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The Swan Salford

2, Wavendon Rd, | Salford,, Milton Keynes MK17 8BD, England
01908 281008
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Ranked #41 of 378 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $39
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions and have always been pleased with our meal. However, their 'unusual' cuts of steak leave us cold. They seem to be very chewy and not what I would expect from a restaurant of this calibre. Cant understand why fillet steak is never an option! The limencello parfait with honeycomb is delicious!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have always been a fan of the swan at salford and their food has always been worth paying that bit more for. We visited over the weekend with friends and were disappointed to see they had squeezed so many tables in you were touching the next tables chairs. Also after being shown to our table waited 40mins for a... More

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit. Please accept my apologies for the wait you experienced for your drinks on this occasion I have discussed the time you mention with our waiting team to ascertain how this could have been so long. I'm disappointed to here your comments regarding the steak you received we are always happy to... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Was there for a work dinner and there were 8 of us. The wait staff was very friendly, the food was very good. I split fish & chip and the sea bass with a colleague and both were very very good. The atmosphere and experience as a whole was a great one. Looking forward to going back on my next... More

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. I'm really pleased that your party enjoyed the food and service they received on your recent visit with us, and that you will be returning to us in the future. Kind Regards Lee Hall More

NORTHANTS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Waiter was lovely, waitress was grumpy, & portions were small.. Pub is lovely, I kind of expected more!

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your comments on the pub. I'm really pleased that you were happy with the person who served you on your visit. If you could provide me with some more information regarding the waitress and dishes you mention I could use this information to help better our team and inform our Chefs. I have... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Does it say it all when you find yourself eating here more often than not? We just love the food and atmosphere at the Swan and always find the staff extremely welcoming and polite. Whether we eat alone or with friends they are always very accommodating,

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, it is always nice to receive positive feedback from our regular guests, and I hope that we will continue to be your place of choice in the future! Yours Sincerely, Lee Hall More

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited with two friends who are real "foodies" so although I love The Swan was nervous about whether my friends would also enjoy! The outside area , where we started with some Pimms, is really pretty with the curtained areas and little lights everywhere. The restaurant itself was buzzing, but the acoustics are good- we could talk at our... More

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and for the praise you have for Rachel and the pub. I have passed these and indeed all your comments on to both our front of house and Chef teams. I am really pleased that you will be returning to us in the future and on your next visit if its requested I will... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Took my nan here for post theatre dinner and it was perfect from start to finish. It was really refreshing to be looked after by a young crew of staff who actually knew what they were doing and understood the menu, rather than the usual pond life staff you get, hung over, 'agency staff'. We went straight to main course.... More

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and I'm really pleased that your visit with your Nan was a success and that you enjoyed the pub, food and service. All of your comments have been passed onto our front of house and Chef teams and they are all greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again very soon! Kind Regards, Lee Hall More

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went here after a few years and things seemed to have gone downhill. Olives and breads were forgotten twice and didn't come out until after we had our starters. Food was average and not really worth the money. Not sure I will be rushing back.

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am disappointed that on this occasion the level of service and food you received did not meet your expectations. I have discussed the comments you have made with my managers and front of house team to ensure the points you raise do not re-occur in the future. In regards the food you received... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Now I'm not gonna lie, I was having a delightful evening my starters were terrific! It wasn't until I had my main meal that I noticed there was a feather in my food ! Now I must ask, is your chef an actual Swan? Because the feather was black, and I thought that could be the only explaination to how... More

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your visit with us, however I am somewhat confused and concerned with your comments. We do not pluck our own game in our kitchens so I am surprised that a feather was in your dish? If this had been brought to our attention at the time of your visit a more in depth investigation... More

London
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Came back here after a couple of years with some friends. They were quite busy and service was very slow. It took twenty minutes to take our orders and about fifteen minutes to ask about desserts. The prices were very steep for average food. The constant attempts to upsell were annoying. Service was Luke warm.

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LeeHallGM, General Manager at The Swan Salford, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I'm disappointed to hear that on this occasion you found the service you received to be slow. I'm aware that it is not an excuse however it was an exceptionally busy service but please accept my apologies for the wait to take your orders. I hope that you will change your mind and return... More

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