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Description

The White Swan is a homely pub and dining room on Fetter Lane, close to Chancery Lane underground station. Comprised of a ground floor main room, an intimate mezzanine and a first floor dining room, this is a chic venue offering a lovely spread of food and drink.

Take one look at the menu and you'll realise they're pretty serious about their food here. Mouth-watering options like Cumbrian veal, pan-fried duck breast and sautéed monkfish with glazed Old Spot pork belly are on the agenda for lunch or dinner.

There's an array of European wines, draught beers and cocktails on hand too if you're just looking for some liquid refreshment.

Hire packages are extensive; hire the mezzanine for a smaller standing gathering of up to 20, host an impressive sit-down meal for up to 52 in the dining room or go all out and book the whole venue out if there's something really special on the cards.

What's on

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The World Cup at The White Swan

The World Cup at The White Swan

Various dates from 14th June

It's finally here, and The White Swan is going all out for The World Cup this Summer! Catch all the action from one of...

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Holborn
No Restrictions, 18 to purchase alcohol.
Wheelchair Access
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 01:00
- - Private Hire Only
- - Private Hire Only

Location

The White Swan
108 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1ES

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Chancery Lane (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.80
Pint of Real Ale £3.80
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.80
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.70
Cocktail £8.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.90
Bottle of House Wine £19.00
Bottle of Champagne £52.50

Menus

Lunch and Dinner Menu Download
Pub Menu Download
Wine list Download
Beer Menu Download


This venue serves British, Pub Food, Gastro and Fine Dining food.

A word from the chef:
The White Swan's varied and interesting menu gives you the chance to try something new. The Seared 55 day aged Shorthorn beef would be a good place to start, before making your way on to some Peterhead cod, clams, leeks, sea shore vegetables and finishing with Pistachio artic roll, marinated peaches, raspberries. Bon appétit!

Our Review

The White Swan Review - London Pub and Restaurant Review

The White Swan Review - London Pub and Restaurant Review

The gastropub is a concept that could only have originated in Britain: instead of chucking away failing pubs across the country and replacing them with something radically different, let’s utilise what we have and make it so much better. And...

Read our full The White Swan Review - London Pub and Restaurant Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Private Dining Room Private Room 52 70 £2k £1.5k
Venue Venue Hire 52 150 £7k £2k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Great food, great drinks, great service. Visited The White Swan on 2018-05-24
by on May 25th, 2018
5

Hired the mezzanine area - a good spot for our meet-up! Visited The White Swan on 2018-05-01
by on May 2nd, 2018
4

Thanks to all the staff at the White Swan for an amazing night!. The Bar staff we're absolutely fabulous. Great food Would recommend Visited The White Swan on 2018-04-14
by on April 15th, 2018
5

Thank you for looking after us so well. My fish-cakes were excellent. I found the house white wine a little 'metallic' and thin, but it was not too bad. The flat-whites at the end were very watery. Please do forgive these observations - everything else was terrific. Visited The White Swan on 2018-03-21
by on March 23rd, 2018
4

I was initially sent the wrong menu, and then had to ask most people in our party for a second choice, plus when we were seated, we were told that the Pouting wasn't now available so were given Hake as a replacement. However, despite these points, our time there was very enjoyable. The food was delicious. We also had excellent service from the waitresses who replenished our glasses frequently. I would love to visit again. Visited The White Swan on 2018-03-21
by on March 23rd, 2018
5

Speedy service and attractive interior. Spacious enough to find a table for four in ten minutes or less.
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Great venue and brilliant staff! Thanks for everything! Visited The White Swan on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

The service was excellent, and the waiter who looked after us was very good at coming round to check if everyone had drinks and remembering orders. He was friendly and efficient. We only had nibbles, but they were well laid out - lovely chips too. Would definitely use it again, and that area is ideal for a smallish gathering. Great atmosphere. Visited The White Swan on 2018-02-01
by on February 6th, 2018
5

LOVELY MEAL LAST NIGHT WITH MY TEAM FROM MOREMARGIN. FOOD WAS FIRST CLASS AND THE SERVICE WAS FRIENDLY AND UNOBTRUSIVE. DINING ROOM IS REALLY COSY. A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL. MANY THANKS. MARTIN Visited The White Swan on 2018-01-10
by on January 11th, 2018
5

