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35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: This small renowned restaurant has been a part of Ilkley since the early...
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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    Very good
  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Second best meal we have ever had

Would you like to taste the wine? No fill her up... I'm not the most refined of diners but myself and partner know good food and this place was one heck of an experience. We went for the a la carte menu and found every course to be delicious. The combination of flavours was excellent and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Haphie
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Northwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Northwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Would you like to taste the wine? No fill her up... I'm not the most refined of diners but myself and partner know good food and this place was one heck of an experience. We went for the a la carte menu and found every course to be delicious. The combination of flavours was excellent and the Michelin star is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We are a gay couple. We had the 6 course taster menu with different wines. It was a truly special occasion. You get what you pay for and perfect for my 40th birthday. Thanks Box Tree for making so special. I recommend the Souflee for pudding. I have never eaten anything so good before in my life!

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altrincham
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The restaurant managed to squeeze us in for an early Sunday lunch and we are so glad they did. The food was outstanding both for myself and my vegetarian husband. The service was impeccable with the staff being attentive and friendly. I am not a pudding person but the stand out dish for me was the raspberry souffle with raspberry... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We recently moved to Ilkley and knew the Box Tree by reputation. As vegetarians, one of whom requires a gluten free diet, we are not the classic diners at this Michelin starred venue. Yet we were treated royally - magnificent food, no compromise whatsoever. All our dishes were stunning. Fresh, colourful, masterful combinations, beautifully presented. The souffles are legendary and... More 

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Mexborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant restored our faith in fine dining after a very disappointing and expensive meal at The Old Vicarage, Sheffield. From start to finish the food was first rate.

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Leeds
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Friendly staff. Amazing food. Fab wine list. Beetroot macaroon canapé was superb. Can't remember the name but hens egg starter covered in something crunchy was also a real highlight.

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uk
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279 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We may not be in the majority but in our humble opinion this restaurant needs to try harder. Without sounding boastful we have eaten in a few Michelin star restaurants and this one did not match up to the level we expected. The staff were friendly but when we asked for "details" of a particular wine on their wine list... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As our first ever Michelin star dining experience we were a tad nervous as to what it would be like! Extremely welcoming from start to finish. The food was delicious and the Quail starter was to die for! Very reasonable price for what we had! The amuse bouche of roast onion velouté was spectacular! Will definately return!

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We returned to dine at the Box tree after 40 years, the food was Ok with some high spots (the souffles) and quality service but for a Michelin starred restaurant, it was old fashioned and lacked any real innovation in the food

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful Sunday lunch for myself, husband and son. Fabulous service. Delicious, beautifully presented food. The chef went out of his way to prepare a quail starter that was normally offered on the weekday menu. Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely touch with the canapés and the pre-dessert. Raspberry soufflé with summer fruit coulis amazing. A must visit if you are... More 

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Additional Information about Box Tree

Address: 35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
Phone Number: +44 1943 608484
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: French, European, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: +44 1943 608484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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