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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%
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“tasting menu” (212 reviews)
“smoked eel” (21 reviews)
“turbot” (30 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worderfully understated restaurant. Highlights sloe sauce with venison, beetroot course with horseradish to die for. Wine flight really unusual choices especially sparkling wine Charles Palmer Sussex and sancerre. Staff were wonderfully attentive. Really interesting to talk to Tommy Banks who was well grounded and level...More

1  Thank jrosssmith1
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to The Black Swan had been on our wish list for quite a few years and we were delighted when circumstances meant we could finally dine there. A warm welcoming fire greeted us on arrival ..a cosy spot for predinnee drinks. The tasting...More

1  Thank SAS12345
Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite a birthday treat. Worth the wait; the closer it got the higher my expectations but was I expecting too much? As it turned out - no. A delightful setting - in some of the most beautiful country you will find in this amazing county...More

1  Thank jaybee575
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful tasting menu, just when you thought the best course had been served out came another taste sensation. Laidback atmosphere with knowledgeable staff. We stayed in one of the bedrooms , beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The Breakfast experience was the icing on top of...More

2  Thank karenrK1803KN
Reviewed 3 days ago

For some years now, we've been hoping to find a restaurant that we can make our 'go to' place for quiet, 'just-the-two-of-us' celebrations, or occasions when we just fancy heading off for wonderful food, quiet accommodation and a relaxing atmosphere. We're calling off the search...More

4  Thank TrevorHall
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we booked this place shortly after great british menu aired as we wanted to see more of what tommy banks was doing. a couple of weeks before it was announced as best restaurant in the world so obviously we were happy with our timing! as...More

1  Thank katyf47
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I booked to come here partly based on seeing Tommy Banks on the great British menu and before it was voted number 1 in the world . On arrival it is a fantastic location , although be warned there is no other...More

Thank Yappster33
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Within sight of the White Horse at Kilburn ... this restaurant served the most amazing Tasting Menu with a good flight of wine to match . Lovely hidden location . Staff were extremely professional and of course knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu ....More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on saturday and had the tasting menu for lunch. Was amazing, am now a venison lover!! Great tastes and variety in flavour, techniques and presentation. Defo need to return. Thanks all, the service matched the food.

Thank abby g
Reviewed 6 days ago

When planning a 10 day driving trip around England, we decided we must book a room at the Black Swan & then enjoy their dinner & breakfast. The drive here once you are off the main roads is one lane (you pull to the side...More

2  Thank CKJ_MOM3
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Nicola F
11 November 2017|
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Response from Fuseman | Reviewed this property |
Quite a range, all the usual cooked items, porridge, etc, the breakfast was very good but not experimental, it is served to you - not a buffet
10 November 2017|
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Response from Lorraine H | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay but if you ring the friendly staff will help
Ken J
19 October 2017|
Response from DMHEd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't actually know. Phone them and ask?
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$53 - US$112
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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.
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