This February, following an extensive refurbishment, Swan Restaurant at Shakespeare’s Globe has reopened its doors with a fresh, vibrant new look. Bringing a new menu, focusing on provenance, seasonality and simplicity, we showcase the best of classic British dishes, with a contemporary twist.
Plush furnishings, including bespoke seating by The French House, and additional statement lighting, by Rothschild and Bickers, create a relaxed and refined environment; with 180 degree views of the London river skyline. The dining room to the right, the River Room, now houses a unique selection of sheep and goat head sculptures that run along the back wall and are designed by the renowned Dido Crosby.
The restaurant bar has been specially crafted by Interbar and features a seamless length of pewter and brass, with a Carrera marble bar back and Christopher Howe bar stools offering the opportunity to dine at the counter. We have also installed a new purpose-built wine room, which displays our great range of vintages.
Signature dishes from the main menu include starters such as; cider battered oysters, salt baked heritage beetroot, smoked ricotta, pickled walnuts and London honey and Jerusalem artichoke soup, with hazelnut and spinach pesto, and mains including; Cornish fish stew with Norfolk saffron potatoes and garlic mayonnaise, beef Wellington with Savoy cabbage, carrots and a Madeira and truffle jus and cod, with a hazelnut crust, sea beets, fish and parsley broth. Desserts on offer feature Vanilla yoghurt pannacotta with Yorkshire rhubarb and juniper meringue, Orange and cardamom polenta cake with blood orange and crème fraiche and a Dark chocolate delice with salted hazelnut ganache and chocolate ice cream.