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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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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 287
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    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
Very Professional Service, Stunning Food

An adorable house just off the town center. One feels as though dinner is being served in in a relatively wealthy person’s home rather than the best restaurant in town! We like the feeling! FOOD – bread Excellent! – ingredients First class. – presentation Staff perfect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Violet K
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

An adorable house just off the town center. One feels as though dinner is being served in in a relatively wealthy person’s home rather than the best restaurant in town! We like the feeling! FOOD – bread Excellent! – ingredients First class. – presentation Staff perfect. – creativity Sufficiently to make it excellent. – taste Stunning. – smell Equally stunning.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the Box Tree on several occasions. It is a particular favourite, with French influenced cuisine. The meal we had at lunchtime was as expected and most enjoyable. The service was prompt, professional and of a quality one would expect from such an establishment. I would recommend it as a place to enjoy fine wine and dining.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate here for lunch and the food was very good ate off the Market menu good value and drinks were not badly priced. Only warning is check your bill we were overcharged they said it was an accident but.....

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Attended a family wedding this week and really enjoyed the food and company at The Box Tree. The canapes were particularly good and lamb main course was v tasty.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This placed is very deserving of its Michelin star. The service is top rate and the food is to die for. We had the tasting menu and one with a wine pairing - would recommend. The amuse bouche were great to kick start the meal and the coffee and chocolates finished the evening off nicely.

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Leeds
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

From arriving to leaving it was all perfect. Gin & tonics in the hall/lounge where lunch was ordered. Canapes were served with the drinks which were very tasty. We chose the menu du jour which at £30 sounded excellent value - we weren't disappointed. We both had ham hock terrine to start with served with delicious bread. I had lamb... More 

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Hugely surprised to read some negative comments on here about this wonderful restaurant. My partner and myself recently had the pleasure of dining there to celebrate her birthday. For my starter, I had Mini-Kievs. The garlic sauce in the Kievs wasn’t too hot and – unlike when I attempt them at home – none of them had burst. My partner... More 

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huddersfield
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

first time in a Michelin star restaurant and I have to say it was AMAZING ....from walking in to walking out......service,food,company were absolutely wonderful. I can not praise this restaurant enough. Normally when we go anywhere we always fine a fault but this was an exception meal/place and couldn't fine fault.....just amazing and it will be very hard to beat....worth... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food isn't cheap - £75 for the tasting menu that we had or £60 for what they call the "à la carte" menu - but was as brilliant as you'd expect for a Michelin-starred restaurant. The service was perfect. Obviously not an everyday place but great fro a special experience. Worth commenting on the restaurant itself as this is... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been wanting to visit this restaurant for years, and finally managed it tonight. I was not disappointed. The service was faultless and unobtrusive, the food was amazing, and it was great value. 3 courses each from the menu de jour, 2 glasses of wine, plus 1 glass of champagne for £114. Everything was so yummy, I'd especially recommend the... 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?