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    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  



    Opening Hours

    Monday – Closed

    Tuesday – Closed

    Wednesday Evening: First reservation 6pm, last reservation 9.30pm, restaurant closes 11.30pm. 

    Thursday Lunchtime: First reservation 12pm, last reservation 2.30pm, restaurant closes 5pm. 

    Thursday Evening: First reservation 6pm, last reservation 9.30pm, restaurant closes 11.30pm. 

    Friday Lunchtime: First reservation 12pm, last reservation 2.30pm, restaurant closes 5pm. 

    Friday Evening: First reservation 6pm, last reservation 10pm, restaurant closes at midnight. 

    Saturday Lunchtime: First reservation 12pm, last reservation 2.30pm, restaurant closes 5pm. 

    Saturday Evening: First reservation 6pm, last reservation 10pm, restaurant closes at 12.30am.

    Sunday Lunchtime: First reservation 12.30pm, last reservation 3pm, restaurant closes at 6pm.

    Please call at any time to make a reservation or alternatively please use our online reservation system accessed via our homepage. You can return to our homepage by clicking on the Haywards logo above.


    Contact Details

    Telephone: 01992 577350

    Email: info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk

    Address: 111 Bell Common, Epping, Essex CM16 4DZ

    Haywards car park is located adjacent to the restaurant, immediately in front of the main entrance. 


    Directions & Parking


    By car, we are located just off of the B1393 Epping High Road. Turn onto Theydon Road

    signposted Ivy Chimneys & Theydon Bois and turn left at the first bend – we are adjacent to

    The Forest Gate Inn and are just 10 minutes from the M11 junction 7.

    The car park is adjacent to the restaurant, located immediately in front of the main entrance.

    The nearest train station is Epping, which is zone 6 on the London Underground Central Line

    and only 40 minutes from central London. A taxi rank and bus stop are located at the station

    and buses stop just a short walk away from the restaurant.

    The nearest airport is London Stansted which is 30 minutes away via the M11 motorway.


    Cancellation Policy

    Please be considerate of this independent small business and provide as much notice as possible should you need to cancel your reservation. Please note, credit or debit card details are required to secure all reservations on Friday and Saturday evenings, for all reservations of 8 or more guests and parties dining within the private dining room. These details are also required for special days throughout the year including, but not limited to, Mother’s Day, Easter Sunday and Father’s Day.  A table cannot be held without them. Charges will be made to the card in the event of no-shows and cancellations within 24 hours of the seating time if a table cannot be filled. The charge will be £35.00 per person.


    Booking Policy

    We welcome diners aged 10 years and over for both lunch and dinner services.

    Our dress code is smart casual – no trainers, flip flops, t-shirts or sportswear please. In warm weather, tailored shorts and collared t-shirts are acceptable.

    Vegan dishes can be pre-ordered with 72 hours notice – please contact us directly by email or call 01992 577350.

    Please refrain from using mobile phones and vape products inside the restaurant.

    The main restaurant seats up to 48 guests.

    The largest table in the main restaurant can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.

    Tables of 9 or more are required to dine in The Stable, our private dining room, which can seat a maximum of 14 guests. Please contact us to make a reservation in The Stable.

    We request that parties of 6 or more guests kindly arrive 15 minutes prior to their reservation time.

    We are fully wheelchair accessible with ramps from the the car park into the restaurant and a large disabled toilet on the ground floor.

    Haywards is fully air conditioned offering a comfortable dining experience during the warmer months.

    Please note that there will be a £4 charge per guest for all parties bringing their own celebration cake to the restaurant to be served in place of dessert. With approximately two weeks’ notice, Haywards can make a celebration cake for you. Please email info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk for further information.

    Gift vouchers are available for any monetary amount and can also include a short personal message. All gift vouchers will be posted out or can be collected from the restaurant with prior notice. Please submit your voucher request by clicking here or using the link above.

    When dining in the main restaurant, we kindly request that guests refrain from bringing balloons and table decorations. Decorations for use in the private dining room and for exclusive hire of the whole restaurant will be permitted at the discretion of the Restaurant Manger. Please discuss your preferences with a member of staff in advance of your event.


    General Data Protection Policy

    From 25th May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force. Your safety and data security is important to us. We only hold information that is relevant to the business and we will never publicise your details or share them with anyone.  You have the right at any time to ask for a copy of our privacy policy or for information about you that we hold and you can do so by emailing us: info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk

    In addition to this right of access, when the GDPR comes into force, you will also have the rights to erasure, restriction of processing, objection and data portability. For more information about the law change, see here. We’d love to stay in touch with you but your privacy comes first and it is important that you stay in control of what you receive from us. If you wish to stop receiving communication from us please email us: info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk


    Join Our Team

    We are currently looking for a commis chef and also an Assistant Manager with experience of working in 2/3 rosette establishments. Please send your CV to info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk


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