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 feature is the ornate gold leaf ceiling and enormous mantlepiece.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served here throughout the week, with the option of a lighter menu served in the Bar. Children aged 8 and over are welcome to eat from the restaurant menu in Samuel’s.
Breakfast is served from 7.30 until 10.00am, lunch from 12.30 until 2.00pm, and Dinner from 7.00 until 9.30pm.
We strongly recommend that guests reserve tables in Samuel’s for lunch and dinner.
Please note that Samuel’s Restaurant is closed for lunch on Mondays, save for private group bookings.
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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.