Welcome to Haywards Restaurant

    Haywards concentrates on using high quality seasonal and local produce wherever possible, in order to bring together the freshest of ingredients to create elegant, attractive dishes which are full of flavour. With Head Chef, Jahdre’s, extensive CV and culinary knowledge the restaurant focuses on modern European cooking techniques. The Haywards garden is fully established and provides a large variety of fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers that are used in the restaurant. Resident bee colonies contribute to the well being of the garden and also provide Haywards with a fabulous source of local honey. 

    Haywards is a beautiful air conditioned restaurant, originally a coach house and skittle alley, which has been sympathetically restored and still retains many original features. It is situated on the edge of Epping Forest, half a mile from the town of Epping, and is in the grounds of  The Forest Gate Inn, a 17th century free house owned and run by the Stokes family for over 50 years. The Gate House bed and breakfast is also adjacent to Haywards with four individually designed en-suite guest rooms. Dinner, bed and breakfast packages are available. Please click here for package information and prices or email info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk.


    Haywards COVID-19 Update

    It is with regret that Haywards Restaurant is now temporarily closed until further notice.

    We would like to thank everyone who has supported the restaurant for the last 7 years – customers, staff and suppliers.

    We send our best wishes to everyone through this difficult period but look forward to welcoming you all back when everything returns to normal.

    Should you wish to get in touch or make a reservation for later in the year we will still be checking emails each week: info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk

    Amanda, Jahdre and Team  




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