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4.7 (504) $$$$ $$$$ Modern, British


Summary: Sustainable tasting menus.

Roots is a high-end restaurant located in a charming Arts and Crafts building, offering a seasonal tasting menu with an emphasis on sustainability and regional produce. The venue, which is the sibling to the acclaimed Black Swan in Oldstead, features dishes that are simple in appearance yet sophisticated in flavor, created from ingredients sourced from the family's kitchen garden and small local suppliers. The well-curated wine list complements the experience, with every selection available by the glass. Roots has transformed a once-empty Grade II-listed Victorian inn into a contemporary dining space that retains its historic charm. With a focus on seasonality and the use of foraged ingredients from the 20-acre family farm, the tasting menu is a journey through a dozen courses, each presented and explained by a knowledgeable team. The menu changes with the harvest, offering dishes like barbecued onion with wild garlic and venison loin with juniper. The restaurant also takes pride in its inventive cocktail menu and extensive wine list, making it a destination that's talked about both locally and nationally.


Ranked # 28 in the UK 2023
Ranked # 41 in the UK 2023
1 Star
Good Food Guide
Very Good


68 Marygate, York YO30 7BH, United Kingdom

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