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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” (46 reviews)
“souffle” (41 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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1 - 10 of 739 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We dined at lunch and chose the "Lunch du jour " menu The resturant Itself is quite intimate and very charming . This is not a modern establishment and full of the old world character, which is so refreshing to visit a restaurant which still...More

2  Thank Debra E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy food and have had the good fortune of eating at many top notch restaurants over the last few years. I have to be honest after our meal and reflecting on the visit we were both a bit disappointed and expected more. The food...More

Thank paulwacca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband arranged a surprise visit for Sunday lunch on our wedding anniversary. I had not been before so was unsure what to expect. The service was top rate from the start. All the staff were extremely professional and obliging. Their attention to detail could...More

2  Thank forteanfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Somewhere special for our anniversary and I could not have picked anywhere better. The staff were extremely professional, kind and considerate and new what they were talking about. The food was excellent, I could not find fault with any of it. I have eaten in...More

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 September 2017 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

1  Thank Colin C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 10 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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
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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$ 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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