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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak frites” (53 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (31 reviews)
“duck confit” (25 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 857 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great service, the best French food I’ve eaten in the UK, this restaurant deserves every accolade it has and more. The French onion soup is to die for and all the mains are great to. Go and enjoy it’s fantastic!

Thank heymrdj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd wanted to visit this restaurant ever since we moved to Hexham 10 months ago (especially as we only live round the corner) and tonight we finally did for an anniversary dinner. Being the number one restaurant in Hexham and one of 'fine dining' I...More

Thank IvyFlood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious and affordable treat - early bird menu is very good value, given the excellent standard of cooking. All courses were delicious and service very professional and efficient. As you would expect the food is very French and there is a good selection of wines...More

Thank peterclarke75
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was invited as a guest for lunch on Wednesday 11th October, we had a great lunch of three courses , unobtrusive service and delicious food, I had a starter of Belly Pork with Apple, simple but tasty, main course was a simple Steak Frites,...More

Thank josie d
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Wonderful traditional French cuisine at this lovely restaurant. All the food was excellently prepared with great flavours. Nice ambiance about the place. Service was friendly enough, but a little hit or miss at times and occasionally difficult to get servers attention

Thank sambrowne74
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The ambience was excellent too and everyone was very friendly and professional.

Thank Becky071
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Rotary Club of Tynedale held its President's Night in Bouchon and we were treated to an excellent dinner. The ambience was good and the event was very successful.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended by a trusted friend. We ate at a quiet mid week lunchtime. The food was really quite mediocre & the service ( which I believe is very important in any decent restaurant) was desultory at best but poor overall. There...More

1  Thank PhilippMorag
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit here but certainly wont be my last. The food was absolutely delicous. Cooked to perfection. I had the early bird menu and had the three courses. I had the belly pork for starters as did my husband and it was...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Been going to bouchon for years now,love the food and atmosphere,unfortunately a new member of staff appeared a French girl.First time we got served by her she didn't like us asking about different food on the menu,second time she forgot to bring some food we...More

4  Thank Catalanaa
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Questions & Answers
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.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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