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Box Tree

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French, European, British, English
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 277
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Amazing Food...!

Arriving outside the Box Tree, you could never imagine what wonderful delights await inside. Albeit the decor is a little old fashioned, and the staff are a little OTT (I suppose it is a Michelin star) the food is an absolute triumph, making the evening even better than expected. We tried the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Joanna P
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arriving outside the Box Tree, you could never imagine what wonderful delights await inside. Albeit the decor is a little old fashioned, and the staff are a little OTT (I suppose it is a Michelin star) the food is an absolute triumph, making the evening even better than expected. We tried the taster menu, and although a little pricey, the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Everything is well prepared and exhibited in a delicate manner. We made a reservation but still waited for the table in a very pleasant environment. Food was well served and tasted a real pleasure. Going with friends and give it enough time you won't regret.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Just a question...are you sure we have visited the same restaurant??!! I visited most of the most important restaurant all over the world, from El Bulli to the Fat Duck, from Per Se to Alain Passard, from Massimo Bottura to Carme Ruscalleda, most of the time I love them, sometimes I remained a little perplexed but never I felt so... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I recently visited The Box Tree for a mid-week evening meal. Having said numerous times that we would try the restaurant each time we have driven past, our wedding anniversary seemed like the perfect excuse (not that you need one). We were greeted straight away and seated in the lounge area (this is full of cosy wing... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

As per usual the service, food and friendliness was 11 of 10 if that's possible. My clients were even more impressed as they hadn't been before. Thanks Rena & Andrew x

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed a return visit to the Box Tree tonight and it was every bit as good as we remembered. The staff are delightful, friendly, helpful and very professional. The gourmand menu was a delight with superb flavours. The wine pairing was also excellent, served by a lovely,knowledgeable young lady. All in all a wonderful experience. Thank you to the... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The internal deco is maybe a bit old fashioned but it's appropriate for the location. The food was very good (starters excellent, one main course very good though the sauce on mine was way too thin. The service started well but slowed a bit towards dessert. Overall clearly fine dinning and at reasonable prices. There was a good choice of... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had driven passed here many times and finally got to go, we took my wife's mother as a belated Mother's Day treat, we were warmly greeted and had a pre lunch drink while looking at the menu, I chose a crispy hens egg, while salmon was the choice for my wife and her mother, we all chose the roast... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

The Box Tree, Ilkley. Good food let down by some poor service. We went to this restaurant for a family members birthday on a Saturday evening and the table for four people was booked for 9pm. We have been to many Michelin restaurants around the world. The restaurant is in a lovely building and does have homely feel to it.... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We had the full gourmand menu here last week. The whole ambience of the place is of calmness and luxury, but without being pretentious. We were greeted by the front of house staff who immediately made us feel welcome. The canapés on arrival were delicious and well presented. Unfortunately I don't like goat's cheese though! So my husband did well... More 

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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, English

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?