Sway is quite a trendy looking place from the outside and we were welcomed by the friendly smiling staff as soon as we entered. The restaurant area is on the same floor as the bar but is separated by a small divide. Take a look at the fresh fish fridge as you walk to your table!
The deep red tones and wooden tables sets the atmosphere. The open kitchen area is situated at the back of the restaurant. As for the music, it was fairly up to date with current chart songs playing. It was a little loud for a restaurant but I guess that is what you get for having the restaurant and bar sharing the same place!
The fish and chips was a good portion served with tartare sauce and mushy peas. It would have been nice for more mushy peas! The chips were not greasy and there were a lot of them! It was quirky that the fish and chips were served wrapped in paper with a slice of lemon on top!
The char-grilled chicken breast was tender and the dish was nicely presented. It went well with the additional sauteed potatoes, wild mushrooms and rocket leaves.
For dessert, we had the chocolate and hazelnut roulade. This was overly sweet. It was an amalgamation of ice cream with a biscuit layer. It was served with some chocolate sauce but it really didn’t need any more sweetness. Sway would have been better to replace the sauce with some plain vanilla ice cream!
The service was ok but not fantastic. The staff could have been more attentive. We had told them at the start of the meal that we needed to leave the restaurant by a certain time. Even though this had been mentioned, we were waiting a long time for our dessert. It got to the point where I had to go and approach one of the staff to ask if the dessert could be served soon.
Sway is a nice enough place to go for dinner, drinks or some snacks but I think that there are other eateries in the vicinity that could be a better option!
Sway, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BZRating: