Tag: Places to eat in Essex

London, Lunch

IG9 Brunch & Cafe, Buckhurst Hill

IG9 Salad

We had been meaning to pop in for quite some time, and finally made it. IG9 Brunch & Cafe has recently had a bit of facelift, and very fresh and invigorated it’s looking too. It now has a book exchange and comfy seats by the window. The layout is comfortable and not over-crowded, always a temptation …

Brunch, London, Out of London

Green Owl Canteen, Loughton

Sunday = Brunchday in our house and when we heard that one of our favourite cafes, The Green Owl in Buckhurst Hill, had opened a sister eatery in nearby Loughton, the temptation to try it out was too much to resist. The Green Owl Canteen may technically fall in Loughton, as advertised, but I’d say that …

Breakfast, Brunch, 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, 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 …

Dinner, 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 …

Lunch, Out of London

The Duke of Wellington, High Beech

Is the third date the critical one? It certainly was for this budding romance. We worked up an appetite with a long walk in the magnificent Epping Forest. OK, in January it might not have been as wonderful as I remember, but that’s the rose tinted glasses for you. I do remember washing the clay …