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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly welcome and wonderful food served by pleasant and attentive staff in a convivial atmosphere. When hearing that it was our (adult) daughter's birthday,the dessert was served with a candle and 'Happy Birthday' piped at the edge of the dish.....we thought that was a lovely touch! We'll definitely return when we visit Hexham again.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must book to avoid disappointment. We have visited a couple of times midweek lunchtime and found it to be full and they have had to turn people away. It is a great place to eat and enjoy a taste of France in Northumberland. We opted on both occasions to chose from the lunch time special menu and managed all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked at short notice after first going a few weeks ago and planning to return. Again, a short fixed price menu offering excellent value as well as a more expensive a la carte menu. We all opted for the fixed price menu, having cod fritters, beetroot salad with horseradish cream and pate de campagne, which was the winner of the... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended this place by a friend. Being 1 hour drive away it was a while before I got round to eating here. I wish I had made the effort earlier. Food - wonderful, Ambiance - lovely, Service - fantastic, Price - fair. This is now officially my new favourite restaurant.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Bouchon for lunch recently and had a pretty much perfect time. Excellent and friendly service, very nice atmosphere and delicious food. We'd asked for, and been given, a table for two by the window despite only booking a couple of hours in advance. We had the well-priced lunch menu and the food provided was first class.... More 

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north east england
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived with family and friend's , given menu and wine list by the manager, asked if we would like a drink, one of my quests requested a glass pinot grigio , the retort was this is a fench resturant so only has FRENCH WINE!!, on close inspection of the wine list, they did have pinot grigio along with some south... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food bursting with flavour chosen from the great value Early Bird menu. Lovely presentation too. Warm, welcoming and attentive service but not overly fussy. Would wholeheartedly recommend a visit.

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Allenheads
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were here celebrating our wedding anniversary - but it oculd have been any excuse - as we are always delighted by Bouchon. The setting is atmospheric, the food is always excellent, and the french repartee is entertaining! Simple choices of rustic food, impeccably cooked and presented... what's not to like? We'll be back again - when we can think... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$51
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?