A prosperous market town in the heart of Essex, there are over 100 restaurants in Braintree, so there's plenty to choose from whatever your taste should run to. Be it a quick bite on a budget, traditional English food or something more exotic from further afield, there's a place to suit every palate and every wallet. As a good sized town, it has all the usual high street chains, but there are a number of independent restaurants in Braintree that offer the discerning diner a wider, better, more interesting choice of food.
There are a number of restaurants in Braintree serving British food. The town is well served for pubs serving quality traditional fare like chicken and ham pie or Sunday roasts. There are also restaurants serving British food fish with a modern twist, with more of an emphasis on fine dining. Try the Chophouse for their take on modern British cuisine, with such dishes as seared scallops with chorizo peperonata, or herb crusted cod with a cider, mussel and treacle smoked bacon chowder. Delicious!
Informal and inexpensive dining is also well catered for in the town. There are a wide variety of Braintree restaurants where you can eat out for under £10, with several fish and chip restaurants and a number of good quality cafes. In many ways these places are the ones to go to if you want to get a real sense of local flavour. These places are thriving and full of life, and offer a wide choice too. The days of the greasy spoon are long gone, with most places having an emphasis on freshness and quality, and with vegetarian choices widely available.
For those with more exotic tastes there are any number of restaurants in Braintree which cater to people who prefer their cuisine from further afield. From Italian to Chinese, American to Indian, there's a wide variety available. The town is particularly notable for the quality of its Indian restaurants: try Merchant Spice in the town centre for innovative dishes such as Duck Tikka, or fragrant Jaipuri Salmon, or Taj Mahal, also in the town centre for classic curries like Achari Lamb or Chicken Tikka Massala. Fabulous food at reasonable prices.