The Black Swan
Oldstead Byland Abbey
+44 1347 868387
3AA Rosettes & Michelin Star Restaurant 2011. 5AA Yellow Star rooms set in a stunning location near Byland Abbey in North York Moors National Park. Antiques & open fires.
The Black Swan at Oldstead is a Michelin Star Restaurant with Rooms set in beautiful rolling countryside near Byland Abbey in The North York Moors National Park. Not only is the Black Swan a new entry at number 51 in The Sunday Times Food List (in the company of some seriously famous restaurants) but is also rated as one of the top 5 best value restaurants in Britain. Other awards include 3AA Rosettes and AA 5 star gold award rooms.
The original building dates back to the 16th century and is set on the edge of the small village of Oldstead. A quiet haven away from traffic and main roads, the perfect place to relax and unwind. The restaurant has a comfortable friendly atmosphere with oak floors, Persian rugs, antique furniture and soft lighting from traditional candles in old brass holders, giving a feeling of understated quality. The characterful bar has stone flagged floors, an open log fire, oak fittings by Mousey Thompson Craftsmen of Kilburn, window seats, soft cushions and antique furnishings. Food is available either in the restaurant or the bar or on the oak tables outside. Oldstead is an ideal place to stop for a break while visiting the nearby Kilburn White Horse, Byland Abbey, Shandy Hall and Ampleforth College.
The a la Carte Menu presents a carefully balanced choice of exiting innovative dishes and refined classical favourites strongly tied to the seasonal availability of top quality ingredients from local producers. There is also a seven course tasting menu and a seven course vegetarian tasting menu available every evening. A fixed price lunch menu (3 courses for £25) and a lunch tasting menu (6 courses for £35) available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Sunday Lunch Menu has traditional roast meats with fish and vegetarian options. All the restaurant menus are also available in the bar or indeed outside. Listed in The Times, as one of the “10 Top Alfresco Restaurants” in the UK.
Private Dining Room for 8 to 12 people
Open for dinner Monday to Sunday 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Open for lunch Thursday to Saturday 12.00 noon to 2pm and Sunday 12.00 noon to 2.30pm