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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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“souffle” (43 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 yesterday

Everything about dinning at The Box Tree was out of this world. Celebrating my friends wedding anniversary, we were given the highest quality of experience in every way: the ambiance, the caring, knowledgeable and attentive staff, the attention to detail, the utterly delicious menu and...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The nearest I have been to a Michelin star restaurant is driving past this one on my way to work for the last 20 years so I was very happy when invited to my friend's birthday celebration. The decor probably hasn't changed much over the...More

3  Thank raggersparkin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very warm welcome at the door. We were seated in the bar area and served drinks and canapé. The food was exquisite and the staff were discreetly attentive throughout our lunch. The dessert of chocolate and caramel torte with a cherry sorbet was possibly the...More

3  Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service great, personnel touch with a card on the table for our anniversary!! Food amazing,every course explained too you before to eat. All staff attentive to your needs. food expensive but for a special occasion who cares!!

2  Thank therese868
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on a Friday evening and can honestly say the experience lived up to expectations. The service was attentive and well informed, and the food was superb. Though it was fairly expensive, it was a lovely experience and well worth it.

3  Thank MihasX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had booked this as a surprise and we were not dissapointed. We had a great lunch of chargrilled Mackerel to start with roast Beef for mains and the chocolate and cherry torte to finish. Absolutely loved it. Will definately go back to try...More

3  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited here over the years under quite a few of the various owners ,the last time being over a year ago . The Box Tree takes care , has creativity ,politeness and a great deal of skill.The team effort is clear and the training...More

2  Thank foffle089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely meal, decided to go to ilkley mid week and brought a guest, we opted for the gourmand and wine pairing all the courses were delicious, interesting flavours and textures i.e. Poached egg dish and the fish course with the lobster bisque, the main...More

1  Thank bigfoodie1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a special detour to go to this famous Michelin star restaurant and loved it. We had the de jour menu and thought everything we had was superb. The passion fruit soufflé for desert was out of this world. Great house wines too. Highly...More

3  Thank JF1948
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Julie W
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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$42 - US$97
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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
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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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