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Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

4.4
4.4
4856 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 10:30 am–11:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Afternoon Tea
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Lunch/Dinner
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    A La Carte
    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7928 9444

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Cedric Tourainne

  • Catering

    The Swan Events team host over 350 private or corporate events a year. Menus are seasonal and include bowl food and canapes, delicious three course dinners, drinks packages featuring fine English wines and great cocktails. The Swan was highly commended at The Event Awards 2011 and 2012 for 'Event Caterer of the Year'.

  • Private party facilities

    Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe is a destination restaurant located on the site of the iconic Globe Theatre. Elevated on the second floor, the two private dining rooms boast unsurpassed river views across to St Paul’s Cathedral and the City.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: 020 7928 9444

  • Area

    Bankside

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Station, Blackfriars Station & Bankside Pier

  • Entertainment

    Private tours of Shakespeare's Globe can be arranged for private parties.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Menu

Served weekdays 8am-11:30am - Saturday 10am-12pm - Sunday 10am-11:30am

Breakfast

    To Drink

    • RossiniGBP 8.50

      • Bloody MaryGBP 10.50

        Smoothies

        • Green MachineGBP 5.00

          Green grapes, spinach, cucumber coconut milk, green apple

          • SuperberryGBP 5.00

            Summer berries, banana, coconut milk, honey

            To Eat

            • Toasted Borough SourdoughGBP 2.50

              Seasonal homemade preserve

              • PastriesGBP 3.00

                Seasonal homemade preserve

                • Homemade Swan Bircher Style MuesliGBP 5.50

                  with fresh berries, cranberries & apple

                  • Bacon Brioche BunGBP 5.50

                    Lake District cured streaky bacon

                    • Breakfast Brioche BunGBP 7.50

                      Cumberland sausage, maple cured streaky bacon, Legbar fried egg

                      • Eggs RoyaleGBP 9.50

                        • Eggs BenedictGBP 9.00

                          • Eggs FlorentineGBP 9.00

                            • Half English BreakfastGBP 10.50

                              Lake District streaky bacon, Cumberland sausage, black pudding, mushroom, baked beans, Legbar egg any style, sourdough toast

                              • Full English BreakfastGBP 13.50

                                Lake District streaky bacon, Cumberland sausage, black pudding, mushroom, baked beans, Legbar egg any style, sourdough toast; with tomato, extra sausage, bacon, egg, toast

                                • Buttermilk PancakesGBP 8.50

                                  Smoked bacon, maple syrup or caramelized banana, salted caramel sauce

                                  • Smashed Avocado, Poached EggsGBP 9.00

                                    Coriander & chilli, toasted sourdough

                                    Brunch

                                    Served Saturday 12pm-3pm & Sunday 11:30am-3pm

                                    • Eggs FlorentineGBP 9.00

                                      • Eggs BenedictGBP 9.00

                                        • Eggs RoyaleGBP 11.50

                                          • Buttermilk PancakesGBP 8.50

                                            Smoked bacon, maple syrup or caramelized bannana, salted caramel sauce

                                            • Smashed AvocadoGBP 9.00

                                              poached eggs, coriander and chili

                                              Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                              What 4,856 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.4
                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.3Food
                                              • 4.5Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • London

                                                Disabled Access

                                              • London

                                                Romance

                                              • London

                                                Scenic View

                                              • South East London

                                                Brunch

                                              • South East London

                                                Child Friendly

                                              • South East London

                                                Romance

                                              • South East London

                                                Scenic View

                                              • South East London

                                                Special Occasions

                                              • South East London

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                                                Siao

                                                London

                                                23 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                23 reviews

                                                Dined on 27 December 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Anniversary

                                              2. SK

                                                SuzieK

                                                London

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Great location with fantastic views over the river.Service was superb with staff very friendly and helpful.

                                              3. l

                                                live2eat

                                                London

                                                85 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                85 reviews

                                                Dined on 5 November 2021

                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                Excellent afternoon tea with refillable savoury plate. Friendly service and nice views.

                                              4. OT

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                                                Toronto

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 14 October 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Very busy and very noisy,consequently slower than usual service

                                              5. AR

                                                AlanR

                                                London

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 21 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                A delicious meal of a high standard served in a delightful setting overlooking the Thames. Service was also excellent.

                                              6. m

                                                millie

                                                Nottingham

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely setting, and excellent food. Will definitely be back when in London again.

                                              7. l

                                                lighthouser

                                                London

                                                6 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 17 July 2021

                                                overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                Salmon was not good - puzzled by bacon in the dessert sorbet

                                              8. A

                                                Anya

                                                London

                                                36 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                36 reviews

                                                Dined on 16 July 2021

                                                overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                Terrible options and very bland, overpriced food.

                                              9. MK

                                                MaryK

                                                London

                                                47 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                47 reviews

                                                Dined on 8 July 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A reliably good restaurant with wonderful river views.

                                              10. MK

                                                MaryK

                                                London

                                                48 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                48 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 May 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and service. Lovely views over river.

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 22 April 2021

                                                overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                A restaurant that makes no effort to make its customers comfortable whilst terrace dining in April. No burners, no blankets. And a natural wind tunnel. Rubbish. Cancelled order and left before we froze to death. Moved on to Western’s Laundry, a lesson in how to deck out an outdoor restaurant space for these times. What a relief!

                                              12. BC

                                                BenjaminC

                                                London

                                                3 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 19 April 2021

                                                overall2food1service4ambience5

                                                Over priced, terrible food, great service, good location

                                              13. GJ

                                                GillyJump

                                                London

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on 10 December 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                What a lovely restaurant - we were given a window table looking out over the river which was lovely. Both food and service were exceptional. The atmosphere was a little quiet due to COVID restrictions but the staff worked hard to compensate for this. Definitely go again

                                              14. A

                                                Anne

                                                London

                                                41 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                41 reviews

                                                Dined on 4 December 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful room with great view. Small but well balanced menu. Good portions. Friendly staff.

                                              15. K

                                                Kwakkers

                                                London

                                                5 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 4 December 2020

                                                overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                The food I ate was delicious, crab salad awesome & the venison cooked perfectly. However when 3 out 7 items on the main menu were not available for me to order because I was dining alone, I felt unwelcome.

                                              16. LG

                                                LadyG

                                                Hertfordshire

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 30 October 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely place with great food, friendly and professional service, amazing views and clean toilets :)

                                              17. PK

                                                PaulK

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 29 October 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful flavoursome food and lovely attentive staff. The best food I’ve tasted for a long time

                                              18. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 17 October 2020

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                We had a farewell dinner within housemates and were looking for a great view to say goodbye to London. View food wine service location are great and it’s pretty affordable! We were all happy! Really good choice!

                                              19. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 17 October 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A birthday meal celebration and rounded off a weekend away. Food amazing and service excellent. Would definitely return and recommend it.

                                              20. TV

                                                TomV

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 14 October 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Consistenly good. The menu is always interesting, the food is good and service is responsive and friendly.

                                              21. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Toronto

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 15 March 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful restaurant- wonderful food. It was a great treat.

                                              22. T

                                                Theatrelover

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Lovely meal before going to the Sam Wanamaker playhouse. Very attentive service, good food and a fantastic view of the river and St Paul's from our table by the window.

                                              23. M

                                                Marie

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 February 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We visited the tea room in Swan for the afternoon tea as a birthday present and had a wonderful time! Great food with a stunning view in a beautiful location. When leaving we had a peak at the other dishes served and they looked equally good so we will definitely return for a different occasion. The only thing I would suggest to the kitchen is to reduce the amount of scones to one per person as I saw a bunch going back to the kitchen and us too were not able to finish both of them.

                                              24. DL

                                                DebbieL2811

                                                New York Area

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                Lovely food in a great setting!

                                              25. L

                                                Locallady

                                                London

                                                20 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on 12 January 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely views Had a Sunday roast - nice quality beef and good size portion Would have preferred gravy on the side but that’s my personal preference . Lovely views

                                              26. DA

                                                DavidA

                                                London

                                                6 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 8 January 2020

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                The Swan was as good as ever. Perfect for a pre/post theatre meal. However I made reservation thru Open Table but venue had no knowledge of my booking. Fortunately I had proof of booking on mobile & printed download. Open Table now request my review whilst they caused me great embarrassment @ venue. I’ve had no comment or apology from Open Table and no offer of compensation. WHY NOT? I now await your review of my experience. I’m a disillusioned client of OT. David Athill

                                              27. CR

                                                ClaudiaR

                                                Anchorage

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 4 January 2020

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Thank you for a wonderful experience! My family and I were there on vacation and this was our first experience of English afternoon tea. It was lovely, the food was tasty, and the cost was reasonable.

