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About Us

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.

To compliment the quality of our food we have worked closely with well renowned independent wine merchants to ensure we have a selection of wines that are the perfect accompaniment to every meal. The only problem you may have a Smith’s is being spoilt for choice.

All of our seafood comes from sustainable sources ensuring that the fish you receive is of the highest quality. We work with small fishing communities with much of our seafood caught on a day boats and delivered daily.

Our master fishmongers then expertly prepare the fish onsite. For these reasons we are confident that the fish you receive is of the highest quality available.

If you haven’t visited one of our restaurants already then call us to book and join the Smith’s experience.

Due to market prices and availability of fresh fish, some prices may periodically fluctuate.

We look forward to seeing you…

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Smith’s Ongar

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Smith’s of Ongar established in 1958 provides fresh, sustainable seafood that is famed throughout the South East.

With a warm, welcoming fire, exposed brickwork and a cozy upstairs bar along with attentive staff, we have the perfect ingredients for a meal beyond compare.

Front of house staff at Smith’s are trained to the highest level with regular taster days of food and wine, as well as cocktail training from award winning mixologist Alex Turner.

Exclusively to Smith’s of Ongar is our own brand of Bitter and Ale, made in conjunction with Brentwood Brewery adding to the already unique experience that is Smith’s.

If you love good food, you’ll love Smith’s.

Opening Times

Monday: Lunch: Closed / Dinner: 6.30pm – 9.45 (last orders)

Tuesday: Lunch: 12.30pm (noon) -3.00pm (kitchen last orders) 4.30pm (close) / Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.00pm (kitchen last orders) 12.00am (close)

Wednesday: Lunch: 12.30pm (noon) -3.00pm (kitchen last orders) 4.30pm (close) / Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.00pm (kitchen last orders) 12.00am (close)

Thursday: Lunch: 12.30pm (noon) -3.00pm (kitchen last orders) 4.30pm (close) / Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.00pm (kitchen last orders) 12.00am (close)

Friday: Lunch: 12.30pm (noon) -3.00pm (kitchen last orders) 4.30pm (close) / Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (kitchen last orders) 12.30am (close)

Saturday: Lunch: 12.30pm (noon) -3.00pm (kitchen last orders) 4.30pm (close) / Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (kitchen last orders) 12.30am (close)

Sunday: Lunch 12.00pm (noon) -3.30pm (kitchen last orders) 5.30pm (close) /Dinner: Sunday 6.30pm – 9.00 (kitchen last orders) 12.00am (close)

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Features / Awards

We are featured in the Michelin & Harden's Food Guide and have a 5 star Food Standards rating. We recently received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

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Christmas Lunch Menu

December 2017 - Lunch Menu

Available from 12:30 – 3pm Tuesday to Saturday Three Courses £32.95
Starter, Main and Dessert
Please note that all menus are samples and may be subject to change

STARTERS

Chicken Liver Pate with Caramelised Onion Chutney
and Toasted Rustic Bread
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(GF) John Ross Oak Smoked Salmon and Cold Water Prawns with Citrus and Dill Mayonnaise
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(GF) Smith’s Classic Prawn Cocktail
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(GF) Sweet Pickled Swedish Herrings
with Crème Fraîche
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Deep Fried Whitebait in a Crispy Batter
with Smith’s Tartare Sauce
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(v) Breaded French Brie with Orange and
Cranberry Sauce
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(GF) Steamed Shetland Mussels and Clams in a Garlic Butter and Chablis Sauce

MAINS

Norfolk Bronze Turkey with all the Trimmings
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Smith’s Battered Cod Fillet with Mushy Peas
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Baked Fillet of Seabass with Ginger, Spring Onion, Chilli and a Sesame and Light Soy Dressing
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Maple Glazed Confit Goose Leg
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Line Caught Guernsey Skate on the Bone
(Served either Plain Grilled, in Batter or Meuniere)
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(GF) Asiette of Grilled Billingsgate Market Fish with Sautéed Samphire & Lemon Butter Sauce
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Seafood Gratin
Scallops, Prawns and Lobster
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(v) Wild Mushroom, Cranberry and Walnut Wellington

Additional Side Orders Available from the A la Carte menu

DESSERTS

Available from the A la Carte menu.

Please note: Some dishes may contain nuts or nut oil.
(GF) – Gluten Free, some dishes can be amended to suit your dietary requirements, please ask your server
Any other allergies or intolerances please notify server.

