The team at Swanston have worked hard to establish a reputation for serving up delicious food created using the finest ingredients. And since the restaurant is situated in the middle of a 700-acre farm, they're blessed with a wealth of produce - right in their back yard. Head chef Janie looks to the surrounding fields, forests and rivers to find seasonal ingredients, and grows vegetables in the field behind her house in Lasswade - these often find their way into dishes like succulent Swanston lamb, a dish that has been delighting visitors to the restaurant since it opened in 2007. In 2010, diners will find succulent Swanston-reared beef and pork on the menu. Janie is not only an excellent chef, she is also the Swanston shepherdess - you might even catch a glimpse of her sheep roaming about in the Pentlands as you take a pre or post-dinner stroll.
The service at Swanston is outstanding, every member of staff taking pride in the venue. You only have to speak to guests or read the testimonials on the website to understand why this restaurant is so popular. One diner enthused over the atmosphere, declaring it to be 'relaxed and comfortable', while another said: 'We will be back with our friends to introduce them to this gem of a place'. Swanston Farm is also a gateway to the Pentland Hills Regional Park, so there's no shortage of paths and walkways to please outdoor types. And if you fancy a round of golf before lunch, there are two golf courses that start and finish within 100 yards of the bar and restaurant. If you're looking for fine food in breathtaking surroundings, look no further.