in conjunction with

ASIAN
(The Real Curry Restaurant Guide)

ORIENTAL
(The Oriental Restaurant Guide)

OTHER ETHNIC
(Mood Food Restaurant Guide)

ITALIAN
(The Italian Restaurant Guide)

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ESSEX RESTAURANTS

(VISIT SELECTED REVIEWS FOR PROFILES OF FEATURED RESTAURANTS)

Restaurant

Address

Town

Telephone

Year Opened/Seats

Comments

ASIAN

(Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Pakistani, Sri Lankan

Abahoni

31 Longbridge Road

Barking IG11 8TN

020 8591 5237

 

-

Abshar
(click to link to website)

43 High Street

Barkingside IG8 2AD

020 8550 6213

1997(150)

-

Biraswamy's

4 Broadway Market, Fencepiece Road

Barkingside

020 8500 1570

 

-/recommended by Ilford Wanderers FC

Asia Spice

Leisure Complex, Cranes Farm Road

Basildon

01268 273347

 1998

-

Mintoo Tandoori

88 Whitmore Way

Basildon

01268 284193

 

-/recommended by Basildon RFC

Moza

Unit 12 Festival Leisure Park

Basildon SS14 3WB

01268 287800 

2004(Dec)(230)

-/Rabiul Haque Lenin

Maharaja

358 London Road

Benfleet

01268 795633

1995 (184)

-/smart decor, good food

Mumtaz Mahal

See Members

Benfleet

 

 

 

Tandoori Parlour

63 Hart Road, Thundersley

Benfleet

01268 793786

 

-large, happening restaurant

Kosthuree

61 High Street

Billericay

01277 624996

 

-/was Ragla

The Raj

5-7 Holly Court

Billericay CM12 9AP

01277 632233

1997(70)

-

Shamiana

9 High Street

Billericay

01277 633924

 

-/recommended by Billericay RFC & Billericay Town FC

Shanti

24-26 Coggeshall Road

Braintree

01376 331838

(54)

-/was Majestic

Raj of India

17 The Street, Rayne

Braintree

01376 322290

 

-/highly recommended by Reha Khan

The Balti House

9 Fairfield Road

Braintree

01376 346300

2000(66)

-/

The Curry Palace

28 Fairfield Road

Braintree

01376 20083

1975(52)

-/MA Noor

Jubo Raj Tandoori

31 Warley Hill

Brentwood

01277 217446

 

-/associated with Raj of India, Orpington

Rajmoni

20 Warley Hill

Brentwood CM14 5HA

01277 218881

 

-

The Sakura

110 High Street

Brentwood

01277 212830

 

-/was Viceroy

Brentwood Tandoori

21 Kings Road

Brentwood

01277 212753

 

-/was Curry Inn

Undaal
(click to link to website)

19 South Street

Brentwood

01277 212740

 

-

Raj Pavilion

33 Tower Street

Brightlingsea

01206 306767

 

-/was Tower Tandoori

Indus

75a Queens Road

Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BW

020 8502 9692

 

-

The Polash

169 Station Road

Burnham

01621 782233

1984 (67)

-/ recommended by Burnham on Crouch RFC

Shah

Victoria Street

Buirnham

 

 

- recommeded

Ananika

59 Furtherwick Road

Canvey Island SS8 7AG

01268 510033

 

-

Essence of the East

1039 High Road

Chadwell Heath

020 8590 1209

 

-/was Rani Baugh

Monihar

27 Station Road

Chadwell Heath

020 8590 6837

 

-/was Maloncho

Bilash

7 Baddow Road

Chelmsford

01245 258843

 

-/recommended by Chelmsford City FC

Essence Indian on the Green

30 The Green, Writtle

Chelmsford

01245 422228

200

-/contemporary design

Gulshan

32-33 New Street

Chelmsford

01245 494403

 

-

New Spice

43 Duke Street

Chelmsford

01245 252232

 

-

Radoni

170 Rainsford Road

Chelmsford

01245 347772

 

-

Sitar

171 Springfield Road

Chelmsford

01245 265164

 

