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“I don't understand why this has no Michelin Star”

Samuel's at Swinton Park
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Ranked #7 of 16 Restaurants in Masham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$110
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
West Yorkshire
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“I don't understand why this has no Michelin Star”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have stayed at Swinton Park on a number of occasions and one of the highlights is eating at Samuels. I have to admit that the beautiful situation in a castle as the sun sets over the deer park may have coloured my judgement but the food was to die for. We chose the seven course tasting menu and it was as good if not better than in many Michelin starred restaurants. Samuels has three AA rosettes but I simply don't understand how Michelin have passed it by. After three tasty amuse bouches (try the beetroot meringue!) in the lounge we were shown through to the lavish dining room. Amogst the courses were a pea and broad bean velouté so silky it rolled across the tongue, and a dessert of white chocolate and strawberries with flavours so intense I can remember them days later. Service was attentive without being over-bearing, perhaps very slightly too speedy between courses, not a complaint I would often make in restaurants. The well chosen wine selections were perfect - very sensibly not accompanying every course! After dinner coffee and chocolates in the lounge, finishing off a stunning meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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northallerton
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“Ladies Birthday Bash”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We were shown to our table, we had attentive service, there were 8 of us
The waiter was attentive, and patient, with 8 women..!!!
My food was pasta, alittle expensive, but the quality made up for that
We all had a lovely meal, and spent all afternoon there
We will certainly return

  • Visited August 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful surroundings - superb lunch”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Somewhere special to meet and relax. Wonderful historic house. The dining room was splendid. Service was as you would expect. The food did not disappoint, each course was a delight - we arrived a noon for drinks in the drawing room, and left the restaurant at 5pm having had a very wonderful meal in comfortable and beautiful surroundings.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Graham M
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London, United Kingdom
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417 reviews
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“Really excellent lunch and ambience - must return”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We enjoyed lunch here distinguished by attentive service at a slow pace suited to Sunday lunches! Meat dishes and accompanying vegetables from the garden were outstanding as were the cheeses with corresponding quinces/accompaniments. It is hard not to enjoy dining in such gracious surroundings and with such gracious staff. The three course lunch was very good value.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Afternoon Tea”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

fantastic setting, beautiful settings, afternoon tea very much a must if one is in the area, and the white deer made an appearance

Visited July 2014
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Thank Julie T
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