MICHELIN Guide United Kingdom

Black Swan

  • Oldstead, YO61 4BL, United Kingdom
  • 125 - 140 GBP • Creative British
Take Away

3 or 5 course menu boxes for 2 with optional wine flight; order on Saturday for Friday delivery

MICHELIN Guide United Kingdom

Black Swan

  • Oldstead, YO61 4BL, United Kingdom
  • 125 - 140 GBP • Creative British
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Hidden away down country lanes, the Black Swan is owned by the Banks family, who've farmed the area for generations. It’s centred around a characterful little pub with exposed beams, flagged floors and an open fire. Downstairs is the setting for aperitifs and coffee, while upstairs is a simply but pleasantly furnished restaurant with candlelit tables and a laid-back feel.

The appealing modern menu takes on a tasting format and is driven by produce from their farm, garden and local hedgerows. They then use an array of preservation techniques to ensure these ingredients last, which results in dishes with bold contrasts, plenty of depth and a Scandinavian accent. Preparation is highly skilled, dishes are attractively presented, and every wine on the appealing list is available by the glass.

The antique-furnished bedrooms have private patios.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • MICHELIN Green Star: Gastronomy and sustainability
  • ó Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places
  • A Pub; one of our most delightful places
The chef's commitment
Sustainability is at the core of our ethos. We source most of our produce from my parents’ farm, which uses sustainable farming practices (30 acres is dedicated to the restaurant), and the rest of our produce is sourced from like-minded suppliers. We hope our restaurant can make a positive difference.
— Tommy Banks
The Chef
  • Brill with razor clams and fermented turnip
  • Mallard with crapaudine beetroot
  • Damson brandy treacle tart

Facilities & Services

  • Booking essential
  • f Car park
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • } Mastercard credit card
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • Take away
  • X Visa credit card
  • With bedrooms


+44 1347 868387
Opening hours
Closed: lunch: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, lunch: Wednesday-Friday

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