling, coach and joint owner of CrossFit Battlebox shares what foods to choose and avoid pre-workout

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Fine dining for everyone

Monday, February 13, 2017

An elegant venue with an eclectic menu

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Blood orange and cardamom pancakes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Food writer and author of Amy’s Baking Year, Amy Beth Ellice shares with WEL her delicious mouth-watering pancake recipe, perfect to enjoy with the whole family

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The Little Kitchen’s big, big welcome

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Epping deli offers the perfect place for families. By Allison Martin

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