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35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Ranked #9 of 77 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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Leeds, UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Took the Other Half on Valentines night for the set menu, 7 courses of pure food heaven. Can not recommend highly enough and i keep looking for an excuse to go back. For the standard, although expensive (£250 for 2 people) it certainly lived up to the reputation and overall was good value compared to what something similar would have... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We expected a top quality dining experience and generally the restaurant did not disappoint. Very extensive and impressive wine list to peruse whilst sitting in a comfortable lounge area. Food was excellent and courses were punctuated with the chef's complimentary dishes which were excellent. Little disappointed with the Cornish crab tortellini with lemon and ginger. So small was the serving... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

An early Christmas celebration and there could only be one place to treat the family to lunch, The Box Tree. This was our second visit recently and each and every time the whole experience is consistently first class. Although the Menu du Jour is amazing value for money as a special treat the A la carte menu wins hands down.... More

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Northern England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Celebrating a special family occasion, we were hoping for a convivial evening and some lovely food and wine.However, neither maitre d'hôte nor sommelier could manage even a welcoming smile, and our request for some additional wine advice was received with frosty disdain and the bare minimum of comment. The food was excellent, but we had to shuffle main courses when... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were attending a wedding at near by Denton Hall and travelled up the night before and decided to eat here. The food was superb, the staff were very helpful and efficient but not intrusive, if you are in the area and enjoy good food you must try it, we would both recommend that you have the soufflé for desert... More

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London, United Kingdom
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291 reviews 291 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A long term survivor the Box Tree continues to serve excellent food using top quality ingredients. The amuse-bouche caramelized onion foam was perfect. My Cornish crab with lemon and ginger tortellini was delicious but a rather mean sized portion, fine if you are having a six course meal but not if you are having two or three courses. Filet of... More

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UK
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A small group of us went to the Box Tree for a friend's special birthday. I suppose you could call the decor and general atmostphere as 'classic and understated' but that lack of glam somehow improved the experience rather than detracted. The staff were friendly and attentive, we got lovely canapes on arrival, bread and other bits and bobs over... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A surprise dinner treat from our best friend and daughter. As usual the service is excellent and the food fabulous. We had the Gourmande menu and the quality, presentation and taste was better than the last time we were there. (not that is was bad). Had champagne to start follow by their excellent choices of red wine. Definitely a perfect... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What can I say? I've been waiting years to eat here and I can honestly report it was one of the best experiences I have encountered. There was a group of 9 of us and it was a surprise for me - so I was blindfolded for the journey and led into the main entrance 'lounge'. Having never been in... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Many years since we dined at the Box Tree. Interesting to see how these one Michelin star places are faring. Our view was that the chef needs to move on and be a little more adventurous perhaps if they want to keep their star as the tasting menu was looking rather dated. Duck terrine, halibut, beef etc. All fine, but... 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: European, English, French, British

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