Not only is Ilkley one of the most stunning cities in West Yorkshire and the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it’s also home to The Box Tree, a two-Michelin star restaurant. The old spa town was named the best place to live in the North and Northeast by The Times this year.
Known for its proximity to picturesque stone buildings, high-end cafes and restaurants, and countryside, the town has an impressive collection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, including a branch of the famous Betty’s tearooms.
At The Box Tree, which opened in 1962 in one of the oldest buildings in town, customers can try delicious dishes while enjoying the historic building and antique decor. A Sunday lunch is also offered at the restaurant, where the lunch menu is served for £45 for three dishes or a full set dinner for £90 per person.