More than just a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms

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 and eccentricity. We design and build most things ourselves. Whatever it is, it’s us, and as our guest you’ll see it for yourself.

Chef, Tommy Banks’ talent is in itself truly remarkable. He was Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2013 and won Great British Menu in 2016 and 2017. In October 2017, The Black Swan at Oldstead was awarded the ‘Travellers Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World’ by TripAdvisor.

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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.

It’s a melting pot of expertise that blossoms out into what is Made in Oldstead; it’s not just super-chefs and wine wizards, it’s agriculture, engineering, design, lots of washing up and a whole team of specialists in Yorkshire humour.

Second restaurant ‘Roots York’ opening soon.

We are pleased to announce our second restaurant Roots York, opening in York later this year.

Roots York will be a new restaurant and bar from the Banks family. Join them and The Black Swan Team as they grow from their roots in Oldstead and head to the city for a new venture. Incorporating the unique style of the Black Swan Oldstead, Roots will offer casual and playful sharing dishes with the same focus on quality cooking that Tommy has become so famous for. The dishes will be hearty, fun and always delicious. Make a choice. Order as much as you like, eat, drink and be the creator of your own menu.


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