Why Allegra Wowed The Judges Of The National Restaurant Awards

Allegra Interiors

With its stunning terrace, summer is the perfect time to head to Patrick Powell’s Allegra – but in three short years, he has shown they have the ability to cater to all It’s a couple of days after the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, where Allegra was named the 53rd best restaurant in the country, […]

Il Vino Buckhurst Hill On A Ferrari Of A Sparkling Wine

Ferrari Monaco

The founder of Il Vino in Buckhurst Hill, Tony Long, looks at the sparkling wine speeding ahead of the pack Formula One has always been the among the world’s most glamourous and high-profile sports. Ever since the first winners took the chequered flag, the podium has been the place where victories are celebrated with unbounded […]

Head To Carnaby For The Ultimate Food And Drink Experience

Carnaby Alfresco Kingly Court ( )

Running from 20 June-3 July, Carnaby’s Street Eat promises to surprise and delight all lovers of good food and entertainment Head down to Carnaby from Monday 20th June to Sunday 3rd July and discover the ultimate foodie experience; Street Eat. From exclusive food and drink offers, live roaming music, alfresco dining seats and foodie masterclasses, […]

Romantic Hotspots In West Essex For February


Haifa Live gets into the mood by looking at two romantic hotspots in West Essex The rose is red, the violet’s blue, the honey’s sweet, and so are you… February is here, a month I truly love. I remember the anticipation of Valentine’s Day as a young girl, friends with secret admirers, anonymous letters arriving on […]

Visiting Epping’s 3 AA Rosette Haywards Restaurant

Haywards Restaurant

How a melting pot of flavours and influences shaped the Michelin-recognised Haywards in Epping It’s quite a massive pat on the back for Epping when it enticed a chef as good as Jahdre Hayward to open a restaurant here. During his career to date, he has worked with some amazing chefs – “I really enjoyed […]

Turkish Delight In South Woodford

Lokkum Has A Classy Design And Enticing Menu

We may all be sun-starved this summer, but there’s a perfectly good taste of the Mediterranean to be found at Lokkum restaurant in South Woodford Turkey has always been high on my go to places for a summer holiday. I love everything about it: the constant sun, the friendly people, and the fabulous fresh food. […]

Recipe: Savoury Sweetcorn Pancakes By Gail’s Bakery

Savoury Pancakes

Gail’s Bakery have shared their delicious savoury pancake recipe — the perfect at-home brunch dish By Gail’s Bakery Pancakes don’t have to be covered in maple syrup and crispy bacon — they can be a nutritious brunch option too. From thin to fluffy, vegan to gluten-free, there are so many options when it comes to […]

The Dream Factory Release Celebrity Cookbook


Celebrities – including Ray Winstone and Harry Redknapp – have rustled up their favourite dishes in aid of The Dream Factory The team from Essex-based charity The Dream Factory have launched an amazing ECookbook with 46 mouth-watering recipes, featuring 19 all-star celebrities who have kindly donated their favourite recipes.  There are recipes from: Harry Redknapp […]

Love Brownies? Here’s The Loughton Café For You

Love Brownies Loughton interior

Award-winning bakery announces new brownie shop and café on Loughton High Street Love Brownies, a multi award-winning bakery, has opened a beautiful café and brownie shop in the heart of Loughton, creating not only a new hive of activity on the high street but also a number of jobs for the area. Established in 2009, […]

Escape Lockdown At The King’s Oak In Epping Forest

The King's Oak Pods

Lockdown is finally, fingers crossed, over, so there’s one stand out venue in Epping Forest to get the good times rolling again The first time I encountered King’s Oak in Epping Forest was like something out of a movie. It was a family trip out in Epping Forest one summer day a few years ago […]