Allan & Friends – The Guest Chef Series

The best of seasonal, British produce is widely celebrated throughout the menus at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, with the fullest flavours of the season being harnessed from the best farmers, butchers and fishmongers in the UK. The guest chef series will give our diners a chance to experience the culinary happenings from elsewhere in the country. Four dinners stemming from four collaborations with our own Allan Pickett, our guest chef series will showcase the talent of four British chefs.

Allan Picket joined the Swan as Executive chef in 2016 and has been at the forefront of Swan’s ‘Best of British’ ethos since day one, adding a contemporary twist to traditional British cooking. Before joining Swan, Allan led the critically acclaimed kitchen at Piquet  in Fitzrovia, and Orrery in Marylebone.


Ben Tish – 2nd July

The series kicks off on 2nd July with chef, restauranteur and food writer Ben Tish, who is culinary director from the Stafford Hotel. Having spent the formative days of his career working alongside Michelin starred chefs including Jason Atherton and Stephen Terry, Tish pulls influences from European cuisine into his dishes.


Kieren Steinborn – Date TBC

Former head chef at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, Kieren Steinborn is returning to our kitchens for the second guest chef dinner (date TBC).

Soon to be opening a restaurant in Buntingford, Herefordshire, since leaving the Swan in 2012, Kieren has worked as executive chef at Vinoteca.


Simon Hulstone – 17th September

Chef proprietor of the Michelin starred Torquay restaurant The Elephant, Simon Hulstone will join Allan on the 17th September. With a talent for creating memorable flavours with seasonal, well-sourced produce, his cooking shares a similar philosophy to Swan.


Aidan McGee22nd October

Currently the head chef at Corrigans in Mayfair, Irish-born Aiden McGee focuses on the best of Irish produce. The award-winning protégé of Heston Blumenthal, Aidan will bring hearty dishes with a modern twist to the tables at Swan on the 22nd October.


Tickets cost £95 per head and include wine pairings from our sommelier.