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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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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent venue Excellent food The Box tree never disappoints with superb service and wonderful nouvelle cuisine. For elegant dining it's the best in Ilkley.

2 Thank MikeIlkley
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was really nothing special. The wife is coeliac and was fed gluten despite letting the staff know about her dietary requirements. Some of out party left happy, but to be honest there are some many better places to eat within 5 or 10 miles of the box tree that I would try these first.

Thank Ian C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used to visit the Box Tree several times a year until my wife's mobility issues made a visit to the ladies' room on the first floor a problem. Despite that, however, we returned for our 38th wedding anniversary celebration last night and everything was as perfect as ever. A warm welcome when we arrived, terrific appetisers with our champagne,... More 

1 Thank NeilBooth
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

1st time visit at the well renowned Box Tree ( 54 years old) wonderful greeting on arrival, interior so different from other Michelin establishments but immediately felt comfortable and at ease, had 3 menus to choose from which was a surprise but worked extremely well, Dinner menu of the day 3 courses 2 of each course, Al a Carte slightly... More 

2 Thank Yvonne M
Bingley, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent lunch of the highest quality. In particular the langoustine risotto starter was superb and is highly recommended, as is the apple soufflé. A great place to visit as a treat.

1 Thank KCB1980
Bingley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well yet again and again this place is amazing Service, food etc 10/10. Staff wee so nice and so professional too. See you soon. X

2 Thank DarrenStanley
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The welcome was warm and service good throughout. We chose to go à la carte here having spotted a couple of mains that we really fancied. We had hors d'oeuvres served with our pre dinner drinks in the lounge. At the table an outstanding butternut squash amuse bouche. Then the starters. My other half won on this one with a... More 

1 Thank Itsmeagain2
Halifax, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a Michelin starred restaurant The Box Tree is unpretentious and straight to the point, very much like The Yorke Arms a little further up the road in Ramsgill. The food every time we go is totally on point, well cooked, well seasoned and wholesome. Many people think eating in restaurants with stars means not much on a big white... More 

1 Thank Bobtash
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault the food, certainly top quality on all dishes. Strange atmosphere, felt like I was in a museum and not able to talk freely, however that may have just been because we were sat near 3 tables who all didn't talk. Probably wouldn't go there again due to atmosphere however, everyone should go once to taste the food.

Thank Dave R
Patrington, null, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been planning to come here as part of my Michelin Yorkshire tick off sheet so a birthday meal seemed an appropriate opportunity. On arrival it has an olde world charm which can look a little tired in places (dirty vent axia vent coming away from the ceiling) and at times can feel a little like sitting in Boyce's living... More 

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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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?