It’s difficult to get a decent meal when you’re on the road. There are some good service stations in the UK but most offer pretty standard fast food fare.
That’s why we are regulars at Mizu Noodle Bar in Brentwood. Just off the M25 at the junction with the A12, it makes the perfect rest stop for lunch or supper.
We travel that way frequently (making full use of their loyalty card!) and they’ve never let us down.
Seating is the usual long benches you get in most noodle bars and the menu is described as “pan-Asian” so there should be something there for most tastes.
The ramen soups are very popular, and extremely filling and their Mizu combo rice has pretty much everything in it.
There’s a separate kids menu, a gluten-free menu and an allergen guide, so special dietary requirements are well catered for.
Green tea and spicy prawn crackers are our traditional starter, waking up jaded taste buds.
After that Pork Belly usually goes for a curry mee or another of their amazing noodle soups while I indulge in a vegetarian or chicken bento box – salty misu soup, crispy spring rolls, zinging pickles, steamed rice and a tasty stack of veggies and/or meat in teriyaki sauce.
The service is efficient and friendly, everything arrives quickly and is piping hot.
We never have room for dessert, and time is not on our side anyway, but it makes the perfect road trip stopover.
They also run a restaurant in Ipswich town centre if you want a more leisurely meal, but for us it’s the quick-and-tasty option at Brentwood that keeps us coming back again and again.
See you soon Mizu!
Mon to Thu: 12.00 – 14.30 and 17.30 – 22.30
Fri and Sat: 12.00 – 22.45
Sun: 12.00 – 22.00