Eastgate Cottages
Eating Out
We have highlighted some of the restaurants in the area. Remember it's our taste and you may not agree. We have a file on site with sample menus of these any many other restaurants and takeaways including details of those that welcome dogs.
Indian Food

Spice 4 U

Is very good, clean modern and bright with good food although it gets very busy at weekends. They also do takeaways. 41 Hungate, Pickering.
Tel 01751 473334.
Cilantro

Very central in the market place in Pickering.  They also do takeaways.  21 Market Place, Pickering.

Tel 01751 472233

Jinnah

Also an excellent Asian restaurant on the A64 on the way to York, about 10/12 miles but good if you are on the way back from a day out in York. Monday and Tuesday nights are buffet night which are very good value.
Tel 01904 468202
Chinese Food

The Fortune Inn

Is a very good Cantonese restaurant but quite pricey. it is located opposite the North Yorkshire Moors railway station; also does takeaways.1 Sartor House, Park Street, Pickering.
Tel 01751 476116
The Queens Head, Amotherby
A very good Cantonese restaurant in a pub. Very slightly cheaper than the Fortune Inn. It is located at Amotherby which is about 10 miles from Pickering. High Street, Amotherby.
Tel 01653 693630 - www.queensheadamotherby.co.uk
Bistro
Willowgate Bistro

Newly opened in the centre of Pickering, near the Church steps.  Traditional dishes in a relaxed atmospshere. 

Tel 01751 476300

Thai Food
Tui's, Café Bar and Restaurant
We have not visited it personally although the feedback we have had is that it has a great atmosphere and the food is good.
Tel 01653 692865
Italian Food
Figaro’s
A new Italian restaurant in Pickering, on the right hand side on the high street. Kevin and I tried it out recently and it was very good food Pasta, Pizza and what you would expect from an Italian but thought that the wine was quite pricey. 
Tel 01751 477733
Florios - Malton
Very popular well established Italian, really popular with kids. Good Pizza, pasta and a range of specials. 11 Yorkersgate, Pickering
Tel 01653 692008
Bits N Pizzas Takeaway
Up the high street and turn right into Burgate.
Tel 01751 477733
Chicos Pizzeria Takeaway
Located across the roundabout on the right hand side near the Indian Restaurant.
Tel 01751 476622

A Special Night Out

This is difficult to judge as we all like different things, but here are a couple of suggestions;

The White Swan Hotel
Is located on Pickering high street. We think it is excellent, quite “foody”. A main course costs about £15- £18 so expect to spend about £25-£30 per head, excellent food. 
Tel 01751 472288.
- www.white-swan.co.uk

The Fox and Hounds
Located at Sinnington, about three miles out of Pickering on the way to Helmsley. It has a restaurant as well as the pub food and has a very good and well deserved reputation. You really need to book though especially on weekends; it is slightly pricier than some of the pub meals but is very good.
Tel 01751 431577

The Star Inn at Harome
The Star is Michelin star rated and is very highly thought of and a favourite with the grouse shooters. Harome village is just outside Helmsley (closed for food on Sunday evenings). Must book two months in advance for Friday or Saturday night!
Tel 01439 770397

The Feversham Arms at Helmsley
We recently visited for dinner and found the food excellent although expensive. They do offer a set price menu and we would highly recommend a visit.
Tel 01439 770766

Pub Meals
Most of the pubs and Inns in the area do have food available and generally seem to be child friendly, most have kid’s menus the best ones are probably out of Pickering in the villages.

Fox and Rabbit, Lockton
Located on the main Whitby road at Lockton about 6 miles from Pickering. The pub is always busy and serves excellent food. Steak night on Tuesday is always full so you have to book.
Tel 01751 460213 - www.foxandrabbit.co.uk

The Horseshoe Inn, Levisham
The Horseshoe Inn is a family run establishment set in the peace and tranquility of Levisham village within the North York Moors National Park, about 2 miles from the A169 Whitby to Pickering road. An idyllic destination for a relaxing country break or meal. New owners: fantastic food and great atmosphere.
Tel 01751 460240 - www.horseshoelevisham.co.uk

The Buck Inn, Wrelton
Great pub food approximately 2 miles from Pickering towards Helmsley. Dogs welcome.
Tel 01751 417435

Cayley Arms in Allerston
Good for pub food it is about 6 miles on the A170 towards Scarborough on the left hand side.
Tel 01723 859338

The Moors Inn, Appleton-Le-Moors
A proper country pub with excellent food and great beer approximately 7 miles from Pickering towards Helmsley. Open seven evenings and Sunday lunchtime. No credit cards. Dogs allowed in the bar.
Tel 01751 417435

The Royal Oak at Gillamoor
Through Kirkbymoorside drive towards the Moors for about 2 miles. It does both bar meals and has a restaurant.  The food is very good, it has a varied menu with quite an interesting choice of dishes.
Tel 01751 431414

 

Fish & Chips

I suppose because of our proximity to the sea and the popularity of the dish, the fish and chips are generally very good in the area, although some are better than others.

Eastgate Fisheries
The takeaway and cafe on Eastgate is particularly good and very convenient for Eastgate cottages at Pickering, it is about a 2 minute walk along Eastgate.

The best Fish Restaurants in the area are probably in Whitby. There are two that are locally acclaimed as the best;

The Magpie Cafe www.magpiecafe.co.uk Tel 01947 602058
Trenchers www.trenchersrestaurant.co.uk Tel 01947 603212

The vote is split on which is the best. You should expect to queue but in our experience it’s well worth it. They serve the classic Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas but also a good range of other really good fish dishes and are very child friendly.

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