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Box Tree

35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (45 reviews)
“souffle” (42 reviews)
“tasting menu” (34 reviews)
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us had Sunday Lunch at The Box Tree on 19 Nov 2017 and it was wonderful. Just what you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant, excellent food with friendly, efficient service. Cant recommend it highly enough!

1  Thank snrowley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really enjoyable evening. The food was tasty and beautifully presented and the staff were friendly and attentive. It is well worth a visit to Ilkley to experience this restaurant.

2  Thank Tamworthy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I treated my husband to a birthday meal here. We were greeted in a lovely manner and were made to feel very comfortable. The surroundings have an opulent slightly tired charm about it which made us feel relaxed. The waiters had a good sense of...More

3  Thank ClareLeyburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought i'd treat my wife (and myself) to a Michelin starred birthday meal. It was the 1st time we had eaten here. What a lovely treat it was. From entering the bar area, been seated and drinks order taken, It was a full evening...More

1  Thank jimleeds_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was not overly stuffy, the staff are knowledgeable and approachable, our Sommilere was a wine God. The food is at the forefront and served with passion.

1  Thank ian s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Box Tree in Ilkley was a fantastic night out to say the least. A small, beautifully decorated restaurant with excellent service. Being from the Caribbean, I found the food mellowly sophisticated and interestingly complicated with a fantastic mixture of flavours. We ordered scallops and quail...More

2  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have wanted to go to the Box Tree for several years as we have often driven past (although we live 250 miles away) and read reviews. It didn't disappoint. It is old-fashioned in a refreshing way and the staff were all very helpful and...More

3  Thank wsxtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Ilkley’s iconic Boxtree Restaurant for their Sunday Lunch deal, yesterday. We were a Party of 12 on a family celebration. Service was polished if slow.....very slow. The atmosphere and setting are time honoured. The meal though was well decent but not inspiring....More

1  Thank bowl1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tasting menu. Each course was a mix of fantastic ingredients and cooking. The sumptuous duck breast, rillett, with foi gras also came with the most stunning jus. The raspberry soufle was an amazing mix of sweet and sour, light fluffyness and a...More

1  Thank sandyandmike
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined at lunch and chose the "Lunch du jour " menu The resturant Itself is quite intimate and very charming . This is not a modern establishment and full of the old world character, which is so refreshing to visit a restaurant which still...More

2  Thank Debra E
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2017|
Response from Andrew P | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, we are happy to try and source halal meat for you, however, there may be a minimum quantity required please do not hesitate to contact us by phone to discuss this. kind regards
5 November 2016|
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Response from Andrew P | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your question, please give me(andrew) or Rena a call to discuss this as we are flexible. 01943608484 many thanks
7 May 2016|
Response from Andrew P | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, we request smart dress, jacket preferred, no trainers, torn jeans and T shirts. many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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
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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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