The Swan Salford
Excellent food, great ambianceThe food here never disappoints. The variety may be more limited than most, but the quality and portions are superb. (not hunger buster size, but not just a micro taster). you won't leave hungry or disappointed. price matches quality.16/05/2013 00:00:00Relaxing lunchLoved the bright and airy dining room - very good service, all staff very willing and pleasant - food .... superb! All 3 courses sublime, very nicely presented, even down to the cups of tea. This was my first visit, will definitely be back, hope they can keep up the standard.05/05/2013 00:00:00The Swan in SalfordTook my parents to the Swan in Salford for their wedding anniversary. Also, previously had been to a wedding there a year ago or so and enjoyed the food and ambience then. Thought nice to re-visit it for the folks celebration plus that's where I met my boyfriend:) Love how light and airy the place is. Food was really delicious with good service. My dad's sirloin 'the 28 day dry-aged Aberdeenshire steak' was cooked to perfection and he really enjoyed his chips, I believe they were triple cooked - and he's usually super fussy. My boyfriend had the pork loin with black pudding mash, delicious paired with the black pudding mash, which was divine. Will definitely visit again.04/05/2013 00:00:00Stunning food!!Presentation was beautiful and everything we had was just amazing!! Really friendly staff too!27/04/2013 00:00:00Sunday lunchFor a change all food was very good excellent Yorkshire pudding excellent presentation21/04/2013 00:00:00Not to be missed.The food is excellent, staff friendly and attentive, car parking is simple, altogether a pleasant lunchtime experience. I will be trying the evening meal soon.18/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely meal with good friends.Lovely meal with good friends. Particularly enjoyed the sharing platters.17/04/2013 00:00:00Sunday LunchFour friends meeting up for a relaxed Sunday lunch. Food Good. Choice good. reasonable price. Great service. A great relaxed unhurried lunch. Exactly what we wanted. Pity the weather wasn't warm enough to sit outside as the garden looked very inviting14/04/2013 00:00:00excellentHadn't been here since last year. Was very impressed with the new decor and the food and service were excellent. Nice choice of food and options.10/04/2013 00:00:00Wine & dine at The SwanI've eaten here on many times and have never been disappointed. Always greeted with a smile, nothing is too much trouble and the staff ensure that your entire visit is a pleasureable one leaving you wanting to return.04/04/2013 00:00:00Birthday MealWe went to the Swan to celebrate a family birthday. It was a busy nigh,t as well as it being steak night there were three large parties. However this did not impact the enjoyment of our occassion; we were shown to our table without delay and the food and service was top order. The only down side so far is that my teenage son wants to go to the steak night every week.03/04/2013 00:00:00happy birthdayFantastic evening in new surroundings well worth a visit.21/03/2013 00:00:00Hadn't been there in yearsHad not visited the Swan for years and recently ate there. Excellent service and choice, Food and drink were exceptional, and the overall experience was lovely.
More like this in and near Milton Keynes please!11/03/2013 00:00:00Real treat for mothers dayTook both my mother and mother-in-law to the swan for lunch on mothers day. Set menu in place, which still offered great variety and good vegetarian options. Quality was very good and did not suffer for being a packed restaurant. Service was generally good, although one of the waitresses insisted on clearing the starter plates whilst one member of our party was still eating (a pet hate). All in all a great meal- suited to the occassion. The bunch of daffodils offered to mums was also a lovely touch.10/03/2013 00:00:00Mother's DayFood was outstanding. Staff very friendly. Will book again.10/03/2013 00:00:00fantasticWe had a lovely family meal at the swan, lovely food, great service. Smaller portions of food made for the children with no problem at all and exactly as I asked for them to be made. Highly recommended.08/03/2013 00:00:00My husband and I dined hereMy husband and I dined here on a Monday evening, it was quite empty on arrival and the staff were fantastic, very helpful and attentive. However as it got busier they seemed to struggle to keep up, I think a few more staff members are needed to keep things running smoothly.
Great menu, which has really had some thought put into it. I had the trout which came with prawn dumplings, delicious. For pudding I had the chocolate truffle with caramelised banana, wasn't so keen on the banana but nonetheless it was good to see an interesting menu with a few twists on the norm.
Great decor and ambience.04/03/2013 00:00:00Fantastic Dining Experience6 of us went here on a Friday night and had an absolutely fantastic time. The place has a lovely modern look, good amount of staff, nice size and has a good selection of drinks.
I love food and have eaten a lot of it from around the world. I can honestly say this was some of the best food I have ever eaten.
For starters I shared the Vegetarian Platter which consisted of some coloured dips, different breads and olives. Great selection and good to share. For the main I had French Cut steak which was melt in the mouth and very tasty. The Béarnaise sauce was the perfect accompaniment.
