Alec's is an impressive venue. Decor is clean, stylish and comfortable.
There seems to be plenty of staff (maybe too many?) that are attentive and friendly. This doesn't seem like a Brentwood restaurant, more West End, but it's nice to have somewhere special to go to in Essex for special occasions.
However, with style, comes a price, .... The food is beautifully presented and delicious ( shame the portions aren't slightly bigger).
I will of course go back, just hope they read the constructive comments and think about portions matching the size of the price.