Here at Willowgate Bistro we open Evenings throughout the year. In winter we open Thursday-Sunday and from Spring we start opening daily.
Tuesday by appointment only
Last orders for food are times stated.
We are happy to change our opening hours with notice to let customers enjoy their dining experience.
- Disabled Access
About Willowgate Bistro
We are situated in the heart of Pickering Historic Market town with the North Yorkshire Moors only a moment away and a traditional Steam train to take you for a adventure so once your back we have the perfect end to your day with our Family Ran Bistro offering a selection of delicious food and drinks.
We were established in 2013 after the oldest cafe in Pickering had retired and was transformed into our cosy Modern bistro that it is today.
We are a small cosy bistro with seating for 30 people. We serve homemade, locally sourced, seasonal food and cater for all food lovers. Our drinks list is well thought of to Complement our food. So come on in and enjoy our friendly, relaxed dining experience.
Just been back to the Willowgate since it re-opened after lock down. The whole experience hasn't changed - excellent in all areas, especially Customer Service. As usual the catering for my Coeliac wife ws spot on. Tables nicely socially distanced.
Really enjoyable evening, thank you.
Lovely little place. Ambience was a little lacking due to Covid restrictions, but it was good to see all guidelines were followed. Food was excellent and service from the young waitress was first class!
A lovely meal, the service was excellent and I was pleased that every covid guideline was adhered to. The young lady front of house was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our visit
Excellent food. Very attentive waitress. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Excellent meal. The food was all very tasty, especially the souffle.
food was amazing, service amazing and value for money was perfect. Loved every minute of the meal and experience.
The food and service were fantastic. Couldn't fault anything - except the guy on the next table who complained (unnecessarily in my opinion). Even then, the girl serving didn't charge him for his drinks. I'd definitely go again.
Potatoes were a bit tough to cut. Duck and a Chicken was lovely. Wine was good. Service good.
My wife and I went here for a wedding anniversary meal and it was delicious. We only managed two courses as we were stuffed. I would highly recommend the Willowgate Bistro.
Willowgate Bistro is our favourite restaurant in Pickering. Matthew, Jemma and the team there always put on a warm welcome and a great meal, and our latest visit, although under the constraints of Covid-19 precautions, did not disappoint. Beautifully cooked food, creatively presented. High quality ingredients, imaginatively combined in dishes that that tasted delicious. The place goes from strength to strength.
Excellent meal with fab service will definitely visit again.
Great to start eating out again
Excellent evening and sorry we were the only customers. People are missing a superb venue. Will be back soon.
Despite us turning up late, service was excellent and all of us, including our 2 year old daughter, had a fantastic time. Would definitely recommend
Extraordinarily good and such nice people!
Fantastic food great staff
Excellent food and service
Excellent food, cosy atmosphere and a really good menu.
Excellent as always
We had a great time! Very friendly welcome. Really impressive menu - Vegetarian and gluten-free menus were just as appealing as the general one. Everything we ate was delicious. I’ll definitely be back.
Exceptional food Attentive friendly service Definitely go again
Very tasty food, quick and attentive service and friendly staff! Thanks, I’m sure we’ll come again.
2nd visit, excellent again!
Everything about Willowgate is perfect. Fantastic food, lovely staff and great atmosphere- spot on . Cannot recommend highly enough.