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
From a set menu. : 2 courses £22.50/with matching wines £31.00 // 3 courses £26.50/ with matching wines £36.00.Not available 14th Feb.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 25 January 2018
Ends: 25 March 2018
Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 19:30-22:30
The food, atmosphere and service was outstanding. The Sunday menu is excellent value for money. It also boasts an incredible view. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here.
Meat was tough.
The location and staff were amazing however the food left a lot of desire in comparison with other restaurants. The egg and watercress in my afternoon tea was so dry and had so little stuffing it had split already on the plate, the scones were so light and crumbly that had they not come with the afternoon tea set I would not have guessed they were scones, the macaroon was hard and tasteless. The location and ambiance was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. Cocktail wine and tea were very nice but the food was very disappointing. For that reason I'm afraid I would not be back. I would hope the rest of the menu is better.
A nice meal to catch up with friends. Even though the restaurant was busy, we never felt rushed. The waiter was clearly new and made a couple of mistakes (forgetting to bring one person's tea) but was clearly trying very hard. Food-wise, the highlight was the lovely bread served free with the meal. The meals themselves were fine, but maybe a little overpriced for what they were (particularly the vegetarian main which was smaller than the roasts and had no sides but was the same price). Good choice of wines. Would return for a similar occasion.
We were a school group traveling from Frankfurt and while it was initially difficult to make the booking for our size of group, when we arrived the staff were extremely accommodating. The younger students were able to sit together and had a "grown up" experience. Our older students were able to sit together and enjoy each other's company and the teachers were close enough to assist where necessary.
The location is brilliant and the food was really quite good. My lamb was tender and tasty and the chocolate dessert was exceptional.
After some shaky previous visits this restaurant seems to have got its act together. It has been well made over with comfy banquettes and good river views. Good food (though the cheese was salty) and a short but well chosen wine list. The service was excellent, and we were finished in good time for the evening’s performance.
Great food and service, waiters couldn’t do enough for us, lovely view, overall fantastic experience.
As is indicated in the highlights section, this place is great for pre/post theatre and drinks with a good view. The food is pretty rich, but not the best I've had for the price. View was well worth it, and the staff are outstanding!
We had an amazing time. The afternoon tea was both pretty and tasty. Best time ever.
Great service - friendly and well-informed. Loved the food. Thank you.
Excellent service, friendly atmosphere, helpful staff ...superb food and an excellent location!
Afternoon tea を30ポンドぐらいでいただきました。ボリュウムもあり美味しかったです。可愛いので写真映えもありました😇
We had a lovely meal here for my wife’s 30th birthday. I had requested a table with a view over the Thames, which we had. The staff were great, very attentive, and they surprised my wife with a birthday plate and truffle!
Would definitely recommend and will definitely return!
The Swan does the best afternoon tea in London. Fabulous food, great views and wonderful service. I have been 3 times for different occasions and it is wonderful. Lovely atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff. Lovely.
We were here on rather a rainy Sunday evening and the restaurant was quite busy, animated but calm. As usual, it was a pleasure to dine here overlooking the river. The service was attentive but not intrusive, professional but friendly. We were delighted with our choices from the Sunday menu, each of which was delicious and well balanced.
Treated mum for mother’s day. Staff were all lovely. Food very nice. 1 pudding was not available but was given an alternative option. And mum got an unexpected treat (bag of macaroons) which made the meal even more special. Would certainly go back and recommend to others :)
We took our mum there for a mother’s day treat and she absolutely loved it , kept saying how special she felt. The resteraunt was lovely , food and cocktails delicious and friendly service , would deffo come back and recommend. The only slight issue was we were a bit early and they told us we could wait at the bar however there’s not a lot of room so kind of feels like your in the way wherever you stand and constantly have to keep moving for people to get by , however didn’t dampen the rest of the experience at all , love it !
My birthday dinner, warm welcome and attentive service from our waiter Luca. Loved the local sparkling wine from Chalk Farm, all was prepared and presented artfully!
Found is quite average. Venison overcooked and pork starter ovrersight
The pre-theatre menu was excellent value and well presented. Service was extremely efficient and geared to getting us through in ample time for the performance. The menu provided a very adequate range of choices (including vegetarian); the food was conventional and well-executed.
Before booking, I was assured that 1 hour for the 2-course Theatre Menu would be achieved. We arrived promptly for our 5pm booking only to be told our table was not ready due to the afternoon tea had not finished. I advised the greeter of our time limit and she assured me it would not be a problem. When we were shown to our table, I also advised our waiter, but our order was not taken until 5.15pm. Our started arrived at 5.30pm so we had to eat quickly then our mains arrived at 5.45pm. We managed to finish our meal by 5.55pm only to given an incorrect bill which we had to sort out which left us being 10 mins late for the production at The Globe. During our hurried meal, chairs were being transported through the restaurant and having to squeeze past my chair which was not comfortable. I felt what should have been a pleasant experience was very rushed and I felt anxious that we were not going to make our production. I felt other diners were receiving a lot more attention to ensure their times were met and we were left aside. I have experienced pre-theatre dining here before with a very positive experience, that is why I chose to return with my daughters. Unfortunately, it was not to be on this occasion.
