Restaurant review: Nuvo, Leigh-on-Sea

By the husband (Gary Pearson)

NUVO, now I’m not sure what that means, but one thing’s for sure this place is fancy, really fancy.

It’s one of a new breed of kids on the Broadway block, and it’s sure making a statement.

Nuvo Leigh-on-Sea


The menu has a real air of class about it, but is it any good?

First up for me was “crispy duck”. It came with watermelon salad and some spiced, honey drizzled cashew nuts.

I’ve highlighted crispy duck, because it actually wasn’t that crispy at all. However, it was a very tasty start and the sweet, fresh combination worked surprisingly well. Although I’d like the duck crispy next time please!

My wife Katy went for English scallops, priced by the way, at a princely £11.95… It came with cauliflower puree, quince jam, crispy chorizo and a helping of cherry confit. All very upmarket. Continue reading

Today I’m loving…this tide clock!

I grew up on an island. As a grown-up I moved to the countryside for eight years, but couldn’t resist the pull of the sea and moved back to the coast last summer, my city-born husband in tow.

So I genuinely do not understand how I had no idea that tide clocks existed.

But now I do, I so want one!

Tide clock in shutter blue, £50

Tide clock in shutter blue, £50

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Today I’m loving…this Duck Doorstop

My little sister (along with her lovely fella) has just bought her first place (oddly enough it’s in the very same Leigh-on-Sea street as me and the hubby. I KNOW. It’s like Neighbours. Or something.)

Anyway, this is the one item that has got her positively quacking with joy.

Laura Ashley door stop

Duck Doorstop, was £22 now £16.50

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