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Bouchon

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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 380
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Rum Babalicious

We had 2 courses on the menu de jour at £16.95 which was great value and provided just the right amount of food for a lunch where you didn't have to go and lie down afterwards. I had confit belly pork and Mr T had steak frites both very tasty. However it was the puddings that wowed. I remember... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
tubbymctubbington
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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542 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We had 2 courses on the menu de jour at £16.95 which was great value and provided just the right amount of food for a lunch where you didn't have to go and lie down afterwards. I had confit belly pork and Mr T had steak frites both very tasty. However it was the puddings that wowed. I remember the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We got the feeling that the management had the policy or 'Give them a little as we can for the money!' The food was just OK but mean and a bit different to what the menu said. Vegetable side was just cubes of root veg with a few green beans, cauliflower, not very nice. We have had much better meals... More 

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Slaley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Three of us had another lovely evening at Bouchon. The food is superb, and of course French . What made the evening was our young French waiter who was brilliant. He could have served us beans on toast and we would have felt well looked after! as it was he served us delicious food and great wine with complete professionalism.... More 

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Port Seton East lothian
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were not going to eat out and go back to our hotel for dinner however as we are going to France in 6 weeks for our honeymoon we decided a wee touch of French cuisine on this 2 day break would be a good way to build expectations and we were not disappointed Fantastic meal on the early bird... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I went here for lunch yesterday, it was great, real value for money too. The lunch deal is smaller menu, but there is still a good selection. The service was very formal but friendly at the same time. I also booked online the night before, which I found helpful and easy to use! The restaurant was quite busy for a... More 

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Nunnington, null, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Booked on recommendation from Henshaw Barn and from the Trip Advisor ratings. We weren't disappointed either. Excellent service, from booking to paying the bill. Food was properly French too. Ambience was perfect, a little interaction with the tables around us and all murmurings were about the great food. 2 couples were regulars, always a good sign. Scallops for Mrs Bils... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had a very warm welcome on arrival. Our table was lovely. The service was excellent & very attentive. The manager was charming. The food was lovely. I had the snails. - best Tarte Tartin ouside Paris! We'll be back.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Thought we would drive over to Hexham to try this out after hearing good things and we weren't disappointed. I had the French onion soup which was amazing and my wife and I both had the rib eye steaks cooked to perfection and tasty. For desert we shared creme brûlée and profiteroles which were gorgeous and I finished off with... More 

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Cumbria
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We called in for lunch on a visit to Hexham and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.The French onion soup was delicious and the steak was cooked just as we wanted.Wine, dessert and coffee all spot on too.The previous evening we dined at The Overwater Restaurant at Nenthead on Alston Moor where we had another delightful dining experience of perfect venison... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Really lovely food, particularly the french onion soup! Really nice setting and lovely staff. I had a lovely meal here recently and I would recommend to all!

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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 - 59
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?