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The White Swan

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Edgbaston
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Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England
+44 121 454 2359
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to the restaurant for an early lunch. We had our choice of where to sit. We ordered from the fixes price menu and both had the gammon which was lovely. Staff were very friendly.

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Thank Kizzy B
UK
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275 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pre-booked a table for lunch over Easter break. We were left standing around trying to fine someone to welcome us, eventually someone came from behind the bar to show us to a table in the window. The White Swan restaurant is very large and nicely decorated in a modern contemporary style. It is very attractive even though it was extremely... More 

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Thank paripatetic
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Paripatetic, Let us first apologise for your experience with us. We always want our customers to enjoy their food and their experience and we understand that that was not the case with your trip. We are aware that the toilets are an issue and we are working hard on plans for a refurbishment in the near future. We hope... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived to an half empty car park, on arrival service very attentive - menu lacked imagination, specials were a configuration of the main menu, main meal arrived lamb overcooked and tough, chef's need some innovation with passion and love to present on a plate - perhaps you will have a full restaurant on a Saturday night. Service good, we were... More 

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Thank Helen O
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Good afternoon Helen, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us, we regret that you thought the menu was lacking imagination and the company is working hard to make sure it is updated to stay modern. We have a menu change coming soon, perhaps you might want to have a look when that happens? We hope... More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. The first waiter said my Gourmet card would not be accepted. However, second waiter put it through no problem and we received 25% off the bill.

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Thank msjfd
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to let us know of your issues. We apologise for the slight confusion about your gourmet card, we can accept the gourmet card all day mon-thurs which takes the discount off the bill for you. We can not and should not accept it Fri-Sun. We hope you enjoyed your time with us at The... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always fabulous we've eaten here a few times and it's always been fantastic. We also love the area by the bar to have a few drinks. Lovely atmosphere.

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Thank LivMalpas34
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Liv, Thanks for taking the time to give a 5* rating and letting us know what you like about your experience here with us at The White Swan. We're really glad you enjoy your time here so much and we will see you back here again soon! More 

birmingham
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185 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four adults and three children went on Sunday. The children had bread/oil/olive starters, we had scallops which were really lovely. One child had a pizza, another mash peas and sausages and the third a burger and chips. We had three steaks and a salmon. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the meals top notch. Sadly the salmon was not... More 

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Thank growolddisgracefully
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us an honest review. We're glad you let us know at the time that the salmon wasn't up to scratch and it seems like it was replaced without question. We try to make sure every meal that comes out of our kitchen is perfect and we apologise for those that don't live... More 

Birmingham UK
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Family lunch - waitress was attentive, sat very quickly! Food was quite slow to arrive but it was busy! My sons fish and chips arrived, far too salty and triple cooked chips burnt but our other meals were okay.

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Thank PG626
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi PG626, Thanks for taking the time to give us a honest review of your time with us. We're glad you liked your server and that your other meals went down well. If you ever have an issue with any of your food, please let us know and we will endeavour to correct it as quickly and efficiently as possible.... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Been to this place on three occasions so thought it was time for a review. The food here is always delicious and very well presented, the Sunday dinners in particular are well worth having.. the portion sizes are really good for big eaters as you get lots of meat. Lovely seating area here just for a drink too, great selection... More 

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Thank ChloeAM94
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Chloe, Thanks for taking the time to give us such a lovely review! We hope you continue to dine with us and enjoy our setting. We apologise that on your latest visit you didn't think our service was as warm as it has been previously, we always endeavour to be cheery and happy. We hope to see you back... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Been before and always been happy but went for my husbands birthday on a Saturday night and were disappointed with the food. Nice girl served us but did not make up for the poor food which my husband. He had scallops to start which were tasteless and then a chicken dish on lentils for main which he said was dry... More 

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Thank Bruin43
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Bruin43, We're glad you enjoyed the service when you dined with us, however we apologise for the dishes that you found tasteless and dry. We attempt to make every dish as juicy and flavoursome as possible, if the meals don't live up to these standards please don't hesitate to tell a member of our staff and they would be... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited with friends for an evening meal. Have eaten there before but not for several years. It was busy with families, being half term, but was not too noisy and they all departed in good time. The food was great, we especially liked the mini desserts with coffees - a nice finish to the meal and not that mini! The... More 

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Thank Pam M
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Pam, We're thrilled to learn that you had an enjoyable evening and are very grateful for the great feedback. We like the mini desserts too, especially if you've enjoyed a hearty main meal and don't want the whole pud. It's a great compromise. We hope to see you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$52
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Edgbaston
  • Neighbourhood: Edgbaston
  • Phone Number: +44 121 454 2359

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