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The Shed Restaurant, Swansea, Swansea

The Shed Restaurant

4.4
4.4
81 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Hiraeth; a term unique to Wales and Welsh culture, an intangible pull on the heart that conveys a deep sense of belonging, the desire to return to the place of one’s birth, to come home. For The Shed Restaurant and Executive Chef Jonathan Woolway, our place in the world is happily Swansea.
Composed along the expanse of Swansea Bay, flanked by the Gower Peninsula and Brecon Beacons, within striking distance of the fertile valleys, coastal plains and farmland of West Wales, the Waterfront City of Swansea sits at the beating heart of nature’s larder. Bounties of the season from land, sea and pasture are at our fingertips.
Our daily changing menus reflect a constant creative evolution, making use of local produce at the very place and moment of their seasonal prime. This begins in the kitchen and is realised at the table; Egalitarian, convivial and accessible to all. Full in heart and generous of spirit.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Closed Mon 12:00–00:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01792 712120
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Woolway
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 22 guests (terms and conditions apply). Please contact info@theshedsa1.com for details.
  • Area
    Swansea
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Innovative

  • South Wales

    Great for fine wines

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

81 Reviews
  1. DavidC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'd read the rave review in the FT but the exeperience of the restaurant was even better. Leaving aside the food, which was excellent. It's a spacious room in a restored quayside building. The attention to detail is excellent. Generous sized tables, very well chosen furniture, the wine glases are by Riedel but the really impressive feature is the calm, friendliness and competence of all the staff. As an example of a generous detail, water with the meal, still or sparkling, is complimentary. I do hate paying four quid for a bottle of San Pellegrino.

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  2. AM44

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu with inventive dishes. The food was well prepared and delicious and was well served by a friendly and attentive staff. The restaurant decor is contemporary with clean lines but the building the restaurant is in is a renovated old warehouse on the waterfront. The combination creates a very nice ambiance.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What a restaurant. We absolutely loved it. The food was incredible, everything was so fresh and delicious. Still thinking about the crab and the apple sponge dessert. Genuinely better than any meal I've had out in London in a long time! Brilliant service and amazing wine list too. 11/10

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  4. PaulaJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food- would highly recommend the blood cake and the lambs liver to start!! We also really enjoyed to share the John Dory!!! Trifle was amazing too!!! Staff were lovely!! Looking forward to returning soon!!!xx

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really outstanding food. I had the potted crab / delicious with a nice chilli tang, followed by the best pork chop evs- the fat was sooooo delicious. Our table had the Welshrarebit and whole John Dory - both excellent. Friendly and enthusiastic service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a nice relaxing restaurant. The food wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. The potted pork was tasty but not refined enough. The sea bass was nice but the the whole dish wasn’t anything special. It was underwhelming. The wine was very good but it comes at a price. The service was excellent. The two waitresses were lovely. They certainly made the experience better. I think it is definitely overpriced and I wouldn’t rush back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff a little abrupt. Prices very high for what you get. My dish was extremely salty to the extent I could only taste salt in the end. Too much salt used in all dishes. Chips average. Wine list good. Only one dessert wine available by the glass. Wanted a glass of Tokaji with dessert but only whole bottle available, refused to open a bottle for a glass. Restaurant aiming for high end dinning hence price but fair to good pub grub is the truth. Pavlova good. They need to up their game if they are to survive!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was excellent. There are great options of food for everyone. We knew that we had to reserve a creme brûlée as soon as we sat down, it did not disappoint. The servers reacted quickly and were always quick to lay/clear the table. They came around at the right times to check if we needed anything or needed any drink top ups. When some of our food was served we were advised how to get the best flavour out of the dish! Food was served quickly but not too quickly after finishing the previous dishes. Would definitely come again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ThenShed was absolutely fabulous ad it was on my previous visit. My mother lives nearby snf my son is at the University; I shall take them every time I am over. The food, wine and hospitality are superb as is the venue. The staff are brilliant, in particular Ruby who runs front of house who is an incredible hostess. I couldn't praise the restaurant more highly. The venue is beautiful too; a stunning old industrial place beautiful restored. I absolutely love St John but this is a superb Swansea interpretation of it; not a copy and with its own identity but related it. I am sure Anthony Bourdain would have loved this place like he loved St John. I can't praise either place any higher; I love them (as does my 19 year old student son and my 83 year old mother)

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, with interesting combinations. Wine not too expensive.Staff v friendly other than one who was a bit curt - seemed she was not having a good day. Loved the open kitchen & the ambience. Definitely a place to revisit & recommend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food great service! We will be back had a fantastic evening

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the nicest restaurant I’ve ever been to. The food was delicious and the staff were lovely. 8/8 would go again

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly attentive service from the moment we entered The Shed to us leaving. The menu offered everything Ilike so it was difficult for me to decide what to have - it was also very tasty. My blood orange sponge with custard was superb - so flavoursome … recipe please. Anazing - we’ll be back 🤩

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and venue were very good however I was very disappointed with the standard of the food,sharing Pie had an extremely hard crust and watery filling,poor mash seemed like processed. The special lambs fry’s unpleasant and disappointing,surprising that chefs of that standard happy to serve this.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Gwasanaeth arbennig, nifer o siaradwyr Cymraeg yn gweini. Wedi mwynhau noson dda.

