The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef and reassessment will take place in due course. 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. The kitchen celebrates the produce from Swinton’s four acres of walled kitchen garden and the local area.