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Bouchon

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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant...
Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated opposite Hexham old 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb Cuisine, Executive Dining At It's Best

I have been here twice now and both times have been one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The staff are so welcoming and service is very quick, even at peak time. The menu choice is mouthwatering and the food is second to none. They also have an extensive collection of wines which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jane L
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been here twice now and both times have been one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The staff are so welcoming and service is very quick, even at peak time. The menu choice is mouthwatering and the food is second to none. They also have an extensive collection of wines which are recommended by the... More 

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1 Thank Jane L
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I probably expected too much as I love French cuisine, but I was a little bit disappointed with our family dinner at this place. There wasn't much choice of my favourite French dishes, so we just ordered steaks for the main course. The quality of food was close to average. The service was very slow. I am not returning. Not... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with friends who recommended Bouchon, and were pleasantly surprised. Whilst the decor could be improved - someone else wrote about use of mirrors so you are not looking at a wall - the overall ambience was good and the service excellent. We enjoyed the Early Bird menu, with all four of us opting for the steak frites, and... More 

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Thank Peter L L
Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Bouchon and have been a few times the steak and French onion soup are both excellent, the staff are great attentive without hovering and really helpful. It's a lovely lovely place and I totally recommend it :)

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Thank Mooster21
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the first time. Service was good, food was excellent, very authentic and all the 'favourites' were on the menu! The decor could do with a uplift but the thing they really need is a mirror. We sat to the left as you walk in from the front door at the middle table, I was facing out to... More 

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Thank Thrupence
County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Bouchon on several occasions as my son lives in Hexham. Called in last week without booking and enjoyed an Earlybird menu - which was most delicious. Service excellent as usual and we certainly look forward to eating here again. Highly recommended.

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Cumbria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have enjoyed lunch in this restaurant a few times now. Our last visit was for lunch on 22nd January. Superb value, real French feel in the place. So much so, you feel as though you could be in France on holiday. The service is lovely and the food delightful. Clearly, they make their own bread and... More 

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1 Thank tappylappy
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Bouchon twice in the last few months and each time it was very good, considering the location and prices i would say excellent. The service is very friendly and having a french wife she was delighted to have a bit of banter with the staff who are great. You pay 10-12 quid for a bog standard... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked online for a special occasion and were not disappointed. The service was perfect and the atmosphere warm, welcoming - and French! The early bird menu offers sufficient choice at a sensible price. Not being too familiar with French country cooking we asked for guidance when ordering and were delighted with the result - everything was beautifully cooked and so... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was everything it should have been, but the wine did not arrive. I had to ask three members of staff before the wine arrived. If the front of house service was as good as the food it would have been a perfect evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 609943

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 58
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated opposite Hexham old 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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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