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 palette. 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.

Our Executive Head Chef, Stephen Bar who previously trained at Scotts Restaurant in Mayfair and was then appointed Head Chef at J. Sheekeys in Covent Garden has been with us for over 8 years. Overseeing both our menus and the preparation of dishes he ensures each meal served to our customers is of the highest standard every time.

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

Lunch:
Tuesday – Sunday: 12.30pm (noon) -3.00pm (last orders) 4.30pm (close)

Dinner:
Monday 6.30pm – 9.45 (last orders)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (last orders) 12.30am (close)

Friday:
6.30pm – 10.30pm (last orders) 12.30am (close)

Saturday:
6.00pm – 10.30pm (last orders) 12.30am (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.

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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

Lunch
Monday – Saturday: 12.00 (noon) – 2.30pm (last orders) 4.00pm (close)
Sunday: 12:00 (noon) – 3:30pm (last orders) 5:30pm (close)

Dinner
Monday – Friday 6.00pm – 10.00pm (last orders)
Saturday: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (last orders)
Sunday Evening – Closed

A LA CARTE GLUTEN FREE MENU

STARTERS

Tian of Avocado, Cornish White Crab and Peeled Prawns
£11.95
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Smith’s Classic Prawn Cocktail
£9.25
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Sweet Cured Arctic Herrings with Crème Fraîche
£7.95
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John Ross Scottish Oak Smoked Salmon with Pickled Cucumber
£9.75
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Serrano Ham, Buffalo Mozzarella, Sun Blushed Tomatoes, Wild Rocket, Sardinian Balsamic and Olive Oil Dressing
£12.25
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Half Dozen Rock Oysters with Shallot Red Wine Vinegar
£13.25
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Smith’s Fish Soup
£7.95
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Grilled Fillet of Cornish Mackerel with a Horseradish Cream
£8.25
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Steamed Shetland Mussels in a Chablis, Garlic, Shallot and Cream Sauce
£9.25
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Scottish King Scallops wrapped in Pancetta with Minted Pea Puree
£12.95

MAINS

Grilled Fillet of Atlantic Cod
£17.95
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Grilled Guernsey Skate
£22.00
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Wild Norwegian Halibut Fillet served plain grilled or with Brown Butter & Capers
£25.00
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Grilled Cornish Monkfish
£26.50

Roasted Scotch Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce
£18.95
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Brixham Dover Sole on or off the Bone, served plain grilled
£37.00
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Grilled Wild Line Caught Sea Bass Fillet
£25.50
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Whole Hot Buttered Lobster with Garlic & Herbs (24 oz uncooked)
£35.95
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Assiette of Shellfish 
Oysters, Crab, Wild King Prawn, Mussels, Cockles, Clams, Shell on Cold Water Prawns
£29.95
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Roast English Rump of Lamb with Turned Baby Carrots & Rosemary Jus
£21.50
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Roast Breast and Confit Leg of Duck with Braised Red Cabbage and Red Wine Jus
£21.50
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Scottish Prime Sirloin Steak, 28 Day Matured (10oz uncooked weight)
£25.50
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Scottish Prime Fillet Steak, 28 Day Matured (8oz uncooked weight)
£29.95
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Surf and Turf – Half Hot Lobster with Garlic Butter and 10oz Scottish Sirloin Steak
£37.95

Steaks are Char Grilled and garnished with Grilled Tomato, Field Mushrooms and Wild Rocket with a choice of Red Wine Jus, Bérnaise or Peppercorn Sauce

SIDES

Seasonal Vegetables of the Day * Wilted Spinach * Mushy Peas * Dauphinoise Potatoes * Steamed Baby Potatoes with Herb Butter * Creamed Potatoes * Smith’s Hand Cut Chips * Mixed or Green Salad with Vinaigrette * Vine Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Salsa Verde

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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Wines

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Mains

Food, Mains
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Desserts, Food
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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. 

Mark

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Contact Us

Please note that we do not take reservations via email.
Please book by phone or use our online reservation forms.

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