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Box Tree

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35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
19:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an enjoyable evening at The Box Tree, and were impressed by helpful, attentive, and friendly staff. Unfortunately we were a large group, and the house rule stating that the tasting menu has to be taken by everyone on the table meant that I couldn't experience this. (One of our party does not eat beef, and the tasting menu... More 

1 Thank Ttravellingfan
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful food, excellent service - this a real taste of Yorkshire from start to finish. Tasting menu and matching wines were superb. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank Rachel W
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a group of four for dinner. Lovely welcome, excellent food and we all felt it was excellent quality. Accessible, except for the toilets which are first floor. Will definitely be back soon.

2 Thank SteveByrne
Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful meal again at the Box Tree! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Andrew and the team made sure we had our favourite table and provided exemplary service as always. The menu gourmand was outstanding with the turbot and braised beef cheek worthy of a special mention! There is nowhere like the Box Tree for a special occasion and... More 

1 Thank EABD7
Bradford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special occasion, and given the prices it needed to be, but worth every penny and a bit more ! From the greeting when we arrived to the 'goodnight' as we left, everything was first class. We chose from the well balanced menu of the day, which admittedly had limited choices, but from which we could each happily have chosen any... More 

1 Thank Robert F W
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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516 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a vegetarian friend in October 2015 and had a very good experience. I was so impressed I was thinking about bringing another vegetarian friend here from Birmingham and making a weekend of it. However, my last visit a week ago has left me doubting if the journey would be worthwhile. I remember that on my last... More 

Thank Hilary P
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were treated to Sunday lunch by some very good friends and it proved to be a wonderful experience. It turned out to be exactly as we expected of a high class restaurant. The service was impeccable and the quality and presentation of the food was very good. The cosines of the place certainly added to the occasion as did... More 

1 Thank John R
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Immediately after walking through the front door you are greeted by smiling staff who show you to a table in the cosy bar. This is not a place to arrive too early to spend a long in the bar as they do not have many seats. Although that said we were offered a drink of which I had a glass... More 

1 Thank Raven0011
Leeds, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the box tree as a couple as a treat to experience Michelin star food. We were prepared for how expensive it was going to be and opted for the set menu with accompanying wines. We really enjoyed our food and the wine pairing experience. Particularly the turbot and soufflé courses. Once we had got to the beef... More 

1 Thank Vikki L
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here for my partner's birthday. The food was amazing, extremely tasty, well thought out and presented. The wine was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. Thank you for a memorable and lovely lunch

1 Thank Rose D

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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
US$41 - US$96
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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?