-

Taj Mahal

6 Baddow Road

Chelmsford

01245 259618

 (60)

-/recommended by Essex County Council RFC

Regency Cottage

41 Rosemary Road

Clacton on Sea

01255 473664 

 

-/was Red Rose - recommended

Akash

40 St Botolphs Street

Colchester

01206 578791

 

-/pre 1998 was Polash

Ashiana

181 Magdalen Street

Colchester C01 2JX

01206 570533

 

-

Bengal Palace

11 Queen Street

Colchester CO1 2PG

01206 545045

 

-

Curry India

121 Crouch Street

Colchester

01206 571555

1968

-

Ivory Spice
(click to link to website)

14 Magdalen Street

Colchester

01206 766778

2010

-/Syful Alam - claims to world's hottest curry

Manna

59 East Street

Colchester

01206 860156

1984 (50)

-/good food and service

Sagarmatha Gurkha

2 St Botolphs Circus

Colchester

01206 579438

1999(42)

-

Spice of India

23b London Road

Colchester

01206 543355

1997

-

Herb n'Spice

31 Parklands

Coopersale

01992 576633

 

-

Raju

612 Longbridge Road

Dagenham

020 8597 8331

 

-/recommended by Barkingside FC

Spice Avenue

444 Becontree Avenue

Dagenham

020 8599 6526

 

-

Bombay Tandoori

3 Kingsway

Dovercourt

01255 507067

 

-/recommended by Harwich & Dovercourt RFC

Mouchak Y2K

Downam Road

Downham CM11 1QH

01268 711616

 

-

Balti Spice

55 High Street

Dunmow CM6 1AE

01371 879784

 

-

Jalsa Ghar
(click to link to website)

79 Stortford Road

Dunmow

01371 873330

1998

-/recommended - award winner

Cinnamon
(click to link to website)

60-62 High Road North Weald

Epping

01922 524499

 

2007/very smart - recommended by Matt Harris

Raj Indian

75 High Street

Epping

01992 572193

 (40)

-/smart decor & good standards

Cafe Raj

168a Main Road

Gidea Park

01708 755032

 

-

Mirch Masala

7-13 Goodmayes Road

Goodmayes

 

Feb 2009

-/part of group

Simply Mombasa

59 Goodmayes Road

Goodmayes

020 8924 5969

 

-/Swahili & Punjabi Barbeque cuisine - recommended

Deshi

59 Orsett Road

Grays

07881801539

2011

-

Light of Bnegal

7-9 Orsett Road

Grays

01375 377993

 

-/was Raj of India

Royal Bengal

51 High Street

Hadleigh

01787 823744

 

-/very smart

Halstead Tandoori

73 Head Street

Halstead

01787 476271

1977(34)

-

Lakeside Bangladeshi

Gosfield Lake Resort, Church Road,

Halstead

01787 477715

 

-

Bishaal
(click to link to website)

6 Staple Tye Shopping Centre, Southern Way

Harlow CM18 7PJ

01279 412999

2004

-

Raj Lodge

38 High Street, Old Harlow

Harlow

01279 626119

1987

-

Omars

The Old Bakery

Hatfield Peverel

01245 380099

 

-/well recommended

Heybridge Tandoori

5 Bentalls Centre

Heybridge

01621 858566

1995(70)

-

Shadhana

200 Main Road, Hawkwell

Hockley

01702 207188

 

-/was Madras & Spice

Raj of India

St Mary's Lane

Hornchurch

 

 

-/recommended by Hornchurch FC

Ali

303 High Road

Ilford IG1 1NR

020 8553 9009

 

-

Curry Emporium

597 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill

Ilford

020 8550 7429

 

-/large, recommended restaurant

Curry Special

2 Greengate Pde, Hornsea Road, Newbury Park

Ilford

020 8513 3005

 

-/good Punjabi food - recommended

Jalalabad
(click to link to website)

247 Ilford Lane

Ilford

020 8478 1285

1977 (55)

-/recommended

Kanchan's
(click to link to website)

