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Eating out in Essex

Wondering where to eat in Essex? Discover culinary delights on offer and the best places to eat in Essex. The county has some of the freshest, finest food available. Whether your preference is fish and chips by the sea, or a gourmet dinner in luxurious surroundings, eating out in Essex has something to please all tastes and budgets.



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Nominations are now open for the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards and this is your chance to tell us who you think should win.

The Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards are now established as the most prestigious food and drink awards within the county and aim to celebrate all that is great about our local food and drink industry, giving valuable recognition to producers, growers, suppliers and hospitality venues across the region.

To choose the very best winners in each category we are looking to you, our readers, to nominate who you think deserves a chance to win these coveted awards. So, if you have had a special meal in an Essex restaurant or pub, been
impressed with the produce and service at a local farm shop or cafe, or have a favourite food or drink that is produced in the county, then let us know.

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Editor's choice of the month

Each month, the editor chooses a restaurant that has impressed the most around Essex.

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Taste of Essex

Essex produce.

Fresh local fayre, traditional and organic produce. Everything that will make your taste buds tingle.

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