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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” (44 reviews)
“monkfish” (41 reviews)
“dressed crab” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending fourteen weeks in hospital with sepsis which resulted in the loss of my right arm together with trouble walking. I arranged to meet friends for a nice lunch when the waitress took our order I asked if they could peel the shells from...More

3  Thank geoffcolingreen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just have to say second visit to smiths went for my daughters 21st birthday & the food was fantastic, returned for lunch & again top quality food & the service spot on I have had the good fortune to have dined at the good &...More

Thank 27david1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant never disappoints, food is excellent, and the lunchtime menu is not over priced. Staff very proffesional and pleasant. But the food is exceptional, guarantee once tried you will return.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as a belated birthday treat. The food was of high quality and well presented and the staff friendly, although I could have done without some of the banter by our waiter. My husband found it funny but I wasn't so keen. The...More

Thank GillyT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to catch good well fish I recommend this "place" first class service, extensive choice of fish many with tasty sauces. recommend the mussel starter and skate to follow. we went midweek and the place was full so book in advance. never tried...More

Thank grahamnash1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was given a £100 gift voucher for my birthday and lost it. Smiths were not interested in me even proving it was genuine, just said tough basically.

2  Thank repro1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Though it is without doubt a fish restaurant it clearly caters for those who prefer something different. Great steaks! The service is of 5 star quality and the staff there will do all they can to ensure you have a great meal....More

Thank G9085JNdanielm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant for our daughter's 21st as it is one of her favourite restaurants - there were 9 of us and all of us enjoyed our meal - not one complaint - our son who is a very fussy eater was especially accommodated...More

2  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us went for a birthday celebration. It was very over priced. I ordered the monk fish with sweet and sour ginger sauce. It tasted like the fish had been soaked in vinegar. The service was good. Not a good experience

Thank Paula O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this Fish Restaurant for special occasions. The food is of a high quality and the staff are very good at what they do. You feel special from the time you walk through the door. A little pricey but worth it if you are...More

Thank Mark R
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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$28 - US$70
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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