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 (Afternoon Tea is not served in December)
Lunch/Dinner : Sunday set menu 11.30am - 5.30pm
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
The Swan is very expensiveand they don't know how to cook PORK. The service is terrible and the manager is rude. I ordered the prok and it came without any crackling. The flat was flabby and basically prok was dry. I didn't complain but when thewaiter asked what my meal was like I explained that I was not happy the fct that they didn't ensure that the fat was was rendered properly and had crackling. The waiter offered me a free glass of wine or desert. chose a large glass of wine. I received a small one which took ages to deliver. Then finally after I had paid the bill Ileft the restaurant and as I was walking to London Brridge I checked the bill and saw that they had charged for a LARGE glass of wine. I went back to the restaurant end spoke to the manager he was very rude. Didn'ttake my word but went upstairs to check and then came back down with £6 cash for the wine. The meal for x2 was very expensive at £73 for x2. The manager didn't even apologise and he didn'tunderstand that pork should be cooked proprely so it has crackling not flabby fat. He just didn't get it so I wont be going back. The best thing about the restuarant is the view
Would definitely come back - only slight glitch was the 'Eggs Royale' was listed on the
'specials' given to us and upon paying the bill it was revealed that it was an error as it was not
a 'special'. However, the waitress acknowledged it was my son's birthday, without any of us telling her, and brought out a lovely 'Happy birthday' beautifully written in white chocolate and a couple of truffles with a candle which was so thoughtful, thanks very much.
Food was delicious. Service was great! Would definitely recommend
Great place to meet friends and family with good food and drink.
A wonderful evening at the Swan. Wonderful views and service was amazing.
We had a pre theater meal. Very good service. Even checked our coats from the table.
Just the two of us- we had a great lunch. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food of a high quality- all with a fab view over to St. Paul’s and the city. I have a disability- the building is accessible and staff were aware and supportive.
In a magnificent and historical setting, offering views across the Thames to St Paul’s, one would expect sky-high prices, poor service and questionable quality. Far from it, this is no tourist trap but quite simply a top quality restaurant which those in the know would do well to keep to themselves. From the warm welcome to friendly but efficient staff to a meal of real quality at a bargain price, this is where I would eat Sunday lunch every week if I didn’t live 450 miles away.
This was a real high point of our trip to London, very highly recommended.
Delicious food and wonderful staff. It gets a little noisy but normal for a Sunday afternoon.
I found the front of house team to be somewhat stuck up and not accommodating. Even though there were people sat in the restaurant, we were not allowed to sit there before 5pm, even though I explained I am pregnant and there was no where to sit in the bar. The food was ok, nothing special. I had the beef dish, it needed mustard or horseradish or something sharp to cut through the rich flavours. Overall, I don’t think I would return.
Es war toll und wir haben es sehr genossen; tolles Ambiente und eine hervorragende Aussicht auf St. Paul’s und den Finanz-Distrikt.
Having eaten at the Swan before we were expecting the meal to be v good. But, while starters were acceptable, our mains disappointed. The halibut in particular was overcooked and very dry, the vegetarian option seemed to be mainly potato. They kindly didn’t charge for the halibut (thank you), but we may wait a while before trying them again, I’m afraid, in spite of the very pleasant service.
The food was very good, the price reasonable, and the staff were excellent - attentive and friendly.
As we were visiting the Globe Theatre we thought it wise to book a table at The Swan for lunch. A good move as it was quite busy and vibrant, nevertheless we were given a lot of attention on arrival and were show to a table overlooking the Thames as I had requested. The food was excellent and my wife's gluten free diet did not present any problem at all. Good choice of wine and a fabulous location in this part of London. My only, minor, gripe was that our wine was placed out of reach from our table and we had occasionally to wait before our glasses to be refilled. A very minor issue and overall we had a superb lunch.
The food was really good, although the choice I thought was quite limited.
Really delicious Sunday lunch - one of the best I’ve had in a restaurant
I really like the Swan at the Globe and have eaten Sunday lunch there several times. The food is generous and delicious and the ambience combines cosy and lively very well. The view of the river is just great.
