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Sister restaurant to The Black Swan at Oldstead and both proud to hold a Michelin star, Roots is a relaxed tasting-menu restaurant located in the heart of historic York.

Set in a characterful nineteenth century building on Marygate, Roots was opened in 2018 by chef director Tommy Banks and restaurateur Matthew Lockwood, to bring a taste of Oldstead to the city. 

Alongside Tommy, Head Chef Sean Wrest has curated an exciting tasting menu, showcasing a constantly evolving palate of produce grown on the Banks family's twenty-acre farm and three-acre garden. The unique dining experience is an intimate reflection of the evolution of Oldstead 'roots', with dishes nodding to the past, and some brand new creations too. 

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Opening hours

Thursday to Sunday : lunch 12noon - 1.30pm, dinner 5.30pm - 8.30pm.

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

What we love

  • Celebrity chef
  • Eco friendly / Sustainable / Zero waste ethos
  • Fine dining
  • Relaxed dining


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Club benefits do not apply here.

Club offer restaurants nearby:

Restaurant name Club savings
Mýse £32
The Gallery Restaurant at The Black Swan Hotel £20
The Weathervane at The Feversham Arms Hotel £12
Chino Latino Leeds £8

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Awards & Cuisine

  • 1 Michelin, 3 AA, 25 - The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Award placing
  • Tommy Banks
  • Modern British
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