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A travel journal to Essex by lak11

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Spice

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Restaurant | "SPICE UP YOUR LIFE"

Spice Photo, England, United Kingdom
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SPICE, BARKINGSIDE, ESSEX When going out for a meal I quite often choose to go to an Indian restaurant. As a pescetarian, I find that most Asian restaurants give good choices for me and for vegetarians generally. When I go out for a curry I don't feel like a second class citizen or even an oddity for not eating meat. I usually find there is a good deal of choice for me as well as the meat eaters in my family. This makes Indian cuisine a good family choice, in my opinion. Spice first appeared in Barkingside High Street a few years ago, although this was the first visit for myself and my husband. I had thought of going there before but had been a little put off by it ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2013

Spice
103 High Street
England, United Kingdom
020 8550 7575

FLYING FROM ESSEX

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Frankie & Benny's Stansted Airport Photo, Essex, England
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Stansted Airport is one of London’s international airports, although it is located in the county of Essex. It is smaller than both Gatwick and Heathrow airports but still has many good facilities. I find that it isn't as easy to find a flight from this airport to as many destinations as for example Gatwick but it is my chosen airport if at all possible. I would pay more for a package holiday or flight from this airport as it cuts down on travelling time taxi fares are cheaper than if I were making my way to Gatwick airport, in Sussex. From my home it only takes thirty to forty minutes to drive to Stansted, if travelling outside of rush hour. In fact, even in rush hour it’s much...Read More

Frankie & Benny's Stansted Airport

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Restaurant | "BREAKFAST AT FRANKIE & BENNY'S "

Frankie & Benny's Stansted Airport Photo, Essex, England
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I am not really overly keen on my local Frankie & Benny’s restaurant but I was told that eating at F&Bs at the airport was a very different experience. And so I decided to give it a try. The first time was with average results but I gave it another go. In May I ate breakfast at Frankie and Benny’s, inside Stansted Airport, in Essex, for the third time. On the first occasion we shouldn't really have bothered going in here as we had been held up at check in and were too rushed to enjoy the experience, knowing that we had to be served quickly and had to eat quickly too. On this occasion the food was barely warm and the service wasn't good either. However, we did give them a second chance and fort...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 9, 2013

Frankie & Benny's Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport-T Building Airside Bassingbourn Road
Essex CM24 1QW

The Blue Boar Abridge

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Restaurant | "THE BLUE BOAR"

The Blue Boar Abridge Photo, Essex, England
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The Blue Boar in Abridge, (Essex), is a pub that I have visited several times over the years since I moved to the county of Essex. It is only a short drive away from my house and the drive is a pleasant one with the route being through some pretty countryside. The Blue Boar was renovated a few years ago and is now larger and more modern. It is more than a pub having a good restaurant, celebration room and is also a small boutique hotel. The hotel has six deluxe double rooms, all with en-suite facilities.I last visited here in the early spring for a late lunch with my husband. We ordered drinks from the bar and drank these as we had a look at the menu. We were given ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2013

The Blue Boar Abridge
Market Place
Abridge, Essex RM4 1UA
01992 812110

Cafe at 104

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Restaurant | "Café or restaurant at 'Café at 104'"

Cafe at 104 Photo, Essex, England
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Café at 104 is a busy traditional café during the day time and then transforms into a pleasant candlelit restaurant in the evening. It also caters for events as well as offering a take away food service. I have eaten breakfast here and have also dined here in the evening. I have been very impressed with café at 104. When I last ate breakfast here I chose a vegetarian breakfast and this was tasty and, in my opinion, good value. My husband decided to have a full English fried breakfast. We both chose to have tea with our meals. Breakfast can be ordered all day and all of the set breakfasts are served with one’s choice of either a mug of tea or coffee. As well ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 28, 2013

Cafe at 104
104 Tanners Lane
Ilford IG6 1QE
020 8550 9563