Roots York



Roots is a relaxed tasting-menu restaurant, located in the heart of historic York. Sister restaurant to Michelin-starred The Black Swan, Roots has embraced its farm-to-fork ethos to bring a taste of Oldstead to the city. 

Open for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday, Chef Director Tommy Banks has curated a new and exciting tasting menu, illustrating the incredible seasonality of the ingredients that are grown and foraged in Oldstead and are the essence of every course. A shorter lunch menu is offered between Thursday and Saturday, with a twist on the traditional roast on Sunday lunchtimes, too.

James and Tommy Banks and their parents Anne and Tom, from The Black Swan at Oldstead, have been joined by Matt Lockwood to establish the new restaurant in the old building of The Bay Horse on Marygate in York.

We have roots in Oldstead where The Banks family have lived and farmed for generations. The ingredients that we grow and forage there are the roots of our menu and our passion to design and create is at the root of everything we do.

Chef, Tommy Banks’s talent is in itself truly remarkable. He was Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2013 and a winner of BBC Two’s Great British Menu in both 2016 and 2017. He has also appeared on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and MasterChef.


  • Disabled Access
  • Wi-fi
  • Card Payment
  • Cater for Vegetarians

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