Along with its Michelin the star Black Swan was awarded The Best Restaurant in the UK 2018 by The Food and Travel Magazine and the ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World’, (no less), by TripAdvisor, in 2017.
Much of the food served in the restaurant comes straight from the family farm. Some is the product of ‘foraging’ in the woods and hedgerows around Oldstead. To get a visual sense of the landscape that is the source of the Black Swan Menu, take a short visit to their website where you will very quickly appreciate the source of Banks family ‘s inspiration.
Flavours are intensified and developed through traditional ageing, pickling or fermenting. These processes sometimes result in unique and exquisite flavours which are on offer nowhere else. Then there are the combinations of tastes and textures which often sound as if they simply should not work, (like turbot with strawberries and cream), but, in fact, turn out to be gastronomic heaven.
The dishes are further enhanced, of course, by the perfect Studio William cutlery which graces every table!