Restaurants

Dukley City Lounge

Parma ham with goat's cheese and tomato bruschetta

Growing up in South Africa was a strange experience in some senses. Surrounded by sea from three sides and having four neighbouring third world countries next door, South Africa might as well be a far flung country.

Bourgee

Grilled Lobster

Bourgee – a welcome addition to Southend-on-Sea’s dreary restaurant scene. I have been living in Essex for 10 years and when I heard the news that a posh restaurant will be opening close by I couldn’t believe my ears. Someone had a lot of balls.

Prezzo (Rayleigh, Essex)

Chicken Salad

Prezzo is a family friendly, Italian restaurant which opened its first branch in London in 2000. The venture was so successful that after 14 years there are now over 150 branches dotted all across England. Even though both Prezzo and Pizza Express serve pizza, the former offers classier surroundings that appeals more to the adult […]

Cookie’s Crab Shop

Cookie's Crab Shop in Norfolk

Cookie’s Crab Shop is a tiny establishment on the north coast of Norfolk between Cromer and Wells-Next-The-Sea, just north of Holt. It’s far removed from civilisation and takes a little drive on country lanes the width of a car. The interior is very basic, small, cheap and practical, which reminds me of British cafes with […]