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The Black Swan at Oldstead

Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
+44 1347 868387
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (171 reviews)
“smoked eel” (19 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (33 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I dined at The Black Swan with my girlfriend a few weeks back as part of a 'foodie holiday'. We opted to stay in their hotel overnight - this was but our room a bit small. Facilities were ample and we had a lovely big...More

1  Thank Le_SigNagE
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked an overnight stay taster menu and drinks package. Costing £480 which is plenty of money. On arrival shown to a really nice room with great bathroom, apart from all hand wash, bathing lotion & shampoo screwed down! Must have a problem with theft??? Folio...More

1  Thank mikemoulds
Reviewed 2 days ago

I planned this trip as a surprise treat for my Husbands birthday on our way to a few days in the Lakes. Friends had recommended it and as my Husband is something of a foodie thought it the perfect treat. I booked everything online which...More

1  Thank Kesira
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful rural setting, food was excellent starting with cocktails and all the way through to dessert. Staff were great and full of knowledge about the food provenance and prep. Always great to see the chefs cooking in front of you and serving tables (especially the...More

1  Thank Denners1978
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Each of our party was left wide eyed as we were served food so full of flavour it left our taste buds reeling. The courses were like nothing we'd ever tasted. The restaurant is in an idyllic location and is warm and welcoming as are...More

1  Thank 880bali
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best dining experiences we have had, on a par with Le Manoir and Northcote. Front of house was first class, both in the knowledge and dedication of the staff. The food was amazing, an inspired and surprising menu - you have to...More

1  Thank hbarnes50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb. Inventive, surprising menu; well- matched wines (and beer!); friendly, helpful and attentive service. Allow plenty of time if you book a taxi! Expensive? Yes, so save up. It's worth it. Unforgettable.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really sure where to start with this review, other than to say you absolutely must go. Right from the start, the staff were brilliant and truly accommodating - we turned up on bikes as part of a tour of Yorkshire (we did let them...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a truly lovely adventure. Beautiful village, country cottage bedroom with super sexy bathroom, comfy bar that you just want to sit in for hours, and food…… the most thoughtfully delicious food I have ever eaten, each mouthful was simply a delight and served by...More

2  Thank MartS1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are 'foodies' and discovered this place after watching The Great British Menu'. This is fine dining with a unique contemporary twist. There are no stuffy waiters serving and it is interesting watching the food being 'assembled' on the restaurant pass where 5/6 guys work...More

1  Thank Kaytie66
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Bethan W
Hi. We are about to book a taxi to and from the restaurant, but I just wanted to ask how long the meal takes with the tasting menu? Is 2 hrs enough time? Many thanks
5 March 2017|
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Response from Dhun K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, 2 hours is so not enough, 3 plus for sure. There is however one problem, there is a selective phone network it's wise to book your taxi in advance. The Black Swan does however offer a WIFI connection. So if there is an... More
Jann P
Can you please let me know if there are any other way to get to Black Swan without using a car? We plan to take a bus from York but there seems to be no other way to get to Black Swan from Kilburn (last bus stop). Thank you!
7 September 2016|
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Response from qub47 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, taxi from Kilburn.
Hi we are visiting the black swan in a couple of weeks as part of a relaxing break and wondered if it is appropriate for a man to wear a t shirt whilst dining, or is a shirt more suitable. Thanks
26 July 2016|
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Response from helenora85 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's a fairly laid back place so I wouldn't imagine it would be an issue, but a shirt might be more appropriate for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$52 - US$111
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:01 - 14:00
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
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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.