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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 (0)1434 609943
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Ranked #1 of 72 restaurants in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $56
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated opposite Hexham swimming pool on Gilesgate, Bouchon Bistrot serves straightforward country style French cuisine, including daily specials in the evening. Born in the Loire Valley and having plenty of experience from working in Michelin starred restaurants throughout France, the owner of Bouchon Bistrot is an expert when it comes to traditional country cooking in France. The culinary delights of the French countryside have now been brought to the North of England and are served in Bouchon Bistrot at reasonable prices. Sample tasty starters such as Pork Terrine with herb salad, followed by delicious main courses including Roasted Skate Wing with beurre noisette and capers. With each dish prepared and cooked in a simple fashion, Bouchon Bistrot is the ideal spot to enjoy an informal and family-friendly dining atmosphere in the heart of Hexham.
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85% Recommend
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved the atmosphere. Staff were friendly and service was excellent. Food was delicious - I loved the scallops and also the monkfish cheeks. We were all happy with our choices and were impressed with the wine. Cheeseboard was great with some unusual cheeses all in perfect condition. Bill was reasonable especially compared to some of our more local restaurants in... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I like food, I'm very fussy an will send back a poor meal, especially if expensive, I've walked out and not paid before so it's like I'm a pushover. I truly don't understand the negative reviews this place gas received. We arrived 30 mins early and were seated straight away, drinks offered immediately, orders taken when I called the maitre'd... More

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Otterburn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have dined here many times over recent years ,normally the set menu option . On Thursday 17th we had mackerel mousse to start Delicious then Steak Frits wonderful

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We have had a great lunch today to celebrate our daughter graduation. It is often difficult to select a restaurant to satisfy different generations but Bouchon has become our restaurant of choice when celebrating a birthday, Mothers day or whatever. We live much nearer Newcastle but although there are some good places to eat there, none hold a candle to... More

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Coalville, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was a bit worried when I first arrived, they seemed to be trying very hard to be French in a slightly cheesy way - the posters, the accordian music, the quaint old Citroen outside. The room was perhaps a little more formal than is fashionable these days but very comfortable. The menu was very reasurring - French in a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good food, very nice staff and service. Good parking across the restaurant. The place was quit full, so booking is recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Friendly, intimate atmosphere, creating an experience of France in Hexham. We travelled out by train from Newcastle on a warm July night, had a beautiful meal, some laughs with the proprietor and caught the train back. Our meal included sea bass tartare, french onion soup, duck confit, monkfish cheeks and apple tarte tatin, Mas Juliette rose to accompany. It was... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a lovely meal last evening. We went for the 'Early Bird' menu which meant we could have two courses for a fixed price. I had a delicious starter followed by a tasty main course, others in our party had a main course followed by a sweet and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. The staff were delightful and... More

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Morgan Hill, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Restaurant is a nice surprise in a small town. The service was great, and the owner friendly. We sat upstairs in a corner with a small booth which was pleasant. The food was good, but not outstanding. I had roast Chicken as I had already had a lot of fish the whole week of our vacation and had steak... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We decided on this restaurant as we are always looking for something different apart from the usual Chinese, Italian and indian which is everywhere. After parking our car beside the market place we strolled down past the abbey towards the restaurant. When we entered I was surprised by the relaxed atmosphere. We were taken to the second floor to our... More

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