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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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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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
Great lunch

Went on a day trip to Hexham and had the 2-course lunch deal. We both had pate for starters, mum had the chicken main and I had steak. Really good food, my steak was done perfectly and fries were nice and crispy. Mum enjoyed her main as well. Dessert was tempting (especially as it was only an extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Olivia K
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went on a day trip to Hexham and had the 2-course lunch deal. We both had pate for starters, mum had the chicken main and I had steak. Really good food, my steak was done perfectly and fries were nice and crispy. Mum enjoyed her main as well. Dessert was tempting (especially as it was only an extra £1 on... More 

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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for 8pm and arrived promptly. Left standing around with no greeting for 10 minutes. Eventually sat at our table and again left for 15 minutes before asked what we woukd like to drink. Requested bead but curtly informed by the waiter that this would arrive with the food. To be fair the food when it arrived was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a little bit of France gastronomy in Hexham, England. We were able to pop in for a relaxed lunch with wonderful food and wine. The 3 course lunch special could have cost twice the £15 price and would still have been well worth it. The bread-caramel desert and two coffees were perfect finishes for a great meal. We'd... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Now I know what everyone has been raving about! What a fabulous night we had last night. The welcome to this lovely, modern restaurant made us feel relaxed and we couldn't wait to try the food. Waiter/waitresses were attentive to every detail and the menu had a nice selection of foods available. The food was amazing! Great quality and great... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As a half-competent cook, for me the hallmark of a decent restaurant is eating food that is better than what I'm able to prepare myself at home. And Le Bouchon delivered. I'm a sucker for French onion soup done the traditional way, and it was excellent. My main was a fabulous lamb fillet dish, cooked rare in the time-honoured French... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We chose Bouchon from comments on Trip Advisor and were delighted with our whole experience. On arrival we were greeted warmly and shown to a lovely window table. The seared scallops were cooked to perfection as was the lamb rump. Our puddings transported us back to France- the armagnac and prune clafouti and the tarte tatin were the best we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Booked late so we were lucky to get a table. It was choc a block. House wine ( sov blanc) very nice indeed. I had snails to start, they were ok, served in their own little dish. Then the lamb rump, served very pink!! It was a fantastic dish. I was very impressed with the food, prices are ok but... More 

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hexham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited Bouchon last as a treat and was not disappointed. The starter of French onion soup was brilliant and my wife loved her Escargot starter. The main was just just as impressive. We both ordered the Steak Frite. The steak could be cut with a fork and was served in a lovely onion gravy with loads of French Fries. The... More 

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Warwick Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Came with my fiancée to celebrate our anniversary after being recommended the restaurant by family friends. Having lived in France I was very excited to try it but my fiancée was a bit skeptical as she's not a fan of French food. After dinner however, it felt that she had certainly been converted! The food was very well presented and... More 

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Northumberland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited Bouchon last night for an anniversary meal and it was an excellent choice. The food was absolutely beautiful from starter to dessert, and the staff were attentive but not over bearing so it meant we were able to enjoy our evening. Have already recommended it to people and will continue to do so! Will definitely be returning!

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Additional Information about Bouchon

Address: 4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1434 609943
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  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
Average Prices: USD 20 to 62
Cuisine: French

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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 to 62
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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