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Smiths of Ongar

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Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England (Formerly Smiths Brasserie)
+44 1277 365578
18:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 15:15
Sun - Fri 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:45
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you stop by Smiths for a meal and you like Mussels make sure to order their creamy mussels it's divine! We had a nice time, service is good, as french, I find hard to get good bread in restaurant but I must admit that Smith's breads is very good and warm ! Highly recommanded!!

Thank Nary T
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a simple charm to Smith's, good service and possibly the best fish you will ever eat. It is not cheap, although there are more modestly priced 'specials'. The cod is fantastic. I'm always keen to come back.

Thank briancar22
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ambience and service first class.Fish and all other food are top,top quality,especially the fish.Also the prices are not mega.An overall great dinning experience,worth every penny.You just cannot beat STYLE And QUALITY!

Thank Robert M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We chose to go to Smiths to celebrate my husband's birthday with our family. The food was delicious and the staff could not have been more helpful. We had a lovely evening. We've been to Smiths several times and each time we are reminded how good the food is. We will definitely be returning very soon.

Thank Linda W
London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner for two last Saturday to celebrate our birthdays, we came to Smiths as we hadn't been for quite some time but had enjoyed our previous visits. Good service and nice food, however some of the tables are very close to each other, ours included, the people on the next table said the same thing. I ordered duck from the... More 

1 Thank ericab
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186 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting was a great disappointment considering their reputation. First impression was they were trying to get too many guests in - and out. General surroundings were OK, staff were nice and the food was good. But it was not a place with the Wow factor as I had expected. As we were with good friends it was still a nice... More 

1 Thank BonnieSwede
Watford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Monday evening, place was busy but not overly. The service was great and very helpful. There was a set meal at a very reasonable price. When the food came out I was shocked at the portion sizes, nice and large and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend.

Thank iansP8137CU
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here and I must say it was one of the best seafood meals I have ever had. The mussels in white wine and cream was spectacular and the lobster, king prawn and scallop Thermidor was to die for. You would do well to get a better meal anywhere else. The waiter that tended our table was brilliant, and... More 

Thank Haddon87
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, let me explain the jumper bit first. We were sat in a corner and out of the blue the air conditioning turned up and produced a cold breeze. After putting a jumper and telling one of the waitreses it was turned to a more sensible level. That was the only negative point. We went on a Wednesday evening and... More 

Thank samopn
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The car park is full of expensive cars and there's a meet and greet doorman but this place is poor value. Wasn't impressed at all. Tasteless, unloved food.

Thank Chris_Bowers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$64
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?