We are open every day, with all day service on Saturdays (12pm-9.30pm) and Sundays (12pm-8.30pm)
Mid week we open for lunch between 12pm-3pm and then again for dinner 6pm-9.30pm
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Oyster Smack Inn
The Oyster Smack Inn is an independent restaurant, boasting seasonal dishes cooked to order by passionate chefs. Our years of culinary experience and an enthusiasm for great service make us a popular choice for locals and visitors. Our menu offers a variation of classic gastro dining, tasty seafood and inspired specials made with best fresh produce, sourced locally where possible. Perfectly accompanied by one of our unique wines, delicious cocktails or many of the other drinks offered at our well stocked bar.
Great service and quality food as always. Our favourite being the tempura oysters.
Service was very slow last night but there was apparently a problem in the kitchen which they did apologize about and gave us some olives to nibble on between courses. Absolutely delicious meal when it did reach the table.
Great communication from booking to arrival. Friendly and helpful staff. Had a great evening, thank you.
Came for Sunday lunch and it was great. Everything was cooked to perfection, portion size was perfect and the taste was great. Would highly recommend it.
Lovely friendly relaxed place. Great food!
Very nice evening, lovely food
Fantastic friendly service and delicious food enjoyed by all 3 generations at our party. We will be back!
Lovely Sunday Lunch
Lovely meal! Great service in regards to food intolerances- v helpful staff and lovely food
the meal was good but let down by the squid starter . it was tough and had no taste whatsoever. very dissapointing indeed. if you cant provide quality squid on a menu , then please dont offer it
As always, Trevor, we had a great evening! - excellent food, and excellent service - we all really enjoyed! - many tks
Usuall high standard that we are used to
The service is exceptional. The lunch menu was interesting in a good way but while we enjoyed it we did not think the end result was as good as our last visit.
Incredibly welcoming, nothing was too much trouble, food excellent and certainly value for money. The Oyster Smack helped make a special family day even more pleasurable. Would certainly recommend and will return ourselves.
A good dining experience
Wonderful Sunday roast will be returning. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.
Again we had a lovely meal, compliments to the chef. We had Chicken Supreme & it was very good.
Most accommodating, our party double in size with 30 minutes notice and handled it superbly. Well done team
First time at Oyster Smack, really enjoyed it and would go back, my mum who is a very fussy eater ate everything and praised the food if she was writing this review she would give a ten I have been on lots of holidays with her and its quite rare for her to praise a meal. Well done Oyster Smack!!
Excellent on everything
Keep up the good work, we have been looking for a great Sunday Lunch venue with food to match. Now we have found it and its pretty close to the Chelmsford area too. Would suggest that you consider marketing your selves a bit further out!
Pre holiday Sunday lunch which as always was excellent
Amazing lunch, incredible value for money, thank you
We stayed in a family room for two nights visiting friends in the area. The room was lovely but the continental breakfast was pretty basic for the price. A large group of us (9 adults and 7 kids) also ate dinner there one night and the food was a bit disappointing, again for the cost. All the mains were over cooked and rather dry, and the dishes in general were lacking in kick or flavour to make them standout. The staff were helpful and friendly and our stay pleasant enough but pitching at that market price, overall I’d say the place needs to step it up a bit.