Smiths Restaurant Ongar
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
served cold; Wild Jumbo Tiger Prawns, Cornish White Crab, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Swedish Herring, Mussels, Leigh Cockles and Oysters
Smith's Fish Soup
with Croûton, Saffron Mayonnaise and Gruyère Cheese
Warm Belgian Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream
Fantastic food and great service. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant!!
Wonderful food in a covid safe environment. would highly recommend
👍👍👍 Had a superb night with my wife The food was excellent 👌
We have been customers of smiths for decades! the service and food are tops
you cannot find anywhere that comes close! when they open we will be back in there for our lovely meals.
Good luck to you all and a happy christmas🎄🎄🎄
Am any good and really knowledgable and helpful staff. Can’t wait to go back
Early Xmas meal
Always a treat to visit this lovely restaurant. Food always great and ambiance too. Can't wait to return again
We are regular visitors to Smiths and it never lets us down. Great food, great service and a lovely buzz. Highly recommended.
Excellent food and very good service from all the staff.
Brilliant as usual
Lovely meal!... lobster Thermidor was gorgeous! Just booked up for February
For us Smiths is a very expensive once a year treat that we very much look forward to. The restaurant never disappoints. The staff are courteous, friendly and professional. The service is everything it should be - thank you! And the food is simply wonderful. Ok - it’s not good value for money but it’s a wonderful lunch experience and we wouldn’t change it. We are already looking forward to next year!
The restaurant was amazing! The food was delicious the waitress couldn’t do enough for us. Definitely going back!
In light of the current restrictions due to Covid I think the restaurant did an excellent job
I have never been disappointed when visiting Smith’s. Consistently wonderful food and service. A little expensive but in this case it’s definitely you get what you pay for.
Great food and great service as always. Would definitely recommend
An excellent dining experience. Pleasant atmosphere, friendly and professional staff and the food - well I can only say it was and has been every time wonderful.
A really beautiful restaurant with perfect service, they weren’t on us so much it was uncomfortable but noticed when ever we needed something. Food was delicious. It’s pricey but a lovely treat.
Me & my wife had lunch here a couple of days ago & it was my first time. She had built my hopes up & to be fair, I now know why she eats there so much. Easy booking online, friendly staff & delicious food from start to finish. Totally recommend Smiths.
Overall, a nice restaurant but, unfortunately, it's becoming very expensive.
However, it was very busy, so maybe it is only my opinion
Excellent food and service as always. Great fresh fish
Fab love it there
The service food everything was really special for my friends birthday x
From the moment you walk in you just know you will enjoy the food experience. Exceptional.
We love it every time
Love this place - Been indoors for a while like most due to restrictions, so was nervous about venturing out. Shouldn't have been as staff brilliant, food amazing in fact it was the first time in some time I really enjoyed myself. Will be back soon.
Ordered the signature surf and turf, filet steak and lobster.
Was very dry, disappointing.
Was the only people in the restaurant, so no need for excuses
Absolutely top quality.
Lovely food and service as usual. Tables spaced out so felt safe. Beautifully decorated too. Will be back - when we can
Another delightful meal at Smith’s. My husband loves fish and it is such a joy to eat there. No rushing of meal, beautifully served and hot.
Always amazing food and outstanding service from the waiters, recommend the mussels to start or the king prawns
Been eating in this restaurant for 20 years and never had a bad meal always excellent food and service.
Simply cannot praise Smiths Ongar enough, from their warm welcome to the fabulous food and professional service from all the waiting staff. They couldn’t do enough to make our first trip back since lockdown feel any more normal, yet special and safe.
Massive well done to all the team for adapting to the new measures.
And with the added bonus of the Seafood Stand we were delighted to come home with some lovely fresh seafood goodies.
See you all again in the New Year
Excellent food, attentive staff, not rushed to leave table after certain time.Prices some what high but this to be expected in these times.
Excellent food and service, cannot fault anything. Definitely one of my favourite resteraunts in Essex.
Still and simply the best restaurant in essex
From arrival to not wanting to leave, it was just the most fantastic evening.
The oysters were the best ever, the fish and seafood were so well cooked and then espresso martini’s for desert
Thank you Smiths and cannot wait to come back.
Lovely setting. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was great. We are already looking forward to returning again.
Dinner out for my birthday. I’ve wanted to go to Smiths for ages and it didn’t disappoint. Delicious food that we all enjoyed.
Felt very safe, despite COVID. Highly recommend surf and turf.
Smiths Restaurant Ongar is rated 4.8 stars by 1445 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.