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.
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.
Only slight criticism is that it could do with more variety on the menu. Otherwise very nice place to eat out - would recommend.
Excellent meal here yesterday. The food was cooked to perfection and the service friendly and attentive. Wish we lived nearer!
The best food in Pickering
Amazing food and good service.
Excellent venue to have an evening meal. Friendly and polite staff, superb food = an evening well spent!
Excellent meal in a friendly atmosphere. Great value for money, delicious well cooked food
I have no idea how you produce such a large menu so well with such a small kitchen. Thank you for the fantastic meal.
Food quality poor. Atmosphere mediocre. Price average too poor. Service was acceptable too good.
Great meal and great service, very friendly atmosphere and a definite place to visit for an evening meal when visiting Pickering.
We had a very tasty meal,service was exceptional.
A warm welcome from friendly and helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere. A good choice of locally produced food, beautifully cooked and well presented. Good drinks menu. An ideal venue for a special occasion.
Two excellent meals during my short stay in Pickering in Aug 19. Attentive service without being intrusive. Thoroughly recommended.
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.