All food menus on this website should be regarded as sample menus. Smith’s reserve the right to alter dishes and prices in the restaurant accordingly.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or questions please feel free to give us a call on 01277 365 578 for Smith’s in Ongar and 020 7488 3456 for Smiths Wapping and we’ll do our best to help you. Smith’s reserve the right to amend details to the menus displayed on this site. Dishes may contain traces of nuts or nut oil.

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Christmas Evening Menu

December 2017 - Evening Menu
Available Monday to Thursday Three Courses £37.95
Starter, Main and Dessert
Please note that all menus are samples and may be subject to change

STARTERS

Chicken Liver Pate with Caramelised Onion Chutney and Toasted Rustic Bread
~
(GF) John Ross Oak Smoked Salmon and Cold Water Prawns with Citrus and Dill Mayonnaise
~
(GF) Smith’s Classic Prawn Cocktail
~
(GF) Sweet Pickled Swedish Herrings
with Crème Fraîche
~
Deep Fried Whitebait in a Crispy Batter
with Smith’s Tartare Sauce
~
(v) Breaded French Brie with Orange and
Cranberry Sauce
~
(GF) Steamed Shetland Mussels and Clams in a Garlic Butter and Chablis Sauce

MAINS

Pan Roasted Barbary Duck Breast
with a Port Wine and Cherry Sauce
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Smith’s Battered Cod Fillet with Mushy Peas
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Baked Fillet of Seabass with Ginger, Spring Onion, Chilli and a Sesame and Light Soy Dressing
~
Maple Glazed Confit Goose Leg
~
Line Caught Guernsey Skate on the Bone
(Served either Plain Grilled, in Batter or Meuniere)
~
(GF) Asiette of Grilled Billingsgate Market Fish with Sautéed Samphire & Lemon Butter Sauce
~
Seafood Gratin
Scallops, Prawns and Lobster
~
(v) Wild Mushroom, Cranberry and Walnut Wellington

DESSERTS

Available from the A la Carte menu.

Please note: Some dishes may contain nuts or nut oil.
(GF) – Gluten Free, some dishes can be amended to suit your dietary requirements, please ask your server
Any other allergies or intolerances please notify server.

All food menus on this website should be regarded as sample menus. Smith’s reserve the right to alter dishes and prices in the restaurant accordingly.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or questions please feel free to give us a call on 01277 365 578 for Smith’s in Ongar and 020 7488 3456 for Smiths Wapping and we’ll do our best to help you. Smith’s reserve the right to amend details to the menus displayed on this site. Dishes may contain traces of nuts or nut oil.

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Smith’s Wapping

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First opening in 2011, Smith’s by the River has rapidly become the go-to restaurant whether it be for a business lunch, a romantic meal or a celebration.

Situated in Wapping High Street, close to Wapping Overground station and Tower Bridge Underground station, Smith’s by the River boasts magnificent views overlooking the River Thames; with floor to ceiling glass windows there isn’t a bad table in the house.

Carl Offer, the Head Chef at Wapping has been in the business for over 25 years and utilises his expertise to ensure every dish is perfectly prepared and presented.

With the same superb service and chef’s attention to detail as Smith’s of Ongar every experience at Smith’s of Wapping is a feast for the senses.

Opening Times

Monday: Lunch: 12.00 (noon) – 2.30pm (last orders) 4.00pm (close) / Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last orders)

Tuesday: Lunch: 12.00 (noon) – 2.30pm (last orders) 4.00pm (close) / Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last orders)

Wednesday: Lunch: 12.00 (noon) – 2.30pm (last orders) 4.00pm (close) / Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last orders)

Thursday: Lunch: 12.00 (noon) – 2.30pm (last orders) 4.00pm (close) / Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last orders)

Friday: Lunch: 12.00 (noon) – 2.30pm (last orders) 4.00pm (close) / Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last orders)

Saturday: Lunch: 12.00 (noon) – 2.30pm (last orders) 4.00pm (close) / Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (last orders)

Sunday: Lunch: 12:00 (noon) – 3:30pm (last orders) 5:30pm (close) / Dinner: closed

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Christmas Set Lunch Menu

Available from 12-2.30pm Monday to Saturday - Three Courses £32.95
Starter, Main and Dessert

Please note that all menus are samples and may be subject to change

STARTERS

Roasted Plum Tomato & Basil Soup with Cheese Straw
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(GF) Classic Prawn Cocktail
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(GF) John Ross Scottish Oak Smoked Salmon with Spring Onion, Baby Capers and Coriander Cress
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(GF) Steamed Shetland Mussels in Chablis, Garlic, Shallots and Cream Sauce
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(GF ) Winter Salad with Dolcelatte, Mulled Wine Poached Pears and Manuka Honey & Balsamic Dressing
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(GF) Sweet Cured Arctic Herrings with Crème Fraiche
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Tempura Tiger Prawns with Honey & Soy Dressing
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Smoked and Poached Salmon Pate with Cucumber Relish and Crostini

MAINS

(N) Traditional Roasted Organic Norfolk Turkey with Roasted Maris Piper Potatoes,
Chipolata Wrapped in Smoked Bacon and Rich Pan Gravy
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(GF) Roasted Breast of Pheasant with Candied Pancetta, Butternut Squash Puree and Redcurrant & Port Jus
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Smith’s Battered Fillet of Atlantic Haddock
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(GF) Grilled Guernsey Skate with Brown Butter & Capers
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(GF) Char Grilled Prime Scottish Sirloin Steak with Peppercorn Sauce
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(GF) Grilled Scotch Salmon Fillet with Hollandaise Sauce
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Pan Fried Fillet of Organically Farmed Seabass, with Spring Onion, Ginger and Chilli, Pak Choi and Soy Dressing
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(v) Roasted Pequillo Peppers Stuffed with Vegetable Couscous, with Rich Plum Tomato Sauce and Crispy Basil

All above Main Meals Served with One Choice of Hand Cut Chips,
Seasonal Vegetables, Baby Herb Potatoes, Mushy Peas or Mixed Salad

DESSERTS

Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter and Cream
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(GF) Smith’s Christmas Glory
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Belgian Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Peanut Butter Cream
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Steamed Ginger Sponge Pudding with Sultanas and Vanilla Custard
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Classic Crème Brulee with Dark Chocolate Langue De Chat Biscuit

All food menus on this website should be regarded as sample menus. Smith’s reserve the right to alter dishes and prices in the restaurant accordingly.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or questions please feel free to give us a call on 01277 365 578 for Smith’s in Ongar and 020 7488 3456 for Smiths Wapping and we’ll do our best to help you. Smith’s reserve the right to amend details to the menus displayed on this site. Dishes may contain traces of nuts or nut oil.

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Christmas Evening Set Menu

December 2017 - Christmas Evening Set Menu - Available Monday to Thursday - Three Courses £37.95
Starter, Main and Dessert
Please note that all menus are samples and may be subject to change

STARTERS

Roasted Plum Tomato & Basil Soup with Cheese Straw
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(GF) Classic Prawn Cocktail
~
(GF) John Ross Scottish Oak Smoked Salmon with Spring Onion, Baby Capers and Coriander Cress
~
(GF) Steamed Shetland Mussels in Chablis, Garlic, Shallots and Cream Sauce
~
(GF ) Winter Salad with Dolcelatte, Mulled Wine Poached Pears and Manuka Honey & Balsamic Dressing
~
(GF) Sweet Cured Arctic Herrings with Crème Fraiche
~
Tempura Tiger Prawns with Honey & Soy Dressing
~
Smoked and Poached Salmon Pate with Cucumber Relish and Crostini

MAINS

N) Traditional Roasted Organic Norfolk Turkey with Roasted Maris Piper Potatoes,
Chipolata Wrapped in Smoked Bacon and Rich Pan Gravy
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(GF) Roasted Breast of Pheasant with Candied Pancetta
Butternut Squash Puree and Redcurrant & Port Jus
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Smith’s Battered Fillet of Atlantic Haddock
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(GF) Grilled Guernsey Skate with Brown Butter & Capers
~
(GF) Char Grilled Prime Scottish Sirloin Steak with Peppercorn Sauce
~
(GF) Grilled Scotch Salmon Fillet with Hollandaise Sauce
~
Pan Fried Fillet of Organically Farmed Seabass,
with Spring Onion, Ginger and Chilli, Pak Choi and Soy Dressing
~
(v) Roasted Pequillo Peppers Stuffed with Vegetable Couscous,
with Rich Plum Tomato Sauce and Crispy Basil

All above Main Meals Served with One Choice of Hand Cut Chips,
Seasonal Vegetables, Baby Herb Potatoes or Mixed Salad

DESSERTS

Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter and Cream
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(GF) Smith’s Christmas Glory
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Belgian Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Peanut Butter Cream
~
Steamed Ginger Sponge Pudding with Sultanas and Vanilla Custard
~
Classic Crème Brulee with Dark Chocolate Langue De Chat Biscuit

 

All food menus on this website should be regarded as sample menus. Smith’s reserve the right to alter dishes and prices in the restaurant accordingly.

