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The Swan

35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU, England
+44 1732 521910
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (69 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (11 reviews)
“terrine” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Over a year, I've been here 3 times for brunch at the weekend and once for dinner. It has always been great and I've never been disappointed. The food was great and the portions are generous. Busy for weekend brunch, but I had no problem...More

Thank FSR1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here twice in the past 6 months to see what the hype is about, but have been disappointed. The portions are tiny for the price, I wouldn’t mind this if it was an amazing taste, but it wasn’t. May be back to try...More

Thank Shawn121
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Shawn Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Fingers crossed for third time lucky. Kind regards, Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, the day was absolutely perfect!! The room was perfect for the number of people (16), the food was wonderful and plenty of it, the beef was amazing, no one was going hungry and even my brother who loves his food had...More

Thank samantha_kay2
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Samantha Thank you for the lovely review, I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with us. I will pass your compliments to Lily, we all love her very much! We hope to welcome you and your family back soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great pub the food, drink and atmosphere is amazing here! Would highly recommend and definitely coming back! Best pub in alresford by far!

3  Thank Lou_89_l
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lou Thank you for your great review! I am delighted you think we are amazing - come back soon to West Malling! x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a business meeting and we were served a two course set meal. I chose pheasant breast with mash followed by Tiramasu. The food was ok, but the main meal was smaller than I would have expected and it was fairly average. I have...More

Thank SteMar247
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SteMar Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. What a shame you won't be recommending us. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience once again.. The restaurant has great friendly staff and customer service. The food was excellent and I would definitely return again in the near future.

Thank Andy6002
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andy Thank you for writing following your recent visit. Your kind words are hugely appreciated and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Anne

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well positioned restaurant in the popular market town of West Malling. We were warmly welcomed at the door and shown to our table. The waitress promptly brought our menus and offered us drinks. We ordered a bottle of local Chapel Down wine which was...More

Thank Dean H
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dean Thank you so much for taking the time to write following your recent visit. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable time with us and I will pass your kind comments to all the staff as it will give them a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommend to us, so I was excited to try it. When we arrived we were sat at a table for 4, that looked like it had been squeezed in as an extra. It was really crafty there, so we asked if...More

Thank LJDorey
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LJDorey Thank you for writing a review following your recent visit. Over the last few days we have experienced a problem with the air conditioning (now rectified), however, I am glad you were moved to a warmer spot. The Head Chef takes great care...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had looked forward to visiting The Swan, and I had taken a day off work especially to enjoy a nice leisurely lunch there. Firstly, parking in West Malling in a complete nightmare if you're not a resident. We arrived 2 hours...More

Thank Mollie-Pops
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mollie Pops Thank you for taking the time to write following your recent visit. Parking is a problem in the village and many business owners have suffered greatly because of this. Maybe a letter from yourselves to Tonbridge and Malling Council detailing your views...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Okay food, great service and a fab drinks menu - what more could you ask for?! My only grape was I ordered a poor choice for my mains whilst everyone else on my table had nicer food. Don’t order the Risotto it’s not great! But...More

Thank Sara I
Nick L, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Sara Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. Oh dear - food envy is an awful thing to be struck down by! We've all been there and it is so unpleasant. I will speak to the Head...More

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482gracer
22 February 2017|
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Response from Nick L | Property representative |
Brunch is served between 9.00am and 12.00am Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday is served between 10.00am and 11.45am.
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John Y
2 November 2016|
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Response from ian583 | Reviewed this property |
Not at the restaurant but 3 hours behind the tesco super market works out around £2.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$63
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 521910
  • E-mail
Description
The Swan is an independent leading Kent restaurant bringing modern dining to the lively market town of West Malling. The restaurant and bar combines stylish design and bespoke furnishings, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. Along with the sleek cocktail bar and restaurant, upstairs there is a lounge bar and three private dining rooms, perfectly suited for both social and business gatherings. In the warmer months, the elegant garden is open for diners, drinkers and events. The peaceful top terrace is the perfect wedding venue. Open all day The Swan offers imaginative dining seven days a week. The brunch is one of the best served in the area; healthy options such as granola, caramelised grapefruit, fresh juices or classic dishes including eggs benedict, salt beef hash and a full English. The a la carte menu comprises robust and creative flavours, with a selection of grills and seasonal favourites. In addition, the midweek set menu also offers fabulous value.
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