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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful French cuisine with wonderful wines to compliment the food. Would recommend that you book as very popular.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We use this restaurant a lot to entertain our clients. I was going for a meal with a group unrelated to work when a problem arose meaning that I had couldn't make it. I phoned the restaurant to tell them I wouldn't be able to...More

1  Thank Linzcharlton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a really enjoyable and relaxed meal at Bouchon this evening. The staff balance friendly conversation with high quality service to make a very pleasant but special atmosphere. The food is of very high quality. Highly recommend!

2  Thank busybinks
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to eat here fairly regularly after it first opened and the food was always good with real French Bistro cooking . It also specialised in using basic ingredients and making them into tasty dishes. i.e. a simple but competent basic French Bistro. We...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review echoes any other I have posted in the past about this restaurant. My wife, son and I enjoyed lunch today, and it was just as we have come to expect from this high quality restaurant. A very warm welcome, followed by excellent food,...More

1  Thank Carlisledave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in early December for Saturday lunch - it's busyness was encouraging - as was the excellent set lunch menu. Service was initially a little slow but this was made up for by delicious food and friendly service. The poached pear dessert was gorgeous -...More

1  Thank 1952Malcolm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have had, either here or in France! Can’t believe how lucky Hexham is to have a restaurant of this quality. Any negative reviews are simply unbelievable. Maybe those critics don’t understand high quality French food when they taste it?...More

3  Thank caz7721
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant a few years ago, one of the best French restaurants in the north we were told- I have to agree! After living in France for a while I can say that this is an authentic typical French restaurant that beats...More

1  Thank Mimosa86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Bouchon again on a busy lunchtime with several pre-Christmas groups in. The food was again excellent and there is a very good value Christmas menu available. Service coped with the full restaurant. I have never had a poor dining experience here and it is...More

1  Thank dock32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good with an excellent menu and welcome. The 'early bird' menu offers great value too. The chracater and ambience of this restaurant is ideally suited to the surroundings of Hexham.

1  Thank Acainwark2014
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Questions & Answers
dean m
7 December 2017|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Hi there, we will be serving our a la carte menu alongside our christmas early bird menu. Hope this gives you the answers required! Regards, Bouchon team.
Christine M
9 November 2017|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Hi Christine, thank you for your enquiry. We are closed on Christmas eve, day and Boxing day. Apologies for this!
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 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
  • E-mail
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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