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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
Pan Fried Tiger Prawns
with Garlic Chilli Butter and Crisp Basil
served hot; Half Lobster, Jumbo Tiger Prawn and Scallops with Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic and Herb Butter
Smith's Classic Prawn Cocktail
Excellent place especially if you enjoy seafood .
Consistently very good.
My step mums 70th birthday
Excellent meal. Excellent waiter- Alec, very attentive, lovely personality, made our anniversary meal special. Fantastic food and just as good as last time, can’t wait to return
Fabulous fish My husband was disappointed with his beef dish.
Excellent lunch food was delicious really great time
Easy to book, courteous welcome, lovely space, excellent attentive service by personable staff with just the right attitude and a great menu to choose from. What more could anyone want? Well prepared, well presented, lovely food perhaps! No problem! Smiths ticks all the boxes in spades! Thank you! We will be back!
Celebrated my birthday dinner as their sister restaurant in Wapping was not open but the atmosphere was lovely, the staff were attentive but not overbearing. The food was divine and the high standard you come to expect. Every course was cooked to perfection.
The restaurant had a nice buzz but not noisy that you are not able to hear the conversation of the fellow dinner.
And you were thanked by almost all members of staff when you were leaving which was also a nice touch
Our waiter was lovely, very helpful and polite, always enjoy our experience at Smiths and the food is excellent.
Amazing food. Great staff. Fantastic restaurant. Would highly recommend.
Fantastic food and service as always. Had a lovely meal.
Lovely atmosphere, great quality food, great wine selection, lovely staff - what else can I say? 🙂
Exceptional as always
Food and service outstanding and the level of cleaning was great to see
Had a wonderful experience at the ongar restaurant, food was superb, service was excellent, the only bad point was being told we only had 15 mins left straight after we had finished our main meal, but that was soon amended once we expressed our disappointment, apart from that it was great.
Our first visit and we enjoyed the whole experience. The food was well presented and delicious with a good choice of food. We were particularly impressed with the COVID arrangements which we felt gave us a very safe and relaxing evening.
We will definitely be making a return visit
Very enjoyable experience, meal was superb, had the cold seafood platter for main which I would strongly recommend. Service very good, attentive throughout, no complaints whatsoever.
Outstanding meal and service as always. Thank you
Amazing food. Amazing service. 100% recommend if you’re looking for a nice anniversary lunch or dinner. A great place for a celebration.
A brilliant evening, great selection of dishes. Waitress was fab, really lovely. GF batter was delicious! I would just request to sit further away from the main entrance door and till area - as quite distracting.
Always very good.
Great service and food. They are coping so well considering all the new rules and regulations. I think all the staff deserve a massive "thank you"
We had a great lunch with old friends. The food was superb, excellently prepared and presented. The service was attentive but not pushy. Will definitely return to Ongar.
The food was absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to go again!
We had a wonderful experience the food was outstanding
Smith's has always been good but in the current situation it was outstanding.
They have done everything to keep the experience of eating out as normal and as enjoyable as possible but still keeping to all the new rules and regulations. You can have a wonderful meal and still feel entirely safe.
Have been before and will come again.
Excellent food and service.
We love the restaurant but we found it over priced for two people as we never had any alcohol just one lemonade and coke........ Otherwise food was excellent
Having eaten out at a few different restaurants i can say this felt the most normal and enjoyable experience, there was a nice atmosphere the staff all still wore mask and there was space between customers and they were cleaning but you were able to read a menu without having to scan a QR code and the food was delicious
One of our favs. Lovely restaurant, amazing food and friendly waiters!
It was anniversary the staff were really attentive. Excellent
I love this restaurant and the lunchtime menu during the week is great as makes it more affordable. Staff are always friendly and check on you regularly.
As always, a great meal. Food wonderful and great service. Smith’s never disappoints!
Good food the 3 course set menu was very good value service was good the only down side was when I booked the table I mentioned it was our wedding anniversary i also phoned the day before so they could have put it on our dessert plate they forgot I felt let down but saying that I would go back
Have been customers of Smith's for many years but won't be returning. Reception staff member extremely rude at the end of our meal. She asked us to leave while still drinking our coffee as she said we had out stayed our welcome. She said the table should have been vocated half hour ago. The truth is we had waited sometime for our starter and over an hour for our main course. I wrote an email to the resurant airing my concerns but received no reply.
Very good and operates excellent social distancing.. Highly recommend
Visited smiths for our anniversary could not fault anything the service was first class and the food was so well prepared and tasted delicious
Best turbot I can remember, others in my company agreed about their choices
A really great lunch , smiths make you feel safe in this uncertain times , food as alway wonderful ,, made even more special with birthday ice cream very nice touch
Very pleasant lunch Good social distancing and professional friendly staff Love the larger car pztk
Everything perfect, apart from no cauliflower cheese or mushy peas. Service fantastic, setting lovely 😊
Excellent food and service up to main course was good. However there was a delay in getting our main course so we didn't get to order our dessert until 1 hour and 40 minutes after we had arrived. The order was taken and we were asked if we would like coffee. The coffee arrived 5 minutes BEFORE the sweet and during the eating of this a celebratory sweet was delivered for our anniversary. Within 2 minutes we were asked to finish eating, we had only just started and a minute later we were requested to pay the bill as our table was required. The head waiter treated us with no respect and embarrassed us in front of other customers. It was deployable situation in a normally first class restaurant. A suggestion, if you are only giving a certain amount of time to eat and it is getting close to the time allocated then respectfully inform your customer, before they order their next course, it may save your reputation. Currently I would not recommend to a friend.
Smiths Restaurant Ongar is rated 4.7 stars by 1295 OpenTable diners.
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