Have dined at The Swan previously and enjoyed the experience. On this occasion the food was off the mark. Firstly it took ages to arrive - I had ordered Ox Cheek. The vegetables were undercooked - particularly the broccoli. The potato looked as if it had been stood on the pass for a century but what the dish lacked was a reaaly decent sauce - there was barely a splash.
The staff were great, the food was very nice but small portions for the money charged. Bigger portions needed & maybe a little more everyday choices on the menu!
Nice pub/diner, service average but so expensive, it's not a gastropub!
Nice enough overall but not value for money, the service and food needs to be far better to warrant the prices charged.
I do like this restaurant but on the two occasions I have eaten there I feel they have the balance wrong on the Main Course. There is too much meat and too little potato/carbohydrate and vegetables. I know you can order these as side dishes but I don't think you should have to. I will be going again though.
We have been many times before. It was good again but we feel that for variety they should have one/two “specials of the day” because the menu is very restricted and therefore can become a bit boring.
The Swan is our favourite pub in Esher and Claygate -great decor, properly trained staff and the food is outstanding. The wine list is well thought out with some really special choices if you’re pushing the boat out. It always feels like a treat to go. Best thing? The negroni barrel and the steaks.
Good food but a little pricey. Had a cosy feel to it but did seem to just be full of locals.
Lovely place, good service and delicious food.
Great food again especially the gravy on the roast. We did have a bit of a long wait for both main meals and dessert of about 50 mins and 30 mins but quality of food made up for this
It was the occasion of our 62nd wedding anniversary and it was natural for us to spend the evening at The Swan which is a very walkable distance from where we live.
At 6.30 in the evening the Swan was already crowded with happy customers as the day had coincided with racing at Sandown and an England rugby match on TV.
The service was superb as always and the food cooked and served to perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and congratulations to David and Joe for the creation of a true success story.
The Swan is a lovely little restaurant masquerading as a pub. The food is excellent, if a little pricy, the atmosphere is warm, low key and relaxing and the service excellent.
Love The Swan! The food has continued to improve and the staff team has remained consistent which means it is being managed well. Always lovely food whether you pop in for lunch or have a full dinner.
Expensive for what it was and not sufficiently special. Limited parking at tjhe Swan
Went to the Swan for Saturday night dinner. The food was excellent, particularly the smoked haddock croquette starter and the hake main. The wine list is nice and the service friendly.
This was our first visit to The Swan, when we first arrived our table wasn’t ready, but we were kept up to date about how long the wait would be. Our pre dinner drinks also took quite a while to arrive, so these we given to us ‘on the house’. After a shaky start, what was to follow was fabulous. The food was amazingly good, my Roast Jerusalem artichoke starter was unusual and delicious, my main of salmon was a very high quality piece of fish, cooked to perfection, and dessert of cheesecake with rhubarb and ginger was heavenly. The service during the meal was excellent, so the early-on hiccups were completely forgotten. Beautiful interior decor, relaxed ambience and exceptional food, what more can you ask for? We’ll be back.
The Swan continue to be offering good pub food with a slight twist... above average.
Keep it up!
Excellent as always.
Great night out...really good food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff
Great clean pub serving excellent food. Excellent service and attentive staff.
Lovely lunch with the family. Great options for all. Would highly recommend and will definitely return!
Absolutely excellent . Would go again and that’s the ultimate recommendation.
Absolutely superb as always. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and are around just enough that you feel looked after but not overwhelmed. Recommendations from the menu were delicious!
There were 6 of us for dinner. We had delicious food, cooked well, and very nice ingredients. The Swan accommodated 2 of us well for Gluten Free Options. They substituted items on the menu but did it thoughtfully. It was a shame there weren’t more GF options for dessert but the ice cream was delicious. We particularly liked the idea of the nibbles before dinner as most of us didn’t want 3 courses, a clever option. We would definitely book again.
Superb as always !
