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The Swan

Stanley Street, Southport, England
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Ranked #16 of 225 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Ottawa, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Every year I bring my 90 year old mum from Canada back to Southport where she grew up. And every year we make it a point to have a wonderful take away dinner from the Swan. I think we've been to the Swan every year for the last 4 years. It is simply the best Fish and Chips we've had.... More

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gwynedd
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20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited for lunch following recommendation from friends, We were on holiday and had heard great reviews about The Swan, We had the best fish and chips we have had in years, crispy light batter and chunks of white cod. The chips were tasty and mushy peas had a lovely traditional taste. Children's sausage, chips and beans was great value and... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Town centre fish and chips restaurant that's been around seemingly forever so it can't be bad to have survived for so long. Good enough fish and chips etc. but nothing special with mediocre surroundings and kindly staff.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear GeoffG Thank you for your review I think !! We do our very best to accomodate all our customers in every way possible So happy you found our fish and chips satisfying enough and the staff lovely. We hope to see you agin in the near future. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just returned from hols and a great plate of F&C's would really hit the spot. Big disappointment I'm afraid. It was very busy at 6.30 and I ordered cod & chips. The cod was very small and the chips were pale and soggy - sorry guys - just not the class I expected.

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear James Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your take away experience .I wish you would have let us know at the time as we would have been able to rectify the situation,its very unusual for the chips to be soggy as when we are very busy like you say nothing at all is left standing. The cod is weighed... More

Southport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I can't believe I haven't written a review for The Swan already! I have been coming here since I was a little girl with my grandparents and parents and we now bring our family on a regular basis. The food, service and price are all excellent. The fish is always so fresh and battered perfectly! Chips fresh and delicious mushy... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Nichola 2412 This is what makes it all worthwhile !!! Thank you so much for such a lovely and personal review so glad to know it s a generational regular !! I will make sure all your wonderful comments are passed on, thank you for taking the time to review us is genuinely appreciated,we hope to see you and... More

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35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have been the Swan many times over the years and belive me if you want top quality fish and chips in Southport you need look no further The quality of the food and service plus the value for money undoubtedly make this one of the best fish restaurants of its kind in Britain TRY IT I feel sure you... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Phil Thank you so much for your lovely review always fantastic to receive such positive feedback. I will pass on your lovely comments to all involved as it is genuinely appreciated.We look forward to seeing you again in the future and we thank you again for taking the time to review us. More

Manchester
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is the real deal if you are looking for authentic Fish and Chips in Southport! Visited here with my wife and daughter on a nice day in August. The staff were friendly and helpful with quick service. Best of all the food was excellent with great battered fish (not too crispy) (cod and haddock available), great chips and proper... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Drake-Sheldon Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. we are very pleased that you all thoroughly enjoyed your meal, I will make sure your comments get past on it means a lot and I am just about to check google maps !!! Very pleased you persevered and found us and look forward to seeing... More

Newcastle upon Tyne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I first encountered The Swan when I was about 9 years old. It was a favourite spot of my Grandparents whenever they were in Southport. I have since taken my kids there and they love it too, so when back in Southport we paid a visit on a Friday evening following a day at the Flower Show. Got there about... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Blackjackburger Thank you so much for such a great review ! All your lovely comments have been noted and will be passed on ,we had a very busy period over the flower show (gratefully !) so its wonderful to hear that the food and service was up to standard. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write a... More

Southport
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Swan's been going for a good many years in Southport and has always enjoyed a well deserved reputation. Had many takeaways from here in the past but actually sat down in the restaurant for the first time last week. Most delicious fish and chip dinner I can remember, fast and efficient service and pleasant,friendly staff. Excellent value, beer or... More

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Sagaboy So glad you decided to eat in as opposed to usually having a takeaway and enjoying just as much ! So pleased that as well as enjoying the fish and chip dinner that you were served friendly and efficiently it is genuinely our aim to hope that you have a feel good experience so its wonderful to know... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been a number of times over the years. I normally sit in and eat. I have nothing to complain about. The food and staff are fantastic. I would visit more often to eat here but my scales would start complaining. keep up the good work!

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swandirectors1, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Sampler Thank you so much for your wonderful review ! All your comments are gratefully received everyone will be overjoyed its genuinely appreciated and I wouldn't worry about the scales lifes too short !!!!! We sincerely look forward to seeing you again in the future . More

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