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35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Ranked #8 of 72 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We went to the Box Tree (it was our second visit) for my 40th birthday as a special treat and I have to say that, as the last time we visited, the experience on the night was absolutely excellent. From the minute we walked in to the minute we left we were made to feel welcome and the service throughout... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

There's really not much to add to my previous review of the Box Tree for last Friday's lunch was as spectacular as ever. The menu remains concise but with food this good, you simply don't need to be bombarded by choice. The entire meal was utterly first class but the highlight - for me - had to be the savoury... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Having never visited Box tree ilkley mainly through believing "it wouldn`t be my thing"! How wrong i was and will surely visit again.I perceived it as stuffy,tired and maybe a little pretentious?Although the decor isn`t my thing everything was still immaculate and precise,from the service to the food. Can i even say great value and suprisingly reasonable for a michelin... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was a treat to enjoy lunch here, the food was beautiful and very well presented as expected. All the food was cooked lovely, the only thing for me personally was that the apricot soufflé was too sweet! The restaurant is decorated in a French chic style. The service was excellent and very attentive at all times. There was not... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Thank you to every one at the box tree for making this a very special occasion . My family travelled from Wales and the midlands for this special occasion for my mother to have her 80th birthday at the box tree and her meal cooked by head chef Lawrence Yates her Gandson . A party of 8 of us and... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After reading all the great reviews about this place what a let down it was. We were greeted by a somewhat frosty, bordering on rude owner of the restaurant. Food was no better than average, service from young members of staff was however excellent,the sommelier was informative in a very abrupt manner and with no personality. The following night we... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a lovely meal for a 30th celebration. We thought we were walking into someone living room to begin with but it was a really nice start to the meal with a glass of champagne sat in traditional arm chairs surrounded by antiques. Some people might find this all a bit over the top or stuffy and formal but... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our group of four had a full three courses, amuse bouche and liqueur coffees with accompanying wines and introductory canapés. I can't really fault any of it. Tasty, well-presented and portion sizes were about right. As others have mentioned, the restaurant itself is a little kitsch... but I don't feel that impacts too negatively on the experience. I've done my... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a surprise meal for my 50th birthday combined with celebrations for my son leaving for university, my daughters Gcse results and my 23rd wedding anniversary so big celebrations. My husband had booked this in advance so they were expecting us. We were greeted by Stefan who looked after us most of the night. He kindly took us to... More

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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Additional Information about Box Tree

Address: 35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
Phone Number: +44 1943 608484
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
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
Cuisine: European, English, French, British

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