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Bouchon

4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 (0)1434 609943
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Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $56
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated opposite Hexham 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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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went their for lunch the food was excellent,service was excellent,atmosphere excellent. We had french onion soup for starter it was perfect better than the one i had in paris last year,then we had steak and frittes which was succulent.Then i managed to sqeeeze a chocolate ganache OMG it was incredible. Anyone wanting to eat here please go you will not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited Bouchon twice during my week-long stay. First was a romantic meal a-deux on a busy Saturday night (you need to book at weekends or for larger groups) My steak was all meat, beautifully cooked and tender with satisfyingly crunchy fat chips. His lamb was pink, sumptuous and surprisingly dainty. Melting chocolate fondant with the loveliest pistachio cream and ice... More

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been to Bouchon on a number of previous occasions over the years, the food is as good as ever BUT it took an age to get menus, we were a party of 12 in a separate room, excellent idea - sparing other diners of such a large gathering - apparently there weren't enough menus to have one each,... More

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Cirencester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were quite surprised to find le Bouchon in Hexham. To quote another review the food was excellent and really French. The salade landaise had gesiers and magret de canard, we could have been in Perigeux! my wife had an excellent steak and I some deliciously tender lamb. The chef was quite happy to produce the steak well done...a level... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent meal here last week. Despite being mid-week the restaurant was really busy. This did not effect the service in any way.The food was excellent and very French (which is what you expect of course) Three of us had lamb fillet which arrived very pink but cooked to perfection. My husband had steak which arrived with 6... More

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Superb value and excellent French food. The earlybird deal was great. £15 for 3 courses. The wine was superb - against excellent value for the quality. we live in Wiltshire so can only visit when we are in the area otherwise we'd be there much more often!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We come to Hexham twice a year and this is a must for all our different groups. Key test of any restaurant is cooking a great steak and Bouchon excelled; rare , medium and well done all came cooked to perfection. The other dishes were super too. Professional, friendly service in a great environment. Can't wait for September

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Blockley, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bouchon Bistrot recently had it`s seventh birthday. Surviving through a recession is no mean feat and when you enter this charming restaurant, the answer is clear. Attention to detail. We had a table on the ground floor facing the delightful bar and noticed straight way the starched white table cloth, good glasses and cutlery and food served on attractive slate... More

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited today for a treat, having previously had a few great evening meals here. Lunch did not disappoint! Great service, wonderful food and the wine certainly hit the spot. We ate from the "specials" menu which was good value at 14.95 for three courses. Will definitely be back.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have been to Bouchon several times, both for lunch and evening meals. I enjoy the set menus which have plenty to offer. Initially I thought the portion sizes were small but you soon feel satisfied. The service is always good and just the right amount of time is given between courses. The only down side and not one the restaurant... More

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