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Box Tree

35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Ranked #7 of 74 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Menston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We ate here on Tuesday 19th August a treat for my husbands birthday. We enjoyed drinks and canapes in the lounge whilst looking at the menu. We both decided on the A la Carte menu, my husband had fish and I had lamb but we could have had any of the dishes on offer they all sounded fantastic. We had... More

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england
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

we were very well received at the Box Tree. The food was very nice, especially the desert, raspberry soufle, and the selected wines.

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Silsden, West Yorks
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My daughter's house mates at university bought her Box Tree vouchers for her 21st birthday as she loves food and cooking. For some reason she decided to go with her good old dad. On arrival we were seated in a comfy lounge where we were given menus and our jackets were taken. The décor is olde worlde with oil paintings... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

took my dad for sunday lunch, the food and service was superb very impressed . The roast beef lunch was lovely will definitely be back

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York, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I had a very enjoyable evening at the Box Tree. The food was excellent and the service friendly and mostly efficient. I'd definitely recommend the John Dory and my wife was most impressed with her sea bass. Best of all was the raspberry soufflé that I had for pudding which was truly amazing. But at the same... More

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My partner and I visit the Box Tree from time to time and have never been disappointed. Clearly some meals go better than others, but our recent visit for Sunday lunch, we both agreed, was our best experience yet. The food was brilliant, beautifully cooked, well presented and had that 'comfort-food' factor so often lacking in meals, no matter how... More

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UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lunch today was wonderful. A lovely place. lovely people and fantastic food. We were there for 2 hours, seemed like 30 minutes.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had wanted to go here for ages so it was a nice surprise when my boyfriend took me for my 30th. He had let them know it was my birthday and there was a little card on the table for me which was a nice touch. We started off in the lounge while they got our table ready, the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Attending a wedding in Knaresborough, we decided to stay in Ilkley the night before as I found the Box Tree on the internet and booked my accommodation close to the restaurant. We had the tasting menu accompanied by the wine choices. food and drink were great, we added the cheese board and another wine to tasting menu to the end... More

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took a party of 4 here for a birthday celebration on a Sunday lunch. First impressions from outside are good as the restaurant is housed in a very attractive cottage with flowers all round the front. On entering you are seated in a reception area where there is a bar. You have an aperitif here and order from the... More

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