Why Choose Willowgate Bistro?
Here at Willowgate Bistro in Pickering we pride ourselves on fantastic food and a great selection of wines, spirits and other drinks available for you to pick and choose from. We hope that you enjoy a beautiful meal in a relaxed atmosphere with your guests and our friendly team.
We opened our Bistro in 2013 and changed it from a café called “Concord café” into the bistro it is today. We have enjoyed every moment in transforming this 30 year old café into a modern and relaxed bistro in the heart of Pickering Town Centre.
We have put our heart into making our dreams come alive with exciting menus and wine for you to try and sample. We love to see our customers enjoy what we have to offer them which is what we have always wanted to achieve. We have a fantastic team who help us from family, friends to our brilliant staff all of whom we are very thankful for.
Matthew proprietor and head chef, along with me Gemma proprietor and front of house, are a husband and wife team who come up with a fantastic range of menus every few months to ensure that we only use locally sourced and the freshest ingredients available to excite and tingle everyone’s taste buds.
We are very happy to say that since we have opened we have reached number #3 on tripadvisor for restaurants in North Yorkshire and we are still at Number #1 for Pickering so a huge Thank You to all our customers who have taken time to write us a review this really does mean a lot to us that you are enjoying our Food and Drink.
We have a fabulous selection of 19 different wines, champagne and prosecco from around the world to accompany our great dishes as well as other drinks available, for example our Pickering’s Gin or Harrogate Sparkling Water, Black Sheep and Ginger Beer.
We always provide a selection of Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menus along with a Children’s Menu, which are all available alongside our Evening Menu every night.
We can also order in certain foods with a few days notice we can arrange for Lobsters, Crabs, Fillet Steaks and more for your booking to make your evening more special just ask us we are more then happy to help.
In the summer months we are open from 4.00pm with our Early Bird Menu, which gives fantastic food at great prices for those that like to eat earlier or for families who would like a healthy homemade meal after a busy day!
If you have a Birthday or Anniversary or other occasion coming up and would like something a special organising, we can arrange flowers, balloons, banners, cakes and even arrange different menus and drinks for your special night, just ask us we are more then happy to help.
**Thursdays is our Steak Night Deal, this is two Sirloin Steaks 8-10oz* with Onion Rings, Chips, Tomato and Mushroom with a choice of Peppercorn, Blue Cheese or Diane Sauce and a bottle of house wine for £40.00 per couple.
*(weight of steak is before cooking)
**Please note Steak Deal only runs between September- end of May.
We are currently at number 1 on trip adviser for Pickering and we are in the top 20 restaurants for North Yorkshire for restaurants to dine in, which we are over the moon about.
We work very hard to make sure you enjoy your experience with us at Willowgate and we hope you will join us to sample our beautiful homemade food soon.
Small and perfectly formed, we are both food lovers and have both worked in catering, having been trained to a reasonable level we hopefully understand good service and good food. To say that we walked away super impressed is an understatement.
A really welcoming, lovely place. The home made tapenade was beautiful and the bread was warm and fluffy. Delicious perfectly cooked scallops and then a piece of belly pork that was so tender.
A fantastic family run restaurant. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was delightful! Pickering we found to be quite a sleepy town but it is an excellent gateway to experience all of the Yorkshire Moors and this was undoubtedly the shining light of out stay.