Guest Reviews

We want every guest to enjoy their visit to Buon Apps and we’re proud of the overwhelmingly positive feedback we get on review sites. We’d be delighted if you too could take the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor​.

All we ask is that if you’re unhappy with any aspect of your visit to Buon Apps please do tell us while you’re still with us so we can fix it for you there and then. There’s no need to feel embarrassed or awkward; we really do want you to enjoy your time with us!


Continues To Deliver Excellence

"Went for a family re-union meal again last Saturday evening and although the place was full the service was faultless as was the food. Buon Apps have set, and look to be maintaining a standard that will be tough to equal, let alone surpass."

Dave on Trip Advisor November 2015


Italian At Its Best

"Having lived in Italy for nine years, were delighted to find this excellent Italian restaurant in such a beautiful building. Great food, friendly and efficient service. What's not to like!"

Patricia on Trip Advisor October 2015


Excellent Meal

"Travelling from Leeds to meet friends, we booked on the basis of reviews found on Trip Advisor, and we're not disappointed. We had an absolutely wonderful meal. Well worth the money, service was excellent. A gem of a restaurant. We will be back."

 Kevin on Trip Advisor November 2015


Fantastic Night

"We had a fantastic night and loved the atmosphere and decor. Thanks so much!"

Melanie via Online Reservations Feedback November 2015


It’s Been Too Long!

"It is a long time since we visited Buon Apps and after our experience on Friday we decided it has been too long! We took some friends who were visiting and we all agreed how good the whole experience was with the quality of the food leading the way. We will be back soon!"

Terry via Online Reservations Feedback November 2015


Lovely Meal

"Visited with my brother who is currently wheelchair bound and my 8 month old daughter who was very vocal :/ the staff were extremely accommodating given the circumstances and couldn't do enough to help us. We had a lovely meal and will definitely be back (minus the baby! ;) )"

Sarah via Online Reservations Feedback October 2015

  • The Observer - food critic Jay Rayner writes about Buon Apps
  • Yorkshire Evening Post – Food Critic
  • Buon Apps wins 'Best Suburban Restaurant'
  • Beverage Standards Association – 4 Cup Award 
  • The highest possible award

Beverage Standards Association – 4 Cup Award

Buon Apps cafe service ranked as one of the best in the country. 

Buon Apps, in Ilkley Road, has been awarded a rating of four cups – the second highest possible – by the Beverage Standards Association.

The accolade recognises the ‘exceptional’ standard of hot drinks provided by the restaurant, along with the quality of its service. 

H2B Magazine - Best Italian Restaurant

In June 2016 we were delighted to be awarded 'Best Italian Restaurant' by H2B Magazine.

The Observer - food critic Jay Rayner writes about Buon Apps

"The food was …”thoroughly pleasing…The mostly Italian wine list is a particular joy, being packed with the sort of Italian names which elsewhere cost north of £25 and here were being flogged for £18 a bottle."

Yorkshire Evening Post – Food Critic

“That main dining room is a masterstroke because, being on a raised floor, it just feels special. It feels like you’re being invited into a little club, an intimate space for those in the know… This isn’t clumsy Italian cuisine. Sure, many of the dishes are the usual mainstays, but they ingredients here are fresh (and invariably locally sourced) plus the execution is immaculate and the plate presentation even better.

… the service was good, the food excellent and the atmosphere first rate”

Buon Apps wins 'Best Suburban Restaurant' at Oliver Awards

Family run, Otley based Italian restaurant Buon Apps scoops the'Best Suburban Restaurant' at the Oliver Awards. Inspired by the critical weekly Oliver restaurant reviews in the Yorkshire Evening Post the annual Oliver awards, across 17 categories, acknowledge and reflect all that is good about local dining based on food, value, service and atmosphere.

Yorkshire Evening Post - Restaurant Review

"... we were certainly more than delighted to see the welcoming twinkle of lights from Buon Apps.

The Italian restaurant has been described as one of Otley’s best kept secrets – and secret it most certainly is...

I think if we had arrived ten minutes later then we might have struggled for a table without having to pre-book.

Buon Apps, which is roughly translated to “enjoy your meal”, has managed to carve a reputation as an authentic Italian restaurant.

And its success has been celebrated in past Oliver Awards."

Read the full review


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