The menus adopt a different style to reflect each of the seasons as defined in Tommy’s cookbook, Roots. Tommy and his team work around three seasons; The Preservation Season, The Hunger Gap and The Time of Abundance. With these, the dishes change as the availability of ingredients comes and goes.
We offer a variety of menus to choose from;
Our a la carte menu (shown below) offers a selection of sharing plates. You can choose as many dishes as you like or if you can’t decide just leave it to us and we will serve The Roots Feast, a set selection of sharing plates served to the table in 4 waves.
We also offer a Midweek Set Lunch menu, perfect for those with smaller appetites or limited time. This is available Monday-Friday lunchtimes.
Or our Sunday Feast Menu is available every Sunday lunch at Roots York. Everyone’s favourite traditional Sunday Roast gets a ‘feasting’ makeover; Roots style! Tender, salt-aged meats or beautiful roast fish served with Yorkshire Puddings and crispy roasted root vegetables from the farm at Oldstead. This is theonly menu available on Sunday lunchtimes.
Thornback Ray Wing, Beurre Noisette & Chive Potato Salad £17.50
Salt Beef, Mustard, Gherkins & Winchester £17.50
Cod, Whey 'Creamed Leeks', Smoked Mussel £22.00
Fallow Deer, Black Garlic, Oldstead Cabbage, Trompettes £24.00
Courtyard Dairy Cheese £14.00
Sticky Apple Pudding £8.50
Crown Prince 'Treacle Tart' £8.50
Yorkshire Rhubarb and Oldstead Honey £9.50
Carrot and Chicory Tiramisu £9.50
The informal 'feasting' style of the Roots menu demands a wine list with variety and flexibility. Expect to find exceptional wines made by small independent producers alongside rare classics and innovative exclusive blends. You can even try every white and red wine by the glass or carafe!
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the upstairs bar with views overlooking the City Walls and Museum Gardens. Cocktails and homemade soft drinks explore the abundance of flavours both fresh and preserved from our farm and garden back in Oldstead. The range of homemade liqueurs, bespoke distillates and beers are well worth a try!