RestaurantsEssexOngarCM5

survey result

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “excellent seafood and fish restaurant” features “traditional/classic cooking”, and “its high turnover means the fish is never less than perfectly fresh”. It attracts a clientele of “Essex luminaries including Rod Stewart and Alan Sugar, who once described it as his ‘posh chippy’”: “a lot of the diners are a surprising shade of orange that is rarely observed in nature... but it’s still a confident recommendation for fish lovers!”

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “excellent seafood and fish restaurant” features “traditional/classic cooking”, and “its high turnover means the fish is never less than perfectly fresh”. It attracts a clientele of “Essex luminaries including Rod Stewart and Alan Sugar, who once described it as his ‘posh chippy’”: “a lot of the diners are a surprising shade of orange that is rarely observed in nature... but it’s still a confident recommendation for fish lovers!”

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Not the most original fayre, but always top quality fish, and a guaranteed good experience!” – this very competent and well-established, contemporary operation (now also with a Docklands offshoot) “can be noisy and crowded but is always reliable”.

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fish dishes to die for, plus efficient, friendly staff” power ongoing satisfaction with this “well-oiled machine” of a restaurant, where “quality, no-nonsense” food is served in a “bright and modern dining room”.

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Owner's description

Priding ourselves on our motto ‘Famous for fish’ Smiths Restaurants is a name that has become synonymous with fine dining and quality, attentive service.

Our restaurants are located in Ongar Essex (just off the A414) and Wapping in central London (near Tower Bridge).

Both restaurants boast an extensive menu of fresh fish that we offer to cook in a variety of ways to suit every palate. We also offer locally sourced meat dishes to accommodate those who prefer their food terra firma.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £23.50 £28.50
Dinner £26.50 £31.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £28.00 £4.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Yes
Menu, Portions
Yes
22
No trainers
140
12+
Yes

Private dining

Fyfield Rd, Ongar, CM5 0AL
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Opening hours
Monday6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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