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Samuel's at Swinton Park

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Dynamic modern cooking in a glorious country estate

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Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

With its baronial tower and castellated walls hung with creeper, Swinton Park makes quite an impression. Within, there’s no let up in its opulent public areas festooned with antiques and family portraits, and millions have been lavished recently on grafting on a glitzy spa. Samuel’s restaurant is the jewel in its culinary crown, a suitably grand space, with its high gilded ceilings, carved fireplace and views onto the 20,000-acre estate. Chef Mehdi Amiri celebrates the produce from Swinton’s four acres of walled kitchen garden and the local area, serving delicately herby Swinton Farm trout tartare with dill sorbet and cucumber, or there might be goat’s cheese mousse supported by quail’s eggs, beetroot, orange and hazelnut. Ingredients are of the first order and the kitchen's technical skill is apparent in main courses: perfectly timed and rested venison (from the estate) comes with chestnut, cabbage, squash and blackberries – there’s even a baby onion filled with confit venison - all pointed up with a rich jus, or immaculately handled roast monkfish matched with black trompette mushrooms, truffled cauliflower gratin, dill pasta and cep beurre blanc. Waiting at the end, an exquisitely crafted dessert involving a spherical white and dark chocolate semifreddo with salted caramel, amaretto, and vanilla yoghurt sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 2 days January
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Friday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Mehdi Amiri

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 33
  • Wines over £30: 111
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

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