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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
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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, UK
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time on Friday at the Box Tree being 'chefs for the day' complete with perosnalised whites. The opportunity to be involved in the prep and service in a Michelin star kitchen even on a quiet day was something which opened my eyes to the amount of work that goes into the meals we enjoy. The evening... More 

2 Thank MrGreenWifeAndRugs
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another fantastic meal at the box tree, the service is 5 star and the food is 5 star. We went for the taster menu, 5 courses paired with wine, just stunning. I'm uploading photo so the food can speak for itself, there are no words to explain how good it was. Thank you for a special evening.

2 Thank HannahLeeds
Fleetwood, UK
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300 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went as a treat while shopping with my wife just prior to Xmas. ( report a bit late ! ).However, while not cheap a great meal and up to standard. Soufle to die for, we will certainly visit again.

1 Thank DrMalc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely anniversary celebration at the Box Tree. Highly, highly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful dinner experience (although they also have a great lunch menu). From start to finish--apertif, starters, mains, wine pairing, dessert, after dinner drinks--it was all lovely. Definitely a special occasion outing and one I can't recommend enough.

1 Thank Claregrb
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best christmas Day every is a quote from my daughters . We had Christmas day lunch 2016. We had our own room for eight of us which worked very well for my family. it allowed us to play our own music and dance, for those who felt the need.The service from start to finish was superb and the food was... More 

4 Thank Elizabeth A
Baildon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always total perfection. There is something new every time you come. Exquisite springs to mind. You will not be disappointed.

2 Thank lizzi45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to The Box Tree for a Christmas lunch. From start to finish the entire experience was brilliant. Excellent service with beautiful prepared food. What could anyone ask for. Add to that carols and some friendly diners. We couldn't leave before making a reservation for 2017. Congratulations to the chefs, Andrew and all staff.

2 Thank Birdie2boy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always food & service at Box Tree a was impeccable they handled a tricky situation (not of their doing) with our wine with professional aplomb.

1 Thank rhona w
Bradford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic visit again Christmas Eve lunch was superb,we had the risotto smoked partridge very nicely smoked it was,then had turkey moist plenty 3 slices potato and carrots to die for cooked in butter and seasoned beautifully,the morel gravy again delicious,smoked bacon green beans and a sprout! Desert was date and cognac with vanilla sauce. Great value £55 wine was fine... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited at lunch time for our annual Christmas treat, instead of buying each other a Christmas present. It was an absolutely amazing experience, the best yet and it made us feel very Christmassy. There was plenty of choice as there were 3 menu's options with different pricing so my fussy husband was happy too and he was wowed by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $91
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?