I am hunting for a good club to take a group of friends next weekend. I have only been in London a short time and haven’t hit the club scene at all. The review was helpful! Thanks
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Covent Garden, London
61 - 65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5BZ
- Holborn Station (0.1 km)
- Covent Garden Tube Station (0.3 km)
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68 King William Street, London EC4N 7DZ
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14 reviews of Sway in English
Bar service was decent but most bars in the area were packed so it was acceptable.
The young lady on the door showed me to our area which we had Pre-booked to save standing around.
The music was great , loved the atmosphere .
had a good night and would deffo go again
Sway set midway between Holborn and Covent Garden with a amazing features though premium draught beers, a stunning café menu plus a great range of cocktails and wines.
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It's open late but needs a big crowd to keep the atmosphere alive.
Drinks are pricey and watch out for bar staff who will come and take your half-finished cocktail away if you leave it unattended for more than 5 seconds.
Had an awful experience in the restaurant there last night. We spent the whole night being ignored by the waiting staff. It took half an hour and asking twice for our bottle of wine to turn up. Our 2 course meal took just short of 3 hours, during which neighbouring tables had 2 sets of diners.
The service charge is included in the bill and that felt like a rip off as we had no service. By the end of the night there weren't even many table to wait on as the centre area was cleared for an Argentinian Tango dancing session that the staff didn't warn us about and created a noisy but vaguely comic end to the whole drawn out meal.
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I’ve spent a couple of evenings after work at Sway and have never left disappointed. We ate upstairs and had a couple of drinks and then had a table booked downstairs in the bar where we spent the evening. It was absolutely packed! After 9pm every time you went to the bar you would spend at least 20 minutes waiting to be served and another 10 minutes pushing through the crowds!
I would go again but only with a table booked - too crowded for me!
The restaurant at Sway is one of those places you go to eat with a friend or a group of friends, and you really don’t mind shouting and ranting and having a rowdy time. The place practically begs for it, with the lighting turned low and the tables crammed in. There is almost a swanky cafe feel about it, but in a good way.
The menu is full of the easy pub grub type of food and some excellent, cheap platters. I really enjoyed the food, and with those prices you can really pig out!
It is not intimate and it isn’t a date venue (unless you might be worried about having anything to talk about, the restaurant seems to encourage conversation somehow.
Its busy as hell so book ahead.
Very nice bar located in the heart of Covent garden which like the majority of bars, also possess a restaurant. The food available is modern British, there are three very different and trendy bars within the venue and a club night at least twice a week.
Last time I went, i had the fish finger sandwich with salad and chips. Was all very nice but the fish fingers a little over done, other than that no complaints. Everyone else in my party very please with their food (bacon burger, bbq chicken and pasta arabiata) . The cocktails were lovely and very reasonably priced in happy hour (not too bad outside of happy hour either). Food was great value and Sway was popular so had a great atmosphere. Staff were helpful and prompt.
It is always nice to work into one of these trendy bars and be able to order a nice pint of draught beer, as I am not really into bottles…. I love Becks Vier, but this can be difficult to find!
Sway offers a very good and cheap alternative to the normal lunch time offerings, especially for the centre of London. Main meals can be as little as £3. Due to this low price the food is cooked very quickly, probably with a lot of it pre prepared so wasn’t the hottest meal I had ever eaten. Although for the price I really couldn’t complain. Four of us were seated and served all within our 1 hour lunch break. The place does get very busy during lunch time but due to the quick service you normally don’t have to wait too long.
In the evening I have popped in a few times for after work cocktails during their happy hour. It is not a very large bar and doesn’t offer extensive seating. However if you just want a quick one or two or somewhere to meet friends before moving on then it is a good place to start.
A nice spot if you around the area looking for a few drinks. I didn’t get to visit the restaurant just the club downstairs, which didn’t have a queue which was a surprise. After paying a whopping £10 each to get in we headed straight to the bar. The club has 3 rooms, all playing different genres of club music. There was a good mix of people and it had a good atmosphere. It got really hot in there and because one of the rooms had a carpeted dance area, it got a bit smelly too! The prices for drinks where what I expected in central London and the bar staff where OK. I did enjoy it but maybe that’s because I wasn’t expecting much!
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dtofano, 24 September 2008:
Went here for a schmoozy lunch the other day having only been for cocktails before, and have to say I was very impressed. For such a nice place in such a handy location, the lunch menu is really cheap and they do a fishfinger sandwich almost as well as I do at home (it’s all in the smushing down, if you must know).
Not a lot on offer for vegetarians, I noticed, and the service can be a bit hit and miss at busy times (they rushed us to get the bill then took ages to come and collect it) but if you’re out and about in this part of town and need somewhere to stop and grab a bite that’s not full of tourists or families, I’d definitely recommend Sway.
Cocktails are brilliant, by the way. Make sure to try Happy Hour one evening!
Sway, old CC Club. This club reminded me alot of Paper in Picadilly. A nice club, looks very posh from the outside considering the very long q. Sway didn’t reach my expectations. It wasnt as clean as I expected it to be, the ladiesroom was not clean at all, a very dirty area. It was extremely hot in Sway so I do not recommend alot of clothes.
I loved the cowd at Sway, there was a nice mix of bohemic chick, posh footballers wife and ghetto bitch. It is a nice club and hence the prices, however I could pay a bit more for the drinks…lets not give the clubowners no ideas lol:).
Pro’s: Amazing crowd, good prices, hype songs all night and a great DJ.
Con’s: Not clean, long q and very hot.
This place is great on a friday night after work. There is a quietish restaurant upstairs and a bar and a club downstairs so you can start off with a few relaxing drinks before getting in to the swing of it downstairs. It’s busy but there isn’t usually a queue, which makes it a great place to kick off the weekend! The staff are friendly and there is a good vibe to the restaurant and the bar. The club has a good dj and two bars so you never have to wait long for a drink.
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