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Fyfield Road | Ongar, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 0AL, England (Formerly Smiths Brasserie)
+44 1277 365578
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 358
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice too

Very nice upmarket restaurant serving very good food. However I still prefer Alecs in Margaretting Tye.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Paul B
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Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice upmarket restaurant serving very good food. However I still prefer Alecs in Margaretting Tye.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Main course was good. I had Skate, which was succulent and the veg was good. The dessert of 'spotted dick was a disappointment and was over cooked or microwaved and was very chewy. One waitress was a little short with us, but other staff were very nice. I think I prefer other restaurants to spend 54 pounds a head for... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went to smiths on a Saturday for a friends birthday dinner. Parking was a challenge to start with, lots of very flash expensive cars and very busy for a 7:30 time. After managing to get parked was greeted by a lovely guy on the door, great personality. We were showed upstairs to a nice bar for pre dinner drinks. Was... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

An excellent meal,perfectly cooked and a good choice of dishes - the difficult part was deciding on what to have! The hot seafood platter was superb and the ginger ice cream divine. Service was excellent and the courses well spaced.i look forward to going there again and recommend it unreservedly.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

SUMMARY: The owner’s wife (Charmain [--]) was extremely rude to us and she threw us out of the restaurant just for having 1 vegetarian in our group of 3 & for asking for a table that we had previously been promised! I do not expect to be treated so badly by anyone, especially as a customer in a restaurant environment!... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Smiths is a real fine dining experience without going far from home. The food and service is always impeccable. The fixed price menu is excellent value with a very good choice on all courses.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

been to smiths about 12 times now and never really had anything bad the foods nice service good decor nice the only bad thing about it was i had to pay and it's bloody Father's Day wots that about

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Excellent, friendly service, great food. Birthday treat for myself. Choice of fixed price lunch or A La Carte. No rush, 3 hour lunch. Comfortable surroundings. The set lunch is very reasonable, although we decided on the A La Carte menu which is more expensive..

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We managed to book an early table on the day with the promise of finishing by 745. Chose the set menu of 3 courses for £29.50 and all three courses were superb. My only gripe is that some dishes are served in long necked glasses. All very beautiful but a bit tricky to eat from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is the best dining experience we have ever had in the Essex area. We managed to get a table by calling only an hour before we sat down. The restaurant is well laid out with fantastic decor. The staff all looked immaculate and totally professional from the outset. Particularly Tanya, Karen and Rebecca all tended to our every need.... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 78
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
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

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