Food & Wine
Our chef, Simon Crannage, enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of the food served at Samuel’s. Swinton Park’s 3 AA rosette Restaurant. The restaurant has been awarded membership of the esteemed Chaine de Rotisseurs association, and is listed in Hardens as a “Top Scorer”. The hotel has also been awarded membership of the Tea Guild, in recognition of its excellent quality of service and high standards.
The emphasis in the restaurant menu is on seasonal and local produce inspired by the fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel’s four acre walled garden (the largest hotel kitchen garden in the UK), and the menus change accordingly. The hotel is also surrounded by a 20,000 acre estate stretching from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland Dales and estate venison, rabbit, smoked trout and game are a few examples of the local ingredients sourced from it.
Award winning cuisine is served in Samuel’s Restaurant, along with a wide range of lighter meals including Bar Snacks, Afternoon Tea and Deerhouse Dining in the Parkland. There is a vegetarian menu available in Samuel’s Restaurant at Breakfast and Dinner. For those with a particular interest in wine or the gardens at Swinton Park, our Themed Lunches are very popular .
There are also Demonstration Dining Experiences in the cookery school with Pre-Dinner Canape Demonstrations, Chef’s Table dinners and Sunday Masterclass Lunches.
Please note that if you are a non-resident at the hotel and you are planning on visiting us for a meal in Samuel’s, or a light snack or refreshment, you are advised to call the hotel first to ensure we are not fully booked.
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Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.