Overall we had a great night and I took my family there the following Sunday and they loved it too! A bit more pricy than your mainstream but well worth it!03/03/2013 00:00:00The food was excellentThe food was superb, well presented, good choice and very tasty. The restaurant seemed very disorganised, and the service when it came to settling the bill was very slow, but I will definetly be going back :)02/03/2013 00:00:00never disappointingThe re-decorated resturant was lovely, food and service were great as always.02/03/2013 00:00:00A birthday meal!The meal was fantastic - its nice to see a restaurant at last can cook a steak16/02/2013 00:00:00satisfied.REALLY ENJOYED THE VENUE STAFF FRIENDLY AND ACCOMODATING , GOOD MENU CHOICES ,RELAXING ATMOSPERE, WILL USE AGAIN.15/02/2013 00:00:00Always reliable, utterly fab foodWith great service and a fab wine selection (served at perfect temperature!), The Swan, Salford, consistently serve fantastic food - making it an easy option for entertaining friends or impressing clients.14/02/2013 00:00:00New menu-new tastesThe welcome was excellent, we chose to have drinks at the bar and read the menu there. In fact we ordered at the bar and were then taken through when the starter was ready. Food was excellent the scallops are just sublime as is the pork that accompanies them. Ox Cheek pie is just stacked with tender beef and the pastry was really crisp. the daily risotto was mushroom and tarragon, not the best colour but really good tastes.
On the matter of cheeks watching diners and staff struggle to get through to their table, the toilet or be served food was interesting. The new layout is tighter than previously and the floor space to 'wiggle' between seats has all but disappeared. I would be very choosy about where I was seated on my next visit.12/02/2013 00:00:00Sunday LunchA+ Venue
If you like getting out of the Milton Keynes Hub of food you could do little wrong in dining at the Swan or the Black Horse in Woburn
The food is as good as you will get in Milton Keynes and priced up to similar Milton Keynes venues which don't seem to compare in quality.10/02/2013 00:00:00Fantastic food, beautifulFantastic food, beautiful surroundings. We took our 6 month old baby and the staff were friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely Sunday lunch with the family.10/02/2013 00:00:00Outstanding!What great meal again. Nice variety to the menu. Good wine list. Great new look and the staff welcome you with good humor and make time to talk. Good service! You do not feel rushed and the new look is very good. An all round excellent experience. Thank you very much09/02/2013 00:00:00tunabest tuna i have ever eaten. The sweetness of the red pepper really complimanted the tuna.v07/02/2013 00:00:00The food was beautifully cookedThe food was beautifully cooked and presented. Although the evening was very busy the service was warm and friendly.06/02/2013 00:00:00Great Meal OutLoving the new look and feel, well done to all.
The food and atmosphere were lovely. Not a huge selection of vegetarian options but the chef was very accommodating and all the staff very helpful. Would go back.06/02/2013 00:00:00Great value offerMy review is biased by the fact that we went on the basis of an offer - free main course, pay for just your drinks.
The four of us all choose grill dishes which came with fries and vegetables included so we paid £14 on a £100 bill!!
Excellent fish grill and steaks - good quality, well cooked.
I have eaten at the Swan several times previously, both lunch and dinner, and have always found the food to be varied and well prepared with attentive staff and at least one decent draught ale available in the welcoming bar area.
My only negative is that the offer was made to mark the new decor and furnishing. We all preferred the old version!!
On the practical side, lots of parking available and a pleasant seating area outside for warmer weather.06/02/2013 00:00:00Value for money?We went to the Swan for a meal for two. We have been to this restaurant before so we knew the standard and service was great. We used a discount voucher for this last visit which was a help. The selection of food was impressive but without the voucher we would not be able to afford the meal. With the discount voucher we still paid £26.00 for drinks and a starter. Very nice but we can’t return too soon.06/02/2013 00:00:00Simply Outstanding !What a first visit to The Swan....As we walked into the beautiful pub/restaurant, we were immediatelt greeted by friendly, smiley bar staff...We were ushered to a beautifully lit table (very romantic !) and enjoyed the most scrumptious food ever.
