Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

4.4
4870 reviews
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Located at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, moments from London Bridge and the City of London, Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe is a beautiful Bar and Restaurant set over two floors, with stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s.


Swan is serving seasonal modern British menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and are available for private, pre and post-theatre dining. The venue also has a number of beautiful event spaces suitable for corporate events, private parties and weddings from 20 to 500 guests.


The bar is open all day serving breakfast, homemade cakes, light lunches and main meals, along with an extensive wine list, original cocktails and a selection of locally brewed ales.

Specials

River View Menu: 2 courses £29/3 courses £32 & Love Potion cocktail

2 courses £29.00 & 3 courses £32.00 with Love Potion cocktail served on arrival.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: January 8, 2019

Ends: February 28, 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-10:00PM

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m
Bedfordshire
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to eat before and after the show. The service is very efficient and friendly enabling you to reach a deadline if you need to.

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LL
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A surprisingly charming place in a very touristy location. Lovely service, amazing food, great wine list. The view if set by the window is wonderful. Definitely will come back.

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AT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Restaurant was in a lovely setting and the roast dinner was good. However the staff let our experience down, they were rude and un-accommodating. Therefore we will not be returning.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly and attentive staff. The food range on the menu was good and of good quality. I would recommend the restaurant which has a great location on the Thames

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HR
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We were disappointed with this meal, the quality of the food really wasn’t what one would hope to find in a venue such as this. We won’t be returning when we visit this theatre again next month.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous afternoon tea with delicious sandwiches and cakes. The service was very good - even before our visit I had an email asking about my needs and preferences. Our table looked directly over the Thames to St Paul’s - which added to the wonderful experience. I would strongly recommend.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pub with great wine and food and impeccable service

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G
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A much improved experience. went for a pre theatre meal, which was delivered in a timely way. Food was good, though portions were a bit small.

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant pre theatre dinner. Excellent service and great view of the river and City.

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RJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Convenient and a pleasant ambience, but the food is really quite average and the wine adequate, but expensive for its quality. The staff, however, are pleasant and helpful. So don't expect a gastronomic experience, but you don't have to walk far after your meal if you are attending going onto something at The Globe/Wannamaker!

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AV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good lunch or dinner spot on the river with views and excellent for pre theatre dining. Rushed 2 courses of the pre-theatre menu for us to ensure we were in time for 7.30pm show. Don't forget to get some excellent photos of St Paul's from the nearby Millenium Bridge.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going back here.
Great ambiance, great food, outstanding service and spectacular views.

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PU
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend and her daughter for afternoon tea. It was a really fab experience, so nice to be looked after by a great staff but not rushed. Lovely view across the Thames and I know I wii be back. Great place for relaxed afternoon. Thanks.

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DP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited prior to seeing a play. Service was friendly, attentive and efficient. Food was good. Portions small but beautifully placed upon the plate! Nice feel to the place. Not the cheapest option but a fairly calm oasis, prior to live entertainment. Recommend.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had (familie with children) had een great and cosy meal. Great view and location.

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was both excellent food and service. It was a great way to conclude 2018. Thank you!

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l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked this for dinner before our 6:30pm Doctor Faustus performance in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre. British fare isn't my favorite, but salads were colorful and fresh. Roasts were juicy and portions large. Vegetarian entree, in contrast, was meager. We would have ordered dessert but waitress went AWOL and time was getting short.

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great location/proximity for dining before a show at the Shakespeare Globe Theater.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo !!

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NJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my daughter. Great value and service,
Excellent value food

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JA
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always an enjoyable experience. Service very good and a great choice of wine. Value for money.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening, involving lovely meal at the Swan followed by a terrific performance of MacBeth at the Sam Wanamaker theatre. A perfect Christmas treat! Thank you.

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G
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Invariably a delicious meal with good, attentive not intrusive, service.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent ambiance, super friendly and helpful staff, and beautiful food... also some of the best cocktails I’ve had in London. Brilliant.

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Christmas Eve in years.... walking down tge southbank to the Swan @ The Globe was beautiful and then arrive into the warm and friendly atmosphere was special. The staff eere attentive and friendly in a pleasant relaxed way. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for christmas to compliment the building with leaded windows looking over the Thames to St Paul - just stunning. The food was a shear delight, so difficult to decide as it was a menu with choice but all delicious and the wine reasonably price. The food was hearty and exceptional value for money. A perfect restaurant for a perfect christmas eve dinner.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just a lovely place to eat... if you’re going to the Globe it just completes the experience as it’s relaxed being able to amble through to the restaurant...

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VV
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall amazing experience!! Can’t wait to go again!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Realy good service and fast!
Afternoon tea is a lot but realy nice and tasty. If you say with the reservation, that it is for a special occasion, the give a little attention.
They also ask you if you want to take the leftovers home.
We would for sure go back!

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BM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant greeting when we arrived and shown to our table, which had a great view of the Thames. The service was good without being pushy. The food was excellent would certainly recommend to friends and family.

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BH
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A bit of a scrum and confusion reigned, at fest, but once were seated we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Food was simple but of high quality, ambience pleasant and service very willing, if not always seamless.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our very beautiful afternoon tea. The gluten free, vegetarian option was delicious and prepared for us in advance.

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F
London
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went as a family and had an excellent birthday lunch. Our different requirements were catered for and my daughter received her gluten free bread on arrival, and our meal was excellent. Our waiter Luca was most attentive and helpful and Clement Bernard (restaurant manager) deserves praise.

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CD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal. Service was exemplary. Loved the whole experience. Will definitely be back on our next trip to London.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

3 course pre-theatre dinner before performance of Macbeth at The Wanamaker last Friday. The food was lovely and exquisitely presented. However, the portions - particularly the main courses - were really quite small and both my wife and I were left a little disappointed by that (and a bit peckish).

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Third time we’ve been- predictably good!

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Je recommande vivement ce restaurant, plats délicieux avec une option végétarienne. Bon choix de vins. Pour finir, une très belle vue sur la St Paul's cathedral.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and all the staff were great, made to feel very welcome from the start. Food was as good as expected and very good value, the three course theatre menu is outstanding and as always the cost depends on how thirsty you are. I am generally very thirsty.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Amazing view across the Thames. Food was ok but not really good value. The cod didn’t have much flavour and the brown sugar tart didn’t taste of anything. Really noisy but then it’s xmas.

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DL
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked as I wanted good food with a great view as I had colleagues from Germany visiting and it lived up to expectations!

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Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special place! We ate at the Swan following a program at the Globe Theatre, and it was really a treat. The furniture and decor give the impression of 18th century England, and the menu has a number of very intriguing and delicious starters and mains. We enjoyed every bite, and the service was just excellent. My wife was in a wheelchair, but they accommodated her beautifully, and we had such a lovely and memorable meal. Wish we were in London long enough to go back for another meal, but we will look forward to dining there again when we return to London.

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