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Willowgate Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
US$6 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
European, British
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful eatery this is, in the pretty market town of Pickering. We booked for Christmas Eve and it’s probably one of the best meals we’ve had outdoors. The friendly service ( with a smile) was excellent and the ambience was perfect. We can’t...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KnaresboroughLass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked willowgate for my husbands birthday this week and were the only ones in it being the first Monday in January. We still got top notch service and superb quality food. I re-read my first review of the willowgate and found that everything still applies....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carpip186346
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I spent NYE here and were treated to a wonderful meal with superb service. The food was lovely (a good selection on the menu) and excellent value wines, this place ticked all the boxes for us. Will definitely make a return visit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SukiJim
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We stayed in Pickering for a Family Birthday and the Willowgate Bistro was highly recommended to us by Ashley and Al, owners of the 17 Burgate Hotel, the food was amazing really delicious as was the service would definitely visit there again next time we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FBecks64
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

16 of us including 6 children aged 4 to 11 and a very small baby as well. We pre ordered from the Christmas menu and the owners/chef were very flexible and accommodating. Things were noisy and lively but staff coped without any fuss. The wine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 334grahamf
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

9 of us noisy cousins enjoyed a suburb meal at this excellent little restaurant. Fabulous bread with tapenade, delicious starters, mains, puddings and cheese boards. Good wine, friendly service and even a demonstration of apple carving. We couldn’t have been made more welcome and all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JackieDarby
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

On a wet and windy Monday we didn't expect the bistro to be open but luckily it was! There was a warm welcome and a good choice of dishes; the food was beautifully cooked and the wine was excellent. Would definitely recommend this restaurant &...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Anne O
Reviewed 17 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Godfrey C
Reviewed 12 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paulinepooleuk
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Leonie S
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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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