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The Black Swan at Oldstead

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Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
+44 1347 868387
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18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:01 - 14:00
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been looking forward to our visit to the Black Swan. We chose it for our Anniversary celebration after being really impressed by Chef Tommy Banks whilst watching the Great British Menu, and it being recommended by my son.So room booked (2 nights) reviews read, we were up for a great experience. The mood was set as soon as... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food very good as in very different and very tasty. Service was excellent and the staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable re the food, so no problems here. Yes, I did know the cost before I went but value for money is where it looses out. The cost for what you get is more than bordering on the ridiculous. Fine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting family in Yorkshire and after following Tommy on the Great British Menu last year my boyfriend managed to book a table for when we were in the area (unfortunately we didn't stay in the rooms, they looked amazing!) we arrived early so had a drink in the bar downstairs, the wine list follows their home grown ethic... More 

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Thank Ashleigh M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place from start to finish, cosy and immaculate room with wonderfully scented Molten Brown toiletries and the food was incredible! I was pregnant at the time and the waiter helpfully suggested alternatives to what was on offer on the tasting menu to satisfy my dietary requirements, and was very chatty telling us about the provenance of the... More 

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Thank rachel j
Stock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a Surprise Booked by my Partner she did me proud... When I first saw Tommy Banks cook on Great British menu I Said I had taste this Young man's food... It's was an amazing experience in so many ways. We walked in and there Tommy was talking some down time, But being the Genuine Guy he is he... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we arrived until we left this was an amazing experience. Drinks are taken in the cosy bar with a roaring fire at each end as you arrive and then two small plates,of the tasting menu are served with your drinks.This is to whet your appetite of the delights to come! The rest of the many courses are... More 

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Thank JBX7
Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night with my partner for my birthday dinner. Was a little hard to find in the dark but if you keep your eyes out it's sign posted. Limited parking but we managed to squeeze in The place is really cute and quite small with a cosy feel. Simple decor but nice. We were seated with a drink, menu... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been dying to dine here since watching The Great British Menu with Tommy Banks last year. We were so lucky to get a last minute booking due to a cancellation! We stayed ovrnight in the Scencliffe Room just recently fitted out in a beautiful house 50 yards from the restaurant. What a wonderful experience we had. The bedroom... More 

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Thank CupcakeCandyQueen
Buxton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only review on trip if something is unexpectedly incredible or surprisingly truly dreadful. I therefore find myself in something of an awkward situation feeling, not so much underwhelmed, not even disappointed, rather confused. It was a bit like watching La La Land - awesome reviews, everyone loved it but I came out feeling it was a bit overhyped. Same... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé booked our trip to the black Swann for my 30th birthday present. The tasting menu with accompanying wines and a night in one of their fabulous rooms. From the moment we arrived the staff were excellent, we took a tour of the gardens where they produce so much of the food served in the restaurant. I would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$105
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?