Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

4.4
4917 reviews
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  • Scenic View
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  • Pre/post Theatre
Located at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, moments from London Bridge and the City of London, Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe is a beautiful Bar and Restaurant set over two floors, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s.


Swan is serving seasonal modern British menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and are available for private, pre and post-theatre dining. The venue also has a number of beautiful event spaces suitable for corporate events, private parties and weddings from 20 to 500 guests.


The bar is open all day serving breakfast, homemade cakes, light lunches and main meals, along with an extensive wine list, original cocktails and a selection of locally brewed ales.

Private Dining

Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe is a destination restaurant located on the site of the iconic Globe Theatre. Elevated on the second floor, the two private dining rooms boast unsurpassed river views across to St Paul’s Cathedral and the City.

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Special Offers

River View Menu: 2 courses £29/3 courses £32 & Love Potion cocktail

2 courses £29.00 & 3 courses £32.00 with Love Potion cocktail served on arrival.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 8 January 2019

Ends: 28 February 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed my time. We were early and were quickly givena table in the bar whilst we waited, it was very noisy there. Up the restaurant the ambience was much nicer. Fantastic staff, very attentive, polite, pleasant and intelligent. Best of all one of the staff gave me extra gravy!! Great!
We will return

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p
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service. Already booking my next visit.

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TS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quite noisy when big parties are in the upstairs restaurant. Very good swift service.

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NO
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time in this amazing place and the first one for my parents. They both said that it is a lovely restaurant with delicious food. The vibe is great, cool decor and the food is SO good. The unique thing that I don't really like is that depending on the table you are, you can be really close to the people in the next table. I like having my space, specially while eating. But apart from that, Swan is completely awesome. I have already recomend it to other people. I'll come back again, for sure.

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LM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary experience. Loved everything including the wonderful view. We had a delicious meal of salmon starter with lamb entree, Veggie entree. The wine list by the glass was diverse and well thought out and the ones we choose were yummy.

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P
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The location is superb: a table overlooking the Thames, with St Paul's in the background cannot be beaten. The service and ambience are also great. However, the main course - confit of duck with cassoulet - not only failed to live up to just about every other version of this classic dish that I have eaten elsewhere, but it came with so much salt that it was quite literally inedible. When he collected my plate and saw the amount I had left, the waiter said other people had also said it was too salty. Why then did they continue to serve it? Did no-one in the kitchen taste this dish? Clearly, no-one listened to customer feedback. So, go for the view, but maybe just have a drink!

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OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant perf for a special occasion

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KW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sandwiches were very dry. The scones didnt come with enough jam and cream. No butter. Not very good value for money. Service was good tho.

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LT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great way to spend a Saturday lunch witj friends. Friendly and efficient service, good food in lovely surroundings.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice views, excellent food and a lovely welcoming and service

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CA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a first class meal on Friday evening. The food was superb & the service was excellent. We had a table by the window with a lovely view across the river.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A stunning location with great views over the river to St Paul's. The service and food is stunning.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

It’s a very beautiful restaurant and the view were great, unfortunately me and my boyfriend tried the Valentine’s Day tasting menu and we could barely finish the courses. The wines were great but that’s about it, it all ended with us getting a free drink because we couldn’t eat the food.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ce restaurant mérite le détour réellement !! Nous sommes venus pour la saint valentin et tout était parfait ! C etait divin

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HP
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting, friendly staff, good food - particularly fine rhubarb crumble tart! We will definitely be back.

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p
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fabulous river view, well spaced tables, interesting menu and well presented food. The service could have been a bit faster, but we were in no rush and enjoyed having a room almost to ourselves. A great venue for a birthday or other special occasion meal and we rounded off the evening with a ride home on the Thames Clipper as Bankside Pier is 50 metres away!

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F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another excellent meal at the Swan. This time for Sunday lunch which was delicious, the roast beef particularly tender.

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S
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I would recommend the Swan to friends but I would make them aware that for the afternoon tea you don’t have the option of dining in the main restaurant and are placed upstairs in the ‘function room’. Enjoyable afternoon tea but disappointed the restaurant seating was not an option as the photos on the website sold the venue to me and was very much looking forward to enjoying a special birthday experience for my friend in luxury surroundings; unfortunately this was not the case.

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E
London
50 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great location for the views across the Thames to St Paul’s and city skyline. Service and food all very good. Worth a trip and it’s a cut about the general restaurants nearby. Price is good too.

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D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent pre theatre but wider menu would make a difference especially some light options

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JA
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely evening at the Swan. The staff were superb and the roast pork was particularly excellent. Thank you!

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hope we can come again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Afternoon Tea. We asked for one more egg salad sandwich, and they brought back an entire sandwich plate! Really nice place.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Joint birthday celebration. Relaxed and friendly ambience. Attentive but not excessive service. Food was high quality & beautifully cooked. Window table as requested so able to enjoy the river and City panorama. Lovely evening & would definitely visit again for a special occasion.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good diner. Very kind service. It was my friend’s birthday and our waitrer brought her a very nice attention (candle and chocolat truffes and prosecco glass). Much appreciated! Thank you

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t fault the restaurant at all, the staff made us feel very welcome & nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing & very well presented. I’ve already been recommending the restaurant to friends 😀

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

I was pretty disappointed by our afternoon tea - while it’s a beautiful setting some of the tables are very close together leaving you feeling a bit crowded- that aside the service was subpar - we were ignored and had to wait forever on our bill and it was obvious they forgot this was meant to be a birthday celebration. Some of the food was great and some of it wasn’t. We had afternoon tea at three places and London and other than the view and the beautiful dishes this was my least favorite. Also turned in my coat and got it back with one Oyster card missing -.- not wanting to point any fingers but I definitely had it in my coat before I turned it in. No big deal but not great. Oh and the special love potion cocktail you have to pay so much more for looks nice but just tastes like Prosecco - not worth it. Overall it’s like a 3/5 for me.

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, friendly staff. We enjoyed a late family lunch before a tour. The view was great too

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 4

The experience was ok, but paying £35 for food, I’d expect it to be fresh. It didn’t taste that way. The service was ok, but the bill was just thrown onto our table - just the piece of paper, we didn’t even realize it was there. Also a shame you can’t order from the menu upstairs, since one of our friends had serious allergies to pretty much everything that the afternoon tea had.

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B
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and fixed menu food value. Friendly service. Would recommend.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views, sitting by the window. Food was really tasty and the service was quick. Would recommend it highly to anyone looking for a nice restaurant with a good view and friendly staff.

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d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced. Food indifferent at best, and clearly reheated in microwave. Obliging service, lovely view of the river.

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SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and excellent wine. Great service and views

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MA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful evening filled with soft candlelight, delicious food and friendly but professional service. Perfection!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service in a stunning location.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We will be back again :) Had a lovely Sunday roast and booking online was super easy and smooth.

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F
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Swan is a stylish yet affordable restaurant that over looks St.Paul. The food is top quality and on the three occasions I’ve been, the staff have been superb.

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service, lovely view of the Thames. Will definitely be back!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views and ambiance. Good Weekend lunch place with friends. Very child friendly. Good solid winter food choices although could have done with a salad on the menu.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing experience. Food was luke warm. The sea trout was so dry - dreadful, and just came with French beans. No potatoes so we had to pay for a side dish. We complained and the manager reduced our bill. Very overpriced in my opinion especially the wine. I wouldn’t return.

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