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Willowgate Bistro

Willowgate, Pickering YO18 7BE, England
+44 1751 476300
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Willowgate, Pickering YO18 7BE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This small restaurant is a hidden gem. Situated up a side street in the beautiful North Yorkshire market town of Pickering. Old fashioned polite and attentive service from the moment you arrive coupled with with a truly inspired menu makes for a most memorable dining...More

Thank Godfrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended by some friends and must say we were not disappointed, the customer service, drinks and food were excellent. We will definitely be back next time we spend a weekend in Yorkshire

Thank paulinepooleuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all agreed it was one of the most delicious meals we have ever tasted. The waitresses, Amber and Chloe were great and the owner of the establishment made us feel as if we’ve known him for years and he was very professional. The food...More

Thank Leonie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great find, we had a fantastic meal and the service was great. Nothing to fault. A great way to spend our final night of our holiday.

Thank rachel_197340
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best find ever ! great restaurant we book every year , amazing food every mouthful delicious I have eaten in some fine dining restaurants all over London and Europe, and this is up there with them, every dish is tasty and excellent , great service...More

Thank fiona W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG what a brilliant place for our recent Anniversary Dinner. Staying in Pickering, we were advised to eat at this Bistro and were lucky to be able to reserve a table just before the Restaurant closed for a weeks much deserved break. Upon entering, we...More

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We try to book a table every year while we are at the Railway in Wartime event. We have visited for 5 years either as a couple or in groups. Every meal has been superb, with friendly service, good wine and a lovely atmosphere. It...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal recently, food was full of flavour and cooked perfectly. Our waitress, Amber looked after us all night and nothing was too much for her. The only downfall was when it came to paying there was no change left in the till,...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This quiet and unassuming bistro was a chance stop for us. We didn't expect anything unusual but were stunned by the quality of the food and the care and attention from the waitress (whose name we unfortunately didnt get). Can't recommend this small restaurant highly...More

Thank emraldsea
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to this Bistro and we found it had a lovely atmosphere with great service to match the food. The portions were just right and the cheeseboard is worth leaving room for. Thoroughly enjoyable and although dearer than some places, we...More

Thank tinyclifton
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12 April 2017|
Response from Burnardm | Reviewed this property |
As Kevin says . A pointless review on a restaurant and more of a indication of your skills as a parent. Maybe you needed to go to Macdonald's drive threw rarther than a bistro with your child.
John M
2 December 2016|
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Response from 31Foodie1987 |
Thank you for your question, yes we have. the customer who put this on was here on a steady night and the toilet floor is a very pale in colour (my stupid mistake and it will be getting changed in January) and when wet gets... More
18 July 2016|
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Response from susancrow | Reviewed this property |
No on-site parking, use parking in Market Place(free after 6pm) or public Car Park by the roundabout 200yds away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$58
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willowgate, Pickering YO18 7BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +44 1751 476300
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