Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

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French
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated opposite Hexham 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.
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Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was very friendly and helpful. The food was fabulous. We had the Confit duck from the a la carte menu and belly pork and chocolate delice (with 2 spoons!) from the early bird menu. All was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. The meat in both meals was really tender and flavoursome, and the side veg dishes well cooked and seasoned.

SW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot think of the last time I enjoyed a meal as much as the one I had at Bouchon. Four courses. Each one superb.

JS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, delicious food, felt very cared for.

JS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and good value. Definitely recommend.

JB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Having enjoyed dining there previously we could not believe our recent experience. Le Bouchon flies the flag of being a gem of French cuisine and it appears that it is trading on that reputation.
After a hugely underwhelming lunch neither of us could agree with its opinion of itself.
The place is tired beyond weary and less than clean surroundings. The waiter was attentive but no more.
The steak frites were drowned in some sort of liquid with soggy onions on top and the cheap fries were also swimming in the stuff. What happened to classic steak frites with a blob of garlic butter and crisp fries?
The coley dish was satisfactory but not inspired.
Altogether hugely disappointing and we were rather disgruntled and £40 pounds worse off.
We will not be going back.

C
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal at this gem of a restaurant. The new pork dish is exquisite and the fondant au chocolat is so good I smile every time I think of it.

D
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Veal salad was lovely. Confit duck very good with gorgeous dauphinois. And to top it all was the best tart tatin I have ever had. Definitely going back but maybes ask for a table upstairs as the coffee machine is quite loud downstairs.

n
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only real french restaurant in the north !!! Can't wait to go back!

RC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as always A bit slow to take and bring our wine order but after that service was spot on We had the early bird menu Good choice and good food Well presented and very tasty We were in the upstairs section which (to me) has the better atmosphere so would recommend booking table there Also we were in at 6pm on Saturday and was getting busier as the night went on so need to book

KD
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Une excellente table avec un service très agréable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I gave feedback on day to waiter that my pork dish jus was extremely salty. The meat was perfect but jus ruined the dish.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this restaurant never lets you down. Amazing every time

C
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant itself was nice with good service and friendly staff. However, the food was average & that seems flattering to be honest.

PC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful meal, carefully thought through and beautifully cooked, friendly service and a lovely vibe

D
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Bouchon Bistrot and already I have recommended it to family and friends.
We received a warm welcome for our early dinner which was exceptionally good.

JS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, beautifully presented and great service.

H
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Bouchon in Hexham celebrating my partner’s birthday. I had mentioned it was a special occasion and had asked for a nice table. The waiter knew of this and guided us to a very good table at the front in a corner and also recommended a lovely Vouvray as an aperitif which was new to us but delicious.
The food was simply gorgeous. For starters we enjoyed cod brandade and a lovely goats cheese mousse . Both were excellent .We both chose steak frites which were cooked to perfection with a very tasty topping of caramelised onions and a delicious wine reduction. Combined with salad and a very tasty Ventoux wine it was super.
We couldn’t manage a dessert which was regrettable given the standard of cooking ! Maybe next time...
Service was excellent.

I would thoroughly recommend Bouchon and look forward to another meal at this great restaurant,

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We take visiting friends to this restaurant on a regular basis and have always found the menu to be high quality, the staff more than welcoming and always have a good night all round. Would recommend bouchon for top quality food and a good atmosphere every time!

CL
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How wonderful to discover a truly French Restaurant - even lovely French "Musette" music gently playing in the background. Great ambiance, wonderful food, so well cooked and presented - wish we lived nearer!!

DA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant and the quality of the food is excellent. It was mid-week but the restaurant was quite busy with downstairs being full when we arrived and a few tables occupied upstairs.
The staff are very attentive and provide advice on the wines to compliment the food.
There is a good choice of a la carts as well as an early bird menu which represents great value. We had the a la crate and each persons choice was beautifully presented

VM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

We are 'regulars' as such to Bouchons but our meal was not up to their usual quality, very disappointed

GA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food, well cooked - lovely friendly environment

RI
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,great service a must if any where near Hexham...and very reasonably priced.Highly recommended.

JA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food, lovely service and amazing value. Never fails to impress

MM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received a very warm welcome. As we had my Mother with us we had asked for a downstairs table by the window and it was just perfect. There is a wonderfully warm ambiance to the place, the seating is so comfortable, lovely linen on the tables which makes for a elegant feel. The staff were all very friendly, accommodating and professional. Although it was a Saturday evening and the restaurant was very busy it wasn't at all noisy considering. I think this is due to the softly furnished seating and window coverings along with the table linen which obviously deadens the sound. The food was first class, beautifully presented and tasted absolutely delicious, there were some innovative and traditional combinations which worked perfectly. Nothing was rushed and the food arrived with the perfect amount of time between course, the relevant dishes were served on warm plates which made all of the difference to enjoying each course as it was intended. It was a perfect evening and we couldn't fault the experience. I would highly recommend Bouchon Bistrot to anyone looking for a super night out with fabulous food and a relaxing atmosphere. We will definitely be going again.

CP
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service ,quality of food and wines and overall ambiance was superb especially the attention Matthew gave both to our table and the other table guests on the day .
Can't wait to go again to this fabulous hidden treasure. We look forward to our next visit to Hexham and the " French Experience " .

PJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always a very pleasant place to spend an evening with friends- good food, excellent service. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Sadly the soup caused food to lose a star as high chilli content was un expected and unwelcome.

g
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This small piece of France in Northumberland is a delight, a great small Menu backed by a well chosen wine list. Wonderful

PT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, in a cosy environment with attentive service

BM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really delicious meal and excellent service. We always enjoy this restaurant and will definitely be back.

HA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable meal, great food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

PF
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a quaint little restaurant! We were quite surprised when this had further seating upstairs!. My significant other opted for the Rib Eye steak which he declared was the best he has ever tasted! My son and I opted for the Duck, which was crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. Perfect!! The accompaniment of selected vegetables were served in ideal small portions, allowing you to devour the whole main course. I opted for the Chocolate dessert which oozed warm chocolate sauce from its soft delicious middle. This was a special occasion for our Friday night and expected to pay top prices for good food and good service. Overall,, a wonderful evening.

JH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Will definitely go back as the food was excellent, it was friendly, clean and pleasant in the restaurant.

d
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favourite French restaurant outside France.... excellent ambiance and service. Matthieu was on duty whilst the owner was sunning himself in .... er ... France! He was his usual charming self and excellent entertainment. An excellent meal served well and to be repeated soon.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place , very good food . Food was excellent.. good service. Had very good night

MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food so glad we stumbled upon it on our visit.
We have told all our friends and family about it.
If we are ever in the area again we will be sure to book a table.

TS
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in the region. I can find no fault with any aspect of le bouchon except that it takes me about an hour to drive to it.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again an excellent meal. Host is superb, and attentive to your needs. Early Bird menu great value

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and service is usually excellent but on this occasion the food served was cold and we were made to feel uncomfortable when we complained.

JD
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food, really enjoyed the meal.

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