Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

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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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LA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regular customers of Bouchon since it opened and have never had any complaints. The food is always delicious, beautifully presented and served at the right temperature. Every visit is an absolute pleasure. We are very fortunate to have Bouchon in our locality. We look forward to every visit.

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HW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good value for the lunch time menu.
Good value for the lunch time menu.

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PC
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately Bouchon Bistrot is 320 miles from where we live otherwise it would definitely be my restaurant of choice.
We own a time-share at Slaley Hall and visit just once a year both to the venue and Bouchon Bistrot it is a special place to dine.

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C
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tasty, well prepared classic French cuisine. Good wine list. Intimate ambiance

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for the Early Bird Menu. Good choice of starters, mains and dessert. All freshly prepared and nicely presented. Good friendly service from owner and the young male waiters who were very polite and attentive. Have not been to Bouchon for several years but really enjoyed coming back for a meal. Early Bird Menu very good value. Thankyou

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AT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes , very pleasant but a little too far from where I live to make a weekly visit but well worth calling in on passing

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CW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a genuinely French atmosphere and approach. As in France, wine is served in carafes so less than a whole bottle but more than a glass is possible. I have never eaten from the full menu but the three course early bird menu is good value with no compromise on quality. We were unfortunate to be sitting next to a loud middle class family who thought they were the only people there and that they had no responsibility for the noise made by their children. That is a Hexham issue rather than a Bouchon one.

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ME
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service were excellent. It was the first time that two of our party had been to Bouchon and they absolutely loved it. They want to go again next time they visit.

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N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Bouchon never disappoints - superb French cuisine prepared and served with care in pleasant surroundings. Gregoire and his team deserve every plaudit! If you have not been there, go soon - and if you have, go back soon too!

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HD
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic French cuisine to a very good standard, served by very pleasant and helpful staff. My gluten free diet was ably catered for.Would highly recommend.

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JU
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked online the day prior to our visit. Had a superb meal from the early bird menu which we both enjoyed immensely. The waiter also recommended a French Malbec/Merlot which was lovely too. Always an excellent restaurant!

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m
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely delightful