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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 good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 New Globe Walk | Bankside, London SE1 9DT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The place has amazing views of St. Paul and the Thames as well as splendid location being adjoined to the Globe theater. When we went in we were offered an option to choose between a pub and restaurant upstairs. As we were if for dinner...More

Thank Reljo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Slight confusion over the time of arrival meant that we ended up waiting over 20 mins for our table. It then took over 15 mins before we were actually served our drinks [we were on a free Prosecco for 90mins deal] then took quite a...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing afternoon tea. The best scones we have ever had. We were so impressed, we jokingly asked for the recipe and the wonderful chef came out and chatted with us and printed a recipe. A wonderful time, amazing food and a fantastic view of the...More

Thank Francie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what we needed after a walk along the river on a really cold night Excellent views, excellent food,excellent staff. Gracias Jorge de PONTEVEDRA

Thank sooty68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on a break with the kids a good friend insisted we join them for supper here. Service and food were excellent and the view of St Paul's was breathtaking. Lovely dining experience supported by a good wine list. Tuck in and enjoy

Thank genuinepig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Swan as a group of 7 adults and 5 children to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch - delicious food, attentive staff, great views up and down the river - and I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to...More

Thank Anna O'D
michaelswan, Manager at Swan, Shakespeare's Globe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anna We're pleased you had a wonderful day with family celebrating your husbands 40th. Hoping to see you in the very near future. Wishing you well for the new year. Michael

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely location overlooking St Paul’s, good bar food (restaurant is more sophisticated, but frankly not sure why you would bother) with friendly and attentive service makes this a well worth while spot to eat. If you are nearby be sure to call in, you...More

Thank Jonathan-Harvey-8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality food but not my kind of thing. If you like really traditional food and a posh place to have dinner before a show at the Globe then i recommend it but i didn't feel there was a lot of options on the menu.

Thank NANAJ01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal, with canapés and a glass of champagne to begin. We had terrine for starters, followed by scallops and both were very good. We had beef for our main course, which was tender and tasty. Then chocolate pudding which was lovely...More

Thank Nortsat46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with a friend, we were pleasantly surprised. We had the three course theater dinner which comes with an app, main and dessert. Also had a lovely glass of red wine from Portugal. I was really impressed! Nice ambience and views! Would...More

Thank sweetsnowdemon
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
9 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
US$35 - US$55
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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