We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Box Tree

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
+44 1943 608484
Website
Today
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

633 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 632: English reviews
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the chefs tasting menu. It was a great evening with fine quality food and exemplary service. As the only Michelin star restaurant in Ilkley it's setting the standard.

Helpful?
Thank Ilkleyfoodcritic
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here with friends with it being a few years after our last visit. Had the tasting menu with wine and the balance and selection was excellent. As expected for a restaurant of this standing the service was very good, but what continues to make the Box Tree special is when this is combined the intimate surroundings.

Helpful?
Thank ScottPearson
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated our friends' birthdays recently with a quiet dinner. I have been eating at the Box Tree for over 30 years and apart from a poor patch 20 years ago I have never been disappointed. We had the taster menu with wine flight all great - with service to match! The restaurant arranged discrete personalised menus - a nice... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Peter W
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely restaurant. Situated in an old stone building it's full of character and had a roaring open fire when we visited. Service was very professional, just as you'd expect in a Michelin starred restaurant. I had my first ever tasting menu here and enjoyed every bit and the wine accompanying it was very good indeed.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ardeidae
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous little restaurant that definitely lives up to its reputation. A lovely environment for that special birthday celebration and worth remembering to book in advance. The service is exactly what you would expect from a Michelin Stared restaurant from the moment you open the door to the moment you leave, attentive, polite but not in your face.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Robert N
Skipton
Level Contributor
125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited The Box Tree for Sunday Lunch. The entire experience from the welcome canapés to the service and four course meal was excellent. All the food was quality and well presented. At no time during our lunch did we feel rushed in any. My wife and I had not visited The Box Tree for several months.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Birdie2boy
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A superb evening all round. Quality food and a wine list second to none. Impeccable service and a friendly atmosphere made my 50th birthday celebration with my partner an evening to remember. Highly recommended!

Helpful?
1 Thank Andrew H
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us dined at The Box Tree recently and enjoyed the experience very much. The old world charm was there, the service discreet but attentive and the food beautifully presented. And of course excellent, as you would expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant. Plenty of interesting flavours and imaginative servings. We can highly recommend The Box Tree for a special... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank philshort1
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had food here on Sunday, I have been lucky enough to eat at 1 and 2 Michelin star restaurants and I have never had an experience like what happened on Sunday. There was a table of 4 next to me and my girlfriend, they were obviously a well off family and when my girlfriend went to the toilet the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert K
Thornham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere and service, but found the food to be average at best. The venison was overcooked,dry and tough. The dessert - I just left it. And why is it that French sommeliers always need to talk down to you?

Helpful?
1 Thank jjw1945

Travellers who viewed Box Tree also viewed

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
 
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
 

Been to Box Tree? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$94
Cuisine
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Box Tree and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Box Tree staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?