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Box Tree

35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Ranked #7 of 75 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe this restaurant has one Michelin star ! The quality of food and service we had was not even worth being mentioned in any guide food. The decor is old fashioned, the service is either ostentatious or inefficient, the sommelier is pretentious and unhelpful, as for the food nothing is original or creative, the fish we had was... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Our first meal at this restaurant in April 2014 and the whole experience was excellent. We followed this up in July 2014 with a birthday meal for eleven members of the family in the private dining room on the first floor. Planning for the evening was greatly assisted by Andrew (General Manager). The food, wine and service were all excellent... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food good. Service good. Sommelier average. Not worthy of michelin star. Took the gourmand menu with wine overall good but not what we expected.

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100 reviews 100 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were celebrating our 41st. Wedding anniversary on this occasion and chose the gourmet menu with wines included. The food was very good, with a good balance to the courses, and the wines accompanying the courses were well chosen. The only minor quibble was that the two desserts could have been different to each other as I felt that they... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have driven past the Box Tree restaurant many times over the years and I have wanted to dine here for a while, so I was pleased to get the opportunity on a recent trip to Ilkley. We were seated in a nice bar are on arrival and served canapes with our drinks. The peppercorn and soft cheese macaroon was... More

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

From the outset our experience of the box tree was outstanding. We visited as a treat during our short break to illkley. We enjoyed prosecco and delicious appetisers, followed by the a la carte menu where I ate quail, grouse and vanilla parfait and my wife enjoyed pork belly with langoustine, John Dory and pistachio brownie. Without spoiling anyone else's... More

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Menston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We ate here on Tuesday 19th August a treat for my husbands birthday. We enjoyed drinks and canapes in the lounge whilst looking at the menu. We both decided on the A la Carte menu, my husband had fish and I had lamb but we could have had any of the dishes on offer they all sounded fantastic. We had... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

we were very well received at the Box Tree. The food was very nice, especially the desert, raspberry soufle, and the selected wines.

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Silsden, West Yorks
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My daughter's house mates at university bought her Box Tree vouchers for her 21st birthday as she loves food and cooking. For some reason she decided to go with her good old dad. On arrival we were seated in a comfy lounge where we were given menus and our jackets were taken. The décor is olde worlde with oil paintings... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

took my dad for sunday lunch, the food and service was superb very impressed . The roast beef lunch was lovely will definitely be back

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