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The Black Swan at Oldstead

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Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
+44 1347 868387
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:01 - 14:00
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like many, we were impressed by Tommy's food on GBM so when we were looking for a week away, we came to a cottage near here for the week. We were disappointed when we found that Mr B was actually cooking with the Midsummer House people on the night we booked (I know that small restaurants operate on tight margins,... More 

Thank Larrybacca
United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Before I begin, my review is not at all to be harsh it is just a true and honest reflection on my recent visit. The only difference is, I provide the level of detail in line with the territory I think the restaurant or establishment is operating within. Given the 1 michelin, 4 rosettes and wide coverage of this restaurant... More 

Thank Intec_Digital
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

Thank DebbieLangley
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ashleigh M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank rachel j
Stock, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank JBX7
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

1 Thank Gabby83
Halifax, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 106
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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?