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Box Tree

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35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
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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
Fantastic Saturday lunch

We had a fantastic lunch in this wonderful restaurant. We opted for the set lunch menu which was well balanced, full of flavour and very inspirational. Staff was great and service impeccable. We will definitely go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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london
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English first
london
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic lunch in this wonderful restaurant. We opted for the set lunch menu which was well balanced, full of flavour and very inspirational. Staff was great and service impeccable. We will definitely go back!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My fiancé and myself visited for her birthday on a friends recommendation and we were not disappointed. We opted for the tasting menu and wine pairing which was fantastic, every course described by the waiter along with the wine excellently described by the sommelier. The fillet of beef main was probably the best main course we've ever had and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I booked this restaurant for a treat for my boyfriends birthday and what a treat it was! The building and interiors are absolutely beautiful! All the little details such as towels an d perfume in the bathroom make you feel very special. We came for te Sunday menu and looked a the menu whilst we were sat in the lounge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a lovely meal in nice surroundings with friends. Not the sort of place you would go if your a noisy group. It's good for intimate meal The food was very good but felt the service was a bit too much but I suppose that's how it is

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is high-end dining at its very best. Amazing food and faultless service in opulent but 'unstuffy' surroundings. Extremely friendly staff. We were not sure what to wear so went for smart-casual, but diners wore anything from jeans to evening dress. Prices were high, but that is to be expected for food and service this good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband and I came to Ilkley especially to try the box tree. Although we did have an enjoyable night it didn't have the wow factor for us that other places do have. Positives: The staff are very good at what they do. The added extras like the canapés, although not overly to our tastes are a lovely touch. The... More 

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We treated ourselves to a lovely dinner rather than buying Christmas gifts, and we're very happy that we did. From the minute we walked through the door we felt welcome, the service was exceptional and the food delicious and delightful. The waiters were attentive, knowledgeable, informative and friendly. Between the four of us we could not find a single fault.... More 

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Guiseley, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Must admit we were a little apprehensive about this booking, wondering if it might be a little over rated. I must say both my wife and I, celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary, were not disappointed. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked through the door and looked after until the moment we left. The food was... More 

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited on Saturday night last week to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and my wife's retirement from teaching after 24 years with our two best friends. We chose the Box Tree for its wonderful reputation and went with great anticipation. The experience lived up to and in fact exceeded all of our expectations. I had kept it a secret... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was for a special occasion, and it turned out to be just that. We had the gourmand menu. Every single course was excellent as well as the accompanying wine. The staff were very attentive and explained each course in detail and why each wine had been chosen. This sort of quality is not cheap but for fine dining we... 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

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
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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