Dear Guests,

Yet again, it is with regret that all your reservations have now had to be cancelled due to this latest lockdown. We are hoping to reopen on the 2nd of December subject to government guidelines.

We now have limited access remotely to our emails so unfortunately we are very restricted to what we are able to do from home, but please be assured that all reservations where a deposit has been paid will be transferred to a future booking.

We are still taking bookings for December onwards either online or via emails (we will try to respond to any queries/bookings, etc. as quickly as possible, so please bear with us).

With regards to gift vouchers that expire with in this period of quarantine, we are offering an extension of two months from the date that we reopen.

We hope you appreciate these are extreme circumstances and that we are temporarily in hibernation until this disastrous virus passes, and we would welcome your support and understanding at this difficult time and look forward to reopening to a bright and healthy future again soon.

As soon as we have an opening date we will contact you in order to rebook you in to redeem any vouchers or deposits.

Thank you again for all your support in helping us successfully get back up and running, we look forward to seeing you and doing it all over again.

Stay Safe.

The Box Tree

JOIN US THIS CHRISTMAS

We have the perfect Christmas gift waiting for you.

Do you know someone who would love to be a chef?

The 'chef for a day' voucher enables you to spend a day in the life of a chef and be put through your paces and see how a multi award winning restaurant kitchen works , then return in the evening and taste the fruits of your labour dining in the restaurant.

Prefer not to do the work?

Why not purchase a gourmand gift voucher, a delicious 6 courses tasting menu accompanied with our sommeliers favourites.

Also available are monetary value gift vouchers £25, £50 & £100

For those last minute stocking fillers our vouchers are also instantly downloadable

It soon will be Christmas party season

We have two private dining rooms seating from 14 to 22 the perfect venue for hosting your Christmas get-together with menu prices starting from £38

ABOUT US

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Our Heritage

The Box Tree is one of the oldest buildings in Ilkley. Originally a Yorkshire stone farmhouse dating from 1720, home to a generation of gentleman farmers from Denton, the house subsequently bought by businessman, Septimus Wray – the owner of the Bridge House Gardens. This period saw the property developed for business and it was in the late nineteenth century that box trees were first planted in the front garden and thus became known as Box Tree House. During later years the Box Tree became both an antique shop and a tearoom, before the potential for a fine restaurant in Ilkley was recognised.

Opened in 1962 by Malcolm Reid and Colin Long, the Box Tree quickly became the North’s most successful restaurant, with two Michelin stars to its name. Without exception, the Box Tree featured in every good food guide as renowned chefs Michael Truelove, Edward Denny and the more contemporary Marco Pierre White each made their mark on the menus and the history of the restaurant. More currently Simon and Rena Gueller have worked hard to reposition this restaurant and are themselves forging ahead in the story of the Box Tree.

The box tree is an Award-Winning restaurant

An iconic restaurant set in a charming sandstone cottage, with a plush, antique-furnished lounge and two luxurious dining rooms; it celebrated 50 years in 2012. Cooking is refined and skilful, with a classical French base, and dishes are light and delicate. Only the best ingredients are used.

OUR KEY TEAM

Recognition & Rewards

  • 2019 - 2020

    Hardens UK Top 100 Restaurants

  • 2019 - 2020

    Three AA Rosettes

  • 2019

    Good Food Guide 6/10

  • 2018

    Good Food Guide 6/10

  • 2017 - 2018

    Three AA rosettes

  • 2015 - 2016

    AA Notable Wine list

  • 2015

    Good Food Guide 6/10

  • 2013

    Top 50 Good Food Guide

  • 2007

    County Restaurant of the year Good Food Guide

  • 2006

    Egon Ronay 2 Star

  • 2019 - 2020

    AA Notable Wine List

  • 2019

    Oliver Awards Best Fine Dining Restaurant

  • 2018 - 2019

    Three AA Rosettes

  • 2017 - 2018

    AA notable wine list

  • 2016

    Oliver Awards – best fine dining

  • 2015 - 2016

    Three AA Rosettes

  • 2015 - 2016

    Oliver awards best fine dining & outstanding contribution

  • 2010

    Yorkshire Life Restaurant of the year

  • 2007

    Egon Ronay 2 Star