Thursday — Saturday
6pm - 11.30pm
Saturday Lunch 12-4pm
1pm - 8pm
- Private Dining
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
About Food by John Lawson
Our dishes are inspired by the seasons using only the best produce, grown as close to the restaurant door as possible. We are a no menu restaurant, the set four courses we serve can change daily depending on the delivery from our local farmers and fishermen. All food is cooked with health in mind, John only uses ingredients and techniques that are good for your health.
We offer a specially selected menu of organic wines and beverages with the option of having them matched to complement the food
All dietary requirements will be catered for just inform us upon booking.
Please note our kitchen uses nuts and nut milks so there may be traces of nuts.
Due to our small restaurant we do not have facilities for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
A great idea for lunch over Easter and great service and atmosphere. The cooking lacked a little sparkle with the chips quite disappointing being quite flabby. Certainly not crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle as would have been expected.
Loved everything about it!
Good food and nice relaxed, friendly service. Free flowing cava on a Sunday is a welcome treat.
My husband and I with my sister and brother in law from Switzerland enjoyed the best fish and chips on Saturday afternoon ever. Wonderful home made sauces, pickles, bread and cashew butter. A great experience. Merci a tous.
We all had a great evening and felt it was a good dinning experience. Not your everyday restaurant but for a treat or special occasion its perfect. Very attentive and relaxed atmosphere.
Was really amazing! Have wanted to come for ages and it was nice to bring my daughter who ate every bit of her fish! It’s not a criticism, but my mum and sister would of liked their fish grilled, it was a little confusing as we were told when we sat down there was the option but our waitress didn’t come back to ask if anyone wanted it grilled! But they were still super happy! Maybe a little dessert might be nice! Just because I have a sweet tooth! Thank you and we will definitely be back! The Clarks and Mackness’
Great flavours , service is 10/10 .. will definitely recommend you guys to lots of friends & can’t wait to come back .. Shelley Meades
This was my second visit to the restaurant and my experience was as great as the first. I will definitely return and recommend to family and friends. Great food and friendly staff.
Delicious food, perfect portion size and spot-on service. Thank you!
Great food , great service and lovely attentive staff. Definitely recommend. 👍🏻👍🏻
I was unaware that the restaurant existed until a friend recommended it to us and we were blown away by the quality of both the food and service. We will definitely be returning and recommending to all of our friends.
Lovely vibe, great food and service. Looking forward to coming back
This was my second time here, we had to bring my sister and brother in-law to show them how amazing this little hidden jem is! I've been telling everyone about it and how it's now my favourite place to eat. Always worth the 30 minute drive from chelmsford
This was a birthday treat. My daughter had brought her Fiancé a few weeks ago and highly recommended it. It’s an absolute gem and we could not fault any of the food service or atmosphere. We will definitely be coming back as often as we can. Thank you
We loved the Sunday roast at John Lawson, it was delicious! And we will be back soon. Service was fantastic and was lovely to be served by John too. Fab ambience, a special gem in the heart of leigh. Only thing I would say is that it would be nice to have a few cocktails to choose from .
Excellent food, friendly & knowledgeable service & a wonderful atmosphere- what’s not to love!!
It would be really helpful to be able to add gratuity to the card payment. We really wanted to leave a tip, but had to ask our taxi to go to a cash point and return to the restaurant.
Everything was wonderful, the way the food is cooked, and the variety is so outstanding. If you have a bucket list make sure this place is on it.
What an experience. Everything gets 5*. The attention to details is really something. Love the concept, definitely gonna be back in the future
We had a lovely and very special Mother’s Day celebration at John Lawson. The food was delicious, great service and a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟
The cabbage starter was exceptional.
Absolutely love the quality of food. The flavours are exquisite.
Food was amazing and with the free-flowing Cava we thought it was reasonably priced based on the quality of the food. The staff were very attentive and also catered off menu for my non-lamb eating guest. We also loved the crockery! We did however sit by the door which gave a nasty chill to us when new customers entered.
for something a little different to the norm - give it a try. food looked and tasted fantastic, will def be going back
Fantastic food, amazing service. Slightly short measures on the wine pairing. The best food we’ve had in the Southend area.