Source: The Bull & Willow Room
For £19.50 a head, you and a friend can visit the award-winning Bull & Willow Room in Great Totham for three courses of "accomplished" and "smart" cooking (The AA Restaurant Guide 2015).
2-2:30pm Mon-Sat; 6-8:45pm Mon-Thu; 6-9:45pm Fri-Sat, 2 Jan-8 May, 2015
Source: Sandbank Restaurant
95% of Travelzoo members who visited Sandbank Restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea and reviewed it said they loved it and would return. This Michelin Guide-listed eatery is now offering a 5-course tasting-menu dinner for two for £39.
6-11pm Tue-Fri 9 Jan-30 Apr, 2015
Source: The Bluebell Restaurant
The Bluebell Restaurant in Chigwell is "as pretty as a picture", according to The Good Food Guide 2014. For £22.50 a head, you can get a tasting-menu dinner with coffee and petit fours -- saving 50% on the regular price.
6:45-9:30pm Tue-Fri; 12-2pm Sat until 30 Nov; 2 Jan-30 Apr
Source: West Street Vineyard
West Street Vineyard is "an impressive little pocket of Napa Valley in the heart of Essex", according to the Daily Mail. You can now enjoy dinner and a tasting session here, including samples of six wines each, all for £24.50 a head.
6pm Thu-Sat until 31 Mar, 2015