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The Black Swan at Oldstead

Restaurant Overview

Telephone: 01347 868387
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Twitter: blkswanoldstead
Chef: Tommy Banks, Will Lockwood

Restaurant Location

The Black Swan at Oldstead
Oldstead, York, YO61 4BL
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Monday: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Thursday: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Friday: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Sunday: 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Restaurant Reviews and Social

Average rating: 4.7

Latest review:

The level of food, beauty of the venue and the table service of The Black Swan is truly amazing. The menu is a true experience which shows the very best local produce you can find in Yorkshire, I cannot say anything more than me and my partner, were absolutely astonished by the clever recipes and the flavours delivered with such excellence. The waitress who served us was very knowledgeable and passionate about her profession. She also gave us a lot of information on the local produce the dishes were made of and with her lovely personality, has been a pleasant add to the whole experience. Unfortunately, I do not remember her name, otherwise I would happily write a praise to the management. The two things that do not keep up with the rest I described are the booking service and the wine matching. As expected by the level of the restaurant, the staff contacted me with large anticipation for any special occasion and food requirements. I promptly answered the occasion was my birthday and the food my partner preferred to avoid for ethical reasons. When we arrived at the venue, we received the same menu and there was food I specifically asked to avoid. The staff recognised the mistake and after a few minutes changed my partner’s menu with a suitable one. During the whole dinner unfortunately, no mention and no event that showed the staff was aware of my birthday. This was remarkably disappointing. On the matching wine/drinks package, as Italian and wine lover, I did not agree with most of the choices. I was very surprised by the sparkling English wine at the beginning, something I wasn’t expecting, and I think it deserves more recognition on an international level.
Posted by Federico Marsili a week ago

Restaurant Guide Change History

Date Guide Old Award New Award
January 2016 AA Guide AA RosetteAA RosetteAA Rosette AA RosetteAA RosetteAA RosetteAA Rosette
November 2015 Sunday Times Top 100 Not in Top 100 28th in UK

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