With numerous awards to his name, Tommy Banks is our final chef of the autumn/winter Lord’s Dining Club series hosting on Wednesday 29 March 2023. Tommy is our first returning chef having already led the kitchen in 2019.
Tommy is Chef Director of Yorkshire-based Michelin-starred restaurants The Black Swan, Oldstead, and Roots, York. Both restaurants are supplied, almost exclusively, by produce on or around the Banks family's farm in Oldstead, on which The Black Swan is based. Tommy’s commitment to sustainability was recognised with a Michelin Green Star in 2021, the same year that Roots earned its Michelin star.
In addition to the restaurants Tommy and team also run a nationwide delivery business, Made in Oldstead and premium canned wine business Banks Brothers. He was named Restaurateur of the Year at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2021 and was also announced as Head Chef of our very own Edrich Restaurant which opened at Lord’s last year.