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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 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Oldstead, Oldstead Y061 4BL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the very best restaurants in which we have eaten. The locally sourced produce is taken to new levels by a stunningly talented chef. The staff are very knowledgeable about the food and the wine list which has ALL wines available by the glass....More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the Tasting menu with the accompanying wine flight. All was excellent. Even the couple of courses that we would not personally have chosen changed our thoughts on maybe ordering them in the future. The accommodation was also excellent. Would not hesitate to make...More

Thank pandpd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not the first taster menu but certainly the one we will remember. We had the taster menu and drinks package... From the very first mouthful of the first course it was immediately apparent that we were in for something truly amazing . The staff answered...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I don’t even know where to start, from the staff to the ambience to the food everything was amazing. Robyn was our waitress, she was absolutely incredible, really friendly and made our evening that extra bit special. My friends had never experienced a taster menu...More

Thank sgriffiths6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I commented to my partner this was the best food experience I have ever had. Complexity in textures and flavours which were perfectly balanced. Very knowledgable staff who were personable but professional. The wine flight was innovative and well worth the extra cost. Tommy serving...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went yesterday for the tasting menu not really knowing what to expect. From start to finish it was simply delightful- the atmosphere was warm and welcoming The staff were friendly yet consummate professionals We started with a sherry whilst we perused our personalized menu....More

Thank jshires2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have just returned from a wonderful overnight stay at the Black Swan. From start to finish, the whole experience was exceptional. We were warmly greeted and taken by one of the pleasant members of staff to our room on the first floor of the...More

Thank Pashmina055
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do you start? On arriving late afternoon for a 6pm booking we had drinks in the reception, bar/lounge, on being shown to our table for the next couple of hours we were entertained to culinary arts never experienced before,it was a dining experience, a...More

Thank 292keithh44
Reviewed 1 week ago

what a lovely time we had we booked to stay and the room was beautiful the sun shone we sat outside oh so peaceful, on to the meal it was lovely the tasty courses along with matching wines served by wonderful staff was beautiful. After...More

Thank gelly30
Reviewed 1 week ago

My lovely sons (and their partners!) arranged an overnight stay with tasting menu and breakfast for me and their dad to celebrate my 60th birthday. We stayed in the Cockerdale Room, which was delightful. We had a jolly welcome and were told we could wander...More

1  Thank gel_studio
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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
11 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 HowardA678 | Reviewed this property |
Black Swan recommend Cumfy Cabs in Thirsk. Dave, the driver took us one way but was busy next morning so arranged another firm to take us back to the station. Both very helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 128 - US$ 128
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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