Swan Street is Getting All Kinds of Sweet With Noir Bar


Do you ever feel like a super fancy dessert at 1am in the morning? Don’t worry, us too. And now Noir, the One Chef Hatted Swan Street restaurant in Richmond, is giving us a space to do just that. The owners of Noir, Peter Roddy and Ebony Vagg, saw a gap in the Swan Street eating patterns so they decided a dessert bar was in order. They named it Noir Bar.

The late night opening hours and sweet offering of their new upstairs dessert bar, which will take the place of the Swan Street Social, will offer diners something that has been missing in that end of the world for a while. Desserts and cocktails that make you feel super fancy and decedent at the same time. We’re so on board for this. 

This new sweet home is offering up desserts and cocktails from 5pm until 1am from Tuesday through to Sunday. It’s a match made in perfectly executed sugar coma land heaven. Don’t you agree?


So who’s in charge of creating these sweet treats? Chef Roddy and head pastry chef Jerome Soubeyrand (who earned his stripes at the likes of Dinner by Heston, Helene Darroze, and Daniel Boulud). The menu picks up the French inspiration from Noir downstairs and turns it into stunning, well thought out, dessert ‘plates’.  But what, you ask, shall we be eating? You should expect the likes of the signature vacherin, with raspberry parfait, meringue and rose cream, or perhaps the more left of centre poached black figs with black olives, pinenuts, red wine sabayon, and Pedro Ximenez ice cream, or maybe the and rhubarb soufflé with liquorice ice cream and orange custard.

The cocktail and booze list continues that fancy theme we see in the food. Cocktails are focusing on sweet digestive styles of drinks, while the full wine list from Noir will be on offer as well as a handpicked list of craft beers.

The moment we hear ‘dessert bar’ we were keen, but this new venue has so much more to offer. We have high hopes for a sweet future.

The Noir Bar
Above Noir Restaurant, 175 Swan Street, Richmond

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Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”