The Group

  • Black Swan

    The Black Swan

    A Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms on the edge of the North York Moors and one of the UK’s most innovative fine-dining destinations. Combining a field-to-fork ethos with Modern British cuisine and exciting cooking techniques with a truly seasonal approach.
  • Roots York

    Roots York

    An exciting fine dining experiences in the heart of York, using exceptional, seasonal produce alongside cutting-edge cooking techniques. Uniting the heritage of our growing roots with a modern, natural, city-centre location.
  • Made in Oldstead

    Made In Oldstead

    A premium food delivery service, delivering multi-course fine dining menus directly to your door. Living by the motto, turning any occasion into a celebration, Made in Oldstead creates exciting dining experiences out of the traditional restaurant environment.
  • Banks Brothers

    Banks Brothers

    An expertly curated range of exciting, canned wines, debunking the myth that great wine can only be enjoyed in traditional settings. Working with small vineyards and growers around the world, Banks Brothers allows people to enjoy great wine in totally new ways.
  • Banks Brothers

    The Abbey Inn

    A 19th century, historic country inn with rooms, overlooking the historic ruins of Byland Abbey in North Yorkshire. Serving a seasonal pub menu alongside an excellently curated drinks list, from real ales to seasonal cocktails.

Tommy Banks is a multi-award-winning chef, and one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative restaurateurs, growing his menu in North Yorkshire where he owns two Michelin-starred restaurants, a premium food box business and canned wine brand.

Born and raised in the small village of Oldstead, Tommy comes from a farming background, and has watched his family farm the land in around Oldstead since he was a child.

In 2006, the family took the plunge and purchased their run-down village pub, adding a food menu, to revive the historic public house. Six years later, in 2012, the restaurant earned its first Michelin-star, and in 2013, when Tommy took over as Head Chef and retained the star, he became the youngest-ever chef to win the accolade.

Tommy is a veteran judge on BBC’s The Great British Menu, having won the competition in 2016, 2017 and 2020. In 2018, he also went on to co-host BBC cookery show The Big Family Cooking Showdown.

Off-screen Tommy’s biggest passion is cricket and is proud to hold a chef residency at Lord’s Cricket Ground at their latest restaurant The Edrich.

Tommy holds two Michelin stars, one each for his two restaurants The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots in York, as well as a Michelin green star for efforts with sustainable gastronomy.

"I find myself willing the earth to warm up and the sun to shine so we can begin to grow."

  • Tommy Banks Launches His Academy Apprenticeship Programme

  • My Brand New Podcast SEASONED: Listen Now!

  • The Black Swan Changes Opening Days To Aid Better Work/Life Balance

  • Tommy Banks and the Made In Oldstead Team Take On Twickenham



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"The foundations of food are the same. After that, you’re simply painting the same picture, but with new and exciting paints."

Join The Team

We’re always looking for talented, ambitious, forward-thinking people to join our team, in a variety of roles across our business.

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What we offer:

Competitive salary
Access to private health and other wellbeing initiatives
Staff discounts
Access to training in a variety of areas
Access to learning and development around growing, foraging, and farming
Opportunity to participate in The Ainsworth and Banks exchange
Referral bonus schemes
Staff accommodation (if available)

The Tommy Banks Group was named no. 10 in Top 30 Best Places to Work In Hospitality in 2022 by The Caterer.


The Black Swan At Oldstead

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Roots York

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Made In Oldstead

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Banks Brothers

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The Abbey Inn

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