Xich Lo Cafe

Xich Lo (pronounced “sit law”) is a family run Vietnamese cafe in Hornchurch that offers fresh, daily made Vietnamese baguettes and coffee. Enjoy lovingly made, delicious and healthy Vietnamese food.

Xich Lo means “Rickshaw” in Vietnamese – and is one of the traditional forms of travelling in Vietnam. You have to try the fresh coffee along with perhaps an omelette baguette!

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Xich Lo Restaurant, 24 Station Lane, Hornchurch Essex RM12 6NJ
Call 01708 925857

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Istanbul Grill Elm Park

Istanbul Grill in Elm Park is another great local restaurant. Authentic cuisine offering lunch and dinner menus with traditional and unique dishes prepared fresh daily by their team of chefs.

Offering complimentary salads and bread with all their dishes (love the bread) – our current fave is the Adana Kebab although the Lamb Chops which are charcoal grilled are a close second!

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Istanbul Grill, 6 Broadway Parade, Elm Park Avenue, Elm Park Essex RM12 4RS
Call 01708 471993

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The Bank Restaurant Elm Park

The Bank restaurant in Elm Park is available throughout the day with breakfast, lunch and evening meals located in the heart of Elm Park on St Nicholas Avenue. Offering seasonal British dishes with a bar lounge area for drinks.

Also with the Hatton Vault which is available for private dining. Another addition to the local dining scene and yet another reason to stay local.

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The Bank Restaurant, 9 Elm Parade Shops, St Nicholas Avenue, Elm Park Essex RM12 4RL
Call 01708 470343

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The Bull Brentwood

The Bull in Brentwood is a gastro style pub serving delicious homemade food – with seasonally changing menus along with weekly specials you can expect hearty fare. Using locally sourced fruit, vegetables and other produce from Calcott Farm just up the road.

Very popular with an a-la-carte menu for the restaurant and also a bar menu if your only feeling peckish. Little ones are not forgotten and they even have a mini-roast for them on Sundays.

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The Bull, 13 Brook Street, Brentwood Essex CM14 5LZ
Call 01277 210445

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Shish Meze Restaurant

Shish Meze Restaurant is well established in Hornchurch – widely known for it’s quality authentic Turkish cuisine. All freshly prepared to high standards with abundance of style.

So popular they have expanded the restaurant in order that they can provide you with a dining experience you will remember. Our personal favorite – chicken shish – lovely fresh salad and superb grilled chicken – yum!

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Shish Meze Restaurant, 2 Berther Road, Hornchurch RM11 3HS
Call 01708 475858

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Sushi City Hornchurch

Sushi City Hornchuch on the High Street in Hornchurch is the place to go if you enjoy sushi and/or iron griddled teppanyaki style tasty dishes. Favourites like salmon nigiri, salmon maki, salmon masago to name just a few!

We particularly enjoy the steamed vegetable gyoza with tender pork belly served in a Hirata bun – very tasty, authentic Japanese sushi right here in Hornchurch – enjoy!

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Sushi City, 44 High Street, Hornchurch Essex RM12 4UN 
Call 01708 451 660

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Pasha Restaurant

Pasha restaurant in Billericay, located directly on the High Street is offering authentic Turkish dishes using authentic ingredients wherever possible. Good to note they also try to source local for ingredients – which is something we should all do!

For a fine dining experience that offers extensive menus alongside a carefully selected wine list you should be able to enjoy a true Turkish taste experience. They also have a cocktail bar for those pre-dinner drinks.

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Pasha Restaurant, 138 High Street, Billericay CM12 9DF
Call 01277 650030

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Room Lockdown – Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms are a unique experience. The increasingly popular Live Escape Game has arrived in Hornchurch, Essex!

Do you and your team have what it takes to escape our themed rooms. You have just 60 minutes to find hidden clues and solve puzzles in order to escape. Testing your problem solving and mind skills, teamwork is needed for you to survive!

Great Alternative to a night out, something different and exciting, not to mention it’s fun for everyone, families, friends and work colleagues.

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Room Lockdown Escape Rooms, Crown House 40 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1EW
Tel 01708 471710

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A local Zombie movie!

The Mercury Mall in Romford designed a community film project to make a film called ‘Death Walks’ – it’s a Zombie horror film which has been filmed in the shopping centre. The film is a zero budget movie and used over 700 local people who gave up time to be part of the project.

It is also part of the British Horror Film Festival which is showing films in Leicester Square. Make sure you watch the clip and then catch the full film – be prepared to be turned .. .. ..

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Death Walks, 95 mins
Director: Spencer Hawken
Writer: Spencer Hawken
Producers: Spencer Hawken & Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty
Cast:  Lucinda Rhodes, Francesca Ciardi, Jessie Williams & Jon Guerriero

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The Fat Turk Restaurant – Brentwood

Newly opened The Fat Turk restaurant in Brentwood is a stylish and vibrant restaurant in unparalleled surroundings. Providing world class Authentic Turkish cuisine that is freshly prepared to exacting standards served with an abundance of style.

The lavish interiors will make you feel like you have arrived in a top Dubai location with the same service levels. Another good reason to take a trip across to Brentwood soon!

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The Fat Turk Restaurant, Warley Road, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3AE
 Tel 01277 546474

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