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Swan at The Globe

Swan at Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT +44 2036417700

((((* British
Main course: £18
Food spend: £45
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 11:30 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

Lovely place, excellent genuine service with a warm smile. Myself and my wife had a very pleasant couple of hours. Thank you

Anthony Wallace 17 February 2016
from London

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Nestled next to Shakespeare's iconic Globe Theatre, Swan at The Globe offers sterling British cuisine and unsurpassed views. Set over two floors, enjoy stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s.

Served throughout the day, The Swan menu offers a mix of refined British favourites and adventurous house recipes, including brunch, afternoon tea and one of the City's best Sunday roasts. Filled with hearty and wholesome flavours, enjoy favourites like roast pork belly with black pudding and mushroom sauce. A mouth-watering Sunday roast menu offers corn fed chicken with stuffing and bread sauce, and rump of beef with horseradish sauce. Alongside real ales and fine wines from The Swan London bar, heady Bard-inspired cocktail mixes are made using premium ingredients.

An irresistible draw for hungry theatregoers, Swan at The Globe South Bank offers a nostalgic afternoon tea. Served atop cutesy china, guests can sample fresh sandwiches with classic British fillings, dainty cakes and fine teas. Breakfast is served in the Swan Bar midweek and includes classics such as an Eggs Benedict, which was voted Top 10 in London by the Evening Standard

Offering glorious British eclecticism and perfectly complementing the theatrical buzz of the next-door Globe theatre, Swan at The Globe restaurant is a 10-minute walk from London Bridge Station.

Swan at The Globe

Swan at Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Contact +44 2079289444
Reservations +44 2036417700

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Customer reviews for Swan at The Globe

4.2 ((((* (based on 60 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (37)
  • dinner (31)
  • romantic (24)
  • afternoon tea (22)
  • lunch (22)
  • large parties (16)
  • value (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • business (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • luxury (8)
  • entertainment (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • (((** by from London

    Our booking through the website had not been received. The reception manager kindly said that we would get a restaurant table within 30 minutes. We were eventually seated in the restaurant an hour after our booking. Our first course arrived 40 minutes later. Thereafter the Sundat lunch was delicious and well presented. At the end of the excellent meal we received a 25% discount in recognition of poor service. We maintained a positive outlook and eventually enjoyed a delicious time.

  • (((** by from London

    A bit chaotic chips didn't arrive and one of the fish dishes was undercooked. Waitress did her best!

  • (((** by from Rome

    We decided to go early and they were accommodating. We had a nice table by the window. The food was OK. Well presented but lacking as much flavor as we'd expect. Prices were fair although the wines tended to be rather expensive by the bottle.

  • ((((( by from London

    Have eaten at The Swan on numerous occasions. Every experience is better than the one before.
    Just eat here to see why!

  • (((** by from Paris

    Dessert excellent

  • ((((( by from Redhill

    It was amazing, the staff were a tentative and I couldn't have picked a better gift for my friends 30th. The food was amazing and we loved it all

  • ((*** by from Epsom

    Made a booking for afternoon tea at 4pm through Bookatable, as a treat for a friend, which was accepted. Later that day, Swan emailed and said they couldn't do 4pm, but we could have 3.30pm. On the day, I received a phone call asking me to confirm and saying I could only have the table until 5pm. This was diappointing but I decided to keep the booking. When we arrived and were shown to our table, we were told we could only have the table until 4.45pm. I politely said we had been told we could have it until 5pm, which was still earlier than we had anticipated leaving when we made the booking. They then took more than 30 minutes to deliver our afternoon tea! It was, however, delicious and plentiful. It became clear that a wedding reception was the reason our booking had been hijacked. Staff were busy resetting afternoon tea tables for dinner as the wedding was occupying the usual dining area.
    When the bill arrived, I explained my disappointment to our waitress and she very kindly negotiated a discount, which went some way to allaying our disappointment.

  • (((** by from London

    Met friends from Poland for their 1st time in London, chose The Swan for the views and location having eaten there once before.
    They were very busy on arrival a good sign. Tables on the 2nd floor have great views over the Thames and the cityscape. Food was good overall and has a nice English feel to the menu selection. Portions are reasonably sized but side dishes are recommended. They offer a good selection of wines prices are OK for the location. Service was disappointing, we didn't feel particularly welcome or valued as customers and their approach was very minimal with little or no effort to make an experience for us. Would we go back? Probably not based on the service we received.

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    Friendly, helpful staff happy to accommodate sleeping baby in a quiet space. Prompt service, delicious food.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Southwark

    Two of our party had the lamb neck and two the cod. Both were superbly cooked and delightful to eat. Regrettably we did not have time for the starters or deserts. The service was helpful, pleasant and informal. The ambiance is splendid as are the views. Well done.

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