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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 24
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  • 12
    Terrible
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
Tasty food- great atmosphere

very yummy food- loved our dinner and dessert! we definitely recommend you check it out if you're in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
countryrambler1956
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Quite ordinary interior - plain and simple. Staff pleasant, owner ok. Food was good and wine list obviously all French. Atmosphere lacking. Perhaps it was just a combination of things but it just didn't do it for us - it was ok but not wonderful. So we're not going back!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

very yummy food- loved our dinner and dessert! we definitely recommend you check it out if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent French menu with great variety We enjoyed a wonderful family meal , all 5 of us loved all our choices. Even our very fussy 13 year old !! A particular favourite were the duck fat chips !! The atmosphere is friendly & relaxed & the staff are great. All in all well worth every penny .

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Blockley, null, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our fifth visit and it gets better and better. The cooking is unashamedly bourgeois but such places are now becoming as rare as lark`s tongues. Starters were scallops and truffle oil and a salade lyonnaise. Mains were duck confit and lamb rump. The Merlot Tere Azur was a perfect wine choice .Around us the sound of some very satisfied customers.... More 

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice atmosphere and the menu varied. Value for money with very good service. Somewhere I will definitely visit again

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Well established with French owners. They know what they're cooking! We had the prix fix but there is a la carte. Poulet basquaise, steak frites, truffle omelette etc. Good wine list, including carafes, not a big mark up. Very decent coffee. Service was great, friendly but not pushy. Definitely recommend.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely fantastic dining experience here last week, I hope to go again and again! I'm not often in Hexham, but this restaurant is absolutely worth the trip. They didn't have much business on a Thursday lunch time, which is a shame as people don't know what they're missing! Perhaps dinner is busier. They offer a set menu, two courses for... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I visited Bouchon Bistro on the 15th of August 2015. It was very friendly and the food was superb. It was very good value for money as you got really good portions. Would definitely go back. Bien sur!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An excellent menu, comfortable srroundings and attentive service - what more could one want? This restaurant definitely deserves to be top of the list in Hexham. The food was very good indeed and as we had a vegetarian with us, I opted for the vegetarian dishes too, as I like to try new combinations of flavours. They were the best... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We trusted the reviews we read and visited this evening for dinner. A mouth watering menu made it so difficult to decide. Excellent service and fabulous food... a true gem!

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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 20 - 62
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?