Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe
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.
Mon - Wed: 8:00 - 23:30 pm
Thurs: 8:00 - 00.30
Fri: 8:00 - 00:30
Sat: 10:00- 00:30
Sun: 10:00- 23:00
Bank Holiday: 10:00 - 23:30
Monday - Saturday
Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Theatre Menu: 17:00 - 18:00
A La Carte: 18:30 - 22:15
Afternoon Tea: 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch/Dinner : Sunday set menu 11.30am - 22.15
Afternoon Tea: 12:00 - 15:00
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.View Private Dining Details
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: 20 September 2018
Ends: 24 October 2018
Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
We had a lovely meal and the service was exceptional.
Great food, good service and amazing views over London - definitely one for special occasions !
The most tender pork chop I've ever eaten. Slow cooked for 5 hours. VERY tasty. The portion of mash could have been bigger so next time I will order a side of chips.
I think the restaurant strives to provide an innovative and interesting menu. However the descriptions were a little bit lacking so my dishes did not work for me. For what it was, it was overpriced. I guess they can charge the amounts they do as they’re located in the Globe.
Good food, good atmosphere. When for Sunday lunch and the roast was really good and filling. Nice view if sat upstairs facing the river. Good for couples, friends, or families
We had a really wonderful meal here, the food and service were great and would definitely come here again. For the view, the venue and the general feel of the place it wasn't't as expensive as you would manage, definite value for money. What a beautiful place.
Thank you really enjoyed our meal and the experience.
The food was well prepared, but it was unexpected that the a la carte menu was available only from 6:30 PM on. The pre-theatre menu was perfectly acceptable, but the portion of sea trout was quite small. Clearly the restaurant focused on the roast pork entree. The Swan is excellent from a meal before attending the Globe theatre, and we enjoyed it very much for that purpose.
We absolutely loved our dinner here. The wine and dinner were delicious. The service was fantastic and the view at sunset is incredible. Highly recommend!
We were there for the pre-theatre dinner. The service was excellent and appropriately paced. The food very good and the ambience was great. Loved the view across the Thames.
We love The Swan but this time the pork was seriously under-cooked. We had asked for a window table when we reserved but were given one near the bar... yet the window tables remained free. Nowhere near as good as the other times we have been here.
With an incredible location and outstanding food, The Swan stood out as the best restaurant I tried during my first trip to London. I would absolutely recommend splurging on the experience if you are attending The Globe Theater in the evening. Both the restaurant and the evening show made for a wonderful experience.
Fantastic location & views; good, interesting food; excellent service (efficient & friendly).
Lovely evening with great food and the views of London are spectacularly.
We enjoyed everything about the meal and the location was perfect for the Sam Wanamaker Theatre. The choices of courses was good and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
My SO and I did Afternoon Tea. My SO got the traditional with a pomegranate mojito and I got the Gentleman's Afternoon Tea with an alcoholic ginger beer. The staff was attentive and the ambiance was great and relaxed. Both of us were very satisfied with the meal and overall experience. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Incredible second floor Thames River view centered on St Paul’s dome across the stream. Lovely airy atmosphere with attentive service and civilized quiet. Good food emphasizing English ingredients. 2 minutes’ walk to Globe and Wanamaker playhouses.
We pre ordered drinks for the play and they were not delivered. Compete miscommunications between restaurant and Sam Wannamaker. Food was great!
Super convenient, great views and food was great. Thank you!
Great food beautifully prepared. Friendly staff - all knowledgable about menu & wine
Came here as a birthday treat for afternoon tea, staff lovely and attentive, including the added extra touch of a happy birthday surprise which I wasn't expecting so thank you. Afternoon tea was lovely and also loved the love potion cocktail. Thank you.
Treated a 13 year old to afternoon tea here and she loved it! They treated her like an adult, and bought out a special plate with truffles for her birthday which she really liked.
Another table were having Roast dinner and I'm definitely coming back for that - it looked incredible!
Restaurant overlooking the Thames, It has a scenic view perfect for a dinner date and for a man who want to impress his gf. You will find sophisticated food with an higher selection of wine.
It is not very cheap but the location and the possibility to enjoy the area make it worth a try.
Great pre-theatre lunch. Fabulous views, not bad value for money.
It was memorable. Very good food, very nice place and service very kind, we will come back for sure!
The food and service were good but it was the noisiest restaurant I have ever visited. We could not hold a normal conversation across the table. This ruined the occasion.
A disappointing menu, averagely cooked. Staff were charming and the views by the Thames was it's best feature.
Excellent pre-theatre meal for my daughter's Birthday
Service was very good
It definitely had ambiance
Great place to stay
Amazing Thames view
Out of the numerous options in London to have afternoon tea, as chose Swan due to its great reviews on Yelp. We’ve had many afternoon teas and unfortunately this was not the best. Most of the savory options were bland and unexciting. A couple of the desserts were not enjoyable. The dessert in the glass tubular dish was strange and not eaten after we tried it. Very disappointing. Our waiter was very odd. He kept forgetting things and then he was over attentive and very awkward. I wanted to tell him to relax and be himself. Much too formal. We feel we did not get what we paid for. We did enjoy the views and the ambiance. The scones were quite nice and we made the best of the experience, but would not choose to come back for tea, nor would we recommend it to anyone. Would possibly try dinner or lunch someday. But we live in the states.
This is a convenient and pleasant restaurant to have lunch in before attending a performance at the Globe.
Simply excellent food, selection, service, available wines and price.
Last orders are at 10.30 which is great if you have been at The Globe for a performance beforehand (which for Othello finished at 10.10).
The food was great and the service speedy and we thought it great value for money.
Excellent! I was there with my family twice time in 1 week!
Love this restaurant for pre theatre dining at the Globe. Food was good as always and the waiter was very understanding when we said that we may have to wait a bit to order because our daughter was running late as she was coming from work. This is a great place to eat for Sunday lunch as well. We will return.
Disappointing meal for a bucket-list occasion. Food was bland. A waste of £75, in my opinion. We wished we had supped on pasties instead.
I go to afternoon tea quite a bit at different places and I was really impressed with The Swan Restaurant at Shakespeare’s Globe. The food tasted wonderful and so did the tea. I ordered the afternoon tea with a cocktail and that was very nice too. The only things that bothered me were that the wait staff were not very warm – meaning that there was no smile. They were efficient and good, but I always feel like I’m an inconvenience when there is no warmth or smiles. I am a vegetarian and they catered well for that. My friend ate meat but did not want fish so they gave her an extra sandwich which they said we could share. Why not just give us both an extra sandwich instead of suggesting that we share it? The plates were cute and Shakespeare-themed. It was a very enjoyable afternoon!
Excellent attentive service, and very good food. Views and atmosphere first rate.
We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our meal - the food and the service were very good.
Excellent food and wine with a lovely view across the river.
Service friendly, if a little rushed. In fairness though, we were dining pre-theatre so perhaps the waiting staff have that in mind, and better to be served very quickly than to be worried about missing the start of the play due to slow service!
Would definitely return.