Allan Pickett’s recipe for a summer feast

Shakespeare was not a man unfamiliar with a feast. “Eight wild boars roasted whole at breakfast, but twelve persons there,” he wrote in Antony and Cleopatra, describing a bountiful and convivial scene. While that may be a bit excessive by…


Morning has broken and the eggs have cracked: Swan unveils new breakfast and brunch menus

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, whoever they are, they have a point. Sure, the morning meal has some stiff competition in the form of long, leisurely lunches and decadent dinners where good…


Swan launches a loved-up new menu for summer

“Shall I compare thee to a summer day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate,” is perhaps one of the most romantic lines written by William Shakespeare. He may as well have been talking about London, for this truly is…


Press Coverage in April 2017

The past month has seen Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe make headlines across London’s food press as journalists and critics announced the appointment of Allan Pickett as our new Executive Chef — and then flocked in to review. The trade press were…


Allan Pickett has that ‘back in the kitchen’ glow in his belly

Spring is almost here. The beginnings of warmer weather and the first few brave daffodils are teasing us into a season of new, fresh flavours from greens and baby veg to the best tomatoes and lamb. What better time to…

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