53-55 Perth Road, Gants Hill

Ilford (BIBA) Best in Britain Award 2004, 2005 - BIBA Top 100 2006, 2007

020 8518 9282

 

-2001/highly recommended

Light of India

33 Woodford Avenue

Ilford

020 8550 3136

1977

-/friendly and popular

Masala 910

910 Eastern Avenue Newbury Park

Ilford IG2 7HZ

 

 

-

Pakwaan

307-309 High Road

Ilford

0845 345 1723

 

-/smart

Sri Rathiga

312 High Road

Ilford

020 8478 7272

(65)

-/ Raj Mohan Ramadass

Suruchi

506 High Road

Ilford

020 8598 2020

 

-

Tandoori Nights

1350 London Road

Leigh on Sea

01702 713040

1985

-

Indian Valley

952 London Road

Leigh on Sea

01702 480403

 

-/was Bengal Brasserie

Mughal Dynasty

1585 London Road

Leigh on Sea

01702 470373

 (68)

-/smart, up market, good menu

Hasina Tandoori

358 Rayleigh Rd, Eastwood

Leigh on Sea

01702 511590

 

-/large car park, good decor and food

Pipasha

285-287 Eastwood Rd North

Leigh on Sea

01702 521111

1995(90)

-

Bombay Spice

25 Broadway West

Leigh on Sea

01702 714281

 

-/was Rajah

Taj Mahal

77 Leigh Road

Leigh on Sea

01702 711006

1973 (60)

-/recommended by Westcliff RFC

Bengal Spice

12 Forest Road

Loughton

020 8508 7185

 

-/smart and friendly with very interesting food

Eastern Eye
(click to link to website)

159a High Road

Loughton

020 8508 3119

 

-

Cafe Bengal

41 The Broadway

Loughton

020 8508 6493

 

-/was Taste of Raj

The Mogul

3-5 South Street

Manningtree

01206 394102

 

-/was India Village

Maldon Tandoori

191-193 High Street

Maldon

01621 852564

 

-/recommended by Heybridge Swifts FC

The Green Mangoes

The Mayland Mill, Steeple Road

Mayland

01621 740998

 

-/recommended by Nicki and family

Jalalabad II

See Members

Newbury Park

 

 

 

Vojan

Epping Road
BIBA Top 100 - 2005 & 2006

Ongar CM5 0DE

01277 362293

 

-/large & very smart

Dil Tandoori

79 High Road

Pitsea

01268 584858

 

-

Shanti

60-64 Upminster Rd South

Rainham

01708 522851

 (90)

-/was River Ganges

Saffron Tandoori

32 Eastwood Road

Rayleigh

01268 745275

 

-/excellent decor

Asia Spice

62 Victoria Road

Romford

01708 762623

1970

-/was India Garden

Maharajah

40 Victoria Road

Romford

01708 725533

 

-/recommended by Romford/Gidea Park RFC

Manzil Tandoori

112 Collier Row

Romford

01708 743350

 

-/well recommended locally

Aroma

55 High Street

Romford

01708 732345

 

-/was Regency Palace

The Mogul

21 High Street

Saffron Walden

01799 516611

 

-/was Saffron Walden Tandoori

The Polash

See Members

Shoeburyness

 

 

 

Barinda

2 Station Road

Southminster CM0 7EW

01621 773888

 

-

Elachi
(click to link to website)

1b Guildway, Queen Elizabeth Square

South Woodham Ferrers

01245 321306

 

-/recommended by South Woodham Ferrers RFC

Pearl of Asia

14-18 Heralds Way

South Woodham Ferrers

01245 328006

 

-/old Post Office

Headquarters

14 Alexander Street

Southend on Sea

01702 337744

250

-

Indya

4 Rochford Road

Southend on Sea

01702 433599

 

-/was Haweli

Keralam

28 Clifftown Road

Southend on Sea

01702 345072

 

-/South Indian, recommended

Khyber Pass

440 London Road, Westcliff

Southend on Sea

01702 342353

1976

-/well recommended locally

Masoom Tandoori
(click to link to website)

