Formerly the Mucky Duck and located in Fetter Lane, EC4, The White Swan Pub and Dining Room reverts to its original name and is spread across three floors, housing a ground floor pub with a mezzanine level and a first floor dining room. The dining room is a sophisticated and stylish restaurant space with tables laid with crisp white linen. Serving the best in Modern British Cuisine, dishes include crispy pork and crackling salad and salt mash lamb rump with caponata and anchovy butter.
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The White Swan
108 Fetter LaneLondonEC4A 1ES
- Public transport:
- Chancery Lane, Underground
We were 6 people, wanting to catch up after a couple of months of busy life. It took us three weeks of an email chain and close to 50 emails to settle on a date... and then we forgot to book the place we wanted to go to. it was trendy. By the time I called, it was also fully booked.
So I looked on old faithful: tastecard, to see what I could rustle up at short notice, preferably with an...more
+ sumptuous food tucked away upstairs
+ fresh ingredients cooked to perfection
+ friendly staff
+ set menu available
+ good for business lunch
- musty pub smell on the way
From the outside, the White Swan looks like a normal pub. Heck, even on the inside ground floor it looks like a regular pub, serving a selection of ales and beers and traditional pub food. It even smells of a...more
Discreet, out of the way, wood panelling, perhaps a bit lawyery.
On the up side: Lots of rather decent beer (Doom Bar, Wandle, and a seasonal from Adnam's the night I was there).
On the down side: A bit cramped. The upstairs is really wedged in and short.
Not a bad place, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way for it.more
From the moment you step foot inside, it is clear that the pub is the focus of this place. So if you're looking for a drink after work in the area, its not a bad destination to go to, although its quite small inside so when its crowded it could be noisy!
The dining room is located all the way at the top on the 3rd floor, away from the hustle and bustle of the bar. Service was quick and...more
Sort of discreetly tucked away on Fetter Lane, the White Swan is what I would characterize as being an update on traditional British fare. The ingredients are local and fresh and the presentation is always pleasing.
A weekday lunch here will likely bring you among the working crowd with suits and midday wine-sipping being a popular sight. However, the upstairs dining room has a great...more