Tommy Banks to close Michelin-starred Black Swan and Roots due to coronavirus pandemic
In a statement the on social media Mr Banks said: "With a heavy heart and many tears we have decided to close both of our restaurants due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I would like to thank every member of our team for their dedication and response during this awful time.
Although the restaurants, the Michelin-starred Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots in York, are to close Mr Banks said that they would continue to grow vegetables on the family farm and "will be back open as soon as we can to welcome you all back to our restaurants."
"This has been a tough week for everyone. I would like to say a massive thank you to our team who have been so kind and supportive. We will come back better than before. There are worst places to be isolated than a farm growing veg. Be safe and be kind and we will see you soon
"Now is a time to look our for one another and to be safe. Through kindness we will get through this together and come back stronger."
He said they would get in touch with anyone who had a booking at either restaurants.