More than just a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms

We’re delighted that The Black Swan re-opened its doors on Wednesday 12 August, and we’ve loved welcoming back all our guests so far.

The Black Swan is now open for service from Wednesdays to Sundays. Behind-the-scenes, Tommy Banks and the team have developed an incredible new tasting menu.

We also want to say a huge thank you for the tremendous amount of support we’ve received since being required to close in March. It has been the most unprecedented time for us all, and while we are far from returning to normality, we are excited that our team are now back together.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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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 three different Oldstead cocktails to try with only a limited number of each available. There’s 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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