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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants
Reviews (896)
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All reviews scallops duck steak pudding cheesecake cooked to perfection blue cheese front of house service was excellent lovely meal birthday meal gluten free booked a table well worth a visit excellent value for money gemma tapenade
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I have just had a fabulous meal at Willowgate Bistro. We are on a child free mini break ! The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. The food is superb. My partner had slow cooked pork starter followed by pan fried duck. I...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here on our last trip to the area a few years back. The food then was reliable bistro cooking and so it was this time. Bread came first. Nothing particularly noteworthy here. Except for the finely chopped green olives – a tapenade if...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Pickering or sourounding area make sure you book a table one evening. A lovely Bistro with a ltd but superb menu. Great people really frendly staff and a great chef. The food is top class and quality. You wont be dissapointed....More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Set in this beautiful little town, this bistro is a gem. Great cooking, interesting menu, very friendly staff and some wonderful touches like home baked bread and homemade chocolates. The duck was fantastic, as was the blueberry panna cotta.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went recently with my husband for an evening meal. The food was cooked well, but the portions, particularly of the starters, were small. Not really fair when the charge was a straightforward £30 for two courses. The service was very slow. It also felt...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From stepping in to leaving the Bistro there was such a warm welcome. The bistro was modern, very clean and just big enough not to lose the personal touch. The food was so good and prepared very quickly, definitely recommend! Hopefully we’ll be back at...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another excellent experience at the Willowgate Bistro. Matthew and Gemma have worked so hard to enable this fantastic small business to reopen after the pandemic. The redecoration and re styling works really well. The place has a lovely ambience, the freshly cooked food is delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited while staying in Pickering last week. We were very impressed with the menu and initially service was slow but once we had ordered our drinks and food came promptly. It was very busy and staff were obviously under pressure. However, the food made...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting Willowgate Bistro for my girlfriend’s birthday. We were slightly late arriving however after a quick telephone call the team were more than happy to accommodate us a little later than booked. I was delighted on arrival to see they’d...More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a meal at Willowgate Bistro for my partner’s birthday during a weekend away just outside Pickering. Upon booking, I made them aware my partner was vegan in the hope there would be something on the menu for her on the date we went...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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KevinB913
12 April 2017|
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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.
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John M
2 December 2016|
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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
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nedna2015
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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Willowgate Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5