Tag: essex

Brunch, Essex, London, Out of London

Green Owl Café, Buckhurst Hill

Green Owl Café and Deli   is one of those local treasures that I know we should support more frequently – for brunch, lunch and more. They fearlessly compete with the likes of Costa (two branches within spitting distance) and Waitrose (opposite) giving away free hot drinks, and still thrive. Why? Because they are really, really good …

Dinner, Essex, London, Out of London

The Queen’s Rooms, Buckhurst Hill

This is a local treasure, and as it’s under a five minute walk from the tube station (Buckhurst Hill is on the east side of the Central line) it’s easily accessible, sitting right on the London/Essex border. Living nearby, we love Buckhurst Hill for it’s quiet village-like atmosphere. The Queen’s Rooms is a cafe by …

Essex, Lunch, Out of London

Parrishes, Thaxted

We’re lucky to live on the Essex/London border so as well as having all that London has to offer a short tube hop away, we can also explore some beautiful countryside right on our doorstep. Essex comes in for a lot of stick, but for every blinged-up over-priced eatery catering to the perma-tanned TOWIE crowd, …

Dinner, Essex, London, Out of London

Pizzeria Bel-Sit, Woodford Green

This very nearly didn’t make it in to the blog. Not because it’s not an excellent restaurant, which it most definitely is, but because we love it so much we were very tempted to keep this local treasure to ourselves. But we’re nothing if not selfless at Second Bites (see all that eating we do …