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“The Box Tree is class, and exudes it from its every pore!”; Simon and Rena Gueller’s “special and quirky” institution is “that very rare thing these days: a posh restaurant (jackets for men, tablecloths for tables, sculpted butter, eau de toilette in the gents, etc.) serving classic food in the French tradition... might one call it the Gavroche of the North?” Results are generally “faultless” – from Lawrence Yates’s “meticulously prepared”, “classic-style cuisine”, to the “amazing and extensive wine list (you could spend some serious money getting into very rare wine here)”, and the “wonderfully relaxed yet civilised ambience”.
“A must-visit institution that’s well worth its place amongst the country’s finest establishments”. Under Simon and Rena Gueller’s 10-year tenure this traditional icon (established in 1962) has “gone from strength to strength”, not least as regards head chef Laurence Yates’s “very accomplished” cuisine.
This landmark fine dining destination (since 1962) can seem “a little stuffy” by contemporary standards, but the “faultless” food offered by new head chef Laurence Yates is decidedly “21st century”; “not cheap… but then for a restaurant with this heritage, producing food of this quality, it shouldn’t be!”
Simon Gueller is currently chef at this cottage-y bastion of provincial fine dining (est 1962), which most reporters deem a “gem”, with “consistent” standards harking “back to the good old days”; no denying, though, that the occasional refusenik finds the style too “unadventurous” for comfort.
The Box Tree Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Almost forgot the wine to go with the dessert ... food excellent, wine choices great"
35-37 Church St, Ilkley, LS29 9DR
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lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm