The Swan Hotel

3.8
21 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
The Swan Hotel, Richmond is a local pub filled with charm that caters for business customers, families and group functions. Close to the CBD and Chapel St, the Swan's modern beer garden mixes perfectly with a charming interior that serves beautiful pub food at great prices. The Swan is also an ideal function venue – perfect for your birthday party, engagement celebration or corporate event - and caters for bookings from 2 to 15. Anything further we will add as a function.
What 21 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
Food
3.4
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CherylH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food hasn't changed, still only just edible...even with its minimum menu that hasn't changed in 8 years I would say

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thursday night steak nights are fantastic value for money here & very tasty!

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LachlanB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked for 20 for my birthday, had a lunch with friends, then came to the swan for our booking and you were closed?? Completely ruined my day as we couldn’t get into anywhere else. However it said it was open on google.

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Their beer tasted funky and the servers nodded in acknowledgement poured a different beer that also didn't taste like the Balter that was on the tap

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ChloeH
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Girls bathrooms were out of order so there was only two cubicles for a whole venue.
Lacking stock for the cocktail jugs. The only one they could make tasted like flat yellow champagne.

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Simon
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good. Would go again. Table for 20 and all was well

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SeanSomers
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good pub meal.

TK
TomK
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent level of service, food (parma) was a little small

CB
CataBlandon
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice atmosphere.

We did not eat or require any service.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
8 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very relaxed and allows doggos so bonus!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

We ending up leaving early to go to another bar as we got fed up with waiting for table service.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Friendly and relaxed service staff, Thursday steaks were fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

There was limited service to the table and the food was not great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great value for money at The Swan

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EmilyP
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went here for the $18 steak night which was delicious. Great value and well cooked. Staff were ensuring customers followed COVID policies and were offering table service to avoid people congregating at the bar to order. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent, try the beef!!
Thank you Cristian, Sophie and Andres for your kindness and cordiality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked for outside and was seated inside up the back near the toilets near no one. We sat for 40 minutes waiting to be served knowing that it was stressful for everyone working and not wanting to make a fuss. We ended up leaving because we were not acknowledged and extremely disheartened after almost an hour. Won’t be coming back and have told everyone we know not to book the swan until they sorry their sh*t out.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is fantastic!
Thank Cristian and Sophie; great cordiality and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Cancelled my booking

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Lydz
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Service was terrible. We had to order our wine and ask for the menus twice because the staff kept forgetting. They then had the audacity to hurry us up to eat our food to get us out the door. If only they had actually given us the menus the first time we would have had to rush. Food was average too.

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Local
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

they put us upstairs on a trestle table , the front reception was very rude

FAQs

The Swan Hotel is rated 3.8 stars by 21 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 reservations at the moment.