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The White Swan Pub & Dining Room

108 Fetter Lane, LONDON, EC4A 1ES

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In fair weather, this smart Holborn pub - sibling of The Gun (see entry) - is picked out by the throng of after-work drinkers pitched up on the pavement outside. The remodelled character panelled bar comes complete with boars' heads and deer antlers mounted on the walls, plus a mezzanine balcony from which to take in the action below. The bar offers more traditional sustenance, while the dapper top-floor dining room is the place to head to for the main culinary action. It's a bright, fashionable room with windows on two sides, a mirrored ceiling, modern leather seating, white linen-clad tables and a patterned-wood floor. The kitchen delivers appropriately modern, well-flavoured dishes with an eye on presentation: witness pan-fried tranche of lemon sole with razor clam, samphire, fennel gratin and clam velouté, or perhaps herb-crusted loin of Herdwick mutton teamed with grilled tongue, violet artichoke, glazed carrots and garlic purée. Check out the sophisticated wine list.

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Tel: 020 7242 9696
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Open/closed

Days closed: Sat-Sun (ex private parties)
Dates closed: Xmas, New Year, BHs

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Jon Coates
Number of seats: 52
Children welcome.
Children's portions.

 
 
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Nearest station: Chancery Lane

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