Smiths Gin Cocktail Masterclass

Join us and discover all of the secrets of our expertly hand-crafted cocktails. Our Mixologists, Robert Flight (Smiths Restaurants) and Zane Chiswell (Haymans Gin) will guide you and your friends through the tricks of the trade and the complexities of the gin world. You will get the chance to shake, mix and muddle some of our signature cocktails and most importantly enjoy the fruits of your labour whilst enjoying specially paired food plates.

£50 per head.
16th March 2017

To reserve your place please e-mail with your name and contact details.

Kings of Roses – Cocktail of the Week


50ml Four Roses bourbon

25ml The King’s Ginger Liqueur

50ml Fresh Orange Juice

25ml Fresh Lemon Juice


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice (for additional sweetness, add a dash of gingerbread syrup), shake and double strain into a small Champagne Coupe glass.

Cancer Research UK Event

Join us on Monday 16th November where Karen Lane will be hosting a pop-up-shop. A lovely way to start your Xmas shopping with some great pieces available to purchase. All proceeds will be going to Cancer Research UK. A glass of wine, tea or coffee on arrival plus nibbles and some fantastic Raffle Prizes to be won. More details coming soon!

Monday 16th November, 4:30 – 7:00pm, Smith’s of Ongar

Recipe of the Month

Tiger Prawn and Monkfish Fillets


6 x Medium Tiger Prawns
6 x 60g Monkfish Fillets

For the Dressing:

50ml Light Soy Sauce
25ml Dry Sherry
5ml Sesame Oil
10ml Water
25ml Plum Sauce
10ml Peanut Oil

For the Garnish:

1 inch Fresh Root Ginger cut finely
½ Bunch Shredded Spring Onion
1 x Finely Chopped Chilli


For the dressing simply whisk all of the ingredients together. Heat a medium non-stick pan and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Season the monkfish and the prawns with sea salt and ground white pepper. Pat dry on kitchen towel. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side then leave to rest for 2 minutes while you prepare the garnish. Heat 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil until smoking, remove from the heat. Add spring onions, ginger and chilli and spoon over the fish along with the dressing.

Cancer Research UK

In aid of Cancer Research UK, Smith’s hosted a charity event raising a grand total of £1,345.

Organised by Charmain Taverner and Karen Lane, selling various Christmas decorations and selling raffle tickets that included some amazing prizes from local businesses! Thanks to all involved.

Smiths Ongar receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Smiths Ongar today announce that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

May Competition Winners


Smith’s Restaurants are delighted to announce the winners of our monthly prize draw:

Smith’s Ongar – Steve Johnson

Smith’s Wapping – Lindsay Watkins


Find out what’s happening at Smith’s Restaurants and enter our monthly prize draw to win a set lunch for two!

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