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The White Swan Pub & Dining Room

AA rating

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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City gastro-pub with classy first-floor restaurant

AA Inspector

At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

The panelled ground-floor bar and mezzanine balcony of this smart Holborn pub always heave with a boisterous crew of suited-and-booted drinkers unwinding after a hard day in the office. The top-floor dining room is much more soberly turned-out, however, with a kitchen that constantly produces up-to-date, well-flavoured dishes with an eye on seasonal produce. Thus, an autumnal dinner starts with artichoke and ceps velouté, poured at the table around a wild rabbit Scotch quail's egg, before Yorkshire red-legged partridge arrives in the company of chestnuts, chanterelles and game chips. To finish, there's damson soufflé with ginger and vanilla ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Xmas, 1 Jan, BHs
  • Days closed: Sat-Sun (ex private parties)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef: Chris Cooper

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 35
  • Wines over £30: 40
  • Wines by the glass: 23

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 52
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 52
  • Off-site parking available: On street & NCP (Hatton Garden)

Additional information

  • Seats: 52
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 52

Getting here

Nearest train station

Chancery Lane
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