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35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Ranked #7 of 78 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
Ilkley, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The food is easily and way above anything else ! Service was slightly morose but the food more than makes up for this. Staff need to be slightly more engaging !

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We are proud to have the box tree here in Ilkley. , we went for the Christmas lunch today and it was excellent , the only points I would make are that for a Michelin star restaurant the turkey was not freshly sliced off the bird it was three round thin slices which surprised all four of us , also... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

I'm not the type of person who eats at this sort of establishment too often. Pub grub or your non-standard restaurant is more my normal dining experience. We decided to go to The Box Tree and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The rarified atmosphere was in a way a little intimidating, however the service could not have been... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Amazing. You know when you areraving about the brocolli something has gone right! Every aspect of teh food was faultless. I had a starter of pork belly and ham hock followed by beef and yorkshire pudding and they were amongst the best I have ever had. This was followed by coffeee and and cherry (it's Christmas) and the atosphere in... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Having dined at the Box Tree several times I felt I should write a little review if the place.... It is consistently high class, nothing flamboyant or overtly fancy just top quality fine dining, as it should be (or as I like it!!). The staff are always friendly and very attentive without being in your face, a skill a lot... More 

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful meal served in amazing style and atmosphere. There was a good variety of dishes interspersed with a few surprise ones which were lovely. Although the courses were not large we all felt we had eaten plenty because of the number of them. Well worth a visit!

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Yorkshire, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great food with many little extras including canapés to start. The food and service are excemplery and in line with if not better than many other Michelin starred restaurants I have eaten in, think they may be trying to get 2 stars and In my humble opinion there are not far away from it. For many I would expect this... More 

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Leeds, UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Took the Other Half on Valentines night for the set menu, 7 courses of pure food heaven. Can not recommend highly enough and i keep looking for an excuse to go back. For the standard, although expensive (£250 for 2 people) it certainly lived up to the reputation and overall was good value compared to what something similar would have... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We expected a top quality dining experience and generally the restaurant did not disappoint. Very extensive and impressive wine list to peruse whilst sitting in a comfortable lounge area. Food was excellent and courses were punctuated with the chef's complimentary dishes which were excellent. Little disappointed with the Cornish crab tortellini with lemon and ginger. So small was the serving... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

An early Christmas celebration and there could only be one place to treat the family to lunch, The Box Tree. This was our second visit recently and each and every time the whole experience is consistently first class. Although the Menu du Jour is amazing value for money as a special treat the A la carte menu wins hands down.... 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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