Service was efficient and attentive, without being rushed. Food was perfectly cooked. The ambiance and lighting was perfect. I would definitely go back again....and again....and again05/02/2013 00:00:00Dinner For TwoI loved the refurbishment and relaxed feeling at The Swan. I definitely would return to try more dishes. I had the Scallops, which was a first try for me and i really enjoyed them. My friend thoroughly enjoyed the venison caserole. Service was well-timed and friendly, and the atmosphere was fantastic. My friend was extremeley impressed that our table had a candle in a cradle - the small things made the night.05/02/2013 00:00:00Early Spring SunshineNew menu,new decor and a better range of specials including a daily risotto the offer is brilliant. the standard menu has been lifted with scallops and the seared tuna is nearly to die for, the potatoes and olive tapenade were excellent. Overall the new menu coupled with attentive and genuinely friendly service makes this a must visit location. I will definitely revisit to sample the other truly interesting offerings on the standard menu. Chef Mark is very very good and his daily specials are skilfully cooked and assembled. A really top notch dining venue that happens to be a pub !!05/02/2013 00:00:00Monday SupriseMy girlfriend and I had taken a Monday off from work together and decided to treat ourselves. We were amazed by the quality of food and how nice the pub looked. The food was cook to perfection.04/02/2013 00:00:00WOWI have alway had a nice meal here and the latest one in the newly refurbed venue was great, lovely new menu!03/02/2013 00:00:00Made a family occasion memorableFrom the moment we arrived for Sunday lunch we were made genuinely welcome by the staff, who despite being evidently extremely busy were consistently helpful, knowledgable, efficient and attentive when required. We've eaten here a number of times and are never disappointed. Seasonal menu changes keep the experience fresh and we are always torn between the blackboard specials and excellent variety on the menu. Scallop starters with pork belly were delicious and my Ox cheek pie with spring onion mash was a particular triumph. As it was my son's 20th birthday his pudding plate arrived with Happy Birthday perfectly piped in chocolate with a candle on top. Nice touch. Our Swan meal helped make a family occasion truly happy and memorable.03/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent food and serviceI went to The Swan for the first time recently for a birthday meal. The food was excellent and thought there was a good choice on the menu. The service was also fantastic and I did not feel we had to wait too long between courses. We then stayed for a drink at the bar afterwards. It was a little pricier than we'd normally go for but well worth it. I recommend the chocolate truffle dessert. Overall I'd definately recommend this restaurant to friends and family.31/01/2013 16:00:00Outstanding!Warm welcome on arrival - excellent gluten-free menu - which is fantastic!! The staff and the food are both superb and the beer (which was IPA) was excellent. A real pleasure to be dining out.23/01/2013 16:00:00Yummy specialitiesI tired pigeon for the first time and very much enjoyed it! Great food as always!22/01/2013 16:00:00January DiscountWe made use of our voucher, and glad that we decided to come out on a cold January snowy night. Lovely food!17/01/2013 16:00:00Great food and service!My husband and I met some friends for Sunday lunch here, and were very pleased with our experience. By chance we had been to their sister restaurant in Bedford, The Embankment, and had enjoyed that; if anything, the Swan was even better.
Excellent food, friendly professional service and a lively, cozy atmosphere.12/01/2013 16:00:00Good food, well cooked andGood food, well cooked and reasonable price - even better as I had a discount from joining their mailing list.28/12/2012 16:00:00Christmas DinnerMy very elderly parents were treated with the up most respect & courtesy from such a young but very professional staff. The service was outstanding from both the barman and allocated waitress. Other staff were equally as helpful.
I haven't witnessed this type of service or food for years!!
Rear car park we did not know existed - signage may help but it did not spoil the day
Thank you!!22/12/2012 16:00:00A really super eveningI love the Swan at Salford - it really is the best place to eat in the area, and well worth a visit. Each time I have visited I have been impressed by the menu, the food and the attentive but not intrusive service. It is relaxed and easy going yet professional and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a really decent meal in the area.19/12/2012 16:00:00Pleasant Staff and surroundingsPleasant Staff and surroundings with a great athmosphere. An ideal place to visit winter or summer. Menu is different and attractive to all tastes and food is presented well and served by very accomodating staff.16/12/2012 16:00:00Business Christmas lunchI visited The Swan at Salford for a informal business pre-Christmas lunch. The food was excellent, the ambience was warm and welcoming (I liked the Santa hat's on the tables!) and service was prompt which was good when on limited lunch time. I have been before with friends a few years ago and am pleased the standards are still as high as I hoped.16/12/2012 16:00:00The Swan salfordExcellent food at a just about reasonable price. Lovely environment and the service provided was excellent. Car parking ample, and the staff were very helpful and attentive. Couldnt really fault it, but it is in the middle to high cost for a Sunday lunch..having said that you get what you pay for, and this was top class22/09/2012 00:00:00The Swan in Salford provedThe Swan in Salford proved a very pleasant evening. Easy going atmosphere with friendly. Good menu and well presented meals although portions a little on the small side. Would visit again.14/04/2012 00:00:00