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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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  • 272
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    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
Good food, service slow at bit latter on

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Simon M
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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394 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We ate here mid-week for a birthday treat. The Box Tree is everything you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. We were first seated in the lounge to enjoy a drink before being shown to our table. The waiting staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. The food is without fault and not that expensive, £40 for three courses.... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

just perfect in all ways. Never knew food could be like this. Wonderful staff, wonderful setting, wonderful wine and wonderful food!

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Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Another superb lunch visit, the food was delicious as always and beautifully presented, lovely atmosphere, very relaxing, makes each visit special with good food/wine and company, definitely worth a visit

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The whole package at the Box Tree is absolutely first class. The restaurant itself is housed in a lovely old, comfortable and welcoming building. The decor is relaxed and comfortable; the staff are friendly, knowlegable and unobtrusive; the food exquisit. We were invited to the Box Tree by close friends to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary - and we were... More 

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wigan
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

we went with two very close friends for a lunch at the box tree we had long promised ourselves we were not disappointed the whole experience was excellent the food of course but the staff were outstanding friendly , well informed , a real pleasure

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W Yorks
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited today for Sunday lunch with four friends. It was a belated Christmas treat instead of buying each other presents. We should have gone in January but one of us was ill so we rebooked. The staff were very friendly, the service excellent and the food sublime. We couldn't fault any course. We started with a g and t, which... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?