Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes

Opening on Friday 8th March 2024…

An unforgettable journey of incredible food and drink, at the heart of the Swinton Estate. 

With over 10 years’ experience in some of the UK’s finest Michelin-accredited kitchens, chef Josh Barnes has created a fresh culinary experience like no other at Chef’s Table, combining intimate fine-dining with the very best produce grown, reared and foraged on the Swinton Estate, Yorkshire and the North East. 

Located in the Cookery School, Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes is an exclusive chance to immerse yourself within the world of culinary arts and see the magic unfold ‘behind-the-scenes’; asking Josh any cooking questions you may have as you are navigated through an exploratory tasting journey.

Your evening will begin with opulent drinks reception of seasonal aperitifs, followed by an eight-course menu cooked in front of you on the Chef’s Table pass, followed by coffee, petit fours and a special gift to complete the evening. 

Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes is open for dinner between Wednesday and Saturday, from 7pm.

Beautiful scenery on the Swinton Estate near Ripon North Yorkshire

Seasonality at its finest 

In true Swinton splendour, Josh and his team bring seasonal produce from our adjacent walled garden and 20,000-acre estate to life by exceptional cooking techniques, paired with wines and non-alcoholic drinks curated by our sommelier for the ultimate seasonal voyage of gastronomy. 

Josh Barnes preparing food for the Chef's Table on the Swinton Estate

Private Bookings

For special occasions and celebrations, make it exclusively yours and indulge in our private Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes experience. Available for between 2–12 guests with our dedicated team on hand to guide you through an individually tailored evening – just for you. 

Josh Barnes outside the Cookery School on the Swinton Estate in Masham North Yorkshire

About Josh Barnes…

Josh brings years of culinary experience in some of the UK’s finest kitchens to Swinton Estate including his most recent role as Head Chef for the Galvin Company; impressively retaining its highly coveted Michelin Star, 3 AA rosettes and a spot in the Good Food Guide. 

Alongside these achievements, Josh was also awarded the title for London’s best vegan and vegetarian tasting menus. 

He’s a passionate forager of mushrooms, wild herbs and flowers, as well as unique ingredients to create dishes inspired by the land and earth that celebrate seasonality. 

“My food ethos is very seasonally driven, bringing together produce from our kitchen garden and estate grounds into a multi-dimensional tasting experience, where everything is served at its best – either fresh from our daily harvest, or ingredients that we’ve preserved for use throughout the year. My cooking style combines modern British techniques with undertones of classic French cuisine in a produce-led, process driven experience”. 

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Saturday: from 7pm

Unfortunately, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to dine at Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes.

Reservations are now open for Chef’s Table with Josh Barnes with our diary open three months in advance.

To book, call our friendly reservations team on 01765 680900 or email reservations@swintonestate.com, stating your preferred date and number of diners.

Before making a reservation at Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes, please take note of the following information regarding dietary requirements:

Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes is an intimate fine-dining experience, championing hyper-seasonal produce and an estate-to-plate ethos, with lots of unique and interesting ingredients showcased on our menus.

The tasting menu is prepared by Josh and the team exclusively for you on the day, and therefore we ask the lead guest to make us aware of any dietary requirements or intolerances at the time of booking, or at least 48 hours before the date of your reservation.

Regrettably it may not be possible to accommodate any dietary requirements not listed on the booking notes after the outlined timescales.

Dietary requirements we can cater for

Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes is pleased to offer a vegetarian and vegan tasting menu alongside our regular tasting menu. Certain other dietary requirements can be catered for at the discretion of the Chef, with prior notice.

Although we can cater for dietary requirements, we cannot guarantee to be completely allergen free as allergens may well be present in our kitchen.

If you have any questions regarding dietary requirements, we strongly advise contacting our reservations team via email who will be able to advise in more detail: reservations@swintonestate.com

Dislikes

Due to the nature of the dining experience at Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes, regrettably we are unable to cater for dislikes. We politely urge guests to keep an open mind and ask for confidence in our menu composition and preparations.

Unfortunately, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to dine at Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes.

There is no strict dress code at Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes, however smart casual attire is recommended.

We kindly ask that you refrain from wearing sportswear and flip flops.

Hotel guests

We kindly ask that any cancellations to your reservation be made no less than 72 hours prior to your reservation time.

For no shows or late cancellations, full payment of the menu price per person will be applied to the credit card on file.

If we are able to re-let the booking, no charges will be applied to the credit card.

Non-resident guests

All non-resident guests will be required to provide credit card details to secure your reservation.

In the event of no-shows or cancellation within seven days of the arrival date, a cancellation charge of the full menu price per person will be applied.

If we are able to re-let the booking, no charges will be applied to the credit card.

Exclusive hire reservations

All exclusive hire reservations will be required to provide credit card details to secure your reservation.

In the event of no-shows or cancellation within 14 days of the arrival date, a cancellation charge of the full menu price for the full table will be applied.

If we are able to re-let the full booking, no charges will be applied to the credit card.