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, lunch and dinner are served here throughout the week, with the option of a lighter menu served in the Bar. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to dine the restaurant in the evening.
Breakfast is served from 7.30am until 10.00am, lunch from 12.30pm until 2.00pm, and Dinner from 7.00pm until 9.30pm.
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.
Please note that Samuel’s Restaurant is closed for lunch on Mondays, except for private group bookings.
A smart dress code applies when dining in Samuel’s Restaurant. We ask that guests do not wear shorts, t-shirts, jeans, trainers or beachwear/shoes.
As we bask in the sunshine of high summer, the Swinton Estate and Yorkshire Dales provide a heavenly venue for walking, cycling and riding. Closer to home, the Walled Garden is brimming over with soft fruit and young vegetables, providing delicious ingredients for our Garden Lunches and Estate Produce Lunches.
The darkening leaves on the turret remind us that Autumn is coming, but also herald the coming of game, wild mushrooms and other seasonal treats.