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.
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 £29.50/3 courses £32.50 & cocktail
2 courses £29.50 & 3 courses £32.50 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: 30 March 2019
Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
The view was stunning. The service was fantastic. I let them know about my gluten allergy and they offered my an alternative to the soup- a mushroom soup which was amazing. Everything was served as I was ready to eat it, I was not rushed. It was just a phenomenal experience all around. I would highly recommend it.
Having my first afternoon tea ever at the Swan was an extraordinary experience. Looking at the St. Paul’s cathedral while drinking tea and eating the sandwiches. The food was delicious and the service really friendly. Overall I was impressed and felt really comfortable!
We had dinner at 7:15 pm on 20th of April. The hosted was rude.
Great location with wonderful views across the Thames and of the City.
Tables well spaced out.
Very enjoyable evening. Managed to get a table by the window was a bonus.
Food wasn't great. Vegetarian option was not a healthy balanced meal, very stodgy and unbalanced (all carbs). Service was slow. Nice view.
We had the Sunday roast and it was spectacular! We will be back!
Although there were a few hiccups on our order. Our son's order was incorrect and he didn't eat with us. It was remedied by the fact that they did a Happy Birthday for my eldest. Also the staff were very apologetic and we were looked after. The table was great with fantastic evening views. A good night overall.
Choose this is a lunch venue due to having a 2pm booking at the theatre. Beautiful views with great natural light. Food is quite average, and not great value. Staff tried pretty hard to persuade me to order adult main courses for children. “It’s really quite small.”
On this occasion the 11 and 12 year old boys had more than enough food with the three course children’s menu option. The adult portions were much the same size, and triple the price.
Waiting staff seemed quite stressed, and service was somewhat slow. Maybe a better place to go just for afternoon tea, or a drink at the bar? Would not return. Far better places in London. In my opinion this is for the tourist market.
I invited friends for a farewell dinner before they move to Holland in April. I wanted somewhere that would be memorable and could not be done anywhere else but in London. The Swan fits the bill perfectly, from the amazing views to the modern British menu based on traditional dishes. An excellent evening!
It is a convenient location, nice restaurant with a good view and polite service. Food very variable.
This is an amazing restaurant and the food is wonderful.
Very nice place
The tea time was perfect, its gentleman version is amazing
The restaurant manager is very professional
Excellent menu, attentive service
Excellent service, food would definitely go back and recommend, the only thing they did forget to offer mint sauce with the lamb which would have gone down a treat which I saw with other customers.
Another very pleasant lunch prior to a performance of Edward II. Just a comment about menus - because we were attending the play we were given the short pre-theatre set menu even though we arrived 2 hours before the performance. There is no need to limit people to this if they arrive early. The a la carte menu is significantly better and we ordered from this after asking to see it. Please offer all options to people when they sit down - you will make more money that way!
Service a little disappointing. We weren’t ready to order on first approach and then we had to chase to get service.
Booked the table in advance but didn’t get window table despite one bring available.
Food was lovely but not exceptional and expensive.
Nice but not overwhelming
Was there with 2other friends and completely loved it. Very friendly staffs and food was great.
With an enviable location next to The Shakespeare Globe Theatre and overlooking the River Thames, Swan has quite a few things going for it including a beautiful interior. Booking is easy and seating swift, with waiting staff taking your coat. Tables have adequate spacing so there’s no concern about overhearing.
Table dressing is unremarkable but tasteful and simple. Seating is comfortable. Drinks menu features gin selection but, strangely, none from the local City Distillery in Bridewell. Dishes are modern British cuisine with an excellent vegetarian main course. Starter terrine was unremarkable and dessert steamed sponge pudding had croquant interior with little taste. Outside was properly soft with good consistency and tasty accompanying custard. Service was friendly and attentive and pricing fair. We didn’t feel pressured despite a busy Friday evening. All in all, would happily go back with guests.
Food very good. Service brisk. Wine overpriced. Noise level uncomfortably loud - almost impossible for the two of us to converse. Wouldn’t book there again.
