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The White Swan

The White Swan 108 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1ES, England
+44 20 7242 9696
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The White Swan 108 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1ES, England
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes you eat a dish that redefines your understanding of exceptional and the White Park steak we enjoyed last night did just that. Apparently, this is the original wild cattle knighted Sir Loin by king James 1st in 16th century because of its supreme quality....More

Thank Miamatt
AdamETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for this Matt, so pleased to see you had such a great time and that you're a real White Park fan! We have passed the compliments onto the team today. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked The White Swan private dining room as a surprise party for my dad. From the beginning the staff were extremely attentive, checking in on us about our orders and the lay out of the evening. Once there the staff were really nice...More

Thank Romily S
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this, we are going to share this with the team, they will be so pleased to see you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Hope the birthday weekend is continuing!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the White Swan for a Tuesday lunch. I ordered the kid goat and my partner had the lamb. Both were cooked to perfection. The star of my dish however was the cauliflower which had soaked up the rich meaty sauce. I also...More

Thank Emma P
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this fantastic review Emma, so pleased to see you had a great visit and enjoyed both the Lamb and the cocktails, it seems like you picked a great combination. We can't wait to welcome you again, and hope it's soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant meal for a business lunch, steak and kidney pie was perfection, liver and bacon was divine, Spanish waitress attended to our every need and wine was the perfect temperature. Great find and will be back again!

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for a lovely meal, great chop house concept, oils overly recommend it! Had the pork which was out of this world and will be back again soon!

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my other half felt very welcomed at the White Swan. We order some food and drinks and thought the service was excellent. We had scallops as a starter and the rib eye as a main and it was delicious. When we were ordering...More

Thank emma7128
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear emma7128, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send such lovely comments and delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at The White Swan. We look forward to you returning for another great experience, please...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

The food is amazing! And they had a gorgeous vegan option, vegan mince and turnips. Very tasty and nice to have a change from the same old options. Cannot recommend enough!

Thank Hyporia
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hi Hyporia So pleased to hear you've had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Guest relations team feedback@etmgroup.co.uk

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Have been to the white swan a couple of times over the years but not since they recently renovated. Booked a great offer of 50% off food from the a la carte menu which seemed a steal. Ordered a delicious bottle of red and settled...More

Thank cardinalg
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hi cardinalg Thanks for the great feedback, but my apologies for the delay in the starters but glad it was rectified by the complimentary wine. We always try our best to ensure each occasion you choose us that we exceed expectations. Your comments will be...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Originally just was going to pop in for a few drinks. Saw the menu and fortunately got a table upstairs. Had to have toad-in-the-hole! Ages since I had that. Some old fashioned traditional London food on the menu. Service was good. Really enjoyable.More

Thank daveinkent44
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Dear daveinkent44, Thank you for taking the time to review your evening at The White Swan. I am delighted to hear you had such a lovely time and your feedback has been passed on the team. We hope to have you back at our venue...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

I found this through the Gourmet Society and was disappointed to hear that they will soon not be participating as this was a great find. We waited in the bar for members of our party to arrive. The service was coutreous, quick and efficient. The...More

Thank issy m
GemmaETM, Guest Relations Manager at The White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Dear Issy m, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send such lovely comments and delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at The White Swan. We look forward to you returning for another great experience....More

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We had a pushchair and there was no problem getting access to the bar area which is at the same level as the street. However from memory the toilets are on the first floor and the restaurant on the second and I am not sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The White Swan 108 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1ES, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground: Chancery Lane
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 9696
  • E-mail
Description
If you don't believe in fairytales, perhaps a visit to The White Swan will change your mind. Tom and Ed Martin, the brothers who run the Swan's umbrella company ETM Group, have applied their magic to transform the former Mucky Duck into a charismatic gastropub. The groundfloor houses a beautifully restored pub packed with traditional features and serving classic pub favourites. Above this is a mezzanine area perfect for after work drinks or a casual drinks party. The first floor dining room meanwhile is an oak-floored, mirrored ceiling restaurant serving tasty British food from the best suppliers and carefully selected produce. The wine menu has been carefully selected from the world's finest vineyards but you are never too far away from a real Ale from the downstairs pub.
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