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Roots York


Roots York, 68 Marygate, York, YO30 7BH

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Roots York


Roots is a relaxed tasting-menu restaurant by celebrity chef Tommy Banks, located in the heart of historic York. Sister restaurant to Michelin-starred The Black Swan, Roots has embraced its farm-to-fork ethos to bring a taste of Oldstead to the city. Open for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday, Tommy has curated a new and exciting tasting menu, championing the incredible seasonality of the ingredients that are grown and foraged in and around Oldstead, and which are the essence of every course. A shorter lunch menu is offered alongside the tasting menu between Thursday and Saturday, with a twist on the traditional roast exclusively available on Sunday lunchtimes, too. 

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Opening Times

Open New Year

* Lunchtime: Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 14:30
Evening: Thursday - Sunday 17:30 - 20:30
Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday



  • Serve lunch


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Locally sourced produce

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI


  • Parking with charge - Marygate Car Park is situated behind Roots York

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access


  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards - Winner 2020 Visit York Tourism Awards - Winner 2020 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 Visit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 2019
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards Winner 2019 Visit York Tourism Awards Winner 2019 2019

Road Directions

Roots York is situated on Marygate, just off Bootham (the A19) which is the main road into York from the north. The nearest parking is Marygate Car Park, which is located just behind the restaurant itself.

Public Transport Directions

York Railway Station is closeby; only a 7 minute walk away via Scarborough Bridge. 

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  • Travelers Choice 2020
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