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“Another great meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The White Swan, Edgbaston

The White Swan, Edgbaston
Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England (Edgbaston)
+44 (0)121 454 2359
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Ranked #419 of 1,602 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $23 - $62
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Edgbaston
UK
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181 reviews 181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Another great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We had another lovely sunday lunch here, we had the 2 course option and there was a fair choice of main courses on the menu - although sadly no vegetarian option - but only a choice of 3 desserts. However the meals were plentiful and beautifully cooked with a nice selection of vegetables. The complimentary bread and dip was really nice too. Service was a little slow but they place was packed and we were in no rush so it was not really an issue. The place has a nice atmosphere and the young staff are friendly and helpful. We'll be back again soon!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgend, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Would recommend this place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We had the two course Sunday lunch. The menu offered a good selection and the meals were very good quality. The atmosphere was very comfortable and the staff very attentive without being over bearing. Nice modern contemporary feel to the place whilst retaining a traditional old pub charm. We will definately eat here again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not good for vegetarians!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Meat eaters will love this place, vegetarian's will not. The vegetarian dish offered to me on my most recent visit was awful, and the previous visits have also been a disappointment. My partner and his family love this restaurant, they are big meat eaters and are never disappointed with the food, but I am always left feeling very flat. One thing we all agree on however, on the numerous visits we have made here, we can never understand why the bar staff and waitressing staff always look so utterly miserable. I have heard many people comment on this. Asking them a question has sometimes met with a huff or a even a dirty look! This really needs addressing and the manners of the staff improving (and the vegetarian options of course!)

Visited April 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Good menu. Food served well cooked. Very friendly waiting staff.

Visited April 2012
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Modern cuisine deep in old England”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

I Dined at the white swan in June, very nice modern British food in an atmospheric setting. Try the salmon and caper fish cakes and the pork ribs. Not a steak eater myself but others were very complimentary . The service was not too great, pretty slow actually. But my hosts assured me it was very unusual

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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