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Smiths of Ongar

Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
+44 1277 365578
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
“scallops” (48 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had Sunday lunch with with friends. The food was excellent, good wine, very attentive service. Lovely atmosphere. Definitely would return.

Thank Raphael P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. The staff couldn't have been more efficient and thoughtful. They offered to move us when the table next door got loud we never even complained. Would highly recommend particularly if you enjoy fish. Superb wine list also.

Thank broach2407
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are an island nation. We should be expert at cooking fish! General surroundings and service was fine. The fish was overcooked and dry. "Famous for fish". I don't think we will risk another visit. Sorry Smith's could do better.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

High class restaurant with prices to match. Faultless service and food quality undeniably good. If its value your looking for then this may not be the place unless you visit at particular times (ie lunch & midweek) when they do 2 courses at a special...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch there today as we have not been back for over a year but can only say it is still first class it was full but we did not wait for any thing the service was great ,the food was...More

Thank stuart c
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food as ever really good and the set lunch excellent value . But you don't just go to a restaurant for the food . 'People buy from people ' - at lunch today I'm not really sure who our waiter was - during the meal...More

2  Thank Hilary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with a friend, my first visit. Been to Alecs a few times so was guessing it was going to be the same as there. My food was lovely, no complaints there - especially the Bakewell tart for dessert was absolutely amazing....More

1  Thank MFos80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a celebration. We were given a table on the sofas to the left at the end - perfect so we could sit next to one another. The set lunch menu was amazing value. The food was outstanding and I can't wait to...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smiths has just kept on improving, and there are not many restaurants you can say that about. Not cheap, but still good value compared to London establishments, and a superb choice of food and wine. Just make sure you book - it always seems to...More

Thank georgestevens842
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Sniths since it opened and the quality and presentation of everything they do will not be beaten

Thank Bartonsteve
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Mandy B
19 February 2017|
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Response from cozypubs1 | Reviewed this property |
Casual or smart.
29 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
19 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
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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