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Box Tree

35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Ranked #3 of 66 restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Oxon
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160 reviews 160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was my first ever visit to the Box Tree which did not disappoint despite one or two irritations. Firstly the ambience is Hinge & Bracket meets Mantovani with the lavish décor, welcoming staff and string quartet piped music. At £60 a head for a three course meal the Box Tree is not cheap but there again quality comes at... More

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Ilkley, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

First time in Box Tree under current management, and a superb experience. Staff attentive and friendly, not at all stuffy. Food was inventive and creative, and well presented. With friends, all agreed it was a special experience, to be repeated when we can next afford it.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here to celebrate my brother's 31st birthday! It was a busy Tuesday night which was great to see as the atmosphere in the Restaurant was good. Enjoyed our drinks and canapés in the lounge and afterwards we have been shown to the Restaurant. We had a lovely round table. The food was quite unique, full of flavours... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Eight of us went to the box tree to celebrate an engagement. I have wanted to go for years and had heard brilliant things. Unfortunately we were all left very disappointed as the service was terrible. They had no idea who ordered what, they knew I had an allergy but every course had to take my dish away as they... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Written as first time diners at a michelin star restaurant. Location great, nice building and warm welcome from Andrew and his team. We were shown to the reception area and ordered our first drinks whilst being given time to browse the menu. We ordered our food and wine and were shown to our table upstairs. The room was traditionally decorated... More

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cheadle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was our first meal at this restaurant and what a fantastic meal it was. The beautifully cooked food delivered the most wonderful flavours. General Manager Andrew manages an excellent restaurant with a marvellous team of talented people. We have a family gathering booked in for the private dining room in July and we cannot wait to return.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We called for Sunday lunch. Great value for money!! The main courses were fantastic. My husbands dessert was fabulous. Cheese board a bit style over substance hence the loss of one star. I would return again and I would recommend. The staff and service are also excellent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

great restaurant for a special occasion-quality produce and very attentive and professional service.

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Andrew P, General Manager at Box Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback and are delighted you had a wonderful meal. We will pass on your comments to the whole team, and hope you will be able to join us again soon. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It had been a while since we visited the Box Tree so we decided to treat ourselves after the Menu du Jour Lunch caught our eye. Any visit to the Box Tree is special, from the moment you enter it oozes class and it is hard to find a restaurant of this calibre, they do set the bar very high.... More

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Andrew P, General Manager at Box Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of dining at The Box Tree Restaurant and were delighted to read your lovely comments. We believe the Menu du Jour offers both fantastic food and fantastic value; we are delighted to hear you felt the same. It is wonderful to know how much you enjoyed... More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

There was 8 of us that went to The Boxtree for my daughter Hannah's birthday. We went for Sunday Lunch the service and food was totally amazing a really enjoyable Sunday afternoon. We will certainly be dinning there again very soon.

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Andrew P, General Manager at Box Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are delighted you had a wonderful Sunday Lunch and hope Hannah had a super birthday too! We will ensure your lovely comments are passed onto the whole team at The Box Tree and we look forward to welcoming you back. More

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