Willowgate Bistro

Willowgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire , United Kingdom, YO187BE
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Here at Willowgate Bistro we open Evenings throughout the year. In winter we open Thursday-Sunday and from Spring we start opening daily.
Monday 5pm-9pm
Tuesday by appointment only
Wednesday 5pm-9pm
Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday 5pm-9pm
Saturday 5pm-9pm
Sunday 5pm-9pm
Last orders for food are times stated.
We are happy to change our opening hours with notice to let customers enjoy their dining experience.

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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.

Cuisine: Bistro
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Beautifully cooked and presented food in a cosy atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Starter excellent deserts good main course a little disappointing

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Very tasty and well presented food

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Excellent evening for both food quality and service. If I need to be picky perhaps the decor could be updated.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

We always love to stop over in Pickering on our way to Whitby and make a point of booking in at Willowgate as an extra treat!

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

This was our second visit to Willowgate Bistro, having enjoyed a fantastic evening with friends when we were last in the area. Beautiful, high quality food with outstanding service. We have eaten out in every restaurant and gastro pub in the area over the years and Willowgate Bistro is a true hidden gem. Don't be fooled by it's humble exterior, you will not be disappointed! It was very quiet when we were there on a Friday evening. It should be fully booked out every night it is open - it really is that good!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Our party ordered the souffle starter and the pigeon and black pudding starter, they were both delicious. Our mains of salmon with winter veggies and lobster sauce was very filling and tasty as was the second main of chicken supreme. This sounds very ordinary but was served beautifully and was delicious. Well cooked, well served food. The atmosphere was scored lower because a party was in and were having a good time but drowned out our conversation of 2 people. Ces't lla vie. Lovely place, please visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Glad we managed to get booked here...

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

We had a lovely evening at Willowgate Bistro The food was presented and cooked to perfection Nice choices on the wine list too We will definitely be coming back

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A delightful meal last Wednesday evening. Well served and beautifully presented. Would return on next visit to Pickering.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Made very welcome and service was excellent, the starters were very good and the mains were very well presented but the salmon dish I had was too busy, too many flavours that didn't really complement each other, and the plates were cold, sorry I couldn't be more positive!!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Thank you for a wonderful meal, we've been to Pickering several times and always visit Willowgate Bistro, the food and service are top class

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Very warm welcome and delicious food. Will definitely return if staying in the area again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Excellent speed of response to on line booking request. Fantastic meal. Excellent service. Thoroughly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great food, excellent service and nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Fabulous meal, wine and service. Will be back next time in Pickering

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Perfect place to celebrate my fathers 80th Birthday . Food was exceptional, staff/ owners were fabulous. Couldn’t recommend highly enough. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Enjoyed our night at the Bistro. We booked online earlier in the year to come when on holiday in Pickering. The service was fantastic, friendly and professional. Food was excellent. Would recommend here to anyone wanting something special.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Delicious food in a friendly and welcoming restaurant. A good choice of food, including vegetarian. Restaurant is nice and warm. What lovely staff, one of the best restaurants I've been too.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Great sophisticated food and would highly recommend this bistro to anyone visiting Pickering

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Delicious food, always very accommodating to any special dietary needs

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Visited On Thursday, 03 October 2019

A very enjoyable evening, as always. Great food delivered in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Good size portions. Friendly service. Beautifully cooked prawns and the lambs liver and bacon was lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Why only 5 stars, at least 6 would be the right number. Everything is far above average, the location, the service and for sure the menue. We have been there for my 65. birthday - and the day couln't end better. Good to know that such gems are still around.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Only slight criticism is that it could do with more variety on the menu. Otherwise very nice place to eat out - would recommend.

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