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The Black Swan - Ockham

Old Lane, Ockham, Surrey, London, KT11 1NG +44 1932379065

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £24
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 22:00. Sunday: 12:00 - 19:00.

Lovely venue, great food.

Lorna 18 May 2013
from Surrey

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Please note, this restaurant is now closed for business.

Nestled in idyllic countryside, The Black Swan crafts modern British cuisine. The on-trend dining room boasts a cosmopolitan bar, whilst the expansive al fresco area is littered with comfy seating and beach house-style decking.

A local culinary hotspot, The Black Swan menu offers inventive daily specials alongside a refined a la carte range. Delicately crafted dishes include succulent Send Hill farm lamb cutlets, or hand rolled gnocchi with creamy mascarpone. The Black Swan Ockham also stages its renowned gourmet barbecues throughout the summer.

The Black Swan restaurant presents a stunning international wine list. Painstakingly sourced from quality growers, a diverse range includes organic, easy-drinking, and beautiful vintage bottles. Blending sophistication with a family-friendly vibe, The Black Swan also offers a fun kids’ menu.

A delightfully eclectic eatery, The Black Swan Surrey showcases a grand fireplace and plush sofas. Effingham Junction Rail Station is just 3 minutes’ drive away.

The Black Swan - Ockham

Old Lane, Ockham, Surrey, London, KT11 1NG

Contact +44 1932862364
Reservations +44 1932379065

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Customer reviews for The Black Swan - Ockham

3.9 ((((* (based on 37 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • large parties (23)
  • child friendly (22)
  • romantic (21)
  • al fresco (16)
  • views (14)
  • business (13)
  • lunch (13)
  • dinner (11)
  • luxury (7)
  • entertainment (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((*** 21 August 2013 by Emily Holbrook from Surrey

    We went for Sunday lunch. We were on the first sitting and were really disappointed with the food the roast potatoes were terrible, rock hard, I had to leave mine. There were hardly any vegetables and the lamb was really fatty. The Yorkshire pudding was good though. It was £16.50, which would have been fine had i enjoyed it, but definitely not worth it. should have complained! I really would not recommend it.

  • ((((* 18 May 2013 by Lorna from Surrey

    Lovely venue, great food.

  • ((*** 5 April 2013 by Racing man from Esher

    7 of us had a family birthday dinner for my wife. The Sunday lunch was very diappointing - potatoes poorly cooked and everything either cold or clearly cooked a long time previously. This is our second bad experience - the last one a year ago the restaurant apologised and gave us a free meal. This is a great pub and location, shame about the food!!

  • ((*** 3 April 2013 by Sally from Guildford

    We had lunch today, 3 April 2013. I have had good meals at The Black Swan in the past, but not today. We waited 50 minutes for our meal, even though the restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived and ordered. The food only arrived after I complained. My burger was cold, dry and tasteless and the bun was dry. The chips and the wine were fine though. When we explained that the meal had not been good, no-one came to see us, we were simply presented with the full bill. The waiting staff were pleasant but no sign of management.

  • ((((* 17 March 2013 by dave from woking

    Nice atmosphere, good service. Unususal choices on menu. Chicken cesear salad a bit bland.

  • ((*** 24 February 2013 by Swallowbird from Guildford

    Having been to The Black Swan a couple of times since its transformation from a (perfectly good and much loved) pub to a restaurant and enjoyed the meals and the experience, I returned there recently with friends to find myself totally disappointed.Instead of the lovely food we had been served with previously, we found ourselves served with pre-prepared, Brake brothers style fare - which is fine, and perfectly okay, but we were charged for something else. Particularly, the cesear salad that was placed in front of me was a pale, unappetising-looking mound of iceberg lettuce, unmixed with anything else, with, of course, the chicken and croutons dumped on top, plus an inordinate quantity of anchovies! The entire dish smelled and tasted fishy. It was quite disgusting, and my appetite rapidly disappeared after managing to eat [$]When the waiter came to clear away our plates and mechanically asked if everything had been okay, he looked positively irritated when I politely told him that I honestly hadn't enjoyed what I had managed to eat of mine and that, perhaps, the balance of flavours involving the anchovies wasn't quite right. The waiter was dismissive and expressed the opinion that next time I should order something else.There, of course, won't be a next time. Visited February 2013

  • (((** 11 December 2012 by Angie from Kingsbridge

    hardly anything on the menu was available, lack of staff.

  • ((((* 2 July 2012 by Pantherj from Guildford

    dined on a friday evening. Definitely need to book. Not hurried but allowed to relax and enjoy converstion over a meal. Service was good, again not hurried, just right.Portions are not small! Good variety of reasonably local produce

  • ((*** 16 May 2012 by busy bee from Horsley

    Whilst this used to be good, it has really gone down hill over the past couple of years. After our first 'poor food' experience we went back a further 2 times to see whether it had just been a blip, but no. All our local friends agree it is not what it used to be. The staff must be used to hearing it by now, they are pretty indifferent about complaints. A real shame.

  • ((((( 3 May 2012 by kat from cobham

    Great with the kids

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