138 The Broadway, Thorpe Bay

Southend on Sea

01702 58202

1989

-/smart and popular

Panahar Tandoori

295 Victoria Avenue

Southend on Sea

01702 330155

 

-/friendly with good standards

Tandoori Parlour

63 Hart Road

Thundersley

01268 793786

 

-/recommended by Southend Manor

Cafe Masala
(click to link to website)

187 The Broadway

Thorpe Bay

01702 589494

 

-/Altaf Hussain

Le-Raj

5-7 The Broadway

Tilbury

01375 843384

 

-/was Indian Brasserie

Bombay Spice

197 St Mary's Lane

Upminster

01402 426516

 

-/was Taj Mahal

Shuhag

16 High Bridge Street

Waltham Abbey

01992 711436

1978

-

Chilli Pickle

40 High Bridge Street

Waltham Abbey

01992 769144

2011

-/was The Chapslee then Rajah

Village Cuisine

Dog Inn

Wethersfield

01371 850630

 

-/recommended by Jan Lefever

Mustafs

101 Newland Street

Witham

01376 517300

 

-/recommended by Witham Town FC/was Dhaka Brasserie

Restaurant

Address

Town

Telephone

Cuisine/Comments

ORIENTAL

(Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, etc)

Aroma

Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way

Basildon

01268 527880

Chinese/Oriental - part of group

Yau's

5 High Street

Billericay

01277 652488

Chinese

Aroma
(click to link to website)

Freeport Designer Village Charter Way

Braintree

01376 569200

Chinese/Oriental - part of group

Dragon Inn

7 Fairfield Road

Braintree

01376 25825

Chinese (1991) - 48 seats

Imperial Peking

67a High Street

Brentwood

01277 228878

Chinese/highly recommended

Empire Palace

147 Springfield Road

Chelmsford

01245 352568

Chinese (1963) - 70 covers

Lanthong

6a Baddow Road

Chelmsford

01245 494525

Thai

Reuen Thai

Six Bells Inn, Great Witham

Chelmsford

01245 361515

Thai

Orientation

Balkerene Gate

Colchester CO1 1PT

01206 368100

Oriental/2004

Yeungs

35 North Station Road

Colchester

01206 761143

Chinese

Nora Thai

7 Gorebrook Road

Dagenham

020 8593 2511

Thai

Sumatra

95 High Street

Epping

01378 575769

Indonesian

Boote House

Chelmsford Road

Felsted

01371 820279

Chinese/ 16th century building with good atmosphere

Bamboo House Peking

387 Eastern Avenue

Gants Hill

020 8554 7345

Chinese

Elephant Royal

579-581 Cranbrook Road

Gants Hill

020 8550 8886

Thai

Hons Szechuan

349 Eastern Avenue

Gants Hill

020 8550 4050

Chinese

Mandarin Palace

559 Cranbrook Road

Gants Hill

020 8550 7661

Chinese

Vanida

5 North House, Bush Fair

Harlow

01279 639634

Thai/Smart

Thai River

7 North Street

Hornchurch

01708 479727

Thai

Malaysian Satay

765 High Road, Seven Kings

Ilford

020 8597 8468

Malaysian/Thai

Sea Pearl

155 Cranbrook Road

Ilford

020 8554 7235

Chinese

Sea Pearl II

81 Cranbrook Road

Ilford

020 8478 6499

Chinese

Joy Fook

Ongar Road, Bentley Golf Club

Kelvedon

01277 372633

Chinese

Pattaya

1 Arlington Mews, Sun Street

Lea Valley

01992 768016

Thai

Manoly's

31-33 The Broadway

Leigh on Sea

01702 75513

Thai

Perry & Wong Peking

Cambridge Road

Quendon

01799 543265

Chinese

The Dragon Inn

10-12 South End Road

Rainham

014027 23886

Chinese

Choi Yin

122 High Street

Rayleigh

01268 771952

Chinese

Oriental Inn

138b High Street

Rayleigh

01268 772792

Oriental (1987) - 60 covers - good food

Blue Orchid

70 North Street

Romford

01708 761763

Thai

Cosmo
(click to link to website)

