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The White Swan

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109 Main St, Greytown 5953, New Zealand
+64 4-304 8894
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a gorgeous sunny afternoon on the smoke free end of the outside deck area. The chicken shared plate was delicious just had too much fat; be great if that had been trimmed off. The squid was nice and both dipping sauces were great. Palliser Bay Sav very nice. Waitress was lovely. She had just moved to Greytown 4 months... More 

Thank 452paw
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was appalling. Do not go here if you are a woman wanting a relaxing and enjoyable meal on your own. Maybe it's different if you're one of the "young and beautiful"?

1 Thank Sharen G
Avoca Beach, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chips are frozen, the fish was horrible. The burgers were actually a greasy rissoles. The service was appalling. Avoid if possible

Thank nenaforks
Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for dinner on Waitangi Day - because it was the only Greytown restaurant open. The server told is they were fully booked, yet they were far from it. She then told us she could fit us in for which we were very grateful.. The other woman serving also made it very clear she would rather that we hadn't... More 

Thank Bruce M
Dundee, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admittedly I didn't get off to a good start being left standing in the lobby for about 10 minutes ( as no signs about how to get served) before actively seeking someone from the bar. Once I was sat down to eat, my server could not have been more helpful or pleasant. Lovely sense of humour and perfectly balanced with... More 

Thank Concernedcitizen84
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here fairly often for an early evening drink in the sun, together with some snack type food. They do a good selection of these not just fries. I like the potato skins, my kids prefer the margarita pizza, squid rings or chicken wings. Burgers are good too, decent size with nice salad and fries for $19. I like... More 

Thank Mary J
Cambridge, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 6 & 2 babies dined here for dinner. Everything was pretty average/terrible! Chips were undercooked, chicken burger was not as per menu description and had no flavour (unless grease is a flavour?!), staff rarely swung by our table to check on drinks, chicken starter was 6 small pieces for $16 (no real flavour again and poor cut... More 

Thank lindijthompson
New Zealand
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I went to the White Swan on a Saturday it had lots of seating outside so as it was a nice sunny day that's were we sat. The food was plated nicely and was very colourful, I ordered the chicken burger. For me personally I would have preferred the burger to have less, I felt the flavours and the coating... More 

Thank Mel K
Greytown, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you are looking for a fabulous weekend away with all the trimmings- gorgeous room, 'to die for' food and wine, welcoming hosts, you'll find the White Swan fits the brief perfectly. This is one of Greytowns best features and she sits proudly in the Main Street added grace and style to this country village. Conversely if time doesn't allow... More 

Thank chatty64
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by how cheerful the staff were despite being busy. The food was really tasty. Great family venue. Colouring pens & paper as well as toys for the kids. We will be back, thanks! Also, a very well-cleaned high chair!

Thank Matt B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Main St, Greytown 5953, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Greytown
  • Phone Number: +64 4-304 8894

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?