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.
Once again the dining experience was first class. My wife and I were celebrating our golden wedding anniversary with eight friends. All had an excellent meal and enjoyed the experience.
Again we had a good visit, food, service and atmosphere was very good......like our second home! 🙂
Best restaurant in the area. Food excellent - but slightly lacking in atmosphere.
Really tasty breakfast. Would definitely recommend and we will be returning
Another brilliant evening Trevor, great food and service, thanks so much
Some staff are excellent some are not so good. Food was ok.
very pleasant atmosphere and friendly efficient staff.
Lovely meal again. Never disappoints and is the go to choice for almost every occasion. Thank you
I bought my mum here for mothers day, food and atmosphere was exceptional! Only thing was that our water was forgotten.... easy mistake as it was very busy!
Exciting menus, pitched well and we will return.
Absolutely fantastic atmosphere, food and service once again.
Wasn't too keen on the salmon starter as cucumber ribbons were overly pickled & unfortunately overpowered the salmon. Although the pate & Cajun prawns were very tasty. As for the roasts they were all delish & the roast beef was the best I've had in a restaurant. Fantastic meal in lovely surroundings with great service. Thanks x
Made to feel very welcome by Dasha and others. A wonderful environment for a very happy meal ( I hope we weren't too noisy). Thanks for a lovely luncheon. We'll be back. Bob
We had an early dinner 6pm so atmosphere was very quiet hence 3 stars
We had a lovely lunch from the Express Menu which was excellent quality & good value. Thought the drinks were abit expensive but otherwise a good experience. Would certainly recommend.
We had a really lovely meal, the staff were polite and helpful throughout the evening. I had the most delicious skate wings and I know the others really enjoyed their food too.
Hotel Clean and well presented with on site parking. The restaurant is very good, we really enjoyed our food and the staff were great, nothing to much trouble, very attentive and made us feel very looked after, so thank you.
Excellent food and service, as always.
Excellent evening, as always. Highly recommended
Once again an excellent meal in great surroundings.
We had a delicious evening meal on a Saturday night with friends. Great atmosphere, choice of menu and staff are so welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed it so much we went for Sunday lunch too! Highly recommend!
Very much enjoyed the ‘special’ main course of crab.
If you ever find yourself out this far in Essex then the Only place to stay is The Oyster Smack Inn. I was caught in traffic due to an accident and had to call ahead to change our lunch time. Staff were extremely accommodating. I stayed in one of the superior rooms at the back, very spacious indeed. Big comfy bed with 4 nice firm pillows. Lots of eateries in the town if you want to have a wander out and very quiet at night so had a great sleep. A continental breakfast is included in the price of the room but I would highly recommend having the cooked as it is definitely one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time and I stay in many hotels for my job. I had a lovely hours walk along the river the next morning, so quiet and peaceful. I will definitely stay at The Oyster Stack again when I am in the area. 4* accommodation with 5* Cuatomer Service. Thanks to all the staff.
As regular diner at The Oyster Smack I enjoyed the usual friendly, efficient service and really tasty food. On this particular occasion the restaurant was very busy and we sat close to someone with an incredibly loud voice which imposed his inane conversation on the rest of the diners. However, it will not deter me from using the Oyster Smack although I may choose a quieter time for my next visit!
Always an excellent menu