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The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

London SE1 9DT, UK
  • 120
    Maximum Guests
  • 350

London’s River Thames is the heart and soul of the city, and you can take in its historic water and buildings from the Swan’s River Room. With large double-aspect windows, this space offers an iconic view and can seat up to 40 guests. Stylish glass and copper screens separate it from the main restaurant. It’s the perfect venue for a working lunch, corporate dinner, or birthday party, and it offers a great riverside location.

The Balcony Room at The Swan Shakespeare Globe has stunning views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe Theatre. This room comes with a private balcony, giving your guests an exclusive space to enjoy the views. For sit-down events like meetings or dinners, it can comfortably accommodate up to 70 guests. For standing receptions, up to 120 guests can enjoy the space. The Balcony Room is one of the most romantic wedding venues in London, with views overlooking the world-famous Globe Theatre. It’s fully registered for weddings, so all you need to do is find your Romeo or Juliet!




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2,704 reviews
  • Oana Maria
    Oana Maria
    7 months ago

    I had a really pleased experience at Swan at the Globe. Very nicely decorated inside and with beautiful views over the River Thames, St Paul's Cathedral and other central landmarks. The staff was polite and welcoming and we were seated immediately. The place is very clean throughout. The food was very nicely presented and reasonably priced. They have a set menu that is very affordable. I had the 3 meals set menu and all the dishes I choose were really nice and tasty. I totally recommend the mushroom soup, pork cheeks and the fig tart. You won't be disappointed. I would definitely come back hopefully with a table by the window for the best city views. Enjoy!

  • K KW
    K KW
    3 weeks ago

    Oh what a charming place to have dinner! The Swan has gorgeous views of the Thames and is the perfect location for a delicious dinner with good friends, family you actually like (don’t bother taking your monster-in-law), or someone you love dearly (don’t bother with a first time Tinder date, I mean you can obviously but I would recommend coffee first). The service is excellent, perhaps a tad over-enthusiastic—they are your Girl Friday and ready at your beck and call, but nonetheless much better than you often find at places of this quality. They are just the right side of friendly without being intrusive. Now the food—the food was divine! So divine in fact that I failed to remember what we ordered specifically. However we started with a delicious beetroot starter with thinly sliced radishes, green pea shoots, and burrata cheese! I mean just look at the thing! It’s a piece of art! I had the puff pastry with spring vegetables and the pastry was flaky, tender, melt-in-your-mouth and the vegetables tasted as though they had been picked fresh that morning. My friend had the halibut and I wish I could tell you about it, but given the happy human noises he made while eating it (and the fact that he wouldn’t share) makes me assume it was lovely too. So if you have made it this far in this review, then well done, and do try the Swan! You will not regret it (okay you will if you take family members you dislike there, but I did warn you).

  • Petrut Iordachescu
    Petrut Iordachescu
    7 months ago

    Baby / toddler friendly. It's a great restaurant. I went there expecting upper crust gastropub, I got a middle market fine dine experience. The three course menu is great value! My favourite thing was the complementary bread and butter and the main course/roast. Really good drink selection and the waiting stuff have a great eye for detail.

  • Mark Aldred
    Mark Aldred
    a year ago

    Had a pleasant afternoon at the Swan. We had afternoon tea, as part of a voucher deal and the food was quite good. Tye interior is light and bright, with views beautiful over the River Thames. The staff was polite and welcoming and we were seated immediately. We went for a savoury and sweet afternoon tea each. The savoury is quite large but also quite delicious (pic below). We left feeling quite full. Would like to visit again for just a regular meal as most bit if the tea were quite nice.

  • Donovan Simpson
    Donovan Simpson
    9 months ago

    I had a really nice experience here at the Swan. Myself and my partner are from a set menu which by all accounts was reasonably priced at £26.95 for three courses. We arrived a little bit late for our booking but we were still seated and I didn't feel we were rushed into eating. We had to choose our food pretty quick as the kitchen was closing as we were the last booking for the evening. But as we were late, we can only blame ourselves. The food we ordered was presented really nicely on the plate and was relatively filling. The waitress who served us was very nice and accommodating. Would I recommend the Swan, I really would. If you can get a window seat you will have a lovely view of St Paul's Cathedral which looks fantastic in the night sky of London.

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