We had a wonderful Christmas lunch at The White Swan. The staff - particularly Adam and Matteo - were utterly charming, attentive and professional. The food and wine was superb. We had a very comfortable table and thoroughly enjoyed four hours of wining and dining. My gluten and dairy intolerances were handled superbly. Thank you so much. Shomura was most accommodating with all our requests and changes in numbers. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-22
by on December 24th, 2017
5

We had our Christmas works lunch here for 14 people and it was great. Service was very good and the food was delicious. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-22
by on December 23rd, 2017
5

One of the best Christmas team lunches I've ever had. Exceptionally well organised and the food was fantastic. The only disappointment was finding out we had to vacant the pub at 5pm for a private function which we weren't told about in advance. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-19
by on December 22nd, 2017
5

It was great, thanks for hosting us :) Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-20
by on December 21st, 2017
5

We booked a small Christmas Lunch with the White Swan. None of the party had been before but we were pleasantly surprised. The 3 course meal (and coffees) cost £32 which was very reasonable indeed considering the portion sizes - we had some hearty appetites in the group and the meals were nice and large without compromising at all on the quality. There was definitely the perfect amount of food which was incredibly tasty and varied and even though there was a mix up with 2 of the orders, the staff were excellent - very friendly, accommodating and helpful and got this sorted in no time. Would definitely recommend for Christmas. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-18
by on December 19th, 2017
4

Very good meal and service. A touch on the expensive side overall/ Cheese portion/calibre a bit disappointing for the price. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-18
by on December 19th, 2017
4

Food and service was very good. We had an excellent time. Many thanks Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-14
by on December 19th, 2017
4

Absolutely amazing and faultless in every way, The service was 5/5 the food was 5/5. Thank you Shomari for being so accommodating and patient! X Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-11
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Great efficient service. We ordered for 12 people and no mistakes in who had what etc. Food standard high. Only note: not many lower priced bottles of wine (between £20-30) Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-12
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Seamless service from start to finish. Holly was very helpful in finding and organising the venue, Ellie equally attentive with getting the meal sorted. The meal, service and venue were all faultless. Thank you all. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-13
by on December 15th, 2017
5

Absolutely brilliant evening, food was amazing and staff were so friendly and accommodating Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-13
by on December 14th, 2017
5

Very good food, friendly service but exceptionally noisy in the downstairs eating section. It was very difficult to engage in conversation due to the neighbouring party being excessively loud. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-08
by on December 11th, 2017
3

Visited the White Swan for our team Christmas Meal. Beautiful Food and atmosphere Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-07
by on December 11th, 2017
5

The team at the White Swan did an excellent job! The food and atmosphere was superb! A huge thanks to Ellie, Matteo and the rest of the team for taking such good care of us during the run up and the event itself! Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-08
by on December 11th, 2017
5

We choose The White Swan as wevhad our wedding breakfast there in 2013. My guests and I had a fantastic night, great staff and service too. Definitely recommended. The surprise party planning went very well, thanks to Ellie. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
5

great food and lovely staff Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-06
by on December 7th, 2017
5

Amazing venue with great Christmas atmosphere! Bar staff were quick and the food was on point. Thank you! Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-05
by on December 7th, 2017
5

The team couldn’t have done more to help in preparing for our birthday party in the weeks leading up to it, and on the night they were amazing and had so much energy to make the event go well. The White Swan venue is amazing for a private party as has 2 floors and the food is excellent. An amazing night thanks to the organisation and attention to detail from the whole team. Visited The White Swan on 2017-12-02
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

Lovely night - great service. Was seated in pub area, not dining but wasn't warned beforehand how busy and loud and small the pub area was. Surrounded by standing city drinkers, leaning on our table and chairs felt very claustrophobic and too loud to hear ourselves talk. Meant that it was only 9pm onwards we had pleasant conversations after the dinner. Had to ask for music to be turned down. Food wise - lovely. Pheasant pate was tasteless however, and beef main was lacking any vegetables! Visited The White Swan on 2017-11-30
by on December 1st, 2017
4

