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Box Tree
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Ranked #5 of 106 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 41 - US$ 96
Cuisines: European, French, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

What an amazing restaurant from the wonderful staff, ambiance, and the most amazing food.
We will definitely be back when we are in the area again.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Made our first visit to the Box Tree with our fellow Michelin munchers on Saturday night and I have to say, we all had a ball. Lovely warm welcome and pre dinner bubbles downstairs before going upstairs for the main event.

Firstly, I must say it's nice to dine in a restaurant that's not had as many tables squeezed/shoehorned into the dining area as possible. Here, the search for maximum profit seems to be subordinate to diners comfort. Bravo.

We all decided to go for menu gourmand, which was superb throughout, and went with the well judged sommelier's choice wine pairing. The service was exemplary throughout, polite and eager to please, unobtrusive yet slick.

A wonderful night at a splendid restaurant.

1  Thank Properlush
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A lovely fine dining restaurant, with a cosy and calming atmosphere. Ideal after a long drive and more importantly a very warm welcome from the manager on arrival. Not at all stuck up. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. One word of caution, read the desert menu carefully in case you are expecting an apple tart instead of a fangipane.

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2  Thank GTofSurrey
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic experience and food to rave about. Lovely dining room, with a big open fire, super service. Everything we ate was just perfect. Would go back tomorrow.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We were on a weekend of eating our way around Yorkshire and obviously the Box Tree was a must.
The actual house/restaurant is very traditional if not a little old fashioned but with that goes comfort and warmth.
It goes without saying the staff were 100% attentive and charming.
The food was spectacular in both the way it was presented but also the taste. Imaginative combinations of food beautifully served... every single dish on the 6 course tasting menu was completely delicious.
It is a little formal and perhaps a little old fashioned but just enjoy and be looked after whilst being served scrumptious food.
A special mention must go to Andrew the General Manager, charming and so professional every Michelin Star restaurant should have an ‘Andrew’ he honestly made our evening complete. Thank you.

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