The Swan & Edgar

43 Linhope Street , London, NW1 6HL

The Swan & Edgar

SquareMeal Review of The Swan & Edgar

A beguiling little place on a quiet street near Marylebone Station, The Swan & Edgar feels like a special discovery every time. Reading is a recurring theme, with the bar seemingly fashioned from paperbacks, & pages from the Financial Times printed on the chairs, though a passing look at the menu before heading upstairs to the restaurant is the literary limit for most punters. Lit by candles in teacups, the bar is a serene setting for something hoppy (perhaps Beck’s or Asahi beer) or a carafe from the well-spread wine list. Croque madames are a popular source of snack ballast, although the more-evolved restaurant menu offers everything from lamb cutlets with boulangère potatoes to cod with Asian flavours. Service has charm, although its eccentric languor can slow things down.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Marylebone Station 98m

Marylebone Tube Station 215m

Address

Address: 43 Linhope Street , London NW1 6HL

Area: Regent s Park Camden Town

Opening times

Mon-Sun 4-11pm (Sun 12N- )

Nearby Landmarks

Steiner Theatre 141m

The Sherlock Holmes Museum 208m

Details

Telephone: 020 7724 6268

Website:

Cuisine: Pubs

Private Dining: 15

7.0

Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 7.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Carl Johan silver reviewer 01 June 2009

I was happy to see another great pub-grub place opening in “my” area. I went there for dinner and a couple of pints on a Friday afternoon and really enjoyed it. The place very small so the atmosphere gets very intimate and cozy quite quickly. The food is not exceptional but still good. What strikes me is the prices compared to e.g. Duke of Wellington, my favourite. Here you can get a proper Shepherd's Pie for 8 pounds and share meat platter for 5 pounds pp. Great value and an excellent place to have around the corner!