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“Expensive drinks & slow service!”
Review of The White Swan

The White Swan
Ranked #355 of 2,208 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $19 - $51
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Edgbaston
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2,080 reviews
1,179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,811 helpful votes
“Expensive drinks & slow service!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went here for after dinner drinks with friends.Took ages to get served even when the place was half empty & the drinks were the price you would pay in London, not a Birmingham suburb.

  • Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A lovely Sunday roast”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We had a 3 course Sunday lunch chosen from the Sunday roast menu. Generous portions, quality food, very tasty. Staff were friendly and efficient. 3 courses with a glass of wine and a bottle of water £45 for 2 people that's good value in my opinion.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Heather L
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Worcestershire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nearly a rip off”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I and my 3 guests ordered 2 courses.
Food OK but £12 for a pizza? YGTBJ.
Presented with a bill for £112 for food alone. Gulp! Good thing I was sober.
Saw a charge for food we hadn't eaten so got up - embarrassed - but determined.
Charged reduced to £87 with half-hearted apologies from disinterested staff..
Then, on the new bill, I saw something else we hadn't eaten so I went up again to the desk and objected again.
Finally.... third time lucky, the correct bill for £67.
How can a business do this to its customers?
Any apology? None to my guests and not to the level I deserved for being put to this sort of stress in front of them.
Oh, and £4.40 for a pint of Lager? I won't go back again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Squirrel48
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Yet another good Sunday lunch”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We eat here 3 or 4 times a year when visiting family in Harborne and always enjoy ourselves. The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful, the food is very good and Sunday lunch is reasonably priced with generous portions. My only niggle this time was that some of the veg was undercooked, I like my veg al dente but some carrots were too hard to get a fork in whilst others were beautifully cooked, the broccoli was much the same. But as the portions are so generous we still had plenty to eat. Lovely desserts and good selection of drinks. We'll be back soon!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank shropshiretraveller9
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La Grande-Motte, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth trying...”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Very trendy pub, nice atmosphere. The food was just great the suggestion of the day: scallops just great food! Nice people working there. I would recommend it although the price might sound a bit expensive. Definitely must go place!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bisoubear
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