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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us went to this restaurant earlier this week. Despite it being a Monday evening it was full so it was just as well we booked. It is obviously a popular place. There was a good choice on the menu but three of us had the duck confit and the other had a rump steak. All were very good... More 

Thank Mark F
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother lives in Hexham and he had always spoken very highly of Bouchon. Although I heard these rave reviews I wasn't quite prepared for how good it was. The food was absolutely exquisite. Parfait to start; a favourite of mine and this may be the best I've ever had. A perfectly cooked rare ribeye steak to follow with cauliflower... More 

Thank fayedd87
durham UK
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we eat here I intend to review and then forget, so this time, here goes. The set lunch menu is very good value although this time we ate from the a la carte to have a much greater choice. The food is excellent, not Michelin star level but just what is required of a decent provincial French bistro.... More 

1 Thank pinstrips
Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant really does what it sets out to do. On a day trip to Hexham under typically grey Northumbrian skies, we suddenly felt we were on holiday in France. A great value lunch menu served by a charming and attentive waiter was as delicious as it sounded from the menu, and you know it's authentically French when you get... More 

Thank mr_arlong
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been told that Bouchon was a must if we were staying in Hexham. Despite not having a reservation, they made sure we were seated and served relatively quickly. The food was very good and reasonably priced too, as was the wine. The place certainly had a French feel to it, and felt like I was in a little... More 

1 Thank Sandrarodger
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always just fantastic food and service here and beautiful ambience .. Thankyou for providing such amazing cuisine in Hexham .. It is definitely THE BEST restaurant in Hexham town and beyond .........

Thank FrequentDiner700
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the reliability of the food and service at Bouchon. Called to take advantage of the early bird menu which offers top quality food with great value for money. Not disappointed, really great as we have come to expect.

Thank JAShedden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tend to reduce expectations especially when a place is reviewed so highly, as I'm often disappointed. Not here. It's difficult to produce quality food and wine for a reasonable price but they have succeeded here. Great lamb and confit duck, superb tarte tatin with an outstanding Pinot Noir for the price. Very friendly and prompt service. Really pleased we... More 

Thank OrangePanther
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend this venue enough...food is excellent with a continental ambience...I'm picky so will only vouch for the best

Thank Janette V
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

MY son and his friend went they said although the good was good the attitude of the manager verges on Basil Faulty so they did not give a tip

Thank Victoria R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $53
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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