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Box Tree

35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (44 reviews)
“souffle” (43 reviews)
“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
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1 - 10 of 717 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday lunch time and accept that there is limited scope to showcase originality and flair limiting the focus to competence and service - and there was our problem. Things got off to a superb start as we walked in from the...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had sunday lunch at the Box Tree for my mother's birthday and were greeted very warmly by the staff who made sure to make it a special celebration for us. The lunch menu is delicious - great locally produced meat and beautifully presented starters.

2  Thank Briony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the Box Tree overrated. Very small menu with little choice . Pretty pricey - need a couple of hours to digest the wine list.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the traditional approach the Boxtree has maintained, having a dress code makes it feel like a special occasion. And It's refreshing to go to a Michelin stared restaurant which still has a proper menu, rather than a tasting menu. However I did feel...More

1  Thank Bobbylovesfood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved every course of our Saturday lunch. I have now some sympathy for people posting photos of meals on Instagram, because our starter was a thing of beauty. The one word of warning: our hake with the ragout of chanterelles and broad beans was...More

1  Thank ChristianeMScotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been very fortunate recently dining at the Box Tree three times, once for Sunday lunch and twice during the week in the evening. In my view there are three things that make a good restaurant, environment, the staff and the food, in whichever...More

1  Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch to celebrate my brother's birthday - felt like a special occasion. Not too stuffy, friendly service, not a bad price and great care taken with the food - some lovely presentation. However there were some things we thought they could...More

1  Thank Tony and Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely faultless meal - attention to detail first class and service attentive but not too fussy. We booked the taster menu as a treat and at £300 for paired wines it wasn't cheap but was worth every penny. Exquisite flavours - perfect.

2  Thank davehelen1709
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is very quirky and nicely decorated. Went with my aunt who has not dined at a Michelin starred restaurant her view was better than mine as kept comparing to house of tides at Newcastle which maybe is unfair to box tree but supposed...More

Thank howedoudo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here as part of a large group for a special occasion dining upstairs, the building is very quirky and tastefully decorated. our choice was very limited and not what I was expecting of a Michelin starred restaurant. The duck main course was chewy...More

Thank WinteringhamSteve
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ikhan8787871111
16 January 2017|
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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
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Yorkshirelass242
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
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brianmandeville
7 May 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$42 - US$98
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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