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Hanson at the Chelsea

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17 St Mary's Street, Swansea SA1 3LH, Wales
+44 1792 464068
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12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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shropshire
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visit so only had reviews to go by. The restaurant is small so some people might not like that aspect. However, we had no complaints about the food. The waitress was very polite but I think she needed a little more training. When I asked what the catch of the day was she didn't know and had to ask... More 

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Thank bebbieShropshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my husband for my birthday celebration on a Friday night. Amazing food, lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend this place

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Thank Kayleigh P
Amersham
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Swansea on business, wanted a light lunch and had heard about Hanson's at the Chelsea. It was a magical experience. I started with flaked crab and delicately smoked salmon- a perfect combination. The I had fish (hake) and chips. It takes a rare talent to cook the fish,which was very fresh, to that level of perfection perfection.... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed the perfect storm had arrived overhearing staff discussion that the majority of folks for all tables had arrived early / simultaneously putting additional pressure on the kitchen and the front of house. However our party of eight were kept informed of progress, the food arrived promptly and together, and was of excellent quality. The presentation was as delicious... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The reviews looked good, so we made a reservation by phone for two for lunch. The location was difficult to find, especially as the window onto the street is blocked with items that hide the interior of the restaurant from the street. We went into another restaurant that seemed nearby (Mamma Mia) to ask where the Hanson was, and a... More 

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1 Thank the_heron16
Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My wife and I booked lunch at the Chelsea. We sat upstairs and there is a small downstairs room as well. There were 2 large parties of ladies also in the restaurant. We were well received by the attentive staff. The service and especially the food was excellent. Advice is to pre book because this little gem of a restaurant... More 

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1 Thank terrydan27
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived early and liked the rustic surrounding, ordered a gorgeous bottle of Australian reisling, my Wife had scallops with a quail's scotch egg, whilst my mother and myself had the smoked salmon, (I'm gluten and cows milk free with absolutely no issues.) Amazing pomegranate and crab. Main courses of cod, steak and lamb all of which were fantastic, really... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had previously been to the hanson and the food was outstanding, my partner booked for us to go on valentines night, they had 2 sittings, ours was at 8.30pm. We were the last to arrive for the sitting but ended up being on of the first to receive our food... this was not to the other customers delight. People were... More 

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2 Thank Sophie-Marie K
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Small and unassuming restaurant, which serves good food, clearly using considered ingredients. Dishes are the best you will find in Swansea. However, the service and sense of welcome lacks in comparison to others in the area and the dishes served deserved to have better trained service staff. I would probably make more effort in dining more frequently here otherwise.

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Thank Anonymous L
Maarssen, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Made a reservation for two and without prenotice we were placed in the 3x5m basement (slaughterhouse tiles, white walls and ceiling, 3000k illumination, no windows, noisy suction system competing with the audio). We were the only ones down there, another couple had left straight after the starter. After two courses, my wife didn't want to stay any longer for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 St Mary's Street, Swansea SA1 3LH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Swansea County  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +44 1792 464068

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?