Amazing Dinner, fantastic food, professional people Visited The White Swan on 2017-11-08
by on November 9th, 2017
5

Absolutely amazing from beginning to end! We hosted our wedding here for 52 people for the wedding breakfast and the after party had just over 100 people. The food was delicious (we did the feast menu and everyone loved the sharing platters). The staff are really good and super friendly. Nikki the Wedding Planner is so good, she was on top of everything and made sure everything went smoothly! The perfect place for a smallish London Wedding. Visited The White Swan on 2017-11-04
by on November 7th, 2017
5

New menu 100% better. Tired food revitalised and would recommend. Visited The White Swan on 2017-11-02
by on November 6th, 2017
4

My partner and I held our wedding reception here at the White Swan and it was, to put simply, a perfect day. Nikki the events manager and her team, helped make the event absolutely fantastic. Nikki's attention to detail is remarkable - she made sure we had everything covered, and made the entire process so enjoyable and absolutely painless! It was clear that the team at the White Swan are experienced at organising such events. The food was particularly amazing - we had so many comments about how it was the best wedding breakfast they have ever had and guests really enjoyed the feast concept of the meal. The service was excellent as well - staff were always friendly, helpful and would go out of their way to ensure every guest's needs was tended to. Matteo even offered to help my sister with her dinner whilst she looked after her one year old son! My partner and I are so impressed by all of them. Everything went seamlessly and Nikki and her team listened to our requests and offered very helpful suggestions throughout. They were so flexible and always willing to accommodate our needs. We had an unforgettable wedding reception and this would not have been possible without the team at the White Swan. I'd highly recommend the White Swan to any couple looking for an intimate, down-to-earth venue for their wedding. Nikki, Matteo, Adam, chef, and everyone else at the White Swan - a massive THANK YOU. We are so grateful for everything and we look forward to coming back to eat more of your delicious food! Visited The White Swan on 2017-10-14
by on October 15th, 2017
5

Thnaks Holly, Ellie and Matteo for putting together a great event at such short notice Visited The White Swan on 2017-09-25
by on September 28th, 2017
5

The venue was perfect, well organised with polite and helpful staff. Food and drink excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to others. Visited The White Swan on 2017-09-02
by on September 3rd, 2017
5

Great venue with lovely food and drink and friendly staff. Will definitely return. Visited The White Swan on 2017-06-21
by on June 26th, 2017
5

Great place. Booked the White Swan for a 40th. Couldn't fault the place, staff or food. Would recommend to anyone. Visited The White Swan on 2017-05-06
by on May 10th, 2017
5
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Excellent service and food and the staff are so helpful and organised. Would definitely recommend. Visited The White Swan on 2017-04-26
by on April 27th, 2017
5

Easy to book and clear information provided. Able to provide largely what was requested. The staff on the night were excellent and an asset to the establishment. Visited The White Swan on 2017-04-13
by on April 18th, 2017
5

We had a wonderful night having hired the White Swan for a joint 40th. The service was outstanding- coats collected from people as they arrived, glasses topped up, empties cleared promptly, all arrangements checked and tweaked when needed. Food was tasty. Lovely ambience. I would highly recommend. Thank you to the whole team who made our night special. Visited The White Swan on 2017-03-25
by on April 1st, 2017
5

Very good service, great area and would use it again Visited The White Swan on 2017-03-21
by on March 24th, 2017
5

Great lunch for a work leaving do. Graciously added two extra guests. Great food Visited The White Swan on 2017-03-01
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Thanks for a wonderful evening! Myself and all of my guests had a great time. Food was great, staff very helpful and attentive. Visited The White Swan on 2017-02-18
by on February 26th, 2017
5

Superb Venue with excellent service of food and drink. Food was an amazing quality and perfect quantity for the size of the group. Very friendly and helpful staff. Only problem was not being able to play own music. Visited The White Swan on 2017-02-03
by on February 7th, 2017
4

We held our party last night at The Swan and it was great. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming right from the initial booking of the venue to the finish. Food was delicious and went down well with my colleagues. Ellie was brilliant, really friendly and happy to answer all my questions. The bar staff were really friendly and knowledgeable too about whiskies and were on hand if we needed anything. Highly recommend The White Swan and will definitely go back. Visited The White Swan on 2017-01-25
by on January 26th, 2017
5

