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Box Tree Restaurant

4.8
4.8
974 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European

Please note we now only offer a tasting menu for dinner reservations.

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 favorites such as Roast Sea Scallops, Celeriac Puree, White Truffle Oil and one of our impressive signature Soufflés

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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Booked 9 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01943 608484

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Simon Gueller

  • Catering

    Yorkshire's Premier Outside Caterer<br />With over 20 years experience and three Michelin starred restaurants under his belt Executive Chef Simon Gueller and the team here .

  • Neighborhood

    Ilkley

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the main town car park situated just behind the restaurant. It is £1 from 6.00pm onwards.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 974 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • Yorkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • Yorkshire

    Special Occasion

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • West Yorkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Yorkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • West Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • West Yorkshire

    Special Occasion

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  1. t

    terryc

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every celebration - our first choice... And this time with friends. If you can afford it, do it...

  2. JF

    JohnF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, tried the taster menus , will definitely be back

  3. IM

    IvorMorton

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food quality, variety, service and ambience all exceptional. Definitely on our list to repeat asap.

  4. BT

    BiscuitTin

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tasting menu was excellent. Would definitely go again.

  5. AM

    AshleyM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable service alongside the reputable food. Overall we loved the experience and I’m in the good books for choosing it.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place for a chilled Sunday lunch.

  7. AT

    AdamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very friendly staff who were attentive and very nice food

  8. t

    terryc

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply outstanding as always. Food flavours and presentation are Michelin standard

  9. AB

    AudreyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect ambience to enjoy a superb meal . Great staff and ,service . Heartily recommend .

  10. KS

    KathrynS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    We had the tasting menu with accompanying wine. The food was excellent, however we felt it was all a bit rushed. We had barely finished one course (and not finished the wine) when the next course and wine arrived. We felt there was too much wine for the food and ended up quite drunk by the end which we didn’t want! The whole place needs updating from a point of view of decor. All that said, it was an experience and the food was excellent.

  11. P

    Pedlinpenguin

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch, fantastic staff, faultless . ……………..

  12. W

    Wilmart

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good deserves to get its Michelin star back soon

  13. s

    shirl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    It is some time since we last visited the Box Tree before Friday but the quality of service and food is as we remember it, excellent. However, whilst we enjoyed the menu we were a little dismayed at the new system of only offering a set menu. We had hoped to bring our Goddaughter for a 50th birthday meal but she does not share our catholic taste in food and would not have found the set menu to her taste. I could only recommend the Box Tree with the proviso that you get what you get!

  14. BE

    BevE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Gorgeous vegetarian food paired with lovely wines.

  15. JT

    JeremyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb in all respects. Well deserved reputation for excellence and a delight to chat to the owner and hear a little of their amazing journey to Michelin Stardom. I though the desserts were nothing short of sensational and I’m not a reviewer given to such turns of phrase. Get it on your bucket list!

  16. RG

    RichardG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed our experience. Good was fantastic and service really great.

  17. KD

    KDAS40

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Nouvelle cuisine now a little dated, perhaps. Canape: exceptional-crisp filo with colourful, tasty filling ; Marmite butter and solid soda bread-novel but added little to the meal other than a topic of conversation; starter-a mini-kaleidoscope of micro-dots, shavings and cubes, hardly worth all the effort taken to produce it; Confit of duck-melted in the mouth but was essentially under-seasoned and tasteless; cassoulet of Morteau sausage i.e. three white beans with no evidence of sausage but pureed potatoes with miniature, crisp slivers of something were excellent perhaps they were the sausage. The sable was superb despite Italian meringue elements lacking any external crunch. The gentlemen serving were charming, attentive, knowledgeable and a credit to the establishment. The patisserie chef was demonstrably very skilled and produced delicious confections. Overall an enjoyable experience.

  18. SP

    SarahP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I haven’t been to the Box Tree for a while but I will definitely be returning. The staff were amazing (fitting us in when I’d booked the wrong date!) and very attentive and the food was absolutely fantastic. Everything cooked to perfection. We went for the Sunday lunch and I thought it was great value. Will definitely be returning. Thank you!

