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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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21 New Globe Walk | Bankside, London SE1 9DT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a lovely meal here, in a private room on the first floor. Service was excellent. The food quality was also excellent.

Thank Family_Mou
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked a table for 10 and everyone enjoyed their 3 course meal and drinks. I had salt and pepper squid as a starter, whole lobster for main, heavenly sundae with bits of brownies, salted caramel and almonds for dessert and ginger jasmine cocktail. It...More

Thank felicianomelanie987
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent a great afternoon in the company of our guide Mark hearing about this wonderful building and it’s associated histories and people. It was lovely to listen to the choir rehearsals taking place on the stage too. Thanks Mark! Your knowledge and enthusiasm brought Shakespeare...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant used to be one of our favourites, until after its refurbishment and apparent change of team. We have since been back a couple of times, each time hoping to feel less awkward, but each time coming out disappointed. It seems the staff have...More

Thank Rosann L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see a play at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. This is a great place to eat before a show. You can walk directly from the restaurant to the theater. The night we went was a prix fix menu. The food was good -...More

Thank Jackson H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a quick brunch here before seeing a play at the Globe. Lovely service and really great food. Perfect for a bite before heading to the theatre next door.

Thank Rembug22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and views. We really enjoyed our food too and felt that given the overall quality of the meal, the prices were fair. As the restaurant is connected to the theatre you can be confident of getting to the auditorium in time for the...More

Thank meg1199
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Swann last Sunday, after a magnificent production at the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse... With its amazing location overlooking the Thames, and a promising menu pre-checked online, we were expecting a lovely meal to crown the evening. Disappointingly, besides the generous portions...More

Thank SunnySide2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked afternoon tea for my mum's birthday and contacted the restaurant prior to our booking to ask if we could have an alternative to meat in the afternoon tea sandwiches and had also re-confirmed this was OK when they checked our booking the day before,...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch yesterday. On walking in the venue had a very nice classic look with a contemporary feel very easy on the eye . The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is just ok i ordered partridge pie with creamy mash...More

Thank Steve V
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 33 - USD 53
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
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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