Food & Drink

From cosy pubs and inns serving home cooked food, to award winning restaurants theres a taste to suit everyone!

The catch of the day...

There’s nothing like fresh sea air to whet your appetite, and there is nothing like a picnic on one of our wonderful beaches.

Alternatively why not spoil yourself at one of the independently owned award winning restaurants or one of the well known chain restaurants that the area has to offer.

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fish and chip shops, café’s and coffee shops, where you can relax and watch the world go by.  Or if you prefer a cool drink why not try one of the many pubs with beer gardens and enjoy a drink and some pub grub.

Still peckish?  Take your pick from one of the many seafront kiosks selling everything from ice cream and candyfloss to hot dogs.

There really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Here are a few ideas to help plan your visit:
The Mistley Kitchen Cooking Workshop uniquely located in a Georgian Townhouse in the port village of Mistley.  Workshops have developed into a destination for keen cooks of all abilities.  The Mistley Kitchen also host local and nationally known guest chefs, food writers and wine experts.

Thorrington Mill Vineyard is a 12 acre vineyard planted at sea level.  Varieties planted include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Bacchus.  Tours & tastings take place from May to October where you can sample and purchase award-winning wines.

East Coast Distillery is a small batch gin distillery located just off of the estuary in Landermere, Thorpe-le-Soken.  Inspired by the sea – Made by the sea the signature gin – Tide’s Fortune – was inspired by Sea Buckthorn which grows wild on the sandy beaches nearby.  Tours & gin making classes are on offer.  

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