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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
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was excellent in quality and flavour. The staff were attentive without being pushy. The lunch menu was excellent value with an excellent wine list. The ambiance was good and I will definitely return.

Thank HJS33
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about this restaurant is excellent,The everything from the ambiance, cleanliness,crisp white tablecloths,food,wine list,staff and service are second to none. Nothing is too much trouble,my wife has a problem swallowing and so they make EVERY effort to see that she has what she wants to eat. I cannot praise this restaurant enough and each time I leave I'm already planning... More 

Thank Geoff B
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dined here for the first time Saturday evening, and it was a very enjoyable experience. I was with my daughter and one of my granddaughters, so there was a wide age range, but we all enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere. The food was delicious, the Atlantic cod my daughter and I had for our main course, was definitely the best I... More 

Thank Reena R
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed many a good experience here. Lunches and Dinners. Very Clean emaculate Table clothes. Professional Staff make pleasant dining experience. Good menus Chef care about what comes out of their Kitchen. If there's nothing on menu to suit staff will do best to accomadate. Great Atmosphere.

Thank Clasinalauren
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, great wine list, wide choice on the menu and a nice atmosphere. We will return. The great thing is they are open Monday evenings, whereas a number of the local restaurants aren't.

Thank mark191175
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a couple that dined here last Friday evening. The food is excellent - to go into detail would only be to repeat the glowing reviews from others, suffice to say however that everything we ordered was wonderful. However what I felt sets this restaurant apart was the fantastic service we received through-out the whole evening. Of course we... More 

Thank Tozergal
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant last night with friends. We was highly insulted with the way our table was spoke to. When we first arrived and got seated to our table a lady come over to us and gave us a wine and cocktail list and spoke to us about how highly she recommends there cocktails. Yes we're only in... More 

Thank tylermay9
Essex, England
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my father's birthday last week at this restaurant as he had heard of its reputation. The food was beautifully cooked, we all selected fish for our main dish. The wine was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was attentive without being imposing. A lovely lunch for a special day. Will definitely visit again.

1 Thank Nicholl
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good , and the staff attentive and pleasant, but I did find it a bit over done and pretentious. it is also very expensive. personally I prefer somewhere a bit more relaxed. However if you enjoy blinging up and like good food this is probably the place for you.

2 Thank Darren W
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere service food was fantastic. To top our evening Michelle our waitress could not have delivered a more excellent service .. But when asked ' How Big Are the Lobsters " the reply was ' Sir I believe them to be 7 years old !!!!!!! ' Well that has to be one of the funniest I've heard in a restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $66
British, Gluten Free, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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