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Swan, Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk | Bankside, London SE1 9DT, England
+44 843 538 5395
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
21 New Globe Walk | Bankside, London SE1 9DT, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Walked past this pub so many times and never gave it a second look as my expectation was a tourist trap and resulting overpriced poor quality food. What a pleasant surprise to be proved so wrong. Yes it is very busy and in a tourist...More

Thank bluehat64
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Relatively classy place but slightly above average drinks prices. Nice to come for a glass or two

Thank larissanatalka
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service, food and table location were all exemplary. The afternoon tea was just right, very tasty selection and the pastries etc. were exquisite. Special mention to Luigi and Beatrice who looked after us so beautifully, my friend and I were very impressed and will be...More

1  Thank Brencoocott
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here for a Thursday Night for 4 people. The staff were lovely and offered to swap our table to one near the window. The food was excellent and i was particularly happy with the Sea Bass i ordered. The chocolate dessert was also delicious....More

Thank Mae44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a group of friends,bland surroundings,table cloth would have looked nice,instead of bland table.food was ok,expensive for amount of food.

Thank sue9653
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the eggs benedict, said to be in the top 10 in the country by one of the big newspapers I seem to remember reading, and it lived up to its billing, great ham, eggs and hollandaise with a decent hot chocolate to boot.

Thank beverleydave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this last minute so can not complain about being seated at the bar Service waS great we had cauliflower soup and ham terrine Followed by cod and samphire and pork belly Lovely red wine and prosecco and impressive service means we will go...More

1  Thank Bird4589
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy, buzzy Sunday lunch before an evening show! The staff were so helpful in eventually accommodating my finicity request for thin rare roast beef despite the hectic rush of customers! And delicious it was too! Always superb food and service with amazing views of course...More

Thank TeddingtonGap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place. We went to a friend’s wedding in an upstairs room which then carried on in the bar downstairs. Excellent staff, very friendly, made it all work. This is a great venue in one of be world’s best locations. Amazing that it...More

1  Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience of this place is lovely overlooking the Thames- when you book ask for a table near the window as it’s so worth it! I had the roast lamb served with dolphinois potatoes- the whole dish was divine! The puddings at first came out...More

1  Thank Jinchbald
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
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26 July 2017|
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Response from BigFootMidlands | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Friday night just before and just after the show - it was extremely busy and the service was slow. Give yourself enough time to relax and enjoy the ambiance. We had a few of the share platters which... More
10 September 2016|
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Response from DW696 | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember for sure, but I think there may be an elevator (lift).
5 June 2016|
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Response from jims_basha | Reviewed this property |
Did the dog misbehave? Use the wrong fork or knife? Did it use the wrong glass for water or wine? Given that some humans shouldn't be allowed to sit and dine as they have zero manners, poor hygiene and dire attitudes..... if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 36 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
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
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Located at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, Swan is a beautiful Bar and Restaurant set over two floors, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s. We serve seasonal modern British menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and are available for private, pre and post-theatre dining. We also have a number of beautiful event spaces suitable for corporate events, private parties and weddings from 20 to 500 guests.
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