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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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
A little corner of France in Hexham

We visited Bouchon again with friends having been impressed on a previous visit, we decided we would all try different items off the menu, I chose the snails for the starter which were excellent, well cooked, well presented and extremely tasty. For the main course we chose either the Steak or Lamb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Stephen G
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Bouchon again with friends having been impressed on a previous visit, we decided we would all try different items off the menu, I chose the snails for the starter which were excellent, well cooked, well presented and extremely tasty. For the main course we chose either the Steak or Lamb, again portions were plentiful but not too much,... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times, both evening and lunch times. The food is superb and the service excellent with a genuine French ambience. Very good value, especially the Early Bird menu. Thoroughly recommended.

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Corbridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful evening. Had a relaxed meal with friends. We all chose different items on the menu and not one of us had anything to complain about. The food was delicious and service very attentive thank you

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Berkshire, UK
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290 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The service was timely and unfailingly pleasant; the restaurant is a pleasant environment; the menu offers plenty of choice of traditional bistro food with some more contemporary additions; and people seem to like it- we had several strong recommendations for it and the reviews are very positive. So why not a more effusive review? Well quite frankly my wife and... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Early bird menu is good value but We went for 8pm evening meal and it was excellent. Quality food and very good service.

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York, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at Bouchon. French cooking with atmosphere and friendly service. You will enjoy

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant 2 years ago and wasn't impressed. However I decided to give it another try and unfortunately there was no improvement. The food is both overrated and overpriced.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This restaurant,owned and staffed by welcoming French is a little gem tucked away on a winding street in Hexham. The early bird menu till 7 pm is great value,varied and perfectly cooked and presented. The wine list has a range of affordable wines,not all French!.Service is very good even though the dining room was busy when we visited. would go... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After a day spent in and around Hexham, a table had been pre booked for Bouchon. From walking through the door to leaving the whole experience was excellent. The service superb but surpassed by the food and wine. Pate, soup, scallops, lamb, confit duck,clafoutis and creme brûlée all tasting fabulous. Well done to the chef and all concerned with this... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were staying nearby and booked an early dinner here based on tripadvisor reviews. The restaurant is very attractive and has a lovely timber bar. We were seated before 7pm so we were able to order from their special menu for early diners. My husband and I both had 3 courses which were all superb; the warm duck salad, goats... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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