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Diners' Choice: Healthy restaurants in Essex

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall healthy cuisine in Essex? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green restaurant
4.7
4.7 (551)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Saffron Walden
About the restaurant
RESTAURANT NOTE: Our outside tables are not bookable, they are available on a first come first served basis. Should you wish to reserve a table in our marquee, you must contact us directly please by phone 01799 619260 or email info@thecricketersarmspub.co.uk

Whether you’re after a comforting home - cooked meal after a long day at work or fabulous fine dining for a special celebration, we’ve got something for every occasion. Choose from our locally sourced, innovative menu and excellent wine list in our oak beamed bar or stylish restaurant.
Top review
NeilG
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Interesting menu offering a varied selection - Vegetarian/ Vegan choice was excellant.
A photo of The Anchor Danbury restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1366)
£25 and under
British
Chelmsford
About the restaurant
*MOTHERS DAY 2024* Please call to book on 01245 222457.
The Anchor in Danbury is the epitome of an English Country Inn, boasting beautiful traditional beams, quaint shining brass and a warm welcoming atmosphere which has made this pub a firm favourite for many years.
We have a lovely large garden with a fun children's play area, great for keeping the kids entertained while you catch up with friends and family over a relaxing drink or with some great food.
- Four legged friends are welcome at the pub, please ask our friendly staff for confirmation on which areas can accommodate you as we do require that dogs are kept out of the main dinning areas.
- Please note reservations with a dog are necessary, and can only be taken over the phone on 01245 222457 stating you have a dog.
- If you have a pushchair/buggy we ask that you call to make reservation, due to limited space.
- We only take reservations for our INDOOR tables.
Top review
SheilaA
Dined 6 days ago
Good food in nice surroundings. The round table in the bar area was excellent for 4 people and wasn't too noisy. Service was good. Would certainly recommend for great food in good surroundings.
A photo of Carluccio's - Fenwick Colchester restaurant
4.6
4.6 (363)
£26 to £40
Italian
Colchester
About the restaurant
Here at Carluccio's, we’ve always been true to our Italian heritage and what food really means to us. The best ingredients, from the best regions, cooked with love.
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Duckling
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Much better experience this time, the food was lovely and restaurant so much quieter. We went at a later time so will be doing that again next time. Good to have the 50% off code as it would be expensive otherwise. Aga was a lovely waitress
A photo of The Ship Stock restaurant
4.6
4.6 (200)
£25 and under
Pub
Chelmsford
About the restaurant
A charming village pub nestled in the heart of West Hanningfield on the unspoiled greenbelt of the Essex city, Chelmsford. This soul-soothing, local pub offers a fresh, seasonal menu coupled with local craft beverages, all of which can be enjoyed in our vintage, east-coast setting. Our alfresco lawn is the perfect oasis for any passing visitor or returning local. Take in the panoramic views of the rolling hills or stay warm by our log burner snuggled inside. Both are perfect watching the world pass by with a drink in hand.
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susanm
Dined 4 days ago
Sunday lunch. Food was served hot (very important to us). Plenty of food. Tasted delicious. My only criticism was the potato's could have been a bit crispier. Will definitely return.
A photo of Banquet Chinese restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1521)
£26 to £40
Chinese (Canton)
Colchester
About the restaurant
JANUARY OFFER! Tues, Weds and Thursday's 20% off total bill for lunch and dinner service!!!

Banquet Chinese is a restaurant and venue unlike any other found in Colchester or North Essex today. This is Chinese food the way it is meant to be experienced! Our mouth-watering dishes are cooked to perfection by award-winning chefs using only the freshest and finest ingredients.

The interior has been carefully chosen and imported from China to create a genuine and sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy your lunch or evening meal, perhaps together with a bottle of wine from the well rounded wine list supplied by Liberty Wines.

Please take some time to familiarise yourself with Banquet Chinese here on our website. Have a look at our menus and wine lists. Read about Dim Sum, the delicious little dishes perfect as starters or as a light and sophisticated lunch time meal. Polite notice: Parties of 10 or more guests will be required to choose from one of our dedicated set menus.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Very welcoming, lovely staff and good service. Yummy foods
A photo of Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Colchester restaurant
4.5
4.5 (629)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Colchester
About the restaurant
Whether it’s a bite to eat after a morning at Colchester Castle or private dining for 28 people (can we come?), we’ve got a spot for you. Find us where West Stockwell Street meets the High Street, or just follow the sound of people having a good time.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
everything was perfect will definitely return again
A photo of Caesar@Dolphin restaurant
4.5
4.5 (204)
£26 to £40
European
Braintree
About the restaurant
A traditional restaurant complete with low ceilings, beams, real fires and a cosy bar still frequented by the locals, it’s the pride of place pizza oven that makes Caesar @ Dolphin stand out from many village inns. That and the seasonal menu of big-flavoured dishes underpinned by strong technical skill
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Excellent service and food .Music too loud on arrival but was turned down without us having to ask .
A photo of The Green Man at Lindsell restaurant
4.5
4.5 (96)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Great Dunmow
About the restaurant
Welcome back to the Green Man at Lindsell. Now currently under new management and direction!

In our cosy bar we have retained the buildings original features and given it a fresh contemporary edge where we welcome both drinkers and diners alike and our tables are available on a ‘first come’ basis offering an extensive range of dishes from salads, sharing planks to wholesome pub classics.

Our 70 seat a la carte restaurant to the rear of the property is also not to be missed, with crisp white linen, delicious food and an extensive wine list making it the ideal place for lunch, dinner or any other special occasions. Bookings are welcome and recommended. Please visit our website for restaurant opening hours.

We also have a large terrace area and extensive garden to dine alfresco or enjoy a champagne cocktail. We welcome families and have plenty of area for children to play. So come on in and take a look around and we hope to see you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
First time here. Lovely food, lovely setting. Friendly chatty staff. We will be going back for sure.
A photo of Sevine Brasserie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (59)
£25 and under
Mediterranean
Harlow
About the restaurant
Treat yourself to a culinary adventure at our delightful restaurant, where we offer a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine. We are pleased to accommodate group bookings and look forward to welcoming you.

Our restaurant is conveniently located in Harlow within the Water Gardens. Whether you’re joining us for brunch, lunch or dinner, book a table now and experience a wonderful dining experience with us.
Top review
AlanH
Dined 7 days ago
we were greeted and made to feel welcome.....Staff advised were going to be very busy ....we ordered food arrived quickly....big portions. very tasty...great service. we will return very soon. Thank you staff. ( left a good tip)
A photo of Dusty Miller restaurant
4.1
4.1 (102)
£25 and under
British
Harlow
About the restaurant
Lukasz Szumski’s culinary career began early at the age of 18, as a chef in the Chicago Rib Shack, Obica Mozzarella Bar and other great brands, Lukasz sought opportunities to develop his creativity

Lukasz Szumski has developed his culinary techniques with a passion for locally sourced products. In 2022, Lukasz established The Dusty Miller restaurant, where he elevated the restaurant to its current state and continued to update the menu every week. Everyone has something to treat themselves.

The Dusty Miller Gastropub menu has a lot of options for everyone for gluten-free, vegan or meaty options.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We had a fabulous time at the dusty miller, our waitress was so good, remembering everyone’s orders without writing down! (Party of 9 people). The food was amazing, we all ate different food and we all loved it! We will definitely return.
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