A family run pub on the edge of the North York Moors has been declared the best restaurant in the world
in the North Yorkshire village of Oldstead has been voted the best restaurant in the world according to the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors the charming rural pub is owned and ran by the Banks family, who have lived and farmed in the area for many generations. The kitchen is headed up by Tommy Banks, who at the age of 24 was the youngest British head chef to ever be awarded a Michelin star four years ago. The second Banks brother James runs front of house and the rest of the family help with farming, foraging and creating the warm, informal atmosphere of the pub. The tasting menu costs £95, with the drinks costing an additional £60 and the option to add cheese for £15. The menu changes day to day depending on the best produce available - much of which comes straight from the garden adjoining the pub.
Alongside their award-winning dining experience, The Black Swan also offers eight stylish rooms for guests wishing to make a weekend of it - one of the rooms, converted from the original kitchen still features the original bread oven used by the Banks brothers' great-grandparents.
Other British restaurants to top the list include; Raymond Blanc's at number two, and Heston Blumenthal's , which took twelfth place.
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