  19. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday lunch. Lovely experience and great food

  21. HE

    HEATHERL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect faultless food and service would highly recommend Thank you

  22. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We went for lunch on a Saturday. Delicious three course meal, good value for the very high standard of food.

  23. IT

    IlkleyTim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great to be back at one of our favourite restaurants! A few changes due to COVID but excellent food and service as always. It also felt a little more modern than pre-lockdown.

  24. SO

    SuzanneO

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food beautifully presented in a lovely ambiance. The staff were lovely and could not have been more hospitable

  25. DM

    DoreenM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second visit to this lovely little restaurant & we weren’t disappointed The tasting menu was excellent and our grateful thanks to Sommelier Didier whose knowledge of wines is endless! Also thanks to Emma who looked after us, her friendly & helpful attitude make our dining experience super

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Took my partner to the Box Tree for his birthday, where we enjoyed the tasting menu. Amazing food and excellent service. Staff were very knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. Would definitely recommend.

  27. RA

    RichardA

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and service apart from the sommelier who would not accept that my wife wanted the white wine colder. He was rather blunt and rude.

  28. RE

    REVIN

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    We went for Sunday Lunch, & enjoyed 3 courses of delicious, superb quality food, beautifully presented. Service was what we would expect from The Box Tree - attentive but unobtrusive. The only thing that slightly spoiled the experience was the attire of people at a nearby table. One woman had brought a change of shoes & whilst she wore the smart, but presumably uncomfortable-to-walk-in pair, her Converse style pumps, blue with white plastic trim, were strewn in the corner next to her, making the place look untidy - out of sight to her party, but glaringly obvious to me. Similarly, a male member of the same party was wearing flip-flops. While I understand that dress codes have been relaxed, I'm wondering if perhaps things have relaxed a little too much & even an establishment such as this will end up losing it's 'special' sense of occasion and will instead have the same feel as any of the many, at best mediocre, high street chains serving chicken & various fast foods.

  29. MS

    MandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delicious lunch served in a quiet calm atmosphere by waiters who struck the perfect balance between friendliness and formality. What’s not to like?

  30. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Top notch food , not over complicated, great combination of flavours

  31. T

    Tommo1954

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    WE had a very nice afternoon @ The Box Tree. only issue was the staff rushing us to our table. we had arrived a little early after driving from Halifax. as we were hoping to have a drink before going to our table. whether it was due to COVID restrictions we don't know. once seated we had a fabulous afternoon, service very good, food great. be back to sample the evening menu.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the first moment we stepped through the door you were

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food and good sized portions. Soufflé better than London Michelin starred restaurants. Would highly recommend.

  34. KM

    KarenM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing evening for me and my husband, from walking in to walking out the service was absolutely first class along with the outstanding food. We will definitely visit again.

  35. L

    Lovelygirl

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It had taken some time for us to come together as a group of 4. With that in mind, we had lots of special reasons for this celebration meal and we were delighted all round. Super experience and can highly recommend the wine pairings with the taster menu.

  36. p

    pauld

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Faultless service excellent food & wine pairing. Wonderful experience

  37. H

    Hils31

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food which looked stunning and tasted even better. Service was efficient, unobtrusive and friendly. The wine package gave us some of the nicest wines we have ever tasted, especially the dessert wine which was perfect with the amazing raspberry souffle.

  38. GH

    GeoffH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food great place staff fantastic have booked to go back

  39. JW

    JaneW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As delightful as I remembered. Good quality was of the highest and service was excellent. All courses were cooked to perfection.

  40. MH

    MaggieH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful, place, excellent service and the food was as food as any Michelin star restaurant I've eaten in

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Box Tree Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 974 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Box Tree Restaurant

35 - 37 Church Street Ilkley Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9DR

  • Neighborhood

    Ilkley

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the main town car park situated just behind the restaurant. It is £1 from 6.00pm onwards.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Simon Gueller

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01943 608484

  • Catering

    Yorkshire's Premier Outside Caterer<br />With over 20 years experience and three Michelin starred restaurants under his belt Executive Chef Simon Gueller and the team here .

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