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.
Beautifully cooked and presented food in a cosy atmosphere.
Starter excellent deserts good main course a little disappointing
Very tasty and well presented food
Excellent evening for both food quality and service. If I need to be picky perhaps the decor could be updated.
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!
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!
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.
Glad we managed to get booked here...
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
A delightful meal last Wednesday evening. Well served and beautifully presented. Would return on next visit to Pickering.
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!!
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
Very warm welcome and delicious food. Will definitely return if staying in the area again.
Excellent speed of response to on line booking request. Fantastic meal. Excellent service. Thoroughly recommend
Great food, excellent service and nice atmosphere.
Fabulous meal, wine and service. Will be back next time in Pickering
Perfect place to celebrate my fathers 80th Birthday . Food was exceptional, staff/ owners were fabulous. Couldn’t recommend highly enough. Thank you
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.
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.
Great sophisticated food and would highly recommend this bistro to anyone visiting Pickering
Delicious food, always very accommodating to any special dietary needs
A very enjoyable evening, as always. Great food delivered in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Good size portions. Friendly service. Beautifully cooked prawns and the lambs liver and bacon was lovely.
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.