112-116 South Street

Romford

01708 769999

Pan Asian

Tropical Emas

6 Station Parade, Victoria Road

Romford

01708 752218

Singaporean

Ho Ho

20 High Road

South Woodford

020 8989 1041

Chinese/ highly recommended

Lotus House

15 London Road

Stanford le Hope

01375 672682

Chinese

Maypole Chinese

Messing Road

Tiptree

01621 815326

Chinese/recommended for good food by Darren

Pattaya

1 Arlington Mews, Sun Street

Waltham Abbey

01992 768 061

Thai

Aumthong

272 London Road

Westcliff on Sea

01702 338629

Thai

Kratom

304-306 Station Road

Westcliff on Sea

01702 345611

Thai

Ria

16 Newlands Precinct

Witham

01376 511049

Malaysian

OTHER ETHNIC

(Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Greek, Lebanese etc)

Chimichanga

Unit 3, Freeport Village, Charter Way, Chapel Hill

Braintree

01376 567717

Tex/Mex

La Tasca

101 High Street

Brentwood

 

Spanish

La Tasca

13-15 Backnang Street

Chelmsford

01245 290305

Spanish/190 seats

Bella Pais

7 Centurion House, St Johns Street

Colchester

01206 571830

Greek

Istanbul Delight

9 St Botolph's Street

Colchester

01206 579251

Turkish

La Tasca

14-15 North Hill

Colchester

01206 768060

Spanish/130 seats

Zorba's

264 Rainham Road South

Dagenham

020 8593 7440

Greek

The Olive Tree

Townsford Mill, The Causeway

Halstead

01787 273730

Greek/highly recommended

Costas Taverna

3 Eastgate, The High

Harlow

01279 438900

Greek

Salamis

402 Cranbrook Road

Ilford

020 8518 2537

Turkish

The Grecian

307-309 High Road

Ilford

020 8514 3163

Greek

Agostinho's

157 Leigh Road

Leigh on Sea

01702 78768

Portuguese

Don Pepe

149 Leigh Road

Leigh on Sea

01702 713690

Spanish

Meze

258 High Road

Loughton

020 8502 5566

Turkish

Amigos

26 The Street

Maldon

01621 840257

Spanish

Manolis Taverna

122 High Street

Maldon

01621 852009

Greek/2004

Kusadasi Taverna

90 Rainham Road

Rainham

01708 524437

Turkish

Chiquito

2 Goresbrook Field, Ripple Road

Romford

020 8593 7682

Mexican

Othello's Taverna

125 The Broadway

Southend on Sea

01702 587659

Greek

Mex-a-Millions

Orsett Cock, Stanford Road

Thurrock

01708 892992

Mexican

Alvaros

32-34 St Helens Road

Westcliff on Sea

01702 335840

Portuguese

Pancho's Cantina

481 London Road

Westcliff on Sea

01702 432832

Mexican

Restaurant

Address

Town

Telephone/Comments

ITALIAN

ASK

91 High Street

Billericay CM12 9AS

01277 631144

Caffe Uno

94-96 High Street

Billericay CM12 9BT

01277 655789

La Toscana

Old Barn Court, High Street

Billericay

01277 630120/newly refurbished with al fresco terrace

Strada

63 High Street

Billericay

01277 653533

Prezzo

6 High Street

Billericay CM12 9BQ

01277 658273

La Piazza
(click to link to website)

44 Rayne Road

Braintree

01376 342593/was Bozo's

Mama Mia

17 Manor Street

Braintree

01376 349412

Prezzo

Charter Way, Chapel Hill

Braintree CM7 8YH

01376 569022

Tutti Tuscan Grille

Freeport Village, Charter Way

Braintreet CM77 8YH

01376 552910

Bellisimo

64 High Street

Brentwood

01277 224510/ 2004 - recommended by Helen Lewis

Caffe Uno

23 High Street

Brentwood CM14 4RG

01277 214111

La Bicicletta

37 Station Road

Brentwood

01277 811687

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