Head Chef Jahdre Hayward and his wife Amanda, owners of Haywards Restaurant, Epping.

About

Welcome to Haywards Restaurant

Recent changes

Haywards will be concentrating on providing high quality, bespoke events from 21st August 2023 onwards. The restaurant is closed as a traditional offering but we will be honouring and accepting private dining reservations and exclusive hire events as well as holding a number of exciting dinners and workshops. Vouchers can be redeemed against these events.

In addition to honouring the larger parties already reserved with us, will be offering the following:

·    A bespoke catering and event service for any occasion at Haywards or at your chosen location

·    Private dining at Haywards for 10-14 guests in the Stable

·    Exclusive hire of Haywards for any occasion – weddings, anniversaries, christenings, conferences, corporate events

·    Informal or formal dining options are available

·    A number of special events held at Haywards – wine tasting, cooking workshops, champagne dinners etc

·    Pre prepared, ready to cook dishes for Christmas Day

Please see our events page for further information. 

Please email info@haywardsrestaurant.co.uk for further information on any of the events or services we can offer or should you wish to make a reservation.

About

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.

Head Chef Jahdre Hayward was born in Bermuda and aged 15 moved to the United States to live with his aunt and uncle. Whilst in America, Jahdre studied culinary arts in Tampa, Florida and after completing his studies gained a job as a commis chef at The Savoy Hotel in London, under Anton Edelmann. At The Savoy, Jahdre soon moved up the rankings, becoming a chef de partie. Jahdre’s London based CV also includes Hanbury Manor, Rules restaurant, Oxo Tower, Novelli in the City and The Ritz.

After meeting future wife and Haywards head of house Amanda, the pair travelled to Australia in 2003. Jahdre worked briefly at Guillaume at Bennelong and the Sydney Opera House before the pair returned to London for three years. In 2007 both Jahdre and Amanda migrated to Melbourne, Australia where they gained a wealth of culinary experience.

In Australia, Jahdre worked as a sous chef at The National Gallery before moving to the Melbourne Wine Room, where he became the head chef, and later the Millswyn restaurant.  Amanda worked in a number of positions at several Melbourne restaurants including Grossi Florentino, Maze by Gordon Ramsey and Circa, The Prince, where she became assistant manager.

Haywards 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. 

 

 

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, and for all reservations within the private dining room. 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 £30.00 per person.

Accessability

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

 

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Ramp to main entrance

Catering

  • Licensed

Establishment Features

  • Booking required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

 

Public Transport Directions

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.

Haywards

Type:Fine Dining

111 Bell Common, Epping, Essex, CM16 4DZ

Tel: 01992 577350

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