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The White Swan

The White Swan 108 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AS, England
+44 20 7242 9696
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“treacle tart” (3 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“tortellini” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
The White Swan 108 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in just before 2pm on a Friday, a great time because the pub begins to empty. The atmosphere is good, traditional old pub serving gastro-type food. We chose the bar menu, my friend had been before and said the fish and chips were...More

Thank cockneysontour
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi cockneysontour, Thanks for the great feedback. We always try our best to ensure each occasion you choose us that we exceed expectations. Your comments will be passed on to our team who are always looking to make sure we provide exception quality of produce...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were privileged to be guests at a wedding reception here and it was wonderful. The food (venison and beef fillet) was absolutely outstanding and beautifully served. The accompanying Malbec was one of the best red wines I have ever tasted. The bar area is...More

Thank Tonbon55
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tonbon55, So pleased to hear you've had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Guest relations team feedback@etmgroup.co.uk

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Excellent, seasonal, fresh food which arrived very promptly, with great service in the dining room upstairs. Smartly dressed, attentive staff, without being too formal. Not cheap and the portion sizes aren't huge but it is a case of quality over quantity. I took my aunt...More

Thank pbailey84
GemmaETM, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi Pbailey84, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send such lovely comments and delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at the White Swan. We look forward to you retuning for another great experience, please...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

From the outside this place looks like another pub. In the upstairs restaurant, this could not be further from the truth. It's intimate, well designed and very un-publike (in a good way!) I can't speak highly enough about the food and service. I had the...More

Thank deepdrifter
GemmaETM, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi Deep Drifter, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send such lovely comments and delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at The White Swan. We look forward to you retuning for another great experience,...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Dined here for lunch several times now as DH works in the vicinity. Upstairs the ambience is really nice and the wait staff attentive. Only had time for 2 courses on this visit. Wasn't keen on the texture of the actual soup, it was a...More

Thank Petisha
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hi Petisha Thanks for the great feedback. We always try our best to ensure each occasion you choose us that we exceed expectations. Your comments will be passed on to our team who are always looking to make sure we provide exception quality of produce...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

So disappointed with the vegetarian dishes- soup and tortellini. To have little choice and for the dishes you pick to be bland was annoying. Please be up front if you can deliver on taste for some dietary needs.More

1  Thank Stella K
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Stella, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent visit to The White Swan. I am really sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience. I would love to talk to you in more detail regarding...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Good va\ried menu with wide selection. Service is good and the restaurant is comfortable with a reasonale space between tables.

Thank MaryRKent
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Mary, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you’ve enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back to The White Swan soon. Kind regards Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The interior is very stylish. Staff is always very friendly and caring. The food is delicious! Especially fish- fresh and melting.

1  Thank Daria S
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Daria, So pleased to hear you've had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Our photographers were glad to work at the White Swan and are looking forward to the future gigs! The atmosphere and service are really good!

Thank Splento
GemmaETM, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi Splento, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send such lovely comment. We look forward to you retuning for another great experience. Gemma

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Good solid pub food....burgers, fish & chips etc. Work related meeting of 6 and they looked after us well with prompt service and good food. What more to say.

Thank Studd2710
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi there, So pleased to hear you've had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The White Swan 108 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AS, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground: Chancery Lane
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 9696
  • E-mail
Description
If you don't believe in fairytales, perhaps a visit to The White Swan will change your mind. Tom and Ed Martin, the brothers who run the Swan's umbrella company ETM Group, have applied their magic to transform the former Mucky Duck into a charismatic gastropub. The groundfloor houses a beautifully restored pub packed with traditional features and serving classic pub favourites. Above this is a mezzanine area perfect for after work drinks or a casual drinks party. The first floor dining room meanwhile is an oak-floored, mirrored ceiling restaurant serving tasty British food from the best suppliers and carefully selected produce. The wine menu has been carefully selected from the world's finest vineyards but you are never too far away from a real Ale from the downstairs pub.
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