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The Black Swan at Oldstead

Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
+44 1347 868387
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (255 reviews)
“scallops” (84 reviews)
“dexter beef” (15 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
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Reviewed today

The problem with being awarded the ‘Travellers Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World’ by Trip Advisor, means not only does every foodie want to go there, but the restaurant then comes with such high expectations. So we eventually got a booking at the...More

Thank BUMPYWelwyn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great service, well presented, BUT flavours not working. Poorest tasting menu experience unfortunately.

1  Thank PaulMulhern
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were delighted that the present from our generous children turned out to be the triumph we hoped it would be. We made the long trek north from Bucks and made our meal at the Black Swan the centre of a sunny, beautiful weekend away...More

1  Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have meant to check this out for years - and finally made it last Sunday. All the reviews here are right - in their own way. Some great dishes (scallops cured in rhubarb juice with Jerusalem artichoke) And some shockers. But I did really like...More

1  Thank MardleyMassif
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a hugely rated restaurant and having visited and stayed I can see why. There is a huge attention to detail in every aspect, from the rooms, to the staff to the food. Every member of staff in the restaurant was able to articulate...More

Thank HertsWanderer2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reverence about the food and the land and the hands that cook at the Black Swan. There is a feeling of using all of what abounds in nature. We were treated to the tasting menu with wine pairing. Not to be missed....More

Thank Teri F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cant speak highly enough about the food. From the Mussel with Purslane canapé through to the root vegetable petit-fours (wow !), this was cooking of the highest order. The Scallops with Rhubarb and the Beetroot rightly get the headlines, but every course was a delight....More

2  Thank TheBritsHull_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a room and meal for hubbys 50th as he wanted to visit for ages having followed Tommy Banks since his GBM success. We were not disappointed, staff are great, professional but friendly. The rooms are in a small cottage approx 50yards from the pub...More

3  Thank Joanne E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at The Black Swan and it was amazing! I got up at 4am ET the morning the April bookings became available so needless to say I was excited for the dinner. The atmosphere, menu, wine pairings and...More

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a young chef seeing what Tommy Banks has done and achieved is extraordinary. I went to the Black Swan feeling like I was going to eat one of my best meals cooked by one of my favourite chefs. However, wether it was bad luck...More

11  Thank Jake V
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Carol G
12 April 2018|
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Response from BaxterScotland | Reviewed this property |
I didn't have any problems with the Tock system at all, but maybe it is a problem once they are full, the booking open six months in advance so every month they open booking for six months hence, hope this helps!
Clare G
10 April 2018|
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Response from AddlestoneTricia | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual. definitely not jeans and a T shirt but not black tie either. I wore a dress my friend wore trousers and a pretty top and her husband wore a suit but no tie. Just be comfortable. Hope this helps... More
7 April 2018|
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Response from Janey_13_1965 | Reviewed this property |
Stayed over too but am sure restaurant will arrange or just google local taxi companies when you arrive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$133 - US$133
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Oldstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1347 868387
  • E-mail
Michelin-starred Restaurant. 4 AA Rosette Restaurant. AA 5 Star Rooms. "This is an extraordinary place, a true one-off. Unbeatable."- Alastair Sawday's. The Black Swan is dynamic with a truly creative and innovative team developing new ideas from a constantly refreshed palate of produce which we grow and forage ourselves. Guests experience something unique - an intimate reflection of our character, our place and our lives which is in essence "Oldstead Now". Stylishly grounded in tradition and culture yet cut through with a modern earthy, exuberant creativity and the occasional glimpse of eccentricity.
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