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The White Swan
The White Swan

The White Swan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thewhiteswanlondon.com
  • Email: info@thewhiteswanlondon.com
  • Phone: 0207 242 9696
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 3:00PM;
    Dinner: Monday - Friday 6:00PM - 10:00PM

    Open for private hire only on Saturday and Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Lee Coulston
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Underground: Chancery Lane
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is free parking outside and all around after 6.30pm
A word from The White Swan
Formerly the Mucky Duck and located in Fetter Lane, EC4, The White Swan Pub and Dining Room reverts to its original name and is spread across three floors, housing a ground floor pub with a mezzanine level and a first floor dining room. The dining room is a sophisticated and stylish restaurant space with tables laid with crisp white linen. Serving the best in Modern British Cuisine, dishes include crispy pork and crackling salad and salt mash lamb rump with caponata and anchovy butter.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerModern European
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Great service, food and value for money with 50%. A well thought through wine list too. Highly recommended"
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "Excellent service and great food... no need to say anymore"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "The staff were extremely accommodating around my friends and I changing the time of our reservation. The service was very good. I enjoyed my meal and my two friends thought the food was outstanding. There are some lovely flavours and my sea bass was cooked to perfection."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Met up with some friends and had a great chilled out evening in unpretentious surroundings. Service was relaxed and unhurried and the food was well cooked & presented. Good selection of wines starting at reasonable prices and with the 50% offer for the food element made our evening out reasonable."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant near Fleet Street. Great for work lunches and early business dinners. Very relaxed but with upmarket food and service. Definately worth a visit."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Great food. A good (and sensibly priced) wine list. Knowledgeable, efficient and friendly service. A most enjoyable place to spend some quality time. A visit is strongly recommended."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "I had eel terrine (which was wonderful, even though the portion was microscopic) and mutton (which was first class). Margaret had onion soup (very fine, if a touch too salty) and cod (delicious, but the sauce was way too salty). I am not complaining, but I consider myself a perfectionist. My favourite restaurants are Defilippi in Gassino Torinese and Aquavit in New York."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "In my experience restaurants that serve this quality of food are often stuffy and formal, however the White Swan is very relaxed. The food is excellent, and although I would say the price is fair, it is certainly not cheap. Staff are attentive and very friendly. Having eaten here on a number of occasions for both business and pleasure I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants high quality food in an environment where you can chat and relax."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "My first visit to the White Swan, I was very impressed and will certainly return. We had a table for two, both of us enjoyed the food and the wine. Service was top notch too. Hard to find fault. A little pricy perhaps. Bottom line is if the service and food are good, you don't worry too much about the cost."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "The food was absolutely wonderful, me and my friend almost sat and ate with our eyes closed, just enjoying it. The ambience is always great and so is the service."
    dined on 21/11/2013
  • "We had a very good meal at the White Swan. The dining room was pleasant and the food of a good standard. We had a drink in the bar beforehand but it was very noisy as it was very busy."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "We have dined here on several occasions and always found the service to be very good and attentive. Food different and interesting. Excellent value with the TT discount"
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Good food, great service. Only (slight) criticism was that menu slightly too eclectic for my liking. However, thoroughly enjoyable experience."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "The food is always excellent here, with the menu never disappointing with non-standard items on the menu (no chicken, pork or beef as mains). Service excellent and a relaxed atmosphere. Great!"
    dined on 24/02/2014
  • "Starters (scallops) was good. Main (cod, sea bass) was salty, side broccoli was overcooked & cold so the piece of butter on top didn't melt. Mushrooms on side mash was salty. After serving mains we received no further service, our wine glasses were left empty, we had to call a waiter to bring our bottle over to fill our glasses. After mains were finished the table wasn't cleared for over 15mins and once cleared dessert menu wasn't offered. After waiting another 15mins we called a waiter for the menu. After dessert we waited for another 30mins, when no one was in sight we got up and went to the bar to ask for the bill. We were then told the top table discount wouldn't apply as its valentines. Don't recommend and won't be coming back."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "When it came to paying for the bill I did not get the top table "50% off dinner" offer even though I told them this was what was advertised. They told me that it was not availible on fridays but this not true. I would not have booked a table here were it not for the advertised discount. It was not worth the £95 I spent here for me and my girlfriend."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal at the White Swan. The service is excellent - very attentive and helpful, but not at all pushy. The wine list is extensive, and the food is of excellent quality and good value with the Toptable 50% off offer. We had an eel and foie gras terrine and a white onion velouté with venision loin for our starters. For my part, the onion velouté was extremely tasty and well-presented. For our main course, we both had cod with clams and sea shore vegetables. It was delicious. The meal was of the highest quality and we would visit again."
    dined on 04/02/2014
  • "Intimate atmosphere above a good pub Good food and well cooked, unusual combinations, however only good value as we had a 50% deal on the food. Otherwise it was about £50 a head without alcohol."
