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The White Swan

#240 of 1,491 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Swan Street | Adjacent to the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds LS1 6LG, England
+44 113 242 1087
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little pub found in Leeds for tea out with family. Even catered for two young babies too. And my sister who requires a dairy free diet. Food was excellent. Thank you.

Helpful?
Thank Emma C
Matt J, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you for the great review. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Ben More 

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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I urge anyone visiting Leeds to go to this lovely, little pub, next to City Varieties Music Hall. Hidden up a little alley way off Briggate, it has great food, wines and real ales. The staff are very helpful and efficient. The food here is very good and exceptionally, reasonably priced. At least two fish dishes, a vegetarian option of... More 

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Thank Jean A
WhiteSwanLeeds, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Dear Jean Thanks for taking the time to write us a good review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the team here at the White Swan. Thanks again Ben More 

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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still fantastic We went for a late lunch on Saturday 5oclock!! Luckily we found a table had a beer love the Leeds beer as good as ever The food was hot and very well presented Great too Thank you we will be back A very good stop don't miss out

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Thank duckegg20
WhiteSwanLeeds, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and also very pleased that we met the expectations you had from previous visits. Thanks again and see you soon Cheers Ben More 

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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in with a few work climates at lunchtime and had an excellent fish finger sandwich with twice cooked chips The choice is very good and the selection of real ales is superb

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Thank Leef228
WhiteSwanLeeds, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5* review, we really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the fish finger sandwich and hopefully the good selection of real ales will act as an incentive for you to come back soon and try some more. Thanks Ben More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for a drink after afternoon shopping trip. We had a couple of pints of Leeds Brewery beer and a couple of glasses of wine. Having studied menu we decided to have a pulled pork wrap and fries. Good food and drinks.

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Thank Ian F
WhiteSwanLeeds, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thanks Ben More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice interior with decent service and outdoor seating. Excellent latte and only £2.20! Perfect place just off the centre for a rest. Spoons needed to be longer to reach the bottom of the latte glass though.

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Thank Emily M
WhiteSwanLeeds, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Emily Thanks for taking the time to write us a good review. Really glad to hear you enjoyed your Latte even though you couldn't stir it properly. Latte Spoons are being ordered so if you come back in again you won't have the same issue. Thanks again Ben More 

Thirsk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meaty ,well cooked burger and crispy chips. Tasty chicken burger , very quick service and both meals arrived very hot . Not a very extensive menu but a very good pub for typical pub lunch.

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Thank Gillian S
Batley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited here upon recommendation from a friend & was not disappointed. Well priced 2 course Sunday roast which tasted great. One of our mains came out with the wrong meat but was quickly replaced with the correct order. Staff very friendly & polite. To top it off they had an excellent pianist which was a great little addition to the... More 

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Thank dess87
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Lovely city centre pub, good pub grub, great selection of ales, wines and spirits. Plenty happening including a Gin club on a Thursday evening.

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Thank Justin S
Boughton, United Kingdom
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378 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Great location for a pre-theatre meal. Nice environment, good pub grub.Would recommend pre-booking as very popular.

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Thank keithfryan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swan Street | Adjacent to the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds LS1 6LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 242 1087

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