Swan at The Globe

Swan at Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT +44 2036417700

Main Course £18
Food Spend £45
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 11:30 12:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

An absolutely fantastic dining experience with views of the majestic St Paul's Cathedral beyond the ever-flowing Thames. Waiting staff were brilliant and eager to serve us with a geninue interest.

John Hay 27 August 2014
From Wolverhampton

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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.

Served throughout the day, The Swan menu offers a mix of refined British favourites and adventurous house recipes, including brunch, afternoon tea and one of the City's best Sunday roasts. Filled with hearty and wholesome flavours, enjoy favourites like roast pork belly with black pudding and mushroom sauce. A mouth-watering Sunday roast menu offers corn fed chicken with stuffing and bread sauce, and rump of beef with horseradish sauce. Alongside real ales and fine wines from The Swan London bar, heady Bard-inspired cocktail mixes are made using premium ingredients.

An irresistible draw for hungry theatregoers, Swan at The Globe South Bank offers a nostalgic afternoon tea. Served atop cutesy china, guests can sample fresh sandwiches with classic British fillings, dainty cakes and fine teas.

Offering glorious British eclecticism and perfectly complementing the theatrical buzz of the next-door Globe theatre, Swan at The Globe restaurant is a 10-minute walk from London Bridge Station.

Customer Reviews for Swan at The Globe


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10 October 2014 by Simon Castle from Leigh on sea
Service and surroundings were excellent. Food was good but the theatre limited menu was exactly that "limited". To have a short menu with chicken as the only meat option did not work for my group.
27 August 2014 by John Hay from Wolverhampton
An absolutely fantastic dining experience with views of the majestic St Paul's Cathedral beyond the ever-flowing Thames. Waiting staff were brilliant and eager to serve us with a geninue interest.
18 February 2014 by PT from Epsom
Everything was of the highest standard. We were there for Valentine's Day dinner and a special sharing menu was all that was on offer. We wouldn't have selected any of the choices - but loved them all. The food was superbly cooked and delicious - so it was good that we were encouraged to try different things. The service was efficient and friendly, but unobtrusive. I can't wait to go back!
4 February 2014 by C Hilton from London
Faultless food, drink, service set in great surroundings.
20 August 2013 by Damon Reynolds from London
3 of us had lunch in the Brasserie upstairs before a 2pm matinee at the Globe. Arrived at 12.45 and had ordered by 12.50. We ordered from (and in fact weren't given the choice) from their fixed price 2/3 course pre-theatre menu. Our cold starters didn't turn up until 1.20 and the mains (2 hot, 1 cold - another item from the starter list) at 1.40. Given that this is meant to be the restaurant for the Globe, we had a fairly stressful meal which we had to rush through when it did arrive. Food was was fine but nothing special.

Most places offering 'pre-theatre' meals can do so easily in and hour, let alone an hour and a quarter and 3 courses at that. The wait staff were good but also getting visibly stressed at everything running so late from the kitchen. At the end we were charged for 3x two courses even though one was just 2 starters. Couldn't be bothered to argue at this point so lopped off half the service charge (explaining why to our waitress) and just made it next door on time. There was even a queue by the till to pay as they didn't have enough machines and seemed overwhelmed that a 'theatre restaurant' wold have everyone wanting to pay 5 minutes before the start of a performance. Luckily I had cash. Management and staff should go to dinner at the Mezzanine at the National Theatre where an entire restaurant turns up and leaves at the same time, has a proper a la carte menu and everyone gets out in time without having to rush.

Going to the Globe four or five times this year but won't be going back to the Swan. Could be excellent, unfortunately it isn't. If you really can't manage to make it to other nearby places, make sure you arrive at least 2 hours before the show.
30 July 2013 by Steve Hoffman from Mere
Had lunch before a matinee performance at The Globe next door. Booked online for 12.30 and received a phone call asking us to make it earlier or later, so we changed to 12.15. When we arrived at The Swan at 12noon, we were told they weren't ready to receive us in the dining room upstairs! We made clear our unhappiness at this less-than-welcoming start and reluctantly waited in the bar but were invited upstairs shortly thereafter. Other than this rather bureaucratic attitude to booking times, we found the rest of the service friendly, helpful and efficient. We both had the set three-course menu with sea bream as the main course. The set starter consisted of a green salad, quiche, Vichyssoise and a fish pate - all carefully prepared and presented. Likewise the sea bream and the cheesecake chosen for dessert. Set menu + glass of house white + coffee came to 78GBP with tip for two.
19 July 2013 by Ron from London
We have been to the Swan several times and have always enjoyed it.I expect to go again
29 May 2013 by Patricia from London
I've eaten here before as the setting takes some beating. The service is also good and the food is usually fine too, but this time my soup of the day was unbelievably salty. What worries me is that until I pointed it out, no one seemed to have tasted it. The item was taken from the bill and everyone was apologetic - but it doesn't say much for monitoring in the kitchen. Having said that, in the past I've eaten very well here and I will no doubt go there again. I was probably just unlucky!
28 April 2013 by Sian from London, United Kingdom
Superb views and excellent chateaubriand!
3 March 2013 by Kimbruce from Sellindge nr Ashford
Have dined many times both before and after Globe Theatre performances and when in London for other occasions. Service always good and very friendly. When eating prior to a performance service is always efficient without feeling rushed. Food is excellent and always a good selection of well sourced food.

Swan at The Globe

Swan at Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

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