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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%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
“scallops” (47 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Never been here before a friend took me there for dinner this is a very good restaurant, fish dishes are the mane but they do steaks as well and what I could see was excellent

Thank Gordon G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a well plus machine.. really cool restaurant with good looking design and feel. Enjoyed the Australian Chardonnay Wines... very good level of service and lobster was very good indeed.. Will look to book a bigger group party here next month.

Thank RobertCassie-2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Smiths for my parents Ruby Anniversary. The food and the service were both exceptional. Cocktails were superb! We were too full for a dessert, but the staff still surprised my parents with a 'Happy Anniversary' ice cream dish, which I thought was super...More

Thank CaViBo
Reviewed 1 week ago

For an eigteength birthday party amazing time lovely food and great service recommend to all friends

1  Thank emzy1012017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smiths is the ideal place for a semi-formal occasion that is upmarket in it's service and food. The waiting staff were efficient, professional and personable especially Sue. Nothing was too much trouble and they catered for all your needs. The food was delicious and plentiful....More

1  Thank Efremis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going here for over 20 years and it's quality has not diminished. In this age of "style over substance" and "image over quality", Smiths has maintained its service, ambience and excellent food. An recent impromptu Saturday lunch was truly excellent. My wife's main...More

2  Thank Shenlad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Smiths today for a belated birthday lunch for my wife . We have a lovely afternoon , the staff very friendly and food was superb. I had mussels to start , plenty of and very tasty and the pork and scallops for...More

Thank JVW74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smiths is where we had our first date, and a year on we have visited probably every month to two months! My Bf can highly recommend the prawns in panko breadcrumbs, he loves them so much last time we went he had them for starter...More

Thank Blonde999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends say this is the best restaurant in the area. I do not live in the area so I cannot confirm this statement, but I can say it was excellent. Nice atmosphere, service and food and for much less than London prices. I would...More

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got home from a meal with my partner at Smiths. 1st visit, greeted by a jolly fella at the front door by in a top hat and tails, wished a good evening and ushered in. Ambience struck me as bustling and chaotic but at...More

Thank icoxwell1969
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Mandy B
Dress code
19 February 2017|
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Response from cozypubs1 | Reviewed this property |
Casual or smart.
Are children allowed
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
I want to know what the vegetarian menu is like. Example shown on website is very limited and boring.
20 November 2016|
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Response from stewart w | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately i am not able to give you an honest answer as i am note a vegetarian and have never looked at any other options but the fish.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 63
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:15
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
12:30 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
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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