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Review of The White Swan Edgbaston

The White Swan in Edgbaston is a very well-renowned establishment in these leafy suburbs of Birmingham. I’ve spent many a happy hour there either having a drink or two, or dining with friends and family. Here’s my review of the White Swan in Edgbaston and what they have to offer.

Review of the White Swan Edgbaston

Review of the White Swan, Edgbaston

Arriving at the White Swan I was pleased to discover parking is now free again. For a while you had to pay to park. As someone who never has change, I found this to be a bit of a faff.

The decor is very chic while also feeling homely. Overall, the White Swan has a great look.


Onto the food. I started with deep fried brie, which was delicious. Oodles of gooey cheese wrapped in crispy panko breadcrumbs, with an apricot and cumin chutney which offset the buttery richness of the brie.


Main courses

I followed up with the lobster and crab fishcakes teamed with a side of sweet potato fries. On reflection I didn’t really need the fries as the fishcakes were filling enough. Although I still managed to tuck into them as they were cooked beautifully – super crispy with a sprinkling of parmesan. The fishcakes were very tasty, perhaps a bit heavy on the potato for my liking. Yet very enjoyable and I would have them again.

Review of the White Swan Edgbaston
Review of the White Swan Edgbaston

When it came to dessert I was pretty stuffed so I opted for one of their mini desserts with a coffee. I chose their chocolate brownie with a decaf latte, and personally I think it’s still a generous portion. I was also pleased the decaf latte was enjoyable, as decaf coffee drinks can sometimes be a bit tasteless compared to a fully caffeinated version.


To sum up, the White Swan is a great place for a lovely experience; good food in a relaxing and welcoming environment. I really like the decor and look forward to visiting again soon.


Thanks to McCann Erickson for inviting me to sample the menu at The White Swan, where food and drink were provided free of charge for the purposes of this review. As always my reviews are honest and are not influenced by the provision of free products. 

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