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All 11 High Ongar Restaurants

Smiths of Ongar

Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England (Formerly Smiths Brasserie)
+44 1277 365578
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in High Ongar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $78
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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English first
essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic meal and a fabulous service from all staff, probably one of the best steaks I've ever eaten, will be back soon!!

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We dined here for the first time with friends who are regular visitors to this restaurant. The food is excellent (and portions are generous) and staff are attentive without being obsequious. Our only problem lay in being seated next to an extremely noisy group of loud-mouths, who were shouting across the table to one another at maximum volume and were... More 

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Essex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A fabulous lunch with a couple of friends to celebrate a big birthday. If you haven't eaten here before, you will not be disappointed by the food, service and most importantly - for me - the standards of cleanliness and hygiene. The restaurant was pretty full with a mixture of couples, smalll groups and business lunches - and no music... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It is amazing that a simple dish such as Fish and chips are often badly presented and are let down by over cooking, too much grease, lack of quality in the fish/potatoes. BUT NOT HERE. Wonderful wide menu of fish--but also meat /Vegetarian for those in the party who go that way as well as attention to Jewish customers. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Firstly to the reviewer regarding the children the Resturant policy is no kids under 12 it's clearly on the board outside so why complain Now to today's meal My wife and I had the Shetland mussels and were they good! Plump and juicy and the White wine/cream sauce was super yummy Pauline had the Atlantic herring which was sweet and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went to Smiths in Ongar a couple of years ago for our Anniversary. We started with champagne cocktails in the bar, which is above the restaurant. We then had our meal which of course was fish. My husband had the seafood platter which was enormous and had every seafood you could think of on it. I had the monkfish.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have visited smiths of ongar on many occasions, both for business and pleasure. The decor, food, service are very good, and the set menus are very well priced. This establishment is a fine example of what a restaurant should be. I will be returning as soon as I can.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I really expected to see the cast of TOWIE here, we went upstairs to the bar and I think it must be the altitude change, because the accent changed to isit, whatever, I was totes amaze balls.....!! The doorman was a definite PLUS, he gave me the once over as if to say you could have tried a bit harder.!!!... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I visitied Smiths very recently just on the off chance after returning from a weekend away in Tenerife. Several of my friends have previously been here for dinner so as were in the area and hungry myself and my friend had lunch. The interior of the restaurant is very nice, well laid out with comfortable seats. The staff were very... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you like fish, this is the place to go, but the steaks are also great, on the night we were in Chas (Chas and Dave ) Food was great, service was first class good clientel, its on my list to retun

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Additional Information about Smiths of Ongar

Address: Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England (Formerly Smiths Brasserie)
Phone Number: +44 1277 365578
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Ongar  >  High Ongar
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 78
Cuisine: Seafood, British

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