My Foodie January

If January is supposed to be a quiet month then I can’t wait for the rest of the year because this was a fantastic way to start my Foodie year. This month consisted of a return to fabulous Greek & Turkish restaurants , a first visit to a 2 AA Rosettes/Bib Gourmand restaurant in Essex , a visit to a newly awarded Michelin Star restaurant & a return to an Essex pub for a complimentary lunch. We began with a return to Suvlaki in Shoreditch for another fantastic Greek feast. This is a great little restaurant where the food and service is excellent and should definitely be on your list of places to eat.


The following week we visited the fabulous 2AA Rosettes / Bib Gourmand Galvin Green Man for an absolute treat. This is a fantastic family restaurant & pub serving excellent food which is also unbelievable value for money. This place is a real credit to the Essex food scene and somewhere I would highly recommend.


The following saturday took us to Shoreditch for a visit to the newly awarded Michelin Star restaurant Brat for some amazing basque inspired food cooked on a wood fire grill. The flavours are simply amazing and along with the fabulous service it’s not hard to see why this place received their prestigious award.


On the last weekend of the month it was time for a long overdue return to Oklava for some truly fantastic Turkish/Cypriot cuisine. The food inspired by the amazing Selin Kiazim is just heavenly. Definitely a must visit.


To finish the month it was a return to the Black Horse in Brentwood for a delightful Sunday Lunch. This lunch was complimentary as a Thank You for my recent review which was much appreciated and also nice when a place really likes one of my reviews. THE BLACK HORSE

So there you have a really great start to the year and stand by for it to continue into February with some fantastic places already lined up.

Happy Dining πŸ˜€


By Lloyd Stevens

I'm a big Foodie and love Fine Dining in AA Rosette and Michelin Star restaurants also enjoy good Pub Food especially Desserts . I been living in Hornchurch for 20yrs now and this year celebrate my 25th Wedding Anniversary to my wife Jane . We do enjoy our holidays with Italy & San Diego as our favourite destinations I've decided to focus more on my Foodie life due to over 3 years ago being struck down with nerve damage and recently spondylosis I do enjoy my sport and follow Chelsea , Juventus & San Diego Padres


  1. Oh, all this food just looks and sounds delicious! Definitely making me crave some yummy Greek food!
    I know where I will be heading if I ever get the chance to visit your way!

    Always love seeing what food and drinks you have wined and dined on!
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Aimsy xoxo

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