Joining The Chef’s Table At Channels Estate Chelmsford

Chef's Table Upclose With Plates

Mark Kebble heads to Chelmsford to find out how Channels Estate are taking us on an Essex foodie trip like no other Food and memories are indelibly linked. I had a very unadventurous childhood when it came to food, but I smile when I think back to my obsession with corned beef sandwiches and brown […]

What To See And Do In Chelmsford

Summer At Rhs Garden Hyde Hall

Chelmsford – from staging post to Diamond Jubilee city. Visit Essex and Chelmsford For You gives us a guided tour Two thousand years ago Chelmsford was simply a staging post into East Anglia, but over the centuries it’s become so much more than that. From historic county town of Essex to city status for the […]

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, […]

Where To Go In Essex For A Foodie Adventure

Prested Hall Daytime Exterior With Moat And Willow

Visit Essex suggests where to go to treat yourself to a foodie weekend Thinking about a weekend away, but not sure where to go or what to do? Why not try a foodie weekend where you can brush up on your culinary skills? It’s currently ‘the thing to do’, where you can meet-up with like-minded […]

The Story Of The Creek Restaurant In Great Bentley

The Creek in Great Bentley

Absolutely Essex meets Terence Howard, the owner and chef at The Creek in Great Bentley, to talk spirits, ingredients and experience For anyone, like the team here at Absolutely Essex, who has enjoyed ‘The Creek’ at, well, The Creek will know what a simple pleasure it is. The take on a banana split – caramelised […]

50 Years Of Channels Estate In Chelmsford

Lamb Saddle

From its origins as a nine-hole golf course, to now offering fine dining, a wedding venue to remember and more, Channels Estate shows why it’s the jewel in Chelmsford’s crown In Absolutely Essex’s very short lifespan so far, we have ventured to Channels Estate twice – first to highlight it as a destination venue, second […]

The Story Of Halstead’s Eat Natural Bars

Eat Natural's Protein Packed Bars

A business born in Halstead with its heart in the right place, Eat Natural has wowed for two decades. Co-founder Praveen Vijh take us on a delicious trip down memory lane Back in the day when your careers advisor asked you what you wanted to do when you grew up, it’s fair to say if […]

Interview With The Sun Inn Dedham’s Head Chef, Jack Levine

Jack Levine Head Chef

As he prepares to celebrate a decade at The Sun Inn, head chef Jack Levine reflects on having a break, the field to fork journey and spreading happiness in Dedham Many of us tried to make the most out of having more time at home in 2020. Me? I decided it was time to learn […]

Delicious Ready-Made Picnic Hampers And Where To Find Them


This summertime, take advantage of al fresco dining in the sun with some of our favourite ready-made picnic hampers A British picnic often involves nervously commenting on dark clouds, fending off passing hungry dogs and having to seriously improvise when needing the toilet. But it doesn’t mean the food has to be bad! Forget soggy […]

Meet Down Hall’s New Executive Chef, Graham Noonan-Chatham

Graham Noonan Chatham Down Hall

Executive chef, Graham Noonan-Chatham, is the newest name to join the Down Hall story. He tells Absolutely Essex what we an expect on the menu What attracted you to the role at Down Hall? Down Hall is a beautiful and unique property, and the extensive grounds offer so much history and opportunity. The team has […]