The White Swan

4.4
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26 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The White Swan in Birmingham is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll take

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time visiting The White Swan had a lovely time, staff were friendly and accommodating, service was quick for a Saturday night. Also went to the bar area after Dinner which was lovely and lit according to chill out ambience. Recommend highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow. After waiting 20 mins had to go and ask a waiter if we could order drinks. Seemed busy cleaning tables rather then serving customers

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SrrH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sunday lunch with lots of options for those who struggle to eat out healthily.

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MartinB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Been to the white swan many times with friends and family. Decided last minute to book at table for two for Saturday night. Used the online booking table ‘opentable’ easy and straightforward.

Meal was lovely and service was very good. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Helpful staff, welcoming and cheerful. Patient with is when one of party was delayed which was appreciated.
Food good, nice wine selection. Great cocktails.

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Hetz
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Set menu option incredible value for excellent food

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vipDavidW
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It's a pricy place that promises a lot but it just didn't work for me. The staff that were working were great but there seemed to be a few too few of them to facilitate great service. The food was OK, no complaints but my sense is that they were trying to be too fancy (reflected in the prices) but couldn't pull it off. Little things like staff carrying plastic tubs of dishes through the restaurant let it down. I'm not rushing back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant Mother’s Day meal staff very polite and helpful

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anna
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely quite family meal. Food and service was good

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ManjitR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s was my Christmas night out with friends had a wonderful night I would come again 😄😄😄😄😄

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ZoeW94
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very poor vegan options.
Interesting that all chips/ potatoes are cooked in the same oil as all fish. I would have expected a high end gastro pub to provide vegan friendly fries!

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paulab
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent but I thought the service was a bit rushed!

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DeeG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We've been coming to the White Swan on and off for years but this time we felt let down by the experience, especially the quality of the food. The seafood linguine was overpowered by chilli making it superhot, while the duck was dry in the duck salad. Service was pretty perfunctory as well. Disappointing, as we had taken guests with us.

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Thekiltedhighlander
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and wine in really well Decorated old pub

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ScranScrutiniser
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been dining at the White Swan occasionally over the past 10yrs and across that time the standard of food and service has remained commendably high.
This occasion was business as usual, lovely food, pleasant ambience and attentive service. Value loses a star as the bill very quickly gets expensive when adding drinks, but otherwise this place offers a great restaurant that is worth the journey.

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Katec
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice place but had to ask for the music to be turned down so we could talk (we were having an early lunch so very few people in there). Food nice but they opened the double doors while we were still eating, still a nice experience, will still go back

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JoeAnneB75
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We needed a venue in Harborne to meet a friend for Sunday lunch. We arrived early but were able to go straight to our table. The service was brisk, efficient and friendly but not rushed. The food was excellent and there was a wide but not excessive choice. This was not our first visit and we have never been really disappointed with the food but on this occasion it was excellent. The bar and restaurant can be crowded later in the afternoon but the service doesn’t deteriorate. The selection of draught cask conditioned beers is limited but well kept and there is a reasonable wine list. We would certainly recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal perfect service

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LORNAB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant experience on a busy Mother's Day -the service was excellent and the food amazing -

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tinytot70
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, attentive service and relaxed atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best roast I’ve ever had!!
Cookie and salted caramel ice cream for pudding was just delightful!
Can’t wait to return!

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Toni
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I went with my family for dinner on a Saturday night at The White Swan. Although the food was mainly good (except for the complete absence of any lobster in my lobster, king prawn and chorizo linguine), the service was far from acceptable. Firstly, one starter was forgotten, then the very young waiter brought the main courses before clearing the table of our starter plates. Finally, one of the desserts was also missed. This is the worst service I think I have ever experienced in a restaurant, very disappointing, and it spoilt the overall dining experience

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CeliaM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food much improved and would definitely return.Very friendly staff.

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EmranM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another good visit. Only thing my first option was not available,

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

the location, ambience, service and value for money were all good, however we felt let down by one key factor and that was the food!
The food wasn't terrible by any stretch, in-fact the Wine and Desert were very good.
However when my wife had ordered the Sunday roast (pork) it fell short of the mark, the dish was very well presented, but the pork amounted to two dry small slices of pork, the crackling amounted to a tiny piece of soft fat, and the mention of the apple sauce on the menu clearly didn't exist!
Myself I had cod and chips, again disappointing, the cod was a square shape, clearly came out of the freezer and not battered on site. the chips were a very dark colour which indicated the oil used to cook them in was clearly dirty/over used.
The front of house were very helpful, did there best and kindly didn't charge us for the roast.
We have eaten there in the past and the food was fine then, hopefully this is a temporary glitch and the White Swan will return to it's previous standards soon.

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HanshaM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening for a dinner with friends. The food and drink was good value and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

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