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The Black Swan

Rua Manoel Severino de Oliveira 592, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
+55(48) 3234-5682
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Ranked #57 of 2,585 restaurants in Florianopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian, English, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Santa Monica, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very good food and beer -- we had the fish and chips and they were delicious. The service inside was good, the restaurant was clean, and the crowd was laid back. The only thing we disliked was our treatment at the front door when we arrived where we were rudely told there was a cover charge, but not a big... More

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Montreal
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Great pub to watch the World Cup. Service is incredibly fast (considering the crowds). An interesting voucher system - no money changes hands, you want a beer, some food, you pass your voucher to the staff, they mark it, et voila. You pay upon exit. Tips are included. Pricey? Perhaps a tad, but London Pride (sadly no Guinness while i... More

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Moscow, Russia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have watched the World Cup games and spent 6 hours in this pub. The atmosphere was amazing. Part of the pub is located outside in a garden styled setting. The food is ok and the service considering the number of people was relatively quick

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Florianopolis, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you are looking for a happy-hour on a english-like pub, then The Black Swan might be your choice. TheY have wide range of drafts and good fingerfoods, good to go with friends. Wednesday they have double promotions. After midnight the pub transforms itself into a club. Pros: Nice biergarten and fingerfoods. Cons: Expensive.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Well located in Lagoa da Conceição, this a nice place for a beer and listen to live music. You can choose different environments, bar with live music or restaurant, to sit outdoors. The queue is annoying sometimes in the high season.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I happened to be in Florianopolis, staying at a hostel on the lagoon, during the cold spell in July, and the Black Swan was a welcome respite from my unheated quarters. The staff were pleasant, the room toasty warm and the beer was excellent. There weren't a lot of people there as it was late afternoon but I enjoyed myself... More

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Hamburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Pros: wonderful draft beer Cons: El servicio es lo peor. Prueben el bar mas complicado del mundo. Es lo peor. The service is extremely bad. When you come in they check for your Id or if you don't have one you have to hand out your credit card and then they will give each person a ridiculous personal voucher to... More

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stumbled across the Black Swan en route from Iguassu to Praia Mole towards the end of our trip round Brazil. I resisted the temptation to have a pint of London Pride which is my local beer back home but did have the fish and chips. There was even rugby on TV !! Simon, the landlord, was an interesting person... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Run by a friendly Englishman, staffed by friendly Brazilians. As a Pub, and especially an English pub its nothing special. The draft beer is normal Brazlian, in other words relatively tasteless. The selection of British beers is rather limited, and rather expensive. The decor is more sports bar than pub. That said, if you want a cold beer, watch football,... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I went to visit this restaurant after seeing the british flag outside the window. I am english and i was very excited to try the food but upon the visit i was very dissapointed with the food, service and the music....also the general decoration of the place... any english person visiting the pub hoping for a small taste of home... More

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