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.
Very friendly staff clean premises and wonderful food
Really beautiful food and so nice to have good vegan options! Everything was delicious and the staff very polite and friendly.
enjoyed our meal
We had a lovely meal and the service was excellent. The chocolate treat at the end was divine. Trying to book again before the end of our holiday.
Lovely place nice food didn't feel rushed,, 3rd time eating here each time very good
Nice place, delicious food, excellent service! we had a very pleasant evening.
Always book here when in the area always good service and excellent food would definitely recommend
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Excellent service.
Once again great food with great friendly staff and we will definitely be returning next time we are in pickering 😊
The smell of fish hit me as I walked in to the bistro. The atmosphere was not good and it's not very private with the tables being so close together, you can listen to others and their conversations very easily. Just a little bit of overkill with the waiting staff. No sooner had one waitress asked if everything was OK another one asked the same. Saying that the food was very good and would recommend your Bistro as a fine play to eat and reasonably priced.
Food and drinks were amazing Atmosphere was a little lacking very brightly lit no background music but the food more than made up for this 1 of the three young girls serving was very good the other 2 were polite and well mannered but you could see the lack of experience slouching over counter and leaving first girl to do most of work and explaining of menu
Excellent restaurant for food drink and customer service. We had steak and liver and bacon dishes and both were well cooked and tasty. This is a restaurant that knows what it is doing.
Our eating venue of choice every trip to Pickering
Interesting menu, we really enjoyed our meals. Not cheap but a good choice for a treat, and happy to pay a bit more for good food. Like the fact that it comes with extras - homemade bread and tapenade, and a chocolate!
Superb food - the smoked duck starter was cooked to perfection & the ham hock was wonderful. There was plenty of food for both the liver & bacon & chicken mains; so much so that it was touch & go whether there was room for desert! However the sticky toffee pudding was lovely & light & the ice cream was to die for. Wonderfully attentive service.
Loved it. Felt like the only decent restaurant in Pickering
Awesome meal. Best steak we've had for quite some time. Sticky toffee pudding gloriously light and fabulous. Wine list reasonably priced. We'll be back next time we're in the area.
An enjoyable meal, in lovely surroundings. The serving staff were very attentive and very aware of possible allergies.
Another wonderful meal at Willowgate. We can not fault this little gem of a Bistro - the food is delicious and the staff are welcoming and very friendly. We highly recommend a visit.
We were made to feel really welcome and everyone enjoyed their meal. my unwillingness to allow onions to be part of my meal was honoured and unlike some restaurants the peppercorn sauce was freshly prepared rather than bought in bulk . Not our first visit and definitely not the last.
Excellent food + Excellent cooking + Excellent service = a great evening!
Visiting Pickering for the weekend , my husband and I searched the reviews and were impressed with what we read about Willowgate Bistro. We therefore booked a table and were not disappointed . The food was excellent and the service very special . Being a coeliac is always a problem when eating out , but every care was taken to make sure I had the correct food. As soon as I sat down the waitress asked if I was the one who was gluten free - that is what I call service !
Our first visit to the Bistro and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great food and excellent service. We will definitely return