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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
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Price range: $0 - $206
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun - Thu 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A gorgeous restaurant. Beautiful food, fantastic service- in a word, simply flawless. I've been coming here for many years with my family since I was a small child. This is THE place to come for an occasion. A little expensive but quality comes with a price.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My first visit to this restaurant, didn't disappoint, food was amazing, along with the wine and service, it's not cheap but you certainly get the quality you pay for, can't wait to return :-)

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Harlow
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27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We attended here for my 27th birthday with family, it was our first time visiting Smiths, and it's left a lasting impression! The food was incredibly presented and all tasted as good as it looked! I had the king prawns with pancetta to start and sea bass for main, with hand cut chips and fresh steamed veg. Lots of food!... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

A repeat visit for us, standards of service and cuisine have been maintained to a high level. We dined on Wednesday night and the resturant was close to full, but doesn't feel crowded, service was attentive without being obtrusive and we will be back again

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London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Took a party of 8 for a birthday celebration. The food was ok, my grilled skate was on the dry side and some thought the portions were a little small. The biggest surprise was the slowness and apparent lack of experience and attention of the waiting staff. Everyone was smiley and polite but the waiter asked me if I would... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went with a group of friends and i can honestly say we had a fantastic evening. the service was great and the food was amazing. i would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited on a Tuesday evening after the August Bank Holiday, the place was virtually full. Front of house staff very professional and welcoming. Fixed price menu for dinner excellent range of choice and very good value. Food beautifully cooked and presented. Glass of champagne at £8 is a real bargain. Will be back and worth the 30 mile round trip

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went back to Smiths again with my daughter and husband neither of whom had been before. We all had a superb lunch great selection from different menus including specials. Portions large so not really room for dessert but we thought we would all share one. I let my daughter choose the bakewell tart, wouldnt be my choice but now i've... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Dined here on Sunday evening for my wifes birthday. Our first visit and we were not disappointed.The restaurant is intimate and warm with the feel of La Gavroche with service to match. The food was excellent served at the right pace between courses. Fantastic evening.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We've been going to smiths on a regular basis for many years. The set lunch menu is affordable (as long as you don't drink too much) - dinner set menu a bit more expensive. But the a la carte is very expensive - to pay close on £50 per head for starter, main course and coffee (with one bottle and... More

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