Perfect setting, great food and service. We will be back! Visited The White Swan on 2017-01-12
by on January 16th, 2017
5

Amazing service, from reservations - dining. A huge thank you to Ellie and all her help. Defiantly recommend and I will defiantly go back, food was great. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-19
by on January 4th, 2017
5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our team Christmas lunch at the White Swan, the food was excellent and the service was first class - thank you for a lovely dining experience. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2016
4

The food was good, and for three courses that part of the meal seemed reasonable value. By contrast the wine seemed rather expensive, with the cheapest bottle at £30. The service was good, and apart from the slightly dated decor in the White Swan it was a pleasant place for a work Christmas lunch. The restaurant made an effort to accommodate our vegan colleague, however, unfortunately the dessert option wasn't vegan so she couldn't eat that. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2016
4

Food ,service all was lovely the evening went well ,but a little a too noisy for us. Thank you. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-21
by on December 22nd, 2016
3

Excellent food, great service and friendly staff. Thanks for a lovely Christmas lunch. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-20
by on December 21st, 2016
5

A really great evening- good food, drinks and great service. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-19
by on December 20th, 2016
5

Arrival was good, served our prosecco very promptly and all in the party agreed it was very nice! Food came quickly although there was a rather long wait between courses and I had to prompt for both the main and desserts. The food was excellent, as was the wine. On the hole very much enjoyed it and would certainly recommended The White Swan! Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-15
by on December 19th, 2016
4

Great food, really great service. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-16
by on December 17th, 2016
5

Great atmosphere, friendly service, and a fantastic Christmas roast! Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-16
by on December 17th, 2016
5

We had a really lovely evening and the food was excellent!! Would definitely go again. The staff were amazing - very friendly and attentive. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-14
by on December 15th, 2016
5

We had a great Christmas lunch! Great food and amazing service. Thank you! Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-13
by on December 14th, 2016
5

The White Swan was a great choice as the food was great, it's a nice pub and well organised for a group of 14 people! Thank you for a nice Christmas Meal out. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-08
by on December 12th, 2016
5

Great service in a lovely setting. Food was really good, and portions are generous - we struggled to finish it all. Overall a great meal. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-02
by on December 5th, 2016
5

Really good food and service. Would definitely recommend. Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-01
by on December 5th, 2016
5

We had a great drinks party at the White Swan. The mezzanine area was perfect for a small group of 15-20 people (though a little warm!). Thanks team! Visited The White Swan on 2016-12-01
by on December 2nd, 2016
5

Really enjoyed the experience and the staff were great. It was very interesting to note that the large majority of the diners were not vegetarians and perhaps you should consider more of these non meat nights (I'm was one of those meat eaters at the event)! Compared to my visit to Vanilla Black earlier in the week I much more enjoyed the food at Live Life on the Veg. The only issue, the petit fours - these were very poor and we, like most diners, left them on the table. Visited The White Swan on 2016-10-21
by on October 24th, 2016
4

We had the perfect wedding reception at the White Swan last Saturday. The food was incredible, the service was brilliant and all the staff were helpful and extremely professional. We had an amazing time. I would highly recommend the White Swan.
by on August 1st, 2016
5

I recently hosted an Hen Party/Bridal Shower at The White Swan and it was the perfect event. The kitchen accommodated my food requests, including serving an afternoon tea for 40 hens even though it's not on their normal menu! We had champagne, afternoon tea and games on in the first floor dining room, which looked beautiful. The front of house team made sure that everyone was really well looked after and the food was delicious. Followed by an evening party in the pub downstairs, with music and dancing, trays of shots and entertainment! I couldn't have asked for more from the a venue. I wouldn't hesitate to book again in the future!
by on October 8th, 2014
5

Great food and service, highly recommended, lunch times can be busy but strongly would suggest booking a table if you can. The evenings are generally good for a few pints.
by on March 20th, 2014
4

Beautiful venue for an event! Love the food and great list of drinks.
by on August 22nd, 2013
4

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