                                              28. CM

                                                CarolineM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 January 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Afternoon Tea there was absolutely amazing! The sandwiches were delicious and I fell in love with their spiced chai tea.

                                              29. MD

                                                MrsDrogba

                                                London

                                                16 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on 14 December 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious lunch before heading to Borough Market. We enjoy the pub downstairs and thought the restaurant menu and dining room looked lovely last time we visited. The menu was great- all very tempting! Beautifully cooked and presented and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

                                              30. EM

                                                ElizabethM

                                                London

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 15 November 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                delicious high tea, lovely staff, unpretentious and charming decor.

                                              31. MW

                                                MiaW

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 October 2019

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Nice place with view towards the river and the walk. Very friendly staff, supertasty Afternoon Tea!

                                              32. R

                                                Rich

                                                Baltimore

                                                28 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                28 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 September 2019

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                You might think the Swan would be the typical tourist trap attached to an attraction like Shakespeare's Globe. That would be a mistake. The food is very good, they have a nice selection of wines and beers and the views of the Thames are beautiful. Service is friendly and attentive without making you feel like you're being rushed to clear a table. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and it certainly is convenient to leave the Swan and walk right into the Globe. It makes for a great outing.

                                              33. AG

                                                AnneG

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 19 September 2019

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Nice brisk friendly pre theatre service. Would definitely use again

                                              34. j

                                                jim123

                                                Brighton

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 13 September 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Superb all round apart from some guy in kitchen seemingly throwing down every piece of cutlery he dried in to the cutlery bin! It would have been quite then and not moderate noise, Will go back for afternoon tea next time.

                                              35. VW

                                                ValerieW

                                                London

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on 12 September 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent as always! It was the first occasion I had brought a particular friend with me to The Globe and to have an excellent lunch with you to proceed our experience of the theatre was fantastic! Xx

                                              36. PJ

                                                PeterJonesy

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 September 2019

                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                Food was good, but let down by poor customer service. Forgotten drinks, coffee arriving at table just as we are ready to leave, unable to get attention of staff to ask for the bill, it was quiet as well, so no excuses.

                                              37. AA

                                                AshA

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 31 August 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great atmosphere and service. We really enjoyed our Afternoon Tea!

                                              38. GD

                                                GmcDMBE

                                                Kent

                                                13 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on 28 August 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very nice start to our afternoon which followed with seeing the production of Midsummer Nights Dream

                                              39. MC

                                                MarkC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 August 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous views over the Thames and towards St. Paul’s. Set price meal was £28 for three courses which for London is pretty good and the quality was really good. Service was quick and attentive; all in all a must do if you’re looking for a meal ahead of a show at the Globe.

                                              40. KC

                                                KevinC

                                                Essex

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on 27 August 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very reasonable price on the pre- theatre menu. Nice attentive staff and good pace to the service. Only criticism was that we ate on a warm day and alas there is no air conditioning in the restaurant. Windows all fully open but uncomfortable with temperature whilst eating.

                                              FAQs

                                              Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe is rated 4.4 stars by 4856 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                              Google Map for Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

                                              21 New Globe Walk Bankside London, SE1 9DT

                                              • Area

                                                Bankside

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Bar
                                                Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
                                                Sat, Sun 10:30 am–11:00 pm
                                                Lunch
                                                Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
                                                Afternoon Tea
                                                Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
                                                Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
                                                Lunch/Dinner
                                                Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
                                                A La Carte
                                                Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
                                                Dinner
                                                Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                British

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking Details

                                                Street Parking

                                              • Public Transit

                                                London Bridge Station, Blackfriars Station & Bankside Pier

                                              • Payment Options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive Chef

                                                Cedric Tourainne

                                              • Entertainment

                                                Private tours of Shakespeare's Globe can be arranged for private parties.

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                020 7928 9444

                                              • Catering

                                                The Swan Events team host over 350 private or corporate events a year. Menus are seasonal and include bowl food and canapes, delicious three course dinners, drinks packages featuring fine English wines and great cocktails. The Swan was highly commended at The Event Awards 2011 and 2012 for 'Event Caterer of the Year'.

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe is a destination restaurant located on the site of the iconic Globe Theatre. Elevated on the second floor, the two private dining rooms boast unsurpassed river views across to St Paul’s Cathedral and the City.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Events Team: 020 7928 9444

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