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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
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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, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 376
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    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
Amazing place to celebrate at!

We celebrated my husbands 50th here as a party of nine, including 3 children (11+). Everyone had the most amazing meal...my monkfish and tiger prawns in black butter was sublime. The wine was also spot on. All of the staff were friendly and attentive, without hovering over us all the time. Can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Sarah H
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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We celebrated my husbands 50th here as a party of nine, including 3 children (11+). Everyone had the most amazing meal...my monkfish and tiger prawns in black butter was sublime. The wine was also spot on. All of the staff were friendly and attentive, without hovering over us all the time. Can't wait to go back and have thoroughly recommended... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been here for a number of years and what better reason to return for a birthday celebration. Although our previous visit was amazing, so I was a little apprehensive about returning and it living up to expectations. I shouldn't have worried at all, as it was perfect once again. The service was professional, but friendly, so you felt... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent location, specialising in fish. Our first visit and it won't be our last. Outstanding food and excellent service. Well worth a visit.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've heard a lot about this restaurant and went here recently for my Wife's Birthday.Although we went midweek for dinner,it was quite busy with a good atmosphere.After a pre dinner cocktail in the upstairs bar we were given a very nice table in the main dining area.The food itself was outstanding,Smiths specialises in fish and that is what we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful. The service was superb and friendly. The food delightful and generous portions. My partner has Plaice and I had the Lamb Rump. Dessert was a dreamy Crete brûlée.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with high hopes last night and we weren't disappointed. As 3 couples with young children we don't often get to do go out together without kids and dress up etc so we chose this restaurant carefully. Drove an hour to get there but don't care. For starters I had Thai beef skewers, very much like beef rendang, gorgeous start.... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were pleased to be able to get a table with no reservation although it was slightly late for lunch. The food was excellent. I was unable to have my choice of lemon sole for main from the set menu as they had run out and hadn't informed the waitress. The replacement sea bass was delicious though. The staff were... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Always good food and staff always on hand. After dinner or even pre drinks upstairs is relaxing and comfortable.Eaten here a few times now and only have 1 bad point I hope you follow up. I had the cold seafood platter again as I love it, but instead of the seafood arranged on ice it came up on lettuce/salad leafs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice treat for my dad and family, I think the decor is a little dated but I like the quirkiness of this, It's classic and classy. The staff are discreet and attentive, always topping you up and tending to your needs. Great attention to detail and beautiful food presentation.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The 2 of us had heard a lot of good things about Smiths so the restaurant came highly recommended. I was taken out for a birthday meal and had a great night. The food was brilliant and the staff were very attentive. We ate from the set menu which is available Monday - Thursday evenings and found that there was... 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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