Dennis Digwa's Top Five Restaurants
PUBLISHED: 17:42 17 March 2011 | UPDATED: 20:40 20 February 2013
West Essex Life reader Dennis Digwa guides us through his top five restaurants for any occasion.
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543-549 High Road
Ilford, IG1 1TZ
020 8924 7744
Best for a family meal
Restaurant: Mooros Family Restaurant
Location: Woolston Manor, Abridge Rd, Chigwell IG7 6BX
Contact: 020 8559 8714
Serves: Deluxe American cuisine
If you love football then this is the restaurant for you. The walls are covered with memorabilia, with a winning 1966 signed England shirt. Great food and welcoming staff gives the whole family a great fun time. American Grills are the main food here, the fajitas are amazing and my kids thoroughly enjoyed the food as well as the scenery.
Best for Sunday lunch
Restaurant: The Owl
Location: Lippitts Hill, High Beech, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AL
Contact: 08721 077 077
Serves: Traditional pub food
Sunday is generally the best day of the week for me, when my beautiful wife cooks me up a substantial English breakfast. After resting at home and working up a bit of an appetite I head down toThe Owl for a change of scenery and a chance to meet up with friends and family. The views are amazing, especially during the summer. The food is fabulous and leaves everyones appetite satisfied.
Best for a business meeting
Restaurant: The Olive Tree
Location: 258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB
Contact: 020 8502 3332
Serves: Fresh food inspired by
In my view the Olive tree is one of the best restaurants in Loughton. Great food, cozy surroundings and live music definitely provide the relaxing atmosphere I require for a great for business meeting. The presentation of the food is high and they seem to get it right every time. The scallops and lamb cutlets are my favourites, and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Best for formal dining
Restaurant: Wo Fat
Location: 270-272 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB
Contact: 020 8508 0464
Serves: Peking & Szechuan cuisine
An extensive selection of oriental cusines to suit any palette, from the most humble of tastes to the experts of spice. Wo Fat is a recommendation for any formal dining guest, catering for the tastes of the most particular taste buds, with a delicious selection of both vegetarian and meat dishes alike. Two more factors make this a wonderful dine: Wo Fat boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere combined with a fast and helpful service that ensures that you will come back for more.
Best for a special occasion
Location: 53-55 Perth Road, Gants Hill IG2 6BX
Contact: 020 8518 9282
Serves: Modern Indian cuisine
Kanchans serves the finest North Indian cuisine, which a personal favourite of mine, in the area, with chefs cooking up a modern and traditional delicacies. The culinary skills of the chefs are exquisite and they prepare dishes using the best quality ingredients, cooking according to your taste buds and heat (chilli) threshold with fresh ingredients. The mixed grill is a definite favourite and I order it every time.A lovely place to entertain friends and family alike, and provides a brilliant take out service, perfect for home comforts.