Smiths Restaurant Ongar
Great food with excellent friendly service. Would go back.
Thoroughly enjoyed our sixth visit to Smiths Ongar. Excellent as previously. Cannot the food, the service or the atmosphere. My 86 year old mother loved i
Excellent food, really super service.
Perfect for anytime.
Fantastic service and food but can be rather pricey. Ideal for a special occasion!
Go here if food quality is your most important and only consideration.
Don't go here if you want a relaxed meal and/or conversation with your dining partner.
Food excellent - Both my wife's seafood platter and my steak were fantastic. Beautifully served, fresh and tasty.
Rushed - You are made well aware that you have the table for 2 hours only. We felt they run to a very tight schedule and were felt rushed to order, eat and go. For instance, we asked for 5 mins to peruse the dessert menu and were allowed 2 mins before being asked again as I guess we were going to the end of our allotted time (we ran 1 minute over)
Very noisy - busy night, tables close together and open plan canteen style made it very noisy and definitely not relaxing.
Stunning food outstanding service would really recommend smiths onger went with my sister in the afternoon
Excellent lunch. We dined from the set menu which has a great variety. Would definitely go back
Food excellent - fantastic night at smiths for any occasion.
Excellent food and service! Would definitely recommend!
Everything is good except the bun like bread. All the meals were delicious.
Our favourite restaurant, beautiful food always a joy to eat here
No bread on table, was brought the wrong main and then when the right food arrived it wasn't very nice dry and obviously rushed. However staff were helpful
An extremely pleasant experience. The food was delicious and the service and staff very attentive. A favourite place.
I just love Smiths!!! Everything is amazing, food, service and atmosphere 🙂
Excellent dining experience bit pricey but worth it
Previous visits have been excellent And we have left the restaurant feeling happy. We were very disappointed on this occasion and felt it really wasn’t worth the money.
Food was excellent. The restaurant is very noisy but also very busy and could benefit from smaller chairs so there would be more room to move at the table
Friendly staff and excellent service. The food was incredible - definitely one of the best meals I’ve had. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning.
Excellent food and a varied menu , with lovely staff , amiable and well informed. Only gripe was paying £9 for a glass of very ordinary House white wine - at least £3 too much for a very ordinary wine ( Sauvignon Blanc)
Rushed a little. And food not piping hot or perfect .
But ok.... sides portions tiny . No real fireworks for the price which is way above average so you would expect above average visit
from entering this restaurant to leaving, the team make you feel welcome, the knowledge and attentiveness are second to none, the food it outstanding, we was not rushed at all, very highly recommended
Excellent food and service - would definitely go back
best fish restaurant I've ever been food and service amazing we always go here special occasions lovely food and surroundings amazing and at a really affordable price
Staff were very efficient, food was really tasty and most enjoyable. Perhaps staff could be a little more friendly and still maintain their professional service. A really enjoyable evening, so thank you.
Come to Smiths several times a year, this time for Lunch. Excellent as always, will keep coming back, as I have done for over 20 years. Superb fish restaurant in comfortable setting and great staff.
Fantastic meal with outstanding service and a really vibrant atmosphere. I would definitely recommend Smith's.
Excellent service from start to finish. Staff friendly and attentive. Food quality excellent. Very well presented and lovely and hot.
Wonderful as always - my favourite restaurant. 5 star without being over the top.
Wonderful well established restaurant, with top quality food and service
Many of my friends like Smith's of Ongar. I have introduced them to the restaurant and they request future visits for their birthdays, before Christmas, Summer - in fact, any old excuse to eat at Smith's
Lovely restaurant highly recommend to anyone looking for class.
Food was delicious. Experience was disappointing. Issues with another table meant staff were occupied with dealing with that, I think the police were called? Also, the bar upstairs wasn’t open.
Our evening was spoiled by a table of 4 who who loud and eventually ejected from the restaurant.
About 15 minutes after we were seated a party of 4 were seated on the adjacent table. The two ladies were load, obnoxious, sang Tyson Fury songs and shouted at anyone who dare to look at them (which was fairly hard not too).
After about 1 hour of having to endure there behavior they were ask to leave by the staff and a further altercation with the staff lead to the Police being called.
The food was very good and the staff was pleasant but I'm afraid this just spoiled the evening.
We go virtually every week. Bad table this week right by swinging kitchen doors so light shone in my eyes every time door opened.
Last two times food has been good but not as exceptional as we normally find.
Service however is always faultless
Great service, great food and friendly staff. Thank you.
Table of 4 for a birthday lunch. Food was, as always, lovely and the service was impeccable.
Fixed price lunch is great value...but might Smith’s reconsider and bring back my favourite : “Assiette of Billingsgate Market Fish”?
All in all, a great experience - keep up the good work.
Food was good and so was service, but tables were very close together and we almost felt as if we were sitting with the people either side of us, making it very difficult to have a private conversation.
Was also a little surprised to be offered "free" hors d'oeuvres and then find that we were charged for them!
Really lovely meal with friends. Food was excellent we much prefer Ongar to Wapping.
Food was excellent but thought it was a bit pricey service very good