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.
A smart dress code applies when dining in Samuels restaurant, we ask that guests do not wear shorts, t-shirts, jeans, trainers and beachwear/shoes.
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We’re looking forward to Mothering Sunday on 30th March and are delighted to report that Spring has arrived! The snowdrops are out, new season’s rhubarb is coming up and the bluebells won’t be far behind. We’ve a tempting selection of celebratory treats for Mothers to enjoy on the day itself, as well as gift vouchers for a wide range of activities, available from our online shop.
We are also hoping a late Easter will bring warm weather for our first Deerhouse Lunches and Dinners of 2014 – including a new Barbecue Cook & Lunch course, to polish up your grilling skills ready for summer.