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.
Great meal last night at Willowgate, food came out quickly and all 4 of us had a really tasty meal. I asked for some changes to my meal which were happily accommodated and Gemma is a very friendly attentive host - will continue to eat here in the future, thanks!
The food was delicious and amazing. Impressive menu and drink selection. A warm, relaxing ambiance to the bistro. Brilliant and friendly service. I highly recommend anyone to come here for an evening meal as you wont be disappointed.
We had a wonderful meal at Willowgate Bistro - we'll be back next time we're in Pickering :)
We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday there and I'm glad we did because it was the best meal I have had out in ages! Very friendly staff too who were extremely attentive and polite. Would definitely like to go again.
2nd time back here with my wife and it is exceptional all round.
I cannot recommend this place enough. Great food and service. A lovely little gem
Absolutely beautiful evening for my birthday, lovely relaxed atmosphere, incredible food and fabulous service. We were so impressed
Fantastic bistro fab food however next visit smaller portion for me please.great atmosphere considering the circumstances the country is in plus War Weekend cancelled which didn't help.Staff brill. Been here b4.
Outstanding as usual. Lovely friendly service in a relaxed environment, definately one to repeat. Thank you
We both had three courses and it was all delicious. The blue cheese souffle for starter was so tasty and I was impressed that there was a separate vegetarian menu. It had three choices for each course and all the main courses sounded very interesting. I had the sweet potato tian and it was very good.
Vegetarian option what you always hope for and never get delicious. Steak also excellent .good choice of desserts and drinks. We both enjoyed the experience thanks
Disappointed to get 2 glasses of sparkling water rather than the bottle we were expecting. The belly pork starter was lovely but had a layer of gristle at the bottom of it which wasn’t nice. Rest of food was good. Drink prices are expensive compared to other places.
Fabulous food and great service. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Lovely place, great food, great value for money
I took my partner to Willowgate Bistro for his birthday and I am so glad I did! The service was fantastic and they couldn’t do enough for us. The food was superb and beautifully presented! Cannot recommend this place enough! Thank you for a wonderful evening
Lovely restaurant. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Coping with covid restrictions very well. Had a lovely evening.
Wonderfully delicious food,; attentive but not overzealous service. A lovely evening. .
Very good restaurant and a little bit different, fully booked and people turned away on a Thursday evening. The young couple work very hard to keep the restaurant open. Will return when next in the area.
A lovely meal with great friendly service
Excellent in all aspects, tasty food, great service.We had a very enjoyable evening.
Everything about our visit to the bistro was excellent. The service was first class and the food excellent. Would have loved to have tried the desserts as they looked awesome but were too full from the previous courses.
Will certainly dine again with you next time we are in Pickering
We had a fabulous time at Willowgate. The service was friendly and professional and the quality and presentation of the food was exceptional. I would highly recommend it.
Lovely meal at the end of our week in Pickering. Tapenade and chocolates both complementary were a nice touch. Wines were good quality for the money too.
Hi Gemma Thanks fir a lovely meal last night we really enjoyed our time with you and the food was delicious. We felt really comfortable with all your Covid measures in place. Wishing you all the best for the future. Kind regards Maria