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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
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was taken here as a treat by an old friend. We had a glass of champagne whilst waiting for our table. The champagne was very dark and I feared the worst. I don't know what it was but it was the best champagne I've ever tasted. I had another half a bottle with my meal and my companion had... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Booked this Michelin starred restaurant to celebrate a family birthday. From start to finish it was perfect in every respect. The food was as good as I have ever eaten and the service matched the food. I would recommend this restaurant without reservation.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Was here on business, entertaining a perspective client. Phenomenal food, wasn't overly-harassed by waiting staff, like you get in some places. If you have tasted the food, you will agree its fantastic, if you haven't what are you waiting for?

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I took my wife to the Box Tree for her birthday so I really wanted it to be good and found my expectations to be exceeded. The Carrot soup (had a french name that I cannot recall, philistine i know) was amazing and this is probably the only time I have ever said those words. All our food was top... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We got bought vouchers for a wedding present and decided to go for the taster menu with wine. The food was fabulous and all the staff are lovely. We had a great night and will hopefully be back again sometime in the future. Thanks!

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west yorks
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

anniversary bliss !!! Celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful night of food and wine at the Box Tree . Decided to go for the tasting menu and wasn't disappointed , every course was a pleasure on the palate and eye , the Rhubarb Crumble Soufflé to die for !!! Service good , polite and professional . Great night and worthy... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I was taken to the Box Tree in December for my birthday and was impressed with both the look of the place and the discrete service, although it was incredibly slow between courses. However the main course of Roast Beef was not good enough and I would class as average pub fare. The roast potatoes were old and reminded me... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have been visiting the Box Tree for several years now and it never disappoints. The service is always impecable and the food is always fabulous. Perfection is hard to improve upon!! We will return throughout 2015 and are already looking forward to it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited with my wife for a special Sunday lunch on our wedding anniversary. We were greeted very warmly and furnished with an apperitife very quickly. There was an excellent selection of food on the Sunday Lunch menu and perfect wines to match. Coffee with handmade chocolates was taken in the bar. All in all a wonderful lunch which we have... 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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