We meet friends here periodically, always excellent food and service. Thank you.
An excellent Sunday lunch after the “Heaven to Hell” tour which was also excellent!
I absolutely love this restaurant - I live in north Norfolk and don't go to London all that often, but this is my restaurant of choice. Dinner last weekend was totally delicious, the service was superb (seriously, superb) and the atmosphere great. The 2 friends I took had never been before and also loved it (I got a gold star!)
Even better, prices are undoubtedly value for money.
All our plates were close to licked clean before leaving the table.
And that's before I get on to the view, across the Thames to St Pauls. What's not to love?
We enjoyed our family lunch very much with the good food, lovely staff and nice atmosphere. We went there before a globe theater guided tour, which was good as well.
Impeccable service, rib of beef melts in your mouth heavenly. Great preshow dinner.
It was all fantastic! The only downside was a large party in the room we were in made it quite noisy and we had to raise our voices at our table. But otherwise I’d totally recommend it.
A great place for a celebration or a special treat.
A lovely afternoon spent having a nice Afternoon Tea with fantastic views across the Thames. Did not feel rushed and the staff although very attentive did not keep bothering us. Had the sandwiches replenished, which was a nice treat. Nice tasty tea and plenty of it. Would be looking to visit again in the summer months.
This is a "must do" when we visit London because the food and wine are very good, the service is first rate, and the view across the Thames to St. Paul's Cathedral couldn't be better. It is also conveniently located near the Globe Theater and the Tate Modern gallery.
Very friendly staff. We had a lovely afternoon tea. Was bought out a candle on a birthday plate for husband which was nice!
Accommodating when ordering for fussy eaters.
Also were happy for 5 of us to have 4 afternoon teas.
Repeat visit for a family birthday. Great Sunday roast option but pricing means its for special occasions.
Spectacular views and friendly service
Enjoyed an amazing Sunday roast - great value for money, with amazing views.
Staff were exceptional and very accommodating as we had a pram with us and a newborn baby.
Overall, this is a great pub that serves amazing food.
We booked the table as a treat for my husband's birthday as he had heard about the gentleman's afternoon tea. It did not disappoint. Our party had both the gentleman's afternoon tea and the midsummer night's dream afternoon tea. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The restaurant was busy and quite loud, and it was 10 minutes before our order was taken. However, the views of London and the experience was excellent.
My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea yesterday. The service and staff were fantastic and the food even better, a real treat overlooking the Thames with lovely views. I have already recommended the Swan to my in-laws.
Me and my friend Charlène had a lovely time and enjoyed every aspect of our afternoon tea! The location and view on the Thames is perfect, the service outstanding, the food excellent, .. Thanks for everything - this was the nicest way to finish up our weekend together!
Had a red letter day voucher so menu was limited but still a good selection, service was abit slow, we came in same time as another family who ended up with their food before we even ordered (had taken order for drinks) wanted another drink but couldn’t get any staffs attentions, ended up going to find someone to ask for the bill, but great value food for what we paid though
As a Globe Patron I use this restaurant regularly and it never disappoints. Whether you are going for the pre-theatre set menu or a la carte (NB after 18.30), the food and the service are of a high standard. I have used the Bull private dining room for business lunches, and the restaurant for family get-togethers and meals with friends. In an area of London where there are now lots of eating choices, it more than holds its place.
Excellent ! Beautiful Location and Food. Great Service and friendly staff.
Fourth time of visiting. Never disappointed. Like being wrapped in a lovely blanket. Book a table with a river view for the best backdrop in London.
Solid British food with a great view made cosier with the grey mist enveloping the skyscrapers. St Paul's is always beautiful. Particularly enjoyed the main course of cod.
We’ve been the Swan several times and have never been disappointed. Food and service are always excellent and there are the added benefits of the views of the Thames and the City, and its proximity to The Globe and the Tate Modern. It’s easily walkable from Blackfriars and Waterloo.
Beautiful, cosy restaurant in a lovely setting, looking over the St Paul skyline. Food was delicious as was the cocktails! Great service too - definately worth going to!