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Smiths of Ongar

Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
+44 1277 365578
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (193 reviews)
“scallops” (49 reviews)
“dressed crab” (13 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
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1 - 10 of 1,054 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Smiths for lunch on a Tuesday, on recommendation from am acquaintance. We didn't book, just turned up and got a table no problem. I don't know where to start with praising this restaurant! The staff are totally professional, friendly, unintrusive...More

Thank CazD77
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took our daughter here for her 21st birthday. Food excellent as was the service. Worth a visit for a special occasion. Nice atmosphere and decor.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal at Smiths - bit more expensive than your average meal but very nice for a special occasion service very good would go again

Thank Charmaigne2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second visit to smiths and well worth it! A warm welcome and attentive staff. The flowers and balloon that were ordered were waiting on the table for us when we arrived. Drinks were swiftly delivered and our order was taken. The food when it arrived...More

Thank lyndiblue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years but felt compelled to leave another review as have been here twice in the last month and loved it both times. Good quality food at reasonable prices in a relaxed calm atmosphere with good service you can’t go...More

Thank Anonymous200
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't get better than Smiths. I visit both the Wapping and Ongar branches of Smiths a few times a year and it's always sublime. The service is always exceptional, the drinks perfect and the food of a brilliant quality.

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy eating fish this is the place to , this time did the 3 course lunch menu such excellent value.The staff are consistently very well trained and it shows,very buzzie atmosphere just love it

Thank s d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After great reviews from friends, thought my new wife and I should visit. Our first evening together after our wedding and Smith's didn't disappoint. The food, although a little expensive than our regular, was all that we expected. Spot on and plenty of it. The...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time celebrating my sisters birthday. There were 8 of us on a round table with a good view of the restaurant. The staff were busy and attentive and professional which made the service good. The food was delicious and good value...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Date night friday 20th October – booked a nice side table – greeted quickly and seated immediately – I had a full fish menu, calamari to start followed by lobster thermidor (note to Smiths, its a bit tight NOT offering chips with the thermidor I...More

Thank Jollygirlsouting
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Questions & Answers
26 October 2017|
Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daisy, The Wapping Branch is catering for New Year NOT Ongar, Check the Site for further Information ( google Smiths of Ongar ) Happy New Year Regards, Brian.
Mandy B
19 February 2017|
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Response from cozypubs1 | Reviewed this property |
Casual or smart.
30 December 2016|
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Response from Joshua A | Reviewed this property |
We went for my younger sisters 18th birthday and we invited a few of her 17 year old friends which wasn't a problem. I would however, clarify with the restaurant their stance and it may depend on whether you were going for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 66
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England (Formerly Smiths Brasserie)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  High Ongar
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 365578
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