September 16, 2021

Roots York in double menu launch

Michelin-starred Chef Tommy Banks and his team at Roots York have been busy bees having found time to not only concoct a fabulous new Sunday feast menu but also a new set mid-week lunch menu. 

The Sunday Feast Menu is now available with everyone’s favourite traditional Sunday Roast is getting a ‘feasting’ makeover; Roots style! Think tender, salt-aged meats or beautiful roast fish served with Yorkshire Puddings and crispy roasted root vegetables from the farm at Oldstead. This is the only menu available on Sunday lunchtimes.

The Sunday Feast Menu

The Hunger Gap

Roots Sour Bread, Seed Crackers, Lincolnshire Poacher Custard and Squash Butter; 

Beef and Bone Broth;

Kale, Yoghurt, Pickled Walnuts and Cured Egg Yolk;

Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Buttermilk; 

Roast Salt-Aged Rump of Beef;

Beef Fat Roasties | Glazed Mangel Wurzel Kimchi | Ox Tail ‘Toad in the Hole’ | 

Celeriac Gratin, Dale End | Roasted Oldstead Root Vegetables | Horseradish Sauce

Mary Banks Apple and Rhubarb Cake with Hazelnut Ice-Cream

*Optional additional course of Courtyard Dairy cheeses £14pp

£45 per person

This week’s wine recommendation –

Les Mal Aimes Red, Pierre Cros, 2016, (Languedoc, France) –  £40

For the brand new set weekday lunch menu, meanwhile, Tommy Banks’ choice of unique dishes is perfect for those with smaller appetites or limited time. Priced at £35pp and available Monday-Friday lunchtimes, Roots York is offering five-courses of delicious home-cooked food, all grown or foraged on the Banks family farm in Oldstead.

Sample Midweek Set Lunch Menu £35 per person 

(Available Monday – Friday)

Roots Sour Bread and Seed Crackers,with Lincolnshire Poacher Custard and Crown Prince Squash Butter; 

Kale Dressed in Yoghurt, Pickled Walnuts and Cured Egg Yolk; 

Pablo Beetroot cooked slowly in Beef Fat Cod, Whey ‘Creamed Leeks’;

Smoked Mussel; 

Pork Jowl, Squash, Carrot Lamb Neck, Fermented Turnip Oldstead Cabbage, Fennel Pollen; 

Sticky Apple Pudding.
(Vegetarian and Pescatarian Set lunch menu also available).

Roots opened in September 2018 and is sister to Michelin-starred restaurant, The Black Swan in Oldstead. Owned by the Banks’ Family, each have their part to play in the business, meaning parents Anne and Tom help with operations whilst eldest son James runs front of house and drinks and youngest son, Tommy Banks leads the kitchen.

Since opening, Roots has received rave reviews, highlights of which include Grace Dent from The Guardian commenting: “Roots was one of the loveliest lunches of 2018,” and in The Times’s Giles Coren stating: “As far as I am concerned, York is the capital of the food universe.” A fully booked restaurant complete with diners who return time and again means Roots has fast become a well rooted addition to the York dining scene.

68 Marygate


YO30 7BH

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