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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, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, 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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  • 392
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 24
    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
An assett to Hexham

4 of us went for dinner here on a Wednesday evening. It was pretty full and people were clearly taking advantage of their early evening offer. Being visitors,we had no idea about this but it did not matter at all because we had a great evening. It is an authentic French bistro with the usual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
ALANJL55
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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559 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

4 of us went for dinner here on a Wednesday evening. It was pretty full and people were clearly taking advantage of their early evening offer. Being visitors,we had no idea about this but it did not matter at all because we had a great evening. It is an authentic French bistro with the usual Lautrec posters around the room,unpretentious... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Recently travelled from Newcastke to Hexham for a great 3 course lunch which to be honest I never do deserts...ever, however I truly can't resist the typically fine French patisserie, rude not to.. For only £18 the quality of this fayre punched well above it's cost . Very well worth the trip tho I have to try and not go... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived off chance late Saturday evening on a holiday weekend and they were already coping with ~100 covers. Like most French restaurants they sat us at the bar with drinks whilst they organised a table. The friendly service and the food was superb and this is from a couple that has eaten extensively throughout France. We highly recomm

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Came here last weekend for a meal with fiancée and her parents. I have to say I was really surprised how bad it was considering the reviews I had read beforehand. Had tartiflette for starters. The lardons of bacon/ham were just fatty lumps and the potato was undercooked so it was just a conglomeration of cheese in the main. The... More 

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fabulous old house in a beautiful small town. Excellent service, staff were all French and a great menu. They also have some excellent tables that are semi booths.

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York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went here on a Monday night. Very nice food, the staff attentive without hovering or being overbearing. All the good reviews on TA are true !

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We found this delightful place without booking. Had a quick pre-7pm meal before a show. Most welcoming and excellent cuisine, if on the light side but which suited us very well.

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Taunton, Somerset
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Judging on the previous reviews, we thought we were in for a treat and saved this for the last night of our holiday. We arrived at 8pm which was the time we had booked the table and were told it was not ready although there were empty tables. We waited and had a glass of wine but, on asking the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have visited this lovely restaurant about 8 - 10 times. We live in Scotland and visit the area once a year. Always assured at a warm welcome. Food is delicious. We usually have lunch which is outstanding value. Just wish we could dine here more frequently.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is hands down the best French restaurant I have ever been too. The service was impeccable the food was perfect with a brilliant menu to match. I could not recommend this place more highly! If your in the area it would be a sin to miss out on this.

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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 - 61
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?