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "I reserved with the 50% off. Excellent food and service. Would have been overpriced without this offer but was outstanding with 50% off!"
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "Brilliant food, presentation was excellent, however not quite seamless service, and also the ambience was somewhat tempered by a very incongruous choice of music (more like Cuban salsa than gentrified English pub.)"
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "We dined at the White swan from the TT special deal menu. Food was nice rather than spectacular, and there was a quite limited menu, ok if you enjoy fish, but for non-fish eaters beware. Think it is an expensive option though if you pay full price, as the food and service don't really warrant the price of dishes on the a la carte menu."
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Went to the White Swan on Thursday with a friend. It was a little empty and cold but the warm service and delicious food more than made up for that. We had scallops to start, cod and the vegetarian pasta dish for mains and souffle and chocolate delice for desserts - all of which were stunning. With 50 per cent off, value was great. I would certainly recommend this place if you are into good food and are looking for a quiet place to talk."
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "The friend whom I took there was so impressed by the quality of food and service, that he asked for a business card so that he could go back another time. The 50% off deal makes this the best value for top quality food I know. You can also get a very good Chilian red wine at a very reasonable price."
    dined on 09/12/2013
  • "was expecting a dinning room but with Pub food. But had an excellent meal."
    dined on 25/11/2013
  • "Great food in a fantastic dining room hidden away above the pub."
    dined on 19/07/2013
  • "It was not appetizing when stepped in The White Swan as had to go through the smelly, slippy pub plus two floors of stairs before arriving at the restaurant. It is certainly not a disable-friendly restaurant. The restaurant was tiny and old-fashioned. The food, however, was not too bad but the portion was rather small (not sure was it because it was on 50% offer). Don't think I would go back."
    dined on 22/11/2013
  • "The food was very good. I had a very tender veal cheek which had obviously been very slow cooked. Dessert was a delicious pear and almond tart."
    dined on 22/11/2013
  • "Very nicely presented food, service was attentive but not intrusive. Food tasted stunning but wish they had recommended us to order sides because we left the restaurant hungry!"
    dined on 21/11/2013
  • "Good presentantion, good food but small portions and restricted menu."
    dined on 21/11/2013
  • "Excelled in food, service and ambiance - thank you!"
    dined on 19/11/2013
  • "The menu is absolutely inspired. The dishes are beautifully presented and utterly delicious. The service is so friendly, efficient and professional. The decor is cool, elegant but warm and very comfortable, with plenty of space between tables."
    dined on 18/11/2013
  • "Great value with the toptable 50% offer. Food was cooked well, all the wines were lovely and service was attentive but not overly. Whole table enjoyed their night. Will be back to use the offer."
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "The food was excellent with good variety of choices although without the toptable offer would have been quite pricey for gastropub food. The dining room was empty but it was early; regardless the service was good none the less!"
    dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The 50% off deal make this place a treat. The food was excellent - superbly well cooked and displayed. The wine list has good affordable red wines from Argentina and Chile for those who watch their budget but are looking for quality."
    dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Had a great meal, as we always do at The White Swan. The staff are very good and the negroni cocktail to start was sublime. On this occasion, we had to wait a while for our mains even though it wasn't very busy - I think they forgot us!"
    dined on 06/09/2013
  • "Overall a good dining experience albeit a rather poor experience with one of the waiting staff. The food was delicious and beautifully presented."
    dined on 07/11/2013
  • "A perfect venue for a family meal. A nice atmosphere in the smart environment of a well looked after old traditional pub. Not noisy, pleasant staff and thoughtful food."
    dined on 06/11/2013
  • "The food is well presented and tasted delicious. Everyone in our group enjoyed each course. Great value with the 50% off offer, which is very unusual to find for a Friday night. This is the third time I have visited the White Swan and I will be going back."
    dined on 01/11/2013
  • "I found the White Swan to be an ideal venue for a recent business meeting, the food and service was good and ideal for our meeting."
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "Very good food but on the expensive side. However, with the 50% off food offer, a very good deal."
    dined on 31/10/2013