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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%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (45 reviews)
“souffle” (43 reviews)
“tasting menu” (34 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 21:30All hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
35-37 Church Street, Ilkley LS29 9DR, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for lunch on Saturday . The plat de jour menu was £37 for 3 courses . My husband had that and I picked off the a la carte which was £67 for 3 courses. I don't like sweets and the cheese board was an...More

2  Thank annie792
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening plane didn't appear to be full which was a surprise. The staff were excellent, both professional and friendly. We opted for the a la carte menu. Starters of quail were ok, but at this level and price point failed to...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked Sunday lunch here for my husband as a treat as he always wanted to dine in a Michelin starred restaurant. The Restaurant is so pretty as you walk up to it and is really quaint inside. The staff are super attentive and make...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Sunday lunches I've had in a restaurant. We all chose the Sirloin of beef which was pink and tender. The blackberry soufflé with chocolate sauce was delicious. We chose a bottle of red Zinfandel to accompany the meal. This was a...More

1  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently got married and we were given a dinner gift card by a regular Box Tree dinner guest , however , after booking way in advance , and asking for a ' nice table ' we felt that the table we were allocated to...More

Thank Maikaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite possibly one of the most famous British restaurants outside of London, The Box Tree is a restaurant that's surely on the up and up. It's a very unique venue that marries an intimate, country cottage-like feel with perfectly executed Michelin-star food. Delightful, unstuffy staff...More

2  Thank Gastrogeneral77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of my all time favourite restaurants. The food is amazing, the service is outstanding. Absolutely love it !

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to eat at a Michelin Star restaurant for some time but unsure what to expect, perhaps I would be overwhelmed or just not fit in. I took the plunge and decided to book the box Tree with six friends for a birthday...More

1  Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read about this restaurant for over 20 years, so great to finally visit! It did not disappoint from the wonderful friendly Yorkshire service and hospitality to the fabulous food, with a special mention for the 'light as a cloud' soufflé. Thank you I...More

2  Thank Janeycl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to the Box Tree and it lived up to expectations. So satisfying to receive service that actually feels well meant. The food is exceptional- local sourced ingredients beautifully prepared and presented not pretentious just full of flavours and subtle touches. It is refreshing...More

1  Thank Adrian P
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Questions & Answers
16 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$43 - US$101
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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