What are the best family restaurants Essex has to offer?

Exquisite rounds up the top Family restaurants Essex has to offer…

Essex residents are blessed with a wealth of fine food establishments to choose from. However, finding an exceptional quality restaurant which caters for children can be tricky. We’ve taken the time to round up some of the best family restaurants Essex has to offer, all of which are more than happy to accommodate youngsters. We love the venues below and thoroughly recommend you try their exquisite cuisine – with the kids!

The Bellhouse

This quaint restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea is a perfect destination for you and your family. Serving traditional British food you can enjoy some quintessential English classics such as Beer Battered Cod and Lamp Rump. For little ones, The Bellhouse provides a 'mini fish and chips', so they eat just like the grown ups!

Sample Menu:

Mini Prawn Cocktail
Served with Marie Rose dressing - £3.95

Fish & Chips
Served with peas - £6.95

Triple Chocolate Brownie
Served with ice-cream - £3.95

Where: 321 Rayleigh Road, Eastwood,
Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 5PX
Tel: 01702 524271


The Anchor

Situated in the heart of Essex, The Anchor is proud to work with seasonal ingredients. You can enjoy a variety of menus including a vegan choice. This children's menu has staple kids classics such as Sausage & Chips and Jelly & Cream for pudding. Yummy!

Sample Menu:

Carrot and Pepper Sticks [GF] [V]
With red pepper hummus - £2.50

Tortiglioni Bolognese [GFA]
Rich tomato sauce - £5.00

Apple Crumble [GF] [V]
Vanilla ice cream or custard - £2.50

Where: Ferry Rd, Hullbridge, Hockley,
Essex, SS5 6ND,
Tel: 01702 230777


Galvin Green Man

The Galvin Brothers's Green Man has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand for the 2018 guide. Experience truly excellent food in one of Essex's oldest pubs (built 1341) in an outstanding setting. From as little as £9 your children can enjoy a three-course dinner; incredible food at an incredible value!

Sample Menu - £9.00:

Garlic Bread
Contains nuts

Little Green Man Cheeseburger and Chips
Cooked well done

Varlhona Chocolate Mousse
With Orange Sorbet

Where: Main Road, Howe Street,
Great Waltham, CM3 1BG
Tel: 01245 408820


Le Talbooth

This restaurant is perfect for a family stay-cation. Stay overnight in this stunning hotel and dine the next day. The children's menu features some more exciting/inventive dishes than traditional children's menus, so if you have fussy eaters it may be worth checking their full menu before arrival.

Sample Menu:

Melon and Parma Ham
With Mustard vinaigrette - £5.25

Procters Pork Sausages
Mash potato, caramelised onion and gravy - £9.95

Strawberry and Raspberry Eton Mess

Where: Le Talbooth, Gun Hill, Dedham,
Colchester, CO7 6HP
Tel: 01206 323150


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