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“Lovely food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of White Swan

White Swan
Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
(01751) 472288
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Ranked #27 of 58 Restaurants in Pickering
Price range: $0 - $74
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The kitchen at the White Swan is focused on doing very little to excellent local ingredients with very rarely more than three flavours on a plate. We make just about everything from scratch in cluding the ketchup and we charge more for it than we would need to if everything came out of a freezer via a microwave.If you are looking for prissy and plastic fine dining then don't expect that here. If you are looking for mountains of cheap food and you don't care where it came from then there are better places to get it.However if you love proper food then I also promise you service from people who are genuinely pleased to be working in our lovely Inn. The AA deems our food good enough for 2 rosettes - and that is without a single smear, smudge or froth in sight. At the other end of the scale, we don't do wrapped butter portions or packets of sauce either (or piped musak). If you want real food in a relaxed experience with great service and a happy atmosphere then come on down. If you want something else - then don't say I didn't warn you.Victor Buchanan - Owner
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had Sunday lunch for a family of 2 adults and 2 young children and it came to around £50, for mains, deserts and soft drinks. The food is fabulous, and we were made to feel very welcome in both the bar and restaurant. Well done to the staff at the White Swan, it was worth very penny.

Visited August 2014
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“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Extremely attentive staff, lovely beer and great, local, homemade food. We had the ginger pork in a jar and a ploughmans between two which was plenty. Particularly impressed with the ploughmans. We would defintely come back.

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“Great, but at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The White Swan is without doubt one of the best appointed hotels and restaurants in the area, but they've duly awarded themselves licence to charge London prices, which probably doesn't upset the majority of their affluent guests, so all are happy.

Visited September 2013
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“Superb meal out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had a lovely three course meal in the White Swan. Service was attentive and not pushy. I had a beautiful steak and my partner had belly pork. Well recommended.

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“Great end to my birthday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We celebrated my birthday with a train ride to Whitby, returning to Pickering for dinner. Having our lovely German Shepherd dog with us, we were limited for places to go but The White Swan allowed her in the bar. It was comfy, cosy and very friendly - we struck up some really good conversations with other diners there. The food, not cheap, was absolutely lovely and the choice was extensive. I was so pleased we had chosen The White Swan - perfect end to a lovely day

  • Visited July 2014
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