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“Superb lunch in a beautiful room - wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bouchon

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Ranked #1 of 110 Restaurants in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $51
Cuisines: French, European, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Superb lunch in a beautiful room - wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Smoked Trout & Cod Terrine – Espelette Pepper Sauce
Salade Rustique with Boudin Noir & Pork Rillons

Pan Fried Coley Fillet – Mussel & Watercress Broth
Roasted Chicken Breast with Pomme Noisettes – Sauce Bourguignonne

We had the above for lunch today and we had a superb lunch. We've been before for dinner and lunch today was wonderful. The whole meal was excellent and I particularly enjoyed the coley fillet with the mussel and watercress broth. It was the best main course I've had at Bouchon and we've been three times so far.

Staff were brilliant and our waitress, Vera remembered us from some months ago and to the detail of us taking cheese away with us on that occasion. Sublime service and a certain something extra which I believe stands out a long way. Vera is definitely thumbs up for us.

All round fabulous lunch and in a beautiful room upstairs. Really warm, romantic and perfect way to spend 2-3 hours.

Definitely be back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent venue that won't disappoint !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

An excellent evening with friends enjoying a very interesting and extensive menu and good wines served by very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. The Tyne Valley now has a wide range of cuisines but Bouchons is unique in its range of products and sets very high standards in sourcing the very best ingredients and unusual presentations. Scallops were delicious then one of the best steaks that I have had for a long time finished off by an outstanding chocolate desert. Recommend that table be requested on the first floor for a very intimate atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

My wife and I went here for our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The staff were very attentive, the atmosphere great and to food superb. Will definately recommend to friends

  • Visited November 2013
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Northumberland
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“Well worth a visit ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We had not been to Bouchon's in the evening for quite some time although have had a few Saturday lunches there. Our dinner last week with friends was very good indeed. Service was spot on and the food of a very good standard. Best tarte tartin I have had in the UK. If visiting the Tyne valley area it is certainly worth eating here - probably even worth the short trip through from Newcastle. Highly recommended.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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“Hexham's best restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Having read certain reviews regarding other restaurants in Hexham, I feel compelled to support Bouchon.
This restaurant deserves it's No 1 status as everything about the restaurant is superb. The food, the service, the ambience are all excellent.
We have been going to this restaurant since it opened and i can honestly say I have never had a poor or average meal. I was there last week for the early bird menu and two courses for less than £15 was outstanding.

  • Visited December 2013
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