Swan at Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

Swan at Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe serves A Midsummer Night’s Dream afternoon tea, inspired by the play and worthy of the fairy queen herself. The tea is available daily from 12pm until 3pm.


The tea includes a collection of sweet and savoury delights, many of which can be traced back to the food and characters seen in the play. The menu features pea flower, which is the flower from which Oberon’s love potion is squeezed, interfering with the lovers’ fates throughout the play, apricots, which Titania feeds to Bottom when she is cast under the potion’s spell, and mulberries, the tree under which Pyramus and Thisbe agree to meet in the play within a play.

The tea is served on bespoke crockery reflecting the themes of the play, specially designed by illustrator Annika Wester.

Information about your visit

Tea Times
Monday12.00pm - 3.00pm
Tuesday12.00pm - 3.00pm
Wednesday12.00pm - 3.00pm
Thursday12.00pm - 3.00pm
Friday12.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday12.00pm - 3.00pm
Sunday12.00pm - 3.00pm
Menus & Pricing

Afternoon tea prices start from £32.50 per person.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Poached chicken, grain mustard mayo, amaranth
Scottish smoked salmon, citrus cream, watercress, farmhouse bread
Clarence Court egg mayonnaise and cress salad
Wild mushroom quiche
refills available on request


Oberon’s Contempt
dark chocolate sponge, Indian Chai infused mousse, golden honey dew
Bottom’s Dream
caramelised honey cream tart, redcurrants, green chocolate moss
marbled macarons, blueberry and blackberry jam
Bittersweet Lips
cherry confit and pistachio cream-filled choux, with a crunchy crumble layer
A Greek Wedding
apricot compote, set yoghurt cream


Mulberry scones, clotted Devonshire cream, Bermondsey strawberry jam

£32.50 per person

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

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