Sway Bar and Kitchen – Holborn


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!

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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 5BZ

Rating: ★★★☆☆
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  1. Dina says:

    I went to Sway again and had their pre-theatre menu. This time, we were at the restaurant fairly early in the evening. The waiter was great and we had really good service.

    The tomato and basil soup was a really good starter. It was served with half a toasted baguette. The soup was very tasty and not too heavy.

    For the main dish, I was pleased with my choice of salmon steak. It was supposed to come with a skewer of tiger prawns. I opted not to have the prawns and instead asked if I could have some extra vegetables. The staff did not have an issue with my request.

    The salmon steak dish was a big portion. The salmon was well cooked and it went perfectly with the new potatoes, asparagus, broccoli and green beans. It was good that it came with the sweet chilli sauce; it made a good dipping sauce for the vegetables!

    Sway are good with their portion sizes as they do not skimp on them! Oh, one more thing to note was that the fresh fish counter was no longer there. Instead, the restaurant had its Christmas decorations up! It all looked very festive and pretty!

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