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When Simon Gueller took over the Box Tree in the autumn of 2004, everyone nodded approvingly. If anyone could reverse the ailing fortunes of one of the North’s greatest restaurants, he could. With
a menu that updates French classics, delivering roast tranche of foie gras with lentil and pancetta veloute, best end of English lamb, fricassee globe artichokes, jus roti and white truffle oil for
mains, and hot prune and armagnac souffle with its own ice cream for dessert, it’s not surprising that in January 2005 Michelin promptly awarded the Box Tree a Michelin star.
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If you find yourself on the hunt for fine food up north you could do a lot worse than arranging to visit The Box Tree. This old West Yorkshire farmhouse in Ilkley was where Marco Pierre White started out and he has now returned to contribute to the finest dining experience for miles around and which holds a coveted Michelin star.
The building has been well restored to give a relaxed and cosy ambience, and you can sink into the comfy armchairs whilst enjoying an aperitif and looking through the tempting menu... More from My Friends Recommend »
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Address:35-37 Church Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire LS29 9DR