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…


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)


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.


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


Mothers Day – Wapping

Three Courses £50.00
An Optional 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill

Please note: this menu may be subject to change


(GF) New Season Leek and Maris Piper Potato Soup
(GF) Classic Prawn Cocktail
(GF) John Ross Scottish Oak Smoked Salmon with Red Onion,  Baby Capers and Coriander Cress
Duo of Tempura Tiger Prawns and Soft Shell Crab with Asian Salad and Honey & Soy Dressing
Whole Baked Camembert with Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, Wild Rocket and Toasted Ciabatta
Pan Fried King Scallops with Spring Onion, Ginger and Chilli with a Light Soy Dressing
(GF) Spanish Style Marinated Octopus with Smoked Paprika and Sherry Vinegar Dressing


Traditional Roast Sirloin of Black Angus Beef with Yorkshire Pudding
Roasted Rump of English Lamb
Roasted Organic Chicken with Sage and Onion Stuffing

All served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Rich Red Wine Gravy
Smith’s Battered Fillet of Atlantic Cod
Roasted Teriyaki Salmon with Stir Fried Vegetables and Baby Coriander
(GF) Grilled Guernsey Skate with Brown Butter & Capers
Pan Fried Fillet of Wild Sea Bass
with Spring Onion, Ginger and Red Chilli and a Light Soy & Rice Wine Dressing
Fillet of Norwegian Halibut Meunière
Baked Herb Crusted Fillets of Lemon Sole
with Shetland Mussels and Chablis Cream Sauce

All Fish Dishes Served with a Choice of Hand Cut Chips,  Seasonal Vegetables, Baby Herb Potatoes,  Cauliflower Cheese or Dauphinoise Potatoes


(GF) Smith’s Bocker Glory
Belgian Chocolate Brownie  with Vanilla Ice Cream and Peanut Butter Cream
Amaretto and Almond Praline Cheesecake with Valrhona Chocolate Glaze
Steamed Sultana and Ginger Sponge Pudding with Custard
Cardamom Crème Brulee with Strawberry Compote

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 menu’s displayed on this site. Dishes may contain traces of nuts or nut oil.



Smith’s Wapping

Smith’s Wapping

Smith’s Ongar

Smith’s Ongar



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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.


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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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