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Owned and run by The Banks Family, who have lived and farmed around Oldstead for many generations; it's very much their creation, with Tommy Banks heading the kitchen and his brother James running the front-of-house.

Tommy Banks' talent as a chef is in itself truly remarkable. He was Britain's youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2013 and won Great British Menu in 2016 and 2017. For us at The Black Swan, it's so 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.

There's a 2 acre kitchen garden adjoining The Black Swan that grows produce with an aim to be largely self-sufficient by focusing the menu around home-produced vegetables, salad, herbs, mushrooms and fruit.

Read Tommy and the teams blog which gives a unique behind-the-scenes insight into the latest developments at The Black Swan at Oldstead.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£110.00 per adult
Adult£110.00 per adult

Tasting Menu offered 7 evenings a week and a Saturday lunch.



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Chef - Tommy Banks
  • Covers - 50
  • Specialities - Vegetarian Menu


  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Helicopter landing


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From A170 (3 miles SW of Helmsley) take signs for Wass then Byland Abbey From A19 (3 miles S of Thirsk) take signs for Coxwold then Byland Abbey From all directions follow the brown tourist signs to Byland Abbey From Byland Abbey take the road 1 mile to OldsteadThe nearest railway station is Thirsk, which is 8 miles away.

Black Swan at Oldstead Restaurant

Type:Restaurant - Fine Dining

Oldstead, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO61 4BL
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Tel01347 868387


  • 3 AA Rosettes
3 AA Rosettes


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsDeliciouslyorkshire Member Deliciouslyorkshire Member 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYorkshire Life Food & Wine Awards Yorkshire Life Food & Wine Awards 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsDeliciouslyorkshire Winner Deliciouslyorkshire Winner 2016
  • The AAAA Hospitality Awards AA Hospitality Awards 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsWelcome To Yorkshire Member Welcome To Yorkshire Member 2020
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 23 Dec 2021)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Friday18:00 - 19:00
Saturday12:00 - 13:00
18:00 - 19:00
Sunday18:00 - 19:00

* Please check website for up to date 'food serving' times and to book in advance.

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