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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 388
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Top quality, nice atmosphere, good service. Cant fault it.

If you have been to Smiths in Wapping this has a slightly different vibe. It is a little more intimate. Separate coctail bar. Really good friendly service. My wife and I had scallops and fish specials which were excellent. High quality in all respects. If you like fish and seafood this is a must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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london
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English first
london
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you have been to Smiths in Wapping this has a slightly different vibe. It is a little more intimate. Separate coctail bar. Really good friendly service. My wife and I had scallops and fish specials which were excellent. High quality in all respects. If you like fish and seafood this is a must visit restaurant. 2nd visit and my... More 

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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Took my boyfriend here for his first experience at smiths. Usually go to wapping it was again lovely good and great service. Lunch menu was great value for money and really good sized portions. Would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was full which gave it a great ambience. We had the set menus and all our courses were very very good. We were there for a good three hours and throughout this time, we had friendly and attentive service.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I took the Mrs here for her Birthday and it was just as expected; great seafood. It was lively and packed but in a good way with a good atmosphere, people were still coming in for dinner at 10pm! It is on the expensive side but you get what you pay for with high quality food, nice décor, a good... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited Smiths a couple of times for special birthdays. It tends to be a little pricey for date night every Thursday. I booked the 2-course lunch deal for myself and my friend. We were prepared for a limited menu and scaled down portion sizes. This was absolutely not the case. The menu was amazing, extensive and every dish... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went out with friends for dinner ..... Restaurant was very lively and full ! Great atmosphere and as usual food was excellent ! Great choice of wines and a great evening !!!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Four of us visited Smiths for dinner. Although it was a Thursday, the place was buzzing with no spare tables so we were pleased we had booked. It was hard to choose what to eat as there were several items on the menu that I really liked. The prawn cocktail, followed by sea bass and tiger prawns were excellent. It... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here for my nans 80th birthday in May, she had been wanting to go here for a long time. Can honestly say this is the worst place I've been. The waitress we had was SO rude. She snatched menus, gave us filthy looks, made us feel like we shouldn't be there, didn't bring drinks we ordered, I could go... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited for my Grandmother's 90th birthday having reserved the large area to the left as you walk in. We visited a few times prior to the part to organise the seating plan, menu and wine list with the staff. A customised menu was made for our guests. Although some of the waiting staff were young, their attention to detail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

No more needs to be said than Exceptional. We visited for my wife's birthday on recommendation and we were not disappointed. The whole experience was of top class including the food, the staff and the ambiance. We chose the fixed menu and the food was of the highest quality so much so that this is almost too cheap for the... More 

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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 - 77
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?