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Swan, Shakespeare's Globe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Located at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, Swan is a beautiful Bar and Restaurant set over two floors, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s. We serve seasonal modern British menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and are available for private, pre and post-theatre dining. We also have a number of beautiful event spaces suitable for corporate events, private parties and weddings from 20 to 500 guests.
US$30 - US$52
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
European, British
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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The views from the dining room are spectacular. Attentive service and a nice menu. The meals we had were fine, we both chose a fish main and a rhubarb crumble desert. Lovely buzz in the restaurant. I titled this Special Occasion Venue as that is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Watko99
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Since the previous director Michael left, this place is getting better. I still give four stars. The breakfast is great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank S85AMG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive when being made to wait for our table while another group walked straight through and then having to wait another 20 minutes before being given the tea but after the shaky start it all went swimmingly. We pre-booked specialist food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank the_Devilyn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We celebrated Valentine’s Day here and very much enjoyed the food and the service. The gin drink listed on the menu was a hint of the great food to follow. Dinner was the lamb dish. I’ll highly recommend it Service was great the the view...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank d0ddhaynes
Reviewed 5 days ago

We returned yet again. And yet again the service was perfect, the food was very good and you look over the nicest part of the Thames. The ham terrine and half lobster were both excellent and devent value.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PaulNCKent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar with great views from the Thames. Nice breakfast choices and nice and quite atmosphere. Good service also.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 221mariadelmarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a joint birthday celebration. Less formal than expected - relaxed, friendly atmosphere and attentive but not excessive service. Food was great - high quality, superbly cooked & presented - everything was very good. Prices certainly higher than we would normally pay but well...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 899Bob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where you have breakfast when it's a treat. They advertise that they are in the top ten in London for Eggs Benedict, and so they should be. We tried this dish,plus Eggs Royale and their 10 ingredient Bloody Mary. Wow! With a coffee...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Claretta_leek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on Sunday for an afternoon meal with my friend. I ordered a roast – the pork loin. I returned my food as the meat was not cooked all the way through. When it came back to me, my friend has finished his...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rhonal274
Swan M, General Manager at Swan, Shakespeare's Globe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rhonal274, thanks for your feedback on Google and tripadvisor, i am really sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us on Sunday, i am surprise about the comment with Pork Loin as the way we cook the pork it should...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us dined here to celebrate a Birthday. I chose Cauliflower Veloute with Scallop, followed by the Pork Belly with Black Pudding starter with Fries - both were delicious. Everyone seemed happy with their choices. It’s a lovely venue overlooking the River. Service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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22 November 2018|
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Response from DCroamer | Reviewed this property |
Only had dinner... views are great... so how bad could it be for tea?
29 August 2018|
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Response from Swan M | Property representative |
Hi sorry for the late reply, i do not log in often enough! we do have a lot of option on private dining please contact us direclty, best Benoit
25 July 2017|
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Response from BigFootMidlands | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Friday night just before and just after the show - it was extremely busy and the service was slow. Give yourself enough time to relax and enjoy the ambiance. We had a few of the share platters which... More
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