About Smith’s of Ongar

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.

All menus should be treated as sample menus.

Christmas 2021

Customer Reviews

Opening Times

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Thursday

Lunch 12 (noon) – 3pm (last kitchen orders) 4:30pm close

Dinner 6pm – 10pm (last kitchen orders) 11:30pm close

Friday – Saturday

Lunch 12 (noon) – 3pm (last kitchen orders) 4:30pm close

Dinner 6pm – 10:30pm (last kitchen orders) midnight close


12 (noon) – 6pm (last kitchen orders) 8pm close

(please note from 2nd June we will be closed on Mondays)