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The Black Swan Oldstead

Restaurant - Fine Dining

The Black Swan Oldstead, Oldstead, North Yorkshire, YO61 4BL

Tel: 01347 868387

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1819 reviews1819 reviews
The Black Swan Oldstead

About

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.

View a sample menu here.

Chef, Tommy Banks was Britain's youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2013 and won Great British Menu in 2016 and 2017. The Michelin-starred Black Swan was awarded The Best Restaurant in the UK 2018 by The Food and Travel Magazine and the 'Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World' by TripAdvisor, in 2017.

The menu is inspired by the ingredients that we grow and forage in and around Oldstead. We have a 3 acre kitchen garden where we grow a large proportion of that appears on the menu. There is also the Banks Family's farm less than a mile away where the larger scale crops are grown. Working around the seasons results in some incredible flavours developed by fermenting, pickling or prolonged ageing.

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Opening Times

Open New Year

* Sunday - Friday 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday 12:00 - 13:30 and 18:00 - 20:30

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

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

Gradings

  • 4 AA Rosettes
  • 5 Food Standards Hygiene
4 AA Rosettes 5 Food Standards Hygiene

Awards

  • Other Awards1 MICHELIN Star  - 2019 1 MICHELIN Star - 2019 2019

Public Transport Directions

By car

Please read the instructions below carefully before starting your journey to us:

The 3 word address is /// fonts.trend.signed

This 3 word address points to the exact entrance and is more accurate than the street address. Before you travel, download the free what3words app. Type in the 3 word address, including the dots, to see the precise location. To navigate there, tap the ‘Directions’ icon and select a navigation app. If you have data, we recommend Google Maps.

COMING IN ON THE A1

Turn off at Dishforth onto A168 (J49) towards Thirsk > After 9 miles leave the A168 (Signed A170 and A19 York) > At roundabout take the A19 South towards York. THEN About 3 miles South of Thirsk, turn off the A19 for Coxwold (Brown sign for Byland Abbey) > After 5 miles, in Coxwold turn left for Byland Abbey (DO NOT take the road just before Coxwold, signposted Kilburn and Oldstead). > At the old ruins of Byland Abbey, turn left for Oldstead. > After 1 mile on entering Oldstead, The Black Swan is on the left. DO NOT APPROACH FROM THIRSK VIA THE A170

COMING FROM YORK

Take the A19 North towards Thirsk (Travel about 15 miles). THEN About 3 miles South of Thirsk, turn off the A19 for Coxwold (Brown sign for Byland Abbey) > After 5 miles, in Coxwold turn left for Byland Abbey (DO NOT take the road just before Coxwold, signposted Kilburn and Oldstead). > At the old ruins of Byland Abbey, turn left for Oldstead. > After 1 mile on entering Oldstead, The Black Swan is on the left. DO NOT APPROACH FROM THIRSK VIA THE A170

COMING IN ON THE A170 FROM THE EAST COAST

Follow signs for Wass (3 Miles SW of Helmsley). > After 2 miles in Wass keep straight ahead of Byland Abbey. > At the old ruins of Byland Abbey turn right for Oldstead. > After 1 mile on entering Oldstead, The Black Swan is on the left.

COMMON SAT NAV NEED TO KNOW

Systems set to use the nearest main road will approach from Thirsk via the A170 and lead you to climb up Sutton Bank only to almost immediately descend back down White Horse Bank. This takes considerably longer than our directions above as it involves very steep and narrow roads and is notrecommended.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Traveler's Choice
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    1515
  • Very Good
    184
  • Average
    85
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    16

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