Fodor's Expert Review The Black Swan at Oldstead

$$$$ Ripon Modern British
With a Michelin-starred chef whose family farm is right down the road, this former drover's inn has a high reputation among foodies that belies its secluded location in a small Yorkshire village. Menus are based on what is available from the nearby garden or can be foraged locally; even cocktails include fruits and herbs made into alcohol with wood sorrel replacing lemons and limes. The 12-course dinner tasting menu changes daily but might include mains like monkfish with chanterelles and whey or venison in a smoked sloe sauce and desserts like root vegetable panettone. There are no à la carte options, although there is a smaller tasting menu at Saturday lunch. You can stay over in one of the nine comfortable bedrooms, although only single-night bookings are available.
Modern British British New Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$ Lunch

Quick Facts

Ripon, North Yorkshire  YO61 4 BL, England


Known For:
  • Inventive high-quality cooking using local ingredients
  • Multicourse tasting menus with no à la carte options
  • Limited wine selection
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sun.–Fri.

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