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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 (0)1434 609943
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Ranked #1 of 73 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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English first
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Superb value and excellent French food. The earlybird deal was great. £15 for 3 courses. The wine was superb - against excellent value for the quality. we live in Wiltshire so can only visit when we are in the area otherwise we'd be there much more often!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We come to Hexham twice a year and this is a must for all our different groups. Key test of any restaurant is cooking a great steak and Bouchon excelled; rare , medium and well done all came cooked to perfection. The other dishes were super too. Professional, friendly service in a great environment. Can't wait for September

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Blockley, null, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Bouchon Bistrot recently had it`s seventh birthday. Surviving through a recession is no mean feat and when you enter this charming restaurant, the answer is clear. Attention to detail. We had a table on the ground floor facing the delightful bar and noticed straight way the starched white table cloth, good glasses and cutlery and food served on attractive slate... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We visited today for a treat, having previously had a few great evening meals here. Lunch did not disappoint! Great service, wonderful food and the wine certainly hit the spot. We ate from the "specials" menu which was good value at 14.95 for three courses. Will definitely be back.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Have been to Bouchon several times, both for lunch and evening meals. I enjoy the set menus which have plenty to offer. Initially I thought the portion sizes were small but you soon feel satisfied. The service is always good and just the right amount of time is given between courses. The only down side and not one the restaurant... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My son, husband and I went for Satruday lunch at Bouchon. We all had the daily menu which has a choice of 4 items for each course and is excellent value at £14.95. The food was beautifully presented and tasted great. The wine was also good valuse and the service as ever was really friendly. It is well worth a... More

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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We will definitely be back. Food was perfect and service was excellent. Highly recommended to anyone thinking of going

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Northumberland, U.K.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A group of seven of us dined at Bouchon to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress was extremely helpful but service was very slow with 15/20 minutes between courses. The food was good but the reason for this review is that I was denied English mustard with my steak! When I asked for it the manager replied, "The chef does not... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Food , mediocre, ALL over cooked, & for THAT price would expect perfection, second time I have been, first was just as bad! Waiter trying to take my plate away when I hadn't even finished, menu was boring, snails small chewy , down to being OVER COOKED main course just as bad, only offered one very SMALL bread roll, didn't... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a delicious meal at Bouchon. The aperitifs of pineau were so lovely and our red wine was so good. Starters of duck and pate were excellent. My main course duck was cooked well and I enjoyed my potato lyonnaise. My husband had steak and he is fussy and said taste was lacking a bit. The real highlight of... More

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