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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 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, Late Night, 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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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

Finally got to eat at the Box Tree in Ilkley. Everything was superb. Menu options were all very tempting. the service was perfect, not too over fussy and unctious, but pleasant and friendly. Every part of the meal was excellent. I had a quail starter which was fantastic, my husband had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Finally got to eat at the Box Tree in Ilkley. Everything was superb. Menu options were all very tempting. the service was perfect, not too over fussy and unctious, but pleasant and friendly. Every part of the meal was excellent. I had a quail starter which was fantastic, my husband had the haddock/crab with crispy egg. One of the best... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Getting to go to a Michelin Star restaurant is something perhaps earners like myself and my wife get to do once every year or two. We simply cannot afford this kind of experience on a regular basis and so when you get the chance, you expect to get what you pay for. We had been super excited about this for... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely incredible place to dine from the moment you walk in with such a tranquil environment. From the arrival of the canapés, throughout every course of the tasting menu, finishing with scrumptious truffles, the flavours were divine. The hospitality was second to none and made for an absolutely perfect evening. We could not have asked for more and commend The... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went to celebrate two 30th birthdays and we're delighted to receive cards from the restaurant! The food was outstanding, service was faultless and the atmosphere was delightful. Not a cheap meal out but well worth it for an amazing evening of Michelin star food.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Exceptional value for money for a Michelin starred restaurant. Fantastic service received from all staff who all knew their stuff when asked questions. Beautifully presented food and the vegetarian options were amazing. Thank you.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

On arrival, we ordered drinks and sat in the bar area. Our drinks came, along with some canapes. For dinner we opted for the tasting menu rather than a la carte, but decided not to do the wine paring, instead ordering one of the wines off the pairing menu. Each course delivered and explained. We were pleasingly full, and couldnt... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Everything about the dining experience at Box Tree is special, from the greeting to the service and especially the food. If it's on the menu try the rhubarb crumble souffle, it's epic!!!

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food at this restaurant is absolutely amazing. We went for dinner on Tuesday and had the 7 course taster menu with the accompanying wine selection. Truly inspirational cuisine and service. This really is a very special restaurant and the Chef Lawrence Yates displayed that his years of working with some of the most creative chefs in the country has... More 

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Leeds,UK
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38 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The staff were very welcoming, certainly not pretentious and the choice of food was excellent, the canapés were enjoyed with champagne and G&T's, the canapés were a strange combination I thought but enjoyed by the majority. The star of the meal was Cornish crab and haddock brandade with a crispy Arlington hens egg, the crispy egg was amazing... Main course... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited as a treat for a 'big birthday' and was not disappointed. The restaurant has a nice ambience. The menu is good with plenty of choice and the staff are polite, respectful and knowledgeable. We chose from the a la carte menu - quail, risotto, lamb, beef, chocolate brownie & the cheeseboard all of which were excellent. Not forgetting coffee... 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: French, European, British, English

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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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