An amazing location and views. Staff very attentive. Food was lovely, a bit pricey but you pay for location. Will definitely revisit.
Met with old friends and because we were catching up we were slow to choose from the menu. The Irish waitress was excellent, informative, attentive but not too attentive, didn't rush us whilst we had pre-lunch drinks. Great table overlooking the river. The place has various zones with some glass divisions so if you get a party in every one can enjoy themselves without being drowned out. Starter of ducks egg was slightly strange in that it was a bit like a cooked breakfast, but to be fair we probably chose it without too much thought. Beetroot starters were liked a lot. Fish mains were excellent - not overcooked although the accompanying croutons were rather greasy. Decent portions. Food and wine not overly expensive and sufficient variety and costs to suit most people, would give the food 4 out of 5 and everything else 5 out of 5. Will definitely go again.
Pleasant atmosphere. Very tasty food but rather small portions. Waiter offered a side dishes but failed to explain why they may be necessary to order, which would of been helpful.
Service was good; polite but without going an extra mile.
I appreciate my coat being brought to me when i was ready to retrieve it from cloak room.
I would recommend this restaurant to a friend (just not all of them) rather specific individuals who may appreciate the type of food being served here.
We took an important client here for a meeting and requested a river view to impress! The restaurant were extremely accommodating and allocated us the perfect table. The staff were very attentive and helpful and gave the impression of an upmarket restaurant, but friendly, not pretentious! The food was delicious and perfect for a business dinner.
Best breakfast on the Southbank! Lovely food and enormous glass of pink grapefruit juice.
A great location for lunch, especially if like us you are going to the theatre. The food is always good and the service impeccable.
A lovely atmosphere in the bar and restaurant. Great food. The staff were very friendly and helpful but they were short staffed which meant the service was poor, our glasses were not topped up, we never got a drinks order...
Meeting up with an old friend visiting UK and her teenage daughter. Special place to meet for their first night in London. Wonderful view and superb balmy spring evening to admire the sights of the river.
Perfect view! Wonderful food for a fair price considering the quality and location. Lovely staff as well.
Very limited selection of Sunday Roasts - only beef and pork belly - No chicken on the menu!
Food was nice enough, but not anything special, which it feels like should be for the price.
Lovely venue, but probably not worth the money
Lovely experience for afternoon tea with my friends. The staff were polite and attentive, the service was quick and the atmosphere was very relaxed, yet lively in a room overlooking the Thames. The food was good quality for the price we paid and I would rate this as one of the more affordable afternoon tea options. All in all, a delightful afternoon tea experience which I would recommend!
Lovely food, service was just right, views across the river were great. Love potion cocktail is superb - gin and prosecco based drink, beautiful! Made extra special for my daughter's 21st when staff brought out a Happy birthday plate with chocolate. Thank you so much.
We had the gentlemans afternoon tea, it was well prepared, nicely served and very tasty
Perfect ending to a Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour.
We had a lovely dinner for my wife’s birthday. Unfortunately we were seated a long way from the views over the river. The service was great and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Most of the food was fantastic, however my wife felt that the vegetarian option wasn’t as good as the rest of the meal, but still food. Overall a really nice dinner.
Pre-Theatre supper - very decent food and good selection of accompanying wines (by the glass, reasonably priced and good alignment - an excellent option for two diners with different choices of menu - this must be the way forward surely!)
Service started out as exemplary, but service changed midway, and the second shift was less attentive - fair enough though, it had got a lot busier!
No complaints - just a slightly diminished experience as the meal went on
We really like the 'new room' and the views are excellent of course
Absolutely fantastic! Afternoon tea is a fabulous experience and would recommend to anyone! Great value for money, food was very tasty and the staff are very friendly. Will definitely be back :)
Staff lovely and had a table with great views over the Thames, possibly because I asked beforehand of this might be possible. Food lovely. Got a combination of the normal and the gentleman's, which added variety and mite savoury options. Definitely would like to return. We were upstairs which seemed much quieter than downstairs.
Had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Swan! Fantastic service, great view and ambiance. Scones were especially delicious!!!