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Restaurant - Contemporary European:Black Swan at Oldstead at Black Swan Oldstead

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Restaurant - Contemporary European, next open Tue 6 Mar 2018 - Mon 23 Dec 2047, £98-£110

Scallop and Chive

Scallop and Chive

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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.

The Black Swan at Oldstead is, according to TripAdvisor, the Travellers Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World 2017! 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.

Speciality: Vegetarian Menu

Chef: Tommy Banks

Covers: 50

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Regional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Tue 6 Mar 2018 - Mon 23 Dec 2047 Mon - Fri 18:00 | Sat 12:00 to 13:30 18:00 to 20:30 | Sun 18:00
Food is served at the above hours


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


Black Swan Oldstead,
Near Byland Abbey,
YO61 4BL



See location of Black Swan Oldstead on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 530801  Lat: 54.21390 Long: -1.18878

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 Oldstead

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)