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Smith’s of Ongar

To all our customers, colleagues, friends & family.

Firstly, thank you again, for all your support during this uncertain period of time. The solidarity seen by everyone supporting our local business and others has really touched us all here at Smith’s.

With the announcement of London, Epping Forest & parts of Essex being place into Tier 3, it is, again, with regret & a heavy heart we are having to shut our doors from midnight on Tuesday 15th December.

However, we will still be running our takeaway service from Essex’s best Seafood Stand over the weekend & Christmas period. The Seafood Stand will be open this week…

*Thursday – Sunday | 9.30am – 5pm

Next week:

*Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th December
9.30am – 5pm
Our phone lines will still be open everyday
*9.30am – 5.30pm
(Excluding Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

Smith’s Gift Vouchers

If you are looking to purchase Smith’s gift vouchers – you can do so online or direct from the ongar restaurant, between 9.30am – 5.30pm.

From everyone at Smiths Restaurants, stay safe during the Christmas period & we can’t wait to welcome you all back, safely, through our doors.

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Haven House Children’s Hospice

Haven House

Smith’s are a proud member of the 100 club supporting Haven House Children’s Hospice. Hundreds of families rely on Haven House who give family support, physical therapy, play activities for children and a range of day and overnight stays.

Haven’s work with children with life-limiting and life threatening conditions relies on donations and Smith’s and the 100 club are dedicated towards raising funds throughout the year for them.

View Haven House’s website

Smith’s of Wapping.Takeaway available.

Whilst Smith’s of Wapping are closed with the latest announcement of London being Tier 3 we are still open for takeaway.

Click here for our takeaway menu

Smith’s of Ongar Seafood Stand

Enjoy Smiths Premium Seafood in the comfort of your own home.

Enjoy Smiths Premium Seafood in the comfort of your own home.

With a huge range to choose from including the classics such as Jellied Eels and Whitstable Cockles to the fish favourites that Smiths have become famous for such as Lobster, Cornish Crab and Carlingford Oysters.

Opening Times:

Friday – Sundays 9:30am – 5pm.

Pre-order now for collection or alternatively come down and purchase directly from the stand.

Pre-Orders – Important Information

  • Minimum amount for pre-orders is £30
  • For pre-orders this weekend you must order no later than 5.00pm on Friday

* Smith’s is compliant with all government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

* No food to be consumed on the premises – takeaway only.


Keeping Safe

Following government guidelines, we are working hard to get the new restaurant structure ready for your arrival. Our main priority is to keep you and our staff safe during the fight with Covid-19. We are very much looking forward to seeing you and providing the reputed Smiths experience. However, there are a few changes that we have had to make so please bear with us.

  • If you or any other members of your party are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms before your reservation please let us know straight away, you will not be penalised for cancellation.
  • If there are other customers at the front desk please wait until they have moved away before entering the restaurant.
  • As much as we would like to stand, chat and catch up with you I’m afraid we have to keep contact to a minimum.
  • Where possible we ask that you place your overcoat on the back of your chairs.
  • Our upstairs bar will not be re-opening as of yet therefore please arrive at the restaurant at the time of your reservation. However, we will have our normal bar and cocktail menu for you to enjoy at your table.
  • A gentle reminder we are only allowed to accept reservations for no more than 6 people from 2 households.
  • We will endeavour to make your experience with us as pleasant and enjoyable as it always has been. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.

The Smiths Team

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Smith's Restaurant Ongar

Smith's Ongar

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

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


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