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Smiths of Ongar

Fyfield Road, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
+44 1277 365578
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“monkfish” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Fyfield Road, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

have been visiting smiths for ten years. used to go as regular as once a month, are now down to yearly (if that) and thats down to the service. The food is great and the bar is full and varied

Thank fatfoodie2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just crap really,didn’t get the table I was promised despite contacting them twice about elderly relatives requirements prior to the day and leaving a hefty deposit. We spent the whole meal trying to be heard over the racket from the kitchen. Really think they need...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We live very locally and went as part of a Sunday lunchtime birthday celebration. The food was excellent as always. The service has slipped quite a bit in the last year or so I have noticed, (I use Smiths in Wapping a lot, which is...More

2  Thank Jason W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Busy restaurant we managed to get a table on the day, great food. Bar upstairs to small to accommodate all be ready to stand and wait, once seated service good only disappointment was we asked for a premium brand whisky without ice, it arrived with,...More

Thank denismeg
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife, Angela, and I, booked a lunch table at this restaurant for the first time. They have a capacious car park, which was a good start. We were greeted promptly and shown to our table. The decor is airy with intriguing prints on the...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top food, warm attentive service, excellent setting/ restaurant. Can’t fault smiths- from the moment we were greeted at the door we knew we going to have a good experience. Fish soup was excellent and I can’t recommend it highly enough. My partners’ scallops were also...More

Thank Sam E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here Thursday night. I’ve not been previously and I have to say I was slightly dissapponted. I had oysters they were fine not amazing, but ok. As we are foodies we like to order a few starters to share...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked lunch over the telephone a few days beforehand but, upon arrival, there was no record of my booking for that day. However, the staff dealt with it very well and we were given a table regardless. This level of top quality service continued...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well appointed restaurant with relaxed atmosphere and high end fish menu as the speciality. Extremely good service and knowledgeable staff. Great choice of superb food and wines. Place to go and celebrate special occasions but reasonably quietly but having said that i have not been...More

1  Thank sjsco4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best fish restaurants for miles . A great atmosphere. The staff were great for a laugh and very helpful going through such a large choice on the menu . Watch out for there specials the best lobster starter I’ve eaten .

Thank jimwhitbread
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Questions & Answers
27 July 2018|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. you can sit at the bar and have a drink before you sit down.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$64
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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, 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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