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.
Fabulous food in a cosy, clean restaurant. The waitress and the owners were so friendly and welcoming. It was a wonderful dining experience and definitely one to repeat. Great value for money too. There was nothing to fault
Excellent food and friendly efficient service thank you.
A wonderful evening. Everything was perfect. It was hard to choose from the menu as it all looked so delicious and we weren't disappointed. The food was exceptional and far better than some of the famous chef meals we've had in London. We were made to feel very welcome and time was taken to choose the wine, with samples to taste. It was one of the best meals we have ever had and really made our holiday. We will be back.
Fantastic meal at the Willowgate Bistro. Super service and even better food. Can’t wait to go back and try some other choices from the menu. Starter, main and desert so tasty!
Lovely admosphere .Kind waitressing.Nice food: Couldn't fault the lamb livers and the salmon dish!!
this was our best meal of our holiday and the food was superb and the home made chocolates a lovely touch to the end of the evening. Do hope all goes well over the ongoing Covid times, you deserve to flourish and testament that you are fully booked.
Excellent food. Steak was absolutely yummy. Good choice of food within a set menu.
We had a very nice dinner and our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food was good quality and the wine was perfect with our steaks. Thank you for a very enjoyable last evening of our stay in Pickering.
The food, and service was excellent, Due to restrictions the numbers in the restaurant were low which didn't help the atmosphere but not your fault. Good value for money.
Another excellent meal, highly recommend.
Excellent food however its a bit on the expensive side.
We were again thoroughly pleased with our experience at Willowgate, having visited several times including whilst on our honeymoon. The food was varied in choice and very tasty as ever and portions generous, thankfully we had just enough room for the delicious puddings. If anything you could have slightly less on the plate and still be very satisfied and happy with the price. Service excellent, warm and smiley, the gap between courses suited us perfectly. The atmosphere is simple, quiet enough for conversation, relaxed, unfussy. A real favourite for us whenever we visit Pickering.
Great food and service, Glad we made the effort to book in advance
A delight. Could not fault food or service.
An excellent ripaste for my wife and I. Excellent service an a wonderful experience.
Our absolute favourite restaurant. Had a wonderful meal again on Friday. Can't recommend this bestro enough the food is to die for. We'll be returning very soon!
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.