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The Box Tree

Modern British

High-end cooking in a 300-year-old farmhouse. While there’s been a restaurant on this site for more than 50 years, owner-proprietor team Simon and Rena Gueller keep things firmly up to date at Ilkley’s picture-perfect Box Tree. Expect a contemporary take on classical French cooking at a restaurant which has seen famous chefs like Marco Pierre White behind the pass. The two restaurant rooms are famous for their art and antiques; this is an extremely plush Yorkshire stone farmhouse, dating back 300 years. Food – and wine – is the real draw though – and the restaurant was one of the first in the UK to be awarded a Michelin star, which has retained. Soufflés (mandarin, with milk chocolate sauce) are a signature while grand French and Italian-inspired dishes come laden with local ingredients; Yorkshire lamb cutlet with wild garlic gnocchi, chalk stream trout with a caper and parsley jus, or celery panna cota with Yorkshire fettle. Wines include buttery Soaves, Tokajis, hand-picked Spanish reds at this restaurant that exudes a sense of occasion.

  • Good for vegetarians
  • Great wine
  • Fine dining or fancy
35-37 Church Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9DR, UK
Tel: 01943 608484 www.theboxtree.co.uk Our review Read 18/20

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