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.
As always a fantastic evening at John's. The Best of British menu was really tasty, we loved the deconstructed shepherd's pie. It's always a relaxed evening where we can have a date night and catch up, knowing that we're going to have amazing food and excellent service.
Great atmosphere, great food, great service. So nice to go to a restaurant that actually knows all the elements of running a restaurant. Had a lovely time.
Marvellous restaurant in beautiful setting.
Excellent dining experience! Can’t wait to return
Amazing! This is the second time we’ve eaten at John Lawson’s restaurant. To anyone thinking about going, it’s a must. It will quite simply be some of the best food you will taste in your life. To have something as good as this on our doorstep is an additional bonus.
Thank you for a fabulous meal to celebrate a birthday, we loved the pork and the house wine is delicious and so reasonably priced. It’s our favourite spot in Essex.
A fantastic evening! well looked after my the very friendly and accommodating staff. Food was really tasty, with nice delicate flavours. All very well thought out. Loved the crockery, it added a nice personal touch. Love the fact everything is sourced responsibly and locally! would definitely recommend it!
Our 6th visit to your restaurant since you’ve been open and as with every visit a fantastic evening. Waiting staff brilliant and food outstanding. We’ll definitely be back.
Great food and wine with service to match would definitely recommend
Another very good evening at Food by John Lawson, this time the Taste of India. Excellent subtle flavours throughout, with a good wine / beer match.
Outstanding food choices and concepts, wonderful wine and amazing service. What more could one ask for!
Great food, wine and service will be back
Our favourite local restaurant. It never disappoints.
Another great evening at Food by John Lawson. Wonderful food, great service , looking forward to the next visit.
Fantastic afternoon great staff
Staff are great and the food is outstanding Did not feel to well the other day and everyone there was fantastic Thank you to all xxx
Excellent quality served well and at a steady pace. Fabulous!
Waiting staff were super helpful . So glad we opted for something different and gave you a try . Will definitely return.
Absolutely fantastic meal. A real celebration of good, healthy food served in interesting ways! Really lovely wine pairings and a great seasonal cocktail. Would highly recommend
I always have an amazing experience at this restaurant food is so delicious service excellent. The new head chef Liam is so talented and has so much passion for the food he cooks. Thank you John Lawson for opening your restaurant.
If I could give 10 stars for service I would. The young lady who is front of house is truly amazing. She’s so switched on to what’s going on and delightful too. I’m not vegan but my friend is, however I thoroughly enjoyed the food. Such an array of fresh flavours. I adored the dessert. It was particularly nice having the opportunity to hear from Jack of Jacks Patch. It really added to the event.
A lovely evening spent here. My 3rd visit and my wife has lost count! The food is innovative and delicious and the portion sizes are spot on. Great choice of wines as usual. The staff are friendly and helpful and happy too chat a little which is lovely.We will return for dinner again soon and also to sample some of your other themed meals such as the Sunday lunch or fish and chips. Thank you,
John Lawson restaurant, is wonderful,great food wonderful atmosphere and very friendly staff. Look forward to our next visit.
First time for Sunday lunch and as always didn't disappoint. Food was amazing, wild boar roast with all the trimmings. Free flowing cava went down a treat too! Thanks John and team, always love a visit to Food......