We had another excellent meal at The Swan Inn on Boxing Day. The restaurant was very busy but service remained good and the venue was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The menu was as always small but enticing and filled with seasonal fare. Our food was delicious.
We have dined at your restaurant on many occasions during the week and found the food, service and ambience to be excellent. We were very disappointed to book for the family on Christmas Eve to find that the menu was for roasts as we would be have a roast on Christmas day. The standard of the food was below your normal standard and as it was the first time we were booking for the family it was disappointing.
Would have been nice to keep bar and restaurant areas separate! Would have preferred to be in restaurant end room as very noisy in bar area and had elderly relative with us too
Fabulous pre-Christmas meal with friends.
As usual, exceptional food, wine and service.
Fantastic service, great informal ambience.
Visited for late Sunday lunch, food was great.
Will definately return.
First time at this restaurant & I was deeply disappointed. Arrived on Saturday evening at 8.15pm for our 8.30pm booking, we had to keep reminding the waiter that we were waiting for our table, which in the end was 20 minutes late! Once we were sat down we had to ask the waiter to come over with menus, & again to take our order. It was a very long wait for our food & when it arrived was luke warm & my friend’s burger was very undercooked & had to be sent back. The waiter never came over to see how everything was, we were constantly having to get their attention to order anything, when you are paying those high prices you expect some attention! I’m afraid I won’t be going back here, completely put off from such a bad experience.
Nice pub and rooms to stay were small but clean an d modern. Were very excited about the meal we had booked. However my starter prawn cocktail was the wierdest loo and taste and the prawns were very tiny. Steak for main was just ok but not worth the money charged. Overall very disappointed with our meal.
Love this place. Great food, good selection of wines and cocktails and great service. Highly recommend
Popped in for Sunday lunch after a recommendation from a good friend following a debate about finding a good local roast.
The refurb is very good, the set up is relaxed and welcoming, dogs allowed although maybe this should be kept to the non formal dining area.
We had three roast beef lunches. And they were good. I always prefer quality over quantity and this was delivered. My 16 year old son was happy there was nothing “cheesy” served although I rather like a little cauliflower cheese or leek gratin in the plate.
So to the point if the review. It wasn’t an £18 roast. It was very good but it’s the most expensive I’ve had. £14 would be about right. Nit picking maybe but just wanted to provide the feedback
We had deserts which were nice and a carafe of Malbec and a coke
So £100 for 3 people for a roast and pud.
Overall very enjoyable but pricey. I am sure we will be back, possible in the evening to try out the non roast fayre
Enjoyed the neat interior. Simple good quality food well prepared by the chef. Nice service. Food tasty. The meat cooked to perfection which for me meant well seasoned , not over cooked dry meat. Very tender quality meat. Nice trendy music without it being too loud. Could speak without shouting . Felt comfortable with my two teenage kids.
Enjoyable meal. Menu a little restrictive but it was a Sunday where they concentrate on roasts. A greater choice available at other times.
I loved the decor and ambience though it was a little difficult for my father who is hard of hearing.
Overall we enjoyed our meal and will return
Great food and nice staff. Will be back again soon we hope
There were 10 of us, all Cobham and Oxshott locals. We were looking for a new place to try that would be our new go to lunch place (as we always end up going to the same places). However 3 people ordered the fish all three said it was disgusting and not as described by the waitress, two people didn't finish it. The medium steak was cooked well, the rare steak was cooked medium. Our orders took an hour and 15 minutes to arrive! We complained several times throughout the meal. At the end we asked if there was anything they could do considering the poor quality and service we received. The assistant manager basically threw the bill at us and walked off huffing. Really not professional .
Truly great food served by incredibly friendly staff in a beautifully decorated room. Will leave you talking in adverbs...
Excellent Sunday lunch and the Irish coffee is a must
Our first time eating here was last Friday evening. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Staff were outstanding. I forgot my reading glasses and within a few minutes a pair were loaned to me from a member of staff. Very clean and tastefully done with a creative arrangement that brings the outdoors to your table.