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Box Tree

35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (44 reviews)
“tasting menu” (35 reviews)
“souffle” (36 reviews)
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited as we are on holiday in nearby York, and had a wonderful evening! Having been almost literally blown in by the wind, the welcome was warm and we were soon cosily ensconced with drinks in hand. The food we found of an excellent...More

Thank amybee_1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant drink in the bar area with little taster dishes.The staff were friendly, knowedgable and attentive. The A La Carte menu was the choioce which started with a tasty amuse bouche. There were a variety of starters all of which were excellent...More

2  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A celebratory meal for our anniversary and we could not have chosen better. A relaxed welcome with a drink and canapes in the lounge to start then an equally relaxed meal in the upstairs restaurant, just 5 tables and plenty of space so as not...More

1  Thank Hilary F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has always been on my list of places to go. Well at last I made it. Why it has taken so long I don't know. It is traditionally decorated but that is part of its charm. All the staff are welcoming but efficient and...More

2  Thank leedsutdskin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fab meal at the BoxTree in Feb where we had the set menu and we loved every course and minute of the day. We thought we would return for the Sunday lunch roast. As before we were seated in the lovely waiting...More

1  Thank Grace R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been fortunate enough to visit The Box Tree on a number of occasions over the last 8 years and we have never been disappointed. There is always a warm welcome, the premises are always immaculate and the food consistently excellent. The service is...More

2  Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to the Box Tree for a special family anniversary meal. We had the Sunday lunch set menu and we were not disappointed. 4 courses (+ canapes/ bread) were all delicious, and really reasonable at £40 per head. The food was really great without feeling...More

3  Thank Amy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday lunch is out of this world. For a fine dining restaurant Sunday lunch is an absolute bargain complemented by super wine

3  Thank N838JXandyp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very first thing to bear in mind is that for quality you more often than not have to pay a price.That applies here. The very first thing you encounter would be the professionalism of the staff , who from the Manager , Sommelier and...More

Thank Scrubber077
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner decided to have a last holiday treat and booked dinner at the Box Tree as part of a one night stay in Ilkley. We were seriously blown away by the quality of the food and drink-from the pre dinner canapés to...More

2  Thank Jomarston
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25 July 2018|
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Response from FrancineMScott | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Sorry for the delay in replying. We last visited the Box Tree mid week so I can’t be much help I’m afraid; although I do remember seeing plenty of choice for vegetarians on the standard midweek menu, such as a... More
16 May 2018|
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Response from FrancineMScott | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual, no tie necessary unless you wanted to. Very relaxed for such an exquisite restaurant.
3 February 2018|
Response from Andrew P | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. Thank you for your message. We are only a restaurant and unfortunately don't have accommodation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$42 - US$99
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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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