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The White Swan

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European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

A super place for an Al fresco lunch or pint looking over the Thames. Worth a visit when the Thames floods for the sheer spectacle of it-visited there in Sunday of the BH weekend and watched everyone scramble away from the tables as the tide rose in seconds. We were there for drinks but food looked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
391ClaireB
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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English first
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a great place to eat! After walking form Richmond Park along the river path and returning to Richmond we stopped at The White Swan for lunch - what a find! The food was some of the best I have ever had in an local Inn. I recommend a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A super place for an Al fresco lunch or pint looking over the Thames. Worth a visit when the Thames floods for the sheer spectacle of it-visited there in Sunday of the BH weekend and watched everyone scramble away from the tables as the tide rose in seconds. We were there for drinks but food looked good.

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Harrow
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited this pub yesterday with a friend , and from the moment we walked in, the service was great. I ordered lamb for my main course, and this was the most delicious lamb dish I have ever tasted- better than dishes served up in 5 star restaurants! I ordered Rhubarb Crumble for dessert, but this had finished- so I ordered... More 

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Isleworth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This pub is Richmond's hidden gem...take a stroll down the toe-path or around the green then stumble upon this little pub. The food and service/attitude of the staff is fantastic especially considering they don't get a minutes peace as this place is always packed. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Discovered this restaurant by accident as we were walking on Richmond riverside. It's tucked in a small lane and when we entered the lunch kitchen was about to close but the waitress was polite and quickly took out order. I had the confit duck which was very nice. Also tried the grilled chicken club sandwich which was superb. The staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I went for a (pre) birthday meal with my mum and my sister. I'd been once before and been impressed at the quality of the food and the reasonable price. They also have Tribute on draught which automatically makes The White Swan a worthy establishment with my family. This time lived up to all expectations. It was friendly, attentive (but... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really good service and full menu for food, roasted chicken was very good. Pints were cold and quick in arriving.

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London
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A sweet little establishment, just off the Thames Path in Richmond. Dog-friendly with a garden and even a little covered bit for when it rains. Reasonable range of mains,light bites and sandwiches. Well cooked with fresh ingredients. And the beer was well kept, too. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We got there at 12 as the doors opened on a Saturday. Friendly staff, great food and brilliant service. We ate the pate to start with, and had a steak baguette for the main, both were very good and reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a birthday supper here at the weekend and were not impressed. Carpaccio of beef was over refrigerated and tasteless, and the shoulder of lamb arrived looking like a dog's dinner, swimming in over-salted gravy with the meat very tough. Basic mistake - serve gravy on the side. The sea trout was nice but the marriage of hake and goats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 0959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 24
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?