Some dishes may contain nuts or nut oil.
GF – Gluten Free, some dishes can be amended to suit your dietary requirements. If you have any specific dietary requirements or questions please feel free to give us a call on 01277 365 578 for Smith’s in Ongar and 020 7488 3456 for Smiths Wapping and we’ll do our best to help you. Smith’s reserve the right to amend details to the menus displayed on this site. Dishes may contain traces of nuts or nut oil.

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New Year’s Eve Dinner 2017

£125 Per Person - An Optional 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill per person

ON ARRIVAL

Glass of Champagne

Canapés

STARTERS

Prawn, Crab and Avocado Timbale, Salmon Caviar and Red Amaranth Cress with Sundried Tomato Dressing
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Tempura Tiger Prawns & Soft Shell Crab with Asian Salad and Sweet Chilli Sauce
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Pan Seared Orkney Scallops, Ginger, Chilli and Spring Onion with Shaoshing Rice wine, Soy and Sesame Oil Dressing
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Caramelised Red Zeppelin Onion & Saint-Maure Goats Cheese Tartlet with Picked Walnuts, Wild Rocket & Crème Fraiche

MAINS

Pan Fried Cornish Monkfish with a Garlic, Tomato and Chilli Sauce, Crisp Basil and Herb Oil
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Grilled Line Caught Wild Seabass Fillet with Braised Fennel, Candied Bacon and Champagne Cream Sauce
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Pan Fried Fillet of Atlantic Halibut with Samphire, Shrimps & Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce
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Chargrilled Angus Beef Fillet with Caramelised Shallots,
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes & Truffle Jus

All Served with a selection of Gratin Dauphinoise, Baby Buttered Herb Potato and Seasonal Vegetables

DESSERTS

Warm Belgian Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Peanut Butter Cream
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Caramelised Braeburn Apple Tart Tatin with Honey and Cinnamon Ice Cream
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Irish Cream & White Chocolate Cheesecake with Kahlua & Verona Ganache
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Frangipan Bakewell Tart with Raspberry Sorbet and Clotted Cream

Fresh Filer Coffee & Hand Made Petit Fours

 

All food menus on this website should be regarded as sample menus. Smith’s reserve the right to alter dishes and prices in the restaurant accordingly.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or questions please feel free to give us a call on 01277 365 578 for Smith’s in Ongar and 020 7488 3456 for Smiths Wapping and we’ll do our best to help you. Smith’s reserve the right to amend details to the menus displayed on this site. Dishes may contain traces of nuts or nut oil.

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Christmas at Smiths

Enjoy Christmas at Smiths.

With wonderful seasonal dishes and a great atmosphere why not let Smith’s make your Christmas memorable.

Smith’s Ongar

Festive Evening Set Menu – click here

Three Courses £37.95 per head
Starter, Main and Dessert
Monday – Thursday Evenings only (Excludes Christmas Eve and New Years Eve)

Festive Lunchtime Set Menu – click here

Three Courses £32.95
Starter, Main and Dessert
Tuesday – Saturday Lunchtimes only (Excludes Christmas Eve and New Years Eve)

 

Smith’s Wapping

Festive Evening Set Menu – click here

Three Courses £37.95
Starter, Main and Dessert
Monday – Thursday 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Last orders) (Excludes Christmas Eve and New Years Eve)

Festive Lunchtime Set Menu – click here

Three Courses £32.95
Starter, Main and Dessert
Served from Monday to Saturday 12.00pm – 4.00pm. Last Orders 2.30pm (Excludes Christmas Eve and New Years Eve)

New Years Eve Set Menuclick here

Canapes and Glass of Champagne on Arrival then Three courses – £125 Per Person
An Optional 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill per person

 

All food menus on this website should be regarded as sample menus. Smith’s reserve the right to alter dishes and prices in the restaurant accordingly.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or questions please feel free to give us a call on 01277 365 578 for Smith’s in Ongar and 020 7488 3456 for Smiths Wapping and we’ll do our best to help you. Smith’s reserve the right to amend details to the menus displayed on this site. Dishes may contain traces of nuts or nut oil.

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What our customers say

We always wish to improve the service we offer as a restaurant.

To dine at Smiths is an experience. The cuisine is always excellent, the staff welcoming, helpful, and always friendly.

Steve

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Smith’s wish to ensure your visit is a memorable one that you will wish to repeat. Dining at Smiths is a pleasure. 

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