Best local Indian Restaurant in Essex 2014
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Essex Caraway Indian Brasserie, in Gants Hill, has won the prestigious Best Local Indian Restaurant Award in the Restaurant Guides
The Hart Brothers
The Hart Brothers, who have made Quo Vadis and Fino into such success stories
Oh happy day. A new Mexican in London thatâs: a) fantastic; and b) fantastic value.
Set in a Flat Iron-esque building near the Brick Lane end of BG Road, Green & Red has used the odd-shaped space well, resulting in a relaxed, funky feel. Tables are well spaced, music â the expected modern Latin soundtrack but with classic soul and reggae to break it up â is at an agreeable volume, and the staff are knowledgeable and passionate.
There are more stylish places in London. But you can only get so far on style anyway. At some point you have to back it up with drinks and food, and thatâs where Green & Red delivers; the place won this yearâs Evening Standard Award for Best Bar, a prize they donât give to just anyone.
Cocktails are expertly constructed, with Pomegranate Margeritas and the Old Fashioned â the usual bourbon replaced by aged Tequila â scoring very highly. Food is robust, well-cooked and very good value indeed: mains come with refried beans, homemade tortillas, vegetables, etc and weigh in around the Â£13 mark. Pork Belly with ribs â generous, tender, very good indeed â and Lamb Shank - equally tender and well flavoured â are certainly recommended. And when a large group of Mexicans wander in and order the same dishes, you know that you must be on to something. Long may Green&Red reign.