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Box Tree

35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Ranked #5 of 73 restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, English, French, British
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: This small renowned restaurant has been a part of Ilkley since the early sixties. Now owned by husband and wife team Simon and Rena Gueller, the Box Tree continues to aim to be the best. The modern French classical menu and extensive wine cellar offer food lovers an unforgettable experience. Simon's commitment to the best, freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on locally sourced, fresh ingredients from farmers and other suppliers, will entice food lovers with favourites such as Roast Sea Scallops, Celeriac Puree, White Truffle Oil and one of our impressive signature Souffles The Box Tree represents a combination between 21st century efficiency and exquisite good taste. Whilst the kitchen boasts the latest equipment, the restaurant features a collection of art and antiques which define the style and luxury for which the Box Tree is famed.
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87% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Best lunch we have had in a very long time. And all of us agree. Excellent food excellent service. We will be back for a evening meal next time.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'll start by saying this is the best meal I have ever had in a restaurant. The restaurant in located in what appears to be a cottage in Ilkley, but looks are deceptive. Step inside and there are many small rooms, which gives a feeling of intimacy. On arrival we were escorted to a small lounge to consider the menu... More

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West Yorkshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited the Box Tree with small group of friends for Sunday lunch. It was after a gap from the previous time of over 30 years, and we looked forward to the meal with some anticipation. The restaurant was quite busy and this gave it a pleasant ambiance, although maybe the period type traditional furnishings look a little bit dated... More

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Chester Le Street
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Having read the reviews on tripadvisor we were concerned that the atmosphere at the Box Tree may be a little stuffy. However we did not find this to be the case. The staff that we encountered were pleasant, friendly and very efficient. We were particularly impressed by the way that they were able to work round a nut allergy without... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ate here in a group of 6 on a Saturday night in July and had a memorable evening. We had our pre dinner drinks in a small lounge upstairs and then ate in the restaurant downstairs. The restaurant is divided into a number of smaller areas so there is an impression of space and privacy . We had the... More

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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our first visit to the renowned Box Tree was on a Friday evening in July. We had made a reservation a month in advance - a necessity here. We knew the good reputation of the restaurant and the fact that we would be in for a culinary experience. As we pondered over the menus we were given nibbles and dips.... More

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W Yorkshire
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here for our anniversary. We had the Menu Gourmand with wine selection. The food was lovely, there's no denying that. The accompanying wine suited the food and was explained by the sommelier. My wife and I both loved the evening, Would I say its value for money, well at £105 per head then lets... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went for Sunday lunch. Food was excellent although the fish mains were tiny in comparison with the beef and the cheese board like last time was style over substance. Hardly any cheese but lots of biscuits walnuts and dried apricots!! The sweets were delicious. Lovely ambiance but very expensive drinks. Only downside for us was that there are no... More

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had the pleasure of Sunday dining at this establishment today. Was knocked out by the mains which were 'crusty egg on pea puree,' a perfect poached egg wrapped in potato strings and gently fried nestled on a fresh tasting pea puree, delicious! And, a chicken & foie graas dish which I am assured was equally as tasty. Main course was... More

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Mackay, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is undoubtedly right up there with the very best. It aspires to be a first class restaurant and it delivers. I had the quail starter which was excellent and my wife was most impressed with her baby beetroot and goat's cheese mousse. Others in our party of seven enthused about the pork belly in a garden pea veloute.... More

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