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  16. Dicko

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff gave us a warm welcome and continued with the attentive service right up to handing us our coats on leaving. Taste of the food was excellent- clean plate returned on each course

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  17. TheEarl

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious doesn't do it justice! Your never on a loser when the finest quality ingredients are cooked to perfection. I cannot recommend enough the cockle croquettes, Welsh rarebit and fennel salad. Bravo!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous restaurant in a wonderful location. The food, all fresh and locally sourced from Gower and nearby, was outstanding. The vegan & vegetarian options were great, the celeriac pie creative and delicious - the best vegetarian & vegan food I’ve ever had in and around Swansea. Meat eaters were equally impressed. The chocolate deserts sumptuous. Lovely environment, great wine selection and superb service.

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  19. JuneS

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    over all a good meal everything was cooked perfectly and staff were professional in their manner. A relaxing place to eat out

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and different and the staff were friendly and helpful, but perhaps they should tell you what the cheeses are on the cheeseboard.

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  21. NeilU

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting the result of imaginative renovation.. Interesting original menu exceeded expectations. Service and staff exemplary. Will demand early revisit

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent Pork Chop but the star for me was the rarebit

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  23. RobM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless from start to finish. Great menu that changes daily. Attentive staff that couldn't do enough

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  24. PaulB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and knowledgable staff, great food and service, highly recommended

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  25. Neathswan

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicous food and variety of choice ,friendly service . At the end of the day you get what you pay for and it is true of this restaurant. Only 15 people at lunch which is a concern going forward but it was a dank day in Swansea so let’s hope the numbers pick up . An enjoyable lunch drinks and food excellent.

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  26. LivesinMumbles

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to this new Swansea restaurant for a birthday splurge and with high expectations bc of the highly regarded chef etc. Overall I would say it was 7.5/10. Everything was OK but nothing was fabulous. It was lunchtime and not many other diners but we were served by at least four different wait staff which was strange and meant repeated Qs about drinks, etc. We shared the beef fillet (steak and chips with a salad) - the steak was very tender and tasty but expensive at £89. I didn't like the aioli with the fishcake starter at all. I tried to work out why but couldn't. My GF husband asked for a zero alcohol beer and said 'no wheat beer' but was brought a German wheat beer (the only zero alcohol one available). We'll go again and see how it is. Parking in the Marina can be a pain as well.

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  27. MartynD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent flavours without the tiny portion size normally delivered at fine dining venues Every course was delivered with pride by the waiting staff who are clearly fully on board with the Chefs vision

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  28. PaulL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu changes daily, and always includes some interesting and unusual items. Food always perfectly cooked and presented. Great cocktails and good range of wines -even better range of spirits It’s not cheap but it’s well worth the extra for the quality and service. We’ll be visiting again

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic local ingredients, generous portions, melt in the mouth pork, potted crab and blood orange pavlova outstanding.

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  30. KarenH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly greeting. Excellent service, knowledgeable about menu. Didn't have to wait long once order taken. Food was amazing, staff checking that everything was ok. Certainly go back

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  31. NigE

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good standard of food. Good place to try unusual cuts of meat. I had lamb heart with radicchio and a salsa verde which was delicious and ox tongue with chard and a very powerful and delicious aioli. Our other dishes were all very good, skate with chick peas, Gurnard with pickled cabbage and chilli, mangalitza pork with lentils. Desserts were a bit more variable, the honey and brandy parfait was nice but the rhumba baba wasn't as flavoursome and unctuous as I was expecting, chocolate terrine was OK. The rhubarb sorbet was very nice. Decent selection of wine at sensible starting prices and an ok selection of cocktails and other drinks. Good value for money overall. I've eaten there twice and will probably go again in the coming months. It's quite a large space so I can imagine it getting a bit noisy if full but both visits have been fine.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, friendly staff, definitely recommend

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  33. JeanetteR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh local food served in an amazing setting, staff were attentive and knowledgeable, it was lovely to see everyone around us enjoying themselves. The best thing that has happened in Swansea for a long while, really unique and special. Well done to everyone involved

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  34. NikkiN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, hearty portion. Fine dining which is excellent value for money. Great, friendly service, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Will highly recommended it and will be back!

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  35. ElizabethJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at The Shed are lovely and friendly. The ambience was buzzy without being too loud. Above all, the food was amazing. Wonderful, seasonal ingredients prepared with love to create a perfect dining experience. Couldn't fault it.

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  36. CathyW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, knowledgeable helpful staff and great playlist

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  37. EilidhB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, really enjoyed all the dishes. Very friendly and attentive staff. Perhaps could have been more veggie options but equally the options there were great!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent tasty stylish food , great attention to detail and value . Staff were very attentive Would highly recommend

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  39. Squires

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced clinically bland restaurant- you may like this, we didn’t.

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  40. Alun

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to The Shed, menu choices excellent, just one small negative, my wife's hake was over salted .

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The Shed Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Shed Restaurant

Kings Rd, Swansea, Swansea SA1 8PL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Swansea
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Closed Mon 12:00–00:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Woolway
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01792 712120
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 22 guests (terms and conditions apply). Please contact info@theshedsa1.com for details.
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