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“A very warm July Evening”
Review of The White Swan

The White Swan
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Belford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We went here with family ranging from the small (16 weeks) + two other children, and six adults. We were able to book a table around lunch time for dinner on a friday evening.

First the Positives:

The food was very good, there was a good range of options, using local ingredients, portions were a good size. I had lobster to start and venison for my main. Both dishes were tasty.

The others in our part had a range of dishes and also enjoyed theirs. There was a suitable selection for the children.

The Negatives:

The restaurant was VERY HOT, and staff were unable to open the doors or windows, at points some of the party had to go outside for fresh air.

Also were were sat there was direct sunlight coming through a large window, but no curtain to block it, I spent the first half of our meal having to cover my eyes.

The baby changing facilities were only available in the ladies toilets.. no good if it is daddy's turn to change the nappy!

Summary:

Overall the food was good and the service prompt, in total we spent £180 for 2 kids and 6 adults, with a range of 1-2 dishes each + a bottle of wine + soft drinks. The standard of the food was good and as long as you are not there in the height of summer I suspect there would be very little bad to say.

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3  Thank thegingerdoctor
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

An enormous menu and wine list but at a very good price for a top of the range pub restaurant. There were 14 in the party and the service was very good. A full range of prices on the menu and all good quality food. A delightful airy place. I would return.

2  Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Only in the area for four nights and our meal on the first night was so delicious we decided to go back a couple of nights later. The food was again delicious and the staff both evenings were great. Try it and if the standard we experienced is the same you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank maryobrien41
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding. The food is all locally sourced and fresh with a varied menu which changes daily. Everything was so tasty and 5-star quality! Its not often the taste matches the appearance but in this case presentation and flavour was spot on! Also the staff were very friendly and welcoming!

1  Thank Matt N
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

It's been a couple of years since my last visit and I was chuffed to see it's still a great place. There were plenty of locals in the bar but we were ushered to the table quickly. The menu was extensive and the cold fish platter starter was excellent. The haunch of venison with kidneys as a main was sublime. The restaurant was busy but not full and the couple waiting tables were friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

Thank kayharker
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