More than just a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms

Dear guests,

Following the recent lockdown announcement, The Black Swan Oldstead is unfortunately now closed.

We are in the process of contacting all guests that were booked in January and February and await further updates from the government as to when we can reopen.

We are still offering our range of food boxes, providing a taste of our dishes in the comfort of your own home. Further details can be found here

If you have any questions or concerns about an existing reservation, please do not hesitate to contact our team at where they will be happy to assist.

Thank you as always for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

Tommy x

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The Family

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 their friend and business partner Matthew Lockwood to establish their new restaurant, Roots York on Marygate in York. Roots opened in September 2018 carrying the field to fork ethos, bringing a little bit of Oldstead into the city.

In March 2020 the team launched Made In Oldstead, a premium food box service that delivers three-course and five-course menus across the UK, delivered to your door, oven-ready!

Made In Oldstead Cocktails

We’re so excited that we’re able to bring some of our most-loved drinks into your homes, with our pre-bottled cocktails available via the Tommy Banks website.

Our Black Swan Oldstead Bottled Cocktails are a selection of delicious drinks crafted from produce grown in the Black Swan Garden and foraged from the Oldstead area. You can now experience restaurant specification cocktails at home – No equipment or bartending experience required, just chill the bottle and pour!

There are six different Oldstead cocktails to try with only a limited number of each available. These include a Rhubarb ‘Negroni’, a Marigold Martini and a Damson Sazerac or if you can’t decide there’s the Black Swan Bottled Cocktail Set.

Watch this space for more exciting pre-made cocktail launches!

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