Enjoy the finest Essex restaurants. Essex is located just northeast of London and it’s both a popular destination for visitors as well as a busy commuter county for the capital. Bordering Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Kent, Hertfordshire and London itself, the county has a tremendous food heritage and agricultural tradition. These are both evident in the fantastic food that is widely available at restaurants across Essex. You'll find plenty of excellent restaurants in Essex on the high streets of big towns such as Clacton-on-Sea, Epping, Harlow, Saffron Walden, Chelmsford and Colchester, but also out in the beautiful small villages that dot across the county.