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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

Swinton Park makes quite an impression, with its solid-looking tower and castellated walls hung with creeper. The interior boasts antiques and family portraits (the Cunliffe-Listers have owned the property since the 1880s), that enhance the feeling of being in a stately home. The dining room is particularly grand, with its high carved ceilings, gilt-framed mirrors and plush drapes at the windows. This is where to experience Simon Crannage's modern British cooking, each dish carefully considered in terms of mixing and matching various components, with seasonality to the fore. A winter salad (all from the four acres of kitchen garden), raw, pickled and cooked, is accompanied by goats' cheese and truffle cream sauce to make an appealing starter, or there might be flame-cooked mackerel and tartare balanced by apple and dill-flecked cucumber purée. Ingredients are of the first order and the kitchen's technical skill is apparent in main courses: pink venison loin (from the estate) comes with braised chicory, squash, buckwheat adding additional textural contrast and a rich jus added at table, or accurately timed roast halibut fillet with mussels, fennel, samphire, chard, jeera and poached potato. Go out on light, smooth chocolate marquise complemented by the savoury flavours of parsnip purée and ice cream.

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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: Mehdi Amiri, Simon Crannage

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

  • 3-course lunch from28
  • 3-course dinner from58
  • Tasting menu from70
  • 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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Three-course lunch from£28**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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