Our New Look Restaurant

Swan Restaurant-71b

This spring, following an extensive refurbishment, Diccon Wright’s Swan Restaurant at Shakespeare’s Globe reopened its doors with a fresh, vibrant new look. Bringing a new menu, focusing on provenance, seasonality and simplicity, it showcases 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 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. Diccon also oversaw the installation of a new purpose-built wine room, which displays the restaurant’s 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.

Diccon Wright said “The refurbishment of Swan Restaurant has allowed us to create a beautiful space beautifully that frames one of the best views in London. The investment into this area of the Swan building enables chefs to work in the dining room, adding a sense of theatre and activity. The sit-at bar also allows us to offer relaxed informal drinks and causal dinning. After seven of successful operation it is a pleasure to see the opening up of the room to its full potential.”

View photos and the new restaurant menus

About Diccon Wright

Christopher Diccon Wright is a restaurateur and property specialist who has established and grown successful operations in the UK and Mediterranean. He has also worked on a consultancy and advisory basis for a wide range of food and property clients.