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.
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