Food and Drink

Why Does Rochford Have As Many Places With Zero Hygiene Ratings As Southend, Basildon And Castle Point Put Together?


Back last February we wrote about the food hygiene ratings for restaurants, cafes etc in our district. At that time there was only one premises in our district with a food hygiene rating of zero out of five. But if you look now at the Food Standards Agency website you will see there are now eleven premises in Rochford district…
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An Attractive Italian…


From the Rayleigh food blog Big Spud an attractive Italian dish rich sausage pappardelle: The sausages make or break this one – buy the best you can get hold of. I had some lovely herby Toulouse (not very Italian I grant you) but anything spiked with lots of flavours would be perfect here. I like those ‘Italian style’ sausages you…
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Michael Hoy Tries To Prevent Rayleigh Being Saturated With Drinking Places


Well done to Cllr Michael Hoy for trying to improve the District Council’ licensing policy: That was the only change to the policy and I’m pleased to say that a cumulative impact policy (saturation) is being included in the document. This means that any new applicant within the area (Rayleigh) will have to demonstrate that the new license will not…
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New Planning Application In Rayleigh High Street

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There’s a new planning application that’s recently come in. It’s for 57 to 61 High Street Rayleigh, which we think includes Santander Bank, New Look and Elliott and Smith, the new estate agents. You can find the application on the council website here. The application is described as: Shopfront Alterations , Erection of First Floor Corridor and Change of Use…
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Nil Points

  The Food Standards Agency is currently showing three restaurants in Rochford District with a zero rating for food hygiene! This rating of 0 out of 5 means ” Urgent Improvement Necessary” You can find them (and ratings for over 400 other businesses)here.