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Swan at the Globe

#608 of 17,948 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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21 New Globe Walk | Bankside, London SE1 9DT, England
+44 843 538 5395
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08:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 23:30
Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri 08:00 - 00:30
Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Only had drinks here, but the welcome and service were great and the decor and seating very comfortable. Great views across the river at the London skyline. So handy for the river taxi too.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were given a voucher by friends for a meal here which we used today. Our waiter was excellent. We had a lovely table facing the Thames. Service was very good. Food excellent. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Linda R
Bromley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing service and food at the Swan. Excellent views and service. I cannot recommend the restaurant more!

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Thank Leilani R
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Swan never disappoints. Helpful staff that found us a table overlooking the river. Great atmosphere and delicious food. It's also on the Southbank with lots of interesting activities going on.

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Thank Stephanie U
Fareham, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ideally situated next to The Globe which I visited. There are 2 floors for dining with the top floor having the better views of The Thames. Service was good and the food was very tasty and not badly priced for London. Would come again. Ideal for pre-theatre meal if you were seeing a play next door.

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Thank PamC149
Los Angeles, CA
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Swan for 'Sunday lunch' which is traditionally some type of roast. We had the roast beef with comes with all the 'trimmings', including roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and vegetables. I guess we are spoiled with the quality of beef in the US but this did not measure up. The quantities were plentiful and the price was... More 

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Thank DebPLosAngeles_CA
Boston, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family dinner at Swan recently that start well but took an unfortunate turn. Seated immediately and all off to a good start but somewhere between starters and main our waiter disappeared. Abducted by aliens? A time traveler? A key role in the second act at the Globe Theater? All just speculation because no one ever told us.... More 

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michaelswan, Manager at Swan at the Globe, responded to this review

Dear DFarls I am pleased you enjoyed the food and enjoyed our wonderful views over the Thames and St Paul. I am sorry to hear the service was lacking and please note I have spoken with our restaurant manager to investigate. If you wish to dine in the restaurant in the future please contact me personally via email michael@swanlondon.co.uk and... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate downstairs - a lovely bar with a relaxed atmosphere plus fab views of the Thames. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and good value. We would definitely visit again.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely family lunch looking over the Thames. Tasty food and good menu. I had the slow roasted OX cheek and family members had the sea bass and duck - really good

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a colleague after work at the restaurant, which is at first floor, sited above the bar area. Good reception arrangements, bags and coats promptly taken. When we arrived at 1830hr, the restaurant was very busy, mainly with pre-theatre diners. Good spacing between tables and although all surfaces in the restaurant were hard, the noise levels, although high, still allowed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 51
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:30
Saturday
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 New Globe Walk | Bankside, London SE1 9DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 843 538 5395
Description
Nestled next to Shakespeare's iconic Globe Theatre, Swan at The Globe offers sterling British cuisine and unsurpassed views of London's skyline and the River Thames. Sink into a plush tan leather bench in the trendy dining room, where pretty vintage design is mixed with edgy industrial features. A diverse menu offers a mix of refined British favourites and adventurous house recipes, and live music sessions are staged throughout the year.

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Staying in Southwark

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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