Samuel’s Restaurant

Samuel’s Restaurant was built by Samuel Cunliffe-Lister in 1880 as part of major works that were carried out at Swinton Park when he bought the estate on retirement from his mill (Manningham Mill) at Bradford. You will see portraits of him on the walls, along with one of his children above the fireplace.

A spacious and airy room, with sweeping views over the gardens and Home Lake, the most distinctive features are the ornate gold leaf ceiling and enormous mantlepiece.

Breakfast is served in Samuel’s throughout the week from 7.30am until 10.00am.

Lunch is served in Samuel’s on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm until 2.00pm (Weekday lunch bookings are available for parties of 8 or more, by prior arrangement). The Castle Menu of lighter meals is served all day in the Bar and Drawing Room, and on the Terrace in summer. Afternoon Tea is also served on Monday – Friday from 12 – 5pm and on Sundays from 3 – 5pm in the Drawing Room, Library and Terrace. The Private Sitting Room can also be reserved for private groups.

Dinner is served from 7.00pm until 9.30pm. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to dine in Samuel’s in the evening. The Private Dining Room will be laid for family dining whenever available. 

We strongly recommend that guests reserve tables in Samuel’s for lunch and dinner, as occasionally the hotel may be fully booked with a private event.

A smart dress code applies when dining in Samuel’s Restaurant, although this is relaxed a little at lunchtimes to accommodate those wanting to take a walk before or after lunch. We ask that guests do not wear shorts, t-shirts or beachwear/shoes in Samuel’s, nor jeans and trainers in the evening.

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Book Now… for our wonderful, seasonal events later and treat yourself to a stately home experience this Christmas. Join us for Carols by Candlelight and a gala dinner on 2nd December, or snap up one of the few rooms left for our Christmas three night house party.

Looking Ahead… Work has commenced on our Country Club and Spa, which will include an indoor swimming pool with full spa and fitness facilities, as well as a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop. Please see our press release for more information.