There are many things that go to make a romantic meal out with your date special, of course there is the fabulous food and service, but there is also the traditional Essex country environment, exceptional historic buildings and the people themselves. It all go to build to a fantastic romantic dating experience at an Essex restaurant near you.
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20 The Square, Stock, Essex, CM4 9LH
01277 829 772
Dandelion and Burdock is a boutique style restaurant/cafe, run by husband and wife team, John and Mel. The cafe style restaurant is situated in the heart of the quaint village of Stock in Essex. Know locally as the D&B, they offer a superb breakfast and lunch menu (paninis, soups, salads, home made cakes and more) and certainly not to be missed are the very popular Tapas Evenings (usually Fridays).
High Street, Stock, CM4 9BD
The Hoop offers an award winning selection of real ales and gastro pub food in a traditional pub atmosphere. There is no music, no fruit machines and no TV. Upstairs, is the Oakroom restaurant which offers an outstanding fine dining experience with an a la carte menu and a boutique wine list. Bookings are required in our Oakroom restaurant whereas downstairs in the bar is a more relaxed eating area and no booking is necessary.
16 The Square, Stock, Essex, CM4 9LH
01277 829 100
The Bear has a warm and cosy feel to it, as soon as you enter through the door you will notice an emphasis on comfort within a traditional environment. Staff at The Bear believe that through a commitment to quality of service and value for money, they will continue to entice customers old and new, to enjoy the relaxing environment that has been carefully nurtured. With coffee mornings, dining, live music nights, regular calendar events and some fine beers The Bear is one of the most thriving pubs in Stock and the surrounding area.
Gestingthorpe, CO9 3AU
The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe AA Pub of the Year for England 2014/15. The winners of this prestigious award stand out as truly excellent all-round pubs or inns. They successfully combine the provision of enjoyable food, comfortable accommodation, a great pub atmosphere and a warm welcome with a high standard of management. Nestled on the Essex/Suffolk border, with views over the surrounding countryside, The Pheasant country pub has boutique hotel, inspired by historical local icons.
2 Maldon Road, Great Totham, CM9 8NH
The Bull is an award winning, leading destination restaurant, based in a 16th century coaching inn in Great Totham. The Bull offers a mix of hearty, seasonal food and drink combined with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere in an idyllic rural setting. The team at The Bull prides itself on offering an exceptional culinary experience for every customer and we serve fresh, seasonal food of the highest quality.
The Green, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JX
The Fox Inn is a beautiful 16th Century Coaching Inn in the heart of Finchingfield, overlooking the village green and duck pond. All their meals are freshly prepared using delicious local produce and accompanied by fine cask ales, beers and wines.
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Established in 1996, The Magic Mushroom has earned a reputation as one of the leading fine dining restaurants in Essex. It offers a contemporary menu with a traditional influence, with ingredients sourced locally and organic where possible. In short, first class food, freshly cooked and served in a relaxed atmosphere.
Wethersfield Road, Finchingfield, CM7 4NR
A well established 18th Century Pub & restaurant in Upper Finchingfield, Essex, offering a wide range of real ales, beers and fine wines, selected by their own Wine Merchant. A relaxed modern restaurant which has built a reputation for excellent food at local pub prices. The Three Tuns boasts a lovely beer garden, a nicely secluded sunny spot to the rear of the pub and their live band nights are extremely popular with our regulars. They also offer bed and Breakfast!