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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
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Today
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Sun - Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 446
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Delicious

I came here for lunch on a Saturday with my sister and elderly mother. The waiting staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The restaurant was very bright and pleasant and majors on fish. We all ate from the set menu, which is still a little pricey but the food is top quality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
foxonaledge
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for lunch on a Saturday with my sister and elderly mother. The waiting staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The restaurant was very bright and pleasant and majors on fish. We all ate from the set menu, which is still a little pricey but the food is top quality. Absolutely delicious and no complaints... More 

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1 Thank foxonaledge
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Smiths of Ongar never disappoints, it is by far our favourite restaurant. The food is out of this world, presented beautifully. The staff cannot be faulted, they are attentive and polite at all times. A must visit restaurant!

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1 Thank Colla_1
Ongar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is delicious, bar and waiting staff are outstanding however the general ambience and lady that greets upon arrival (she seemed to have a bit of a rude dismissive manner) left our party agreeing its nice but slightly over rated.

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4 Thank essextraveller780
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit and again it was fantastic. The food was just perfect as was the waitress. She was probably the best waitress I have ever been served by. Also nice to see Rod Stewart enjoying his evening!

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Thank tracy s
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two Sicilian friends for my first time at Smiths,very well cooked and presented food,fantastic service all at a very reasonable price. My two friends from Sicily were equally impressed and we will be returning soon. Thank you.

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2 Thank shelfstcker
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended Smiths for the first time last week for my birthday meal with family. We had the mid-week set menu which is very good value and had plenty of choice. We all had fish and everyone’s was cooked perfectly. You really couldn’t not fault it and the chunky chips were some of the best I’d ever had. The desserts... More 

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2 Thank Kate M
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Smiths for many years and have recommended it to lots of friends. Unfortunately, we tried to book lunch for my birthday next week, as my family is visiting from the US, but were told my grandson was too young. Children under 12 are not allowed! I had not realised Smiths had this policy and was... More 

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2 Thank BrambleBrentwood
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a family we have been many times to Smiths. We had another excellent experience last night celebrating our sons birthday. The staff always very attentive and the food as always is amazing. Can't wait until next time.

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1 Thank Angelina P
Epping, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's 80th birthday with 8 friends for lunch at Smiths. It was our first experience of this fabulous restaurant and we can't wait to return. Everything was perfect - friendly and super efficient staff, delicious food and delightful ambience. Although we live in Ipswich we shall definitely return before long to sample more of the tempting menu.... More 

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Thank Scatty_Patty2014
Laindon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the first time we've been here and certainly won't be the last....we went for a friend's 70th birthday surprise.....It has a wonderful ambience,refined without being over bearing. The staff are all well trained and mannered and the food... forget about that other plaice.... Alexs. ....The food is well prepared,piping hot and good portion sizes.... yes it mat be a... 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 29 - 72
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?