More than just a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms

youtube play Yorkshire Film Michelin starred Black Swan  Click here to watch the film which encapsulates our little pocket of Yorkshire and what we do here at The Black Swan.

For us at The Black Swan, it’s much more than just Michelin Star food. The focus is all about where we are and who we are – a reflection of “Oldstead”- traditional Yorkshire with a swirling mix of creativity. We design and build most things ourselves. Whatever it is, it’s us, and as our guest, you’ll see it for yourself.

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Designed and Made in Oldstead

Owned and run by The Banks Family, who have lived and farmed around Oldstead for many generations; The Black Swan is very much their creation, with Tommy Banks heading the kitchen and his brother James running the front-of-house. There’s an “Oldstead” style; plenty of tradition and culture, cut through with a modern earthy, exuberance.

Tommy, James and their parents Anne and Tom Banks were joined in 2018 by Matt Lockwood to establish their new restaurant, Roots York on Marygate in York. Roots opened in September 2018 carrying the field to fork ethos into its small sharing plates restaurant. Bringing a little bit of Oldstead into the city.

Gift Ideas Made in Oldstead

Take a look at our new website that’s full of brilliant gift ideas for friends and family.

There are signed copies of Tommy Banks’ cookbook ‘Roots’ and a huge variety of gift vouchers starting from just £20. Or we offer full overnight stay experiences for an extra special gift.

Or for the foodie who thinks they have everything, our 100% cotton chef aprons embroidered with The Black Swan Oldstead logo are a great idea. Or how about our own blend coffee which we serve in both restaurants, developed by James and Tommy Banks with local roastery Lonton Coffee.

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