14th March 2016

Southend’s Top 5 Spots for Supersize Portions

In an era of gourmet dining, which quite often equates to incredibly tiny portions, it’s no wonder our tummies growl with excitement when a waitress brings a large plate of grub our way! (more…)

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13th March 2016

Eating Out for Easter in Essex 2016

In case you missed the memo, Easter is early this year... Sunday 27th March to be exact! Whilst the onslaught of a chocolate coma can’t come quickly enough for most of us, it also means that if you are thinking ...

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8th March 2016

Best Restaurants in Essex for Eating Out Gluten Free

The term ‘gluten-free’ has become something of a buzz-word in recent years, with more and more people choosing not to eat or finding that they are actually intolerant to the gluey protein. (more…)

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6th March 2016

A Walk in the Park – Southend-on-Sea’s Top 5 Parks

Our guide to park life in Southend-on-Sea is so simple, it’s a walk in the park! Whether you want somewhere safe for your children to play or the perfect spot for a picnic, there’s all this and more with our ...

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29th February 2016

Best Roast Dinners in and around Colchester, Essex

What better way to warm up than by tucking into a delicious Sunday lunch? You may remember our blog from last year which featured six of the best roast dinners in Essex. (more…)

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27th February 2016

Best Irish Pubs and Bars in Essex

One of the biggest hooleys in the Irish calendar is fast approaching. That’s right folks; it is St Patrick’s Day on March 17th.  Did you know that it is customary to put a shamrock worn on a hat or lapel ...

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16th February 2016

Fish ‘n’ Chips – A Southend Speciality

Sink your teeth into crispy battered cod and delicious hot chips. What could be better? When we speak of true fish ‘n’ chips, we’re not after something fancy, just something comforting but it has to be just right (more…)

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Happy 1st Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to Us.... Yes, that’s right; LoveEssex is a whole year old on the 19th of February! We can’t believe how far we have come in the last year. Much of that is thanks to ...

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9th February 2016

Mother’s Day in Essex 2016

Wow isn’t this year going quickly? We were looking at our calendar this week and realised that it is actually less than a month until Mother’s Day (Sunday 6th March). (more…)

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7th February 2016

Afternoon Tea in Southend-on-Sea

If you like nothing better than a cup of tea, and you enjoy being by the sea, why not combine the two? It’s easy… try tea-on-sea with Southend’s top 3 afternoon tea locations. (more…)

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30th January 2016

Best Breakfast Cafés & Restaurants in Leigh on Sea

Start the day in the best possible way with a hearty breakfast! Here we've selected three of the best breakfast spots in Leigh-on-sea. All tried and tested, this tasty trio offers a superb selection of breakfast grub! (more…)

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26th January 2016

Valentine’s Day in Essex 2016: Part Two: Southend & Colchester

Welcome back to the second of our blog posts featuring some of the very best hotels and restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Essex in 2016. Part two looks at venues in and around Colchester and Southend. (more…)

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24th January 2016

Valentine’s Day in Essex 2016: Part One: Chelmsford & Brentwood

Can you feel the love tonight? Well if you can’t yet you soon will. That’s right folks, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to treat the one you love than with a romantic meal or weekend away ...

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23rd January 2016

Southend’s Top 3 Coffee Shops

Are you in need of caffeine? If so, you’re in luck, as Southend has many great coffee shops on offer! If you like nothing more than sitting down and watching the world go by with a fresh coffee and slice ...

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17th January 2016

Best Gym and Spa Venues in Essex: Part 2

Well we are now mid-way through January and if you are anything like us your motivation to continue with your health kick and detoxification may need a little kick up the backside, after all January is a long month! (more…)

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13th January 2016

Best Gym and Spa Venues in Essex: Part 1

Exercise and fitness is just as important as a change in diet when it comes to the January detox that so many of us do. Getting moving more and making nutritional food choices is the key to sustaining a healthy ...

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8th January 2016

Healthy Restaurants in Essex: Focus On – Gyms Kitchen

Trying to eat clean is a priority for many people, who also feel that they may be unable to deal with the temptation of unhealthy foods offered by traditional restaurants. Gyms Kitchen seeks to solve this problem (more…)

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5th January 2016

Top Healthy Restaurants in Essex

Happy New Year to you all! Welcome to our first blog post for 2016. If you are anything like us then you may have over-indulged a little over the festive period and be looking to eat a little healthier over ...

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2nd December 2015

Best Venues in Essex for Boxing Day: Part 2

Hi and welcome back to our blog posts featuring some of the best venues in Essex to spend your Boxing Day in 2015. If you aren’t feeling hungry now, we are pretty certain you will be by the time you ...

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23rd November 2015

Best venues in Essex for Boxing Day 2015: Part 1

After all the preparation that goes into creating the perfect Christmas, no one could blame you for wanting to take it easy on Boxing Day. (more…)

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16th November 2015

Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Essex 2015 Part 2: Colchester, Southend and East Essex

Welcome back to our blog post featuring some of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Essex in 2015. (more…)

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9th November 2015

Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Essex 2015 Part 1: Chelmsford, Brentwood & West Essex

Here at iHeartEssex we were talking about our plans for over the festive period when we realised we really should do a blog post about some of the fantastic New Year’s Eve events happening in Essex in 2015 (more…)

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2nd November 2015

Bonfire Night and Fireworks in Essex 2015

Well safe to say this year has whizzed past us yet again, and we are now well and truly hurtling towards Christmas BUT before we do, there is one more very important night to celebrate! That’s right, Bonfire Night (more…)

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25th October 2015

Top Halloween Events in Essex 2015

Here at iHeartEssex we don’t need an excuse to get our party on, and with Halloween becoming a bigger holiday every year, (more…)

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