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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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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived 5 mins early and seated 20 mins late. We were left at the bar without any sense of when a table would become available. Would have expected to be offered free drinks to compensate. No apologies given. Staffing looked stretched and under resourced but despite this the food was excellent apart from an over cooked steak which was... More 

Thank Julie D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I dined at Bouchon with my family and we received impeccable service, attentive but not intrusive. Food was of the highest standard. The wife of the owner was particularly hospitable and catered for every need. The food was of the highest standard, I've never eaten better food than this outside of France!

Thank docs_26
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As it was our 48th Wedding Anniversary I decided to book a Lunchtime treat for my wife and I. After checking with Tripadvisor I found two Bistro type resturants within driving distance of our home in rural Northumberland. The one was not open on the day I wanted so we booked into the Bouchon using their website bookingfor a table... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was terrible was a party of six and the only nice thing was onion soup ,meal cost a fortune save you money disgrace

Thank anne w
Durham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for lunch for three and took a friend with slight hearing problems. There was a slight amount of background music but definitely not intrusive. The set menu covered all corners and the house wines were fine. The food was delicious,beetroot salad with horseradish cream and then guinea fowl with puy lentils and a pleasant parfait to finish .... More 

Thank Mansel_11
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful French cuisine. Seated at a window table upstairs. The room was very cosy, and the waiter was very attentive without being overbearing . The food was fantastic cooked perfectly and very well presented. This is rare opportunity to visit an authentic French restaurant which certainly deserves the fantastic reviews it gets. Well done to all.

Thank Dave_and_L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,501 reviews
1,139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 745 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant in England, seriously! We hadn't been for a while and nothing had changed - perfect Greg thank you!

Thank thefooddood
Bozeman, Montana
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went in without calling and fortunately they had one table left. Lunch was excellent. The starters and main dishes were so good we had to skip dessert. Good choices of wine by the glass and good service completed a very enjoyable meal.

Thank MontanaHorn
Birtley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful french cuisine for lunch. arrived 12.15 and had two hours of excellent service and french ambience. busy both downstairs and up where we were.very good quality french cooking . we certainly be back in fact rebooked when i got home for dinner which looks even more appetising

Thank Tony B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So pleased we walked through the door when we did. The lunch menu is very good value, the food delicious & the service fantastic. We had not booked & were lucky to get a table as the place soon filled up with people who had made reservations - on a Tuesday lunchtime this shows how popular Bouchon is.

Thank Gill030

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $49
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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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