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Roots York


Roots York, 68 Marygate, York, YO30 7BH
Roots York


A sharing plate restaurant embracing the Banks family's farming ethos and the techniques of The Black Swan Oldstead. Made in Oldstead and brought to the city, from the tables to the food adorning them, Roots York is an expression of the people behind it. Redefining the traditional four seasons, Tommy has created three growing groups inspired by Oldstead's ingredients: 'The Hunger Gap', 'Time of Abudnace' and 'The Preserving Season'. These groups will dictate the menu at Roots.

View a sample menu here.

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Opening Times

Open New Year

* Lunchtime: Wednesday - Monday 12:00 - 14:30
Evenings: Wednesday - Monday 17:30 - 20:30
Closed Tuesday

Special Offers

  • Roots is the perfect venue for any Christmas get together this year. Throughout December we will be giving our Feast Menu a festive twist which will be available to parties of up to 9 guests in the restaurant, alongside our a la carte menu.

    For larger parties, our private dining room, with views over the Museum gardens, offers the ideal space for you to celebrate the festive season. Start your experience with a seasonal cocktail in our beautiful bar before sitting down to enjoy our Feast menu with its festive twist. Created by Tommy Banks and his team, our menu uses local produce from Tommy’s family farm, showcasing the very best of the farm’s preserving season.
    Our private dining room is available for both lunch and dinner every day for 8-13 guests, exclusive hire costs £60pp, which includes the feast menu and drink on arrival.

    Check availability and book here

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  • Introducing our new set weekday lunch menu now available at Roots York.

    Our set lunch menu, featuring a number of unique dishes, is perfect for those with smaller appetites or limited time.
    And whether you decide to dine from our a la carte menu, Feast Menu or new set lunch menu, there's no need to choose before your visit, you can simply choose on the day!

    Our set weekday lunch menu is priced at £35pp available Monday- Friday lunchtimes.

    Book here

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  • Serve lunch


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Leisure Facilities

  • Free Wifi

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing - Private Dining Room available for 9-14 guests.


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

Public Transport 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. York railway station is closeby. Only a 7 minute walk away, just over the bridge from Roots.

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