I ate at the Swan with my wife and two daughters, 13 and 10, before a performance at The Globe Theatre.
We had a tight timetable, but all the staff were aware of this and were both friendly and efficient. We were never in doubt that we would leave on time. The food was excellent. It's a bit fancy for girls of our age, but they had some great children's options.
The view, of course, is amazing.
We had such a good time that we came back for a post show pudding. Despite being fullly booked, the staff found room for us at the bar and continued to be very helpful whilst we looked at a lit up St Paul's.
Afternoon tea itself was lovely; the food was delicious and well presented. Two of our group of three opted for the "unlimited prosecco" option. The service was particularly attentive at first; the waiter was quick to top up our glasses from the bottle provided to the table. However when we asked for a second bottle, it took almost 15 minutes to arrive and the service was significantly less attentive. A little later Suit #1 came and told us they would need the table back "soon" There was no further interaction with the wait staff until someone slapped the bill down and the table and stood there with the card machine. When we said we needed a few minutes (as we were splitting the bill and still had some drinks to finish) Someone came by, swiped the ticket for the cloakroom and came back with our coats. The man with the card machine came back again, at which point we asked for the manager as we felt the service was bordering on rude and we felt we were being shooed out the door. Suit #2 arrived and abruptly pointed out that evening service had started. Whilst we appreciated that (as we had a booking towards the end of afternoon service) there was no offer to move to the bar etc where we would otherwise happily have stayed for more drinks. Given what we spent there, it was a disappointing experience overall and I wouldn't be rushing to recommend it to anyone.
pleasant setting, good choice of food. Would have preferred more savoury as there was probably a bit too much sweet food (although what there was was very good)
Very special afternoon tea, everything perfect! Recomend window table as it’s great for people watching
Great brunch and delicious coffee! Great for a Mothers’ Day celebration brunch!
Lovely food and service was great. Nice atmosphere, eggs royale was very nice!
Great experience first time here, will definitely visit again.
This restaurant should be a favourite with Globe Theatre goers. The views over the river are fantastic and the tables are well spaced. Service is good with friendly staff. The kitchen is a problem. Two of our three courses were luke warm. Mushroom soup was floury and tasteless. Chard pastry dish was soggy and nasty. Apple pie wax quite nice but by then the appetite had palled . Pity.
Wanted to experience a real English high tea - and it was great! Portions were more than enough and the glass of prosecco hit the spot. Would come back again if I’m back in London.
Great food , great service and outstanding location. Highly recommended for a special occasion
Welcoming staff seated us at a superb table overlooking the water. The meal was served very promptly by a charming French waiter who trod the difficult line between formality and informality perfectly.
For its location and atmosphere , this restaurant is very reasonably priced, with beautiful views over the Thames and a good value set price lunch at 29 per head
Locale adiacente al teatro, atmosfera carina e cibo molto discreto. Peccato non si possa neppure sbirciare il teatro.
Fantastic High Tea! Excellent waitstaff! Most enjoyable experience
The swan is a fantastic restaurant and bar and seems to be tourist free despite its location at Shakespeare’s globe. The ambiance is cool and friendly, food and drinks are great and the location means you can get there easily and then enjoy what the embankment has to offer. Will definitely be going back!
We went for afternoon tea for our wedding anniversary, and had such a wonderful experience, we are going to take my American in-laws when they visit. The location is perfect, although our visit was during the worst winter weather I think Ive ever experienced during my 14 years living in London. Aside from the view not being quite as spectacular, you would never know inside the Swan that London was grinding to a halt.
My husband ordered the gentleman’s afternoon tea and I had the traditional one and if I had one criticism of the day its that the gentleman’s one makes the traditional one look stingy - it was amazing! The traditional one was nice though and excellent scones.
The service was great and overall we had a really lovely visit. Definitely recommended!
We very much enjoyed the afternoon tea. The decor was lovely and the staff were incredibly polite and welcoming.
Food was lovely but the service was terrible. We were sat at our table for an hour before we got anything to eat, and then it was only because we asked for bread. We had to ask for everything; to order, where the food was, courses, plates to be cleared, water top up...
The restaurant was 2/3 full so it shouldn’t have been a problem, and we sat down at 7.10pm so quite quiet. We booked a table for 6, on arrival we told the lady who greeted us that we possibly had 2 more and would it be possible to add them. We were told no, the table was only for 6, and they were fully booked. Then we sat at our table for 6 surrounded by at least 6 empty tables all night!
All in all, not a great experience to host guests from overseas. Hopefully it was a one off bad night...
Portions were very skimpy. Otherwise good.
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