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Orient Express

Indisputably, Orient Express is Essex’s most iconic dining room.

For the past 140 years Orient Express has been sublimating the Art of Travel with luxury trains, unique experiences and collections of rare objects. This room is designed to look like the Orient Express with its luxury carriage-style booths and is one of the finest restaurants in Essex

Everything about it screams flamboyance, with black-and-gold furnishings inspired by the Orient Express and a similarly lavish menu of Mediterranean and European cuisine. Everyone has carriage-style booths that are well spaced apart so although a large restaurant it feels intimate with “Press for Cocktail” buttons in your comfort

Unsurprisingly for a place with that honour, the space itself is jaw-dropping, next-level glitzy. Elegantly uniformed staff float around the space responding to Champagne summons; gold and brass fittings glimmer in every corner; and wherever there isn’t gold, there’s marble. With its cobalt blue, high-backed booth seating, curved tables jutting out from the walls and occasional, curtained windows, it seems almost like a stationary Orient Express