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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
12:30 - 15:15
18:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 15:15
Sun - Fri 18:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:45
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Legh on sea
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived we went to the bar upstairs but were left waiting until we managed to attract a member of staff and request they took our drinks order.. not a good start. When the food was ordered it was clear the waitress had no idea how the food was cooked and presented, even after asking my mains arrived with... More 

Thank Dave S
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked for a table of 7 on a Wednesday night. (20th April 2017). The restaurant was full. Good sign. The staff are very friendly which again is good. The food, well its brilliant. Cooked perfectly, presented well and the staff don't even ask who ordered what, as they already know from the person who took the order. Great lively atmosphere,... More 

Thank fazza007
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

simple food v well cooked - menu has been extended over the years and portions are a little smaller - not a prob as they were too big ! service good if a little too imposing. I gen don't bother with dessert - it not their strength. don't forget NO CHILDREN (one of the many reasons we go there)

Thank Juliet O
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here many times and it really is outstanding. The staff are impeccable. They are mostly young but clearly get excellent training as they are all very good. The food is consistently fantastic and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank Amanda H
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top class Restaurant beautiful decor lots of space here fantastic atmosphere and the staff are very attentive. The food here is stunning beautifully presented with sublime flavours. The sole was fantastic we all had something different and everyone absolutely enjoyed it. Will definitely go back again

Thank Marc S
Guildford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for somewhere to stop for lunch in an unfamiliar area, we noticed this roadside restaurant which really didn't look particularly inviting although the crowded car park gave a hint as to it's popularity. We decided to give it a try and were pleasantly surprised to see all the tables laid up with white tablecloths and sparkling wine glasses at... More 

Thank wooster1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

well what can I say, As soon as I got here I knew I was in for a treat. The layout was pleasant, food and drinks where amazing stater was great Mussels yum, main three different fish with to die for hand cut chips. Everything here was top draw, the waiting staff are friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much... More 

Thank Capelton23
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Sunday lunch, had a fabulous time, great atmosphere, nice and busy but not congested, service staff attentive but not hovering around and most importantly some cracking food. I had the traditional Sunday Roast others selected alternatives from the menu. All the food was of a very high standard and combined with the atmosphere contributed to a lovely Sunday... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply the best! One of my favourite places to eat. Staff are great, food is beautiful and setting is lovely.

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had always wanted to visit Smiths so thought we would try a lunch time visit to check it out. Great welcome as we walked through the door, very comfortable table. The waitresses were very friendly and attentive. We had planned to eat from the set lunch menu but got tempted with the a la carte. I had mussels to... More 

Thank Dave J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$64
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:15
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:45
12:30 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
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?