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 his retirement. This is a spacious and airy room, with sweeping views over the gardens and the Home Lake, and a distinct ornate gold leaf ceiling.
The restaurant at Swinton Park is heavily inspired by locally produce and fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel's four-acre walled garden (the largest hotel kitchen garden in the UK) and, because of this, the menus change throughout the year based on the seasons. The hotel is 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.
The Head Chef enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of the food served at 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.