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Box Tree

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35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had Sunday lunch here (invited by friends). This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been in. The welcome, the service and the food were all exceptional. Outside is very pretty with beautiful flowers. The interior is charming and elegant. The staff are attentive, courteous and knowledgeable. It was well worth the hour's drive from Halifax. I... More 

1 Thank LRMacKenzie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took my father out for dinner as a thank you and we had high expectations for our special evening out at the Michelin starred restaurant. The Box Tree exceeded these. It was a very busy Saturday night, the service was timed perfectly, the waiters and waitresses were very informative and attentive. The hostess was vey friendly and spent the... More 

4 Thank woodlandprincess
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

brilliant service, lovely atmosphere, fantastic food, nothing was too much trouble. For any celebration or special occasion this restaurant is the place to go

2 Thank K B
Jersey, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Box Tree fitted us in for a quick main course on Sunday as we were out in the evening for a formal dinner. The service and food was impeccable and we really wished we had time to savour a full meal. Next time we are in the area we will be there for sure!

2 Thank MarthaJersey
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If ever you get the opportuity take a party of friends to The Box Tree, book their private room then prepare to be pampered and extremelly well looked after. The food was fabulous and the wines simply wonderful. Thank you Rena, Andrew and your brilliant team.

2 Thank Ian L
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was treated by daughter and partner to this iconic restaurant in Ilkley and I was not disappointed. The service was exceptional and the food was excellent. The service and attention to detail was just what I expected. Just a brilliant afternoon.

1 Thank Viola292014
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good place to go to. Has been good fine food for many years. Manager is excellent., food always of good quality and well prepared. It is a safe place to go, especially with those new to it, as you will not be disappointed

1 Thank frances989
Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit, due to my partner not wanting to go.He booked for my birthday and was surprised how much he enjoyed it. From start to finish the service was very good. Food excellent Venison perfect, Cheese board best for a long time. Front of house team a pleasure to chat too. Not forgetting the rose wine,a little too much of... More 

2 Thank Julie M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Box Tree on a number of occasions but not in the last 18 months or more. It has improved. The service is better and the atmosphere less "stuffy" than it once was but it still retains the feel of a top class and special place to dine. The food was truly special with our only... More 

1 Thank RedRoseWarrior
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that has been around for years, started by two wonderful Mancunians in the 1960s, it is a legend and deservedly so. We really enjoyed our evening. It is wonderful food in great surroundings, the staff were impeccable. It's old fashioned in its decor and surroundings, but it's a great place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$42 - $98
French, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?