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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak frites” (48 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (29 reviews)
“duck confit” (24 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:30All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing little French restaurant with great atmosphere. Highly recommended. Well worth a visit if you have a free evening.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great dinner at this restaurant in Hexham. Classic French cuisine is what is both offered and delivered. Not many surprises, but what they do, they do very well and lovers of this type of food will not be disappointed. Judging by the amount...More

1  Thank 857david64
Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to have an evening meal at this restaurant, so booked in at a local hotel, in order that there was no driving involved, and looked forward to the restaurant. We arrived about 8.00pm and was shown to a table upstairs. The room was very...More

1  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was looking for somewhere to eat and as my wife is a fussy vegitarian eater I went in and asked the Waiter if he could help me and in a Parisian type look of disdain said no, so I walked out. Service, hah.

1  Thank PhilipGManchester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a very nice dinner here. Very nice service and excellent food, cooked french style. Nice french wine list and good advise.

Thank Roberto D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy French Bistro in Hexham. Excellent food, varied menu and very good value for money given the quality of food on offer. Food and service were faultless, without ever being over the top. Higly recommended

1  Thank ManxMon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful French Bistro in Hexham. Excellent food, service and value for money. Everything was perfect, true French cooking in a rural style. Extremely polished service, well orchestrated by the front of house staff, friendly, but not fussy. Very reasonably priced with high quality dishes throughout...More

2  Thank IanCarnoustie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm writing this review after I had to run to the toilet already 5 times (over just 12 hours time.) We chose this restaurant cause it's number one on TA. We even drove an extra 30 min (one way) just to go there. I never...More

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a recent weekend away on a Friday evening. The food was perfect, particularly the raspberry chocolate fondant and the service couldn't be faulted. If we were in the area again, we wouldn't hesitate to return!

1  Thank Jenny O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant from the Good Food Guide for our final meal during a tour of Northumbria. We were not disappointed. My companion opted for fish courses. The coley main course was good except that the fish skin was not crisp. I enjoyed the...More

Thank camper1956
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Questions & Answers
1 June 2016|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure, but the tables on the front of the restaurant are on a public footpath, so I don't see how they could stop you sitting down with a dog. Sorry I can't help further.
4 May 2016|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Dear Cl0nka, We have space for prams, worth letting us know a bit in advance, just too make sure, as we do get busy during lunch services. Regards.
19 November 2015|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Dear guest, thank you for your enquiry; we do have the facility for gift vouchers, please contact us directly over the phone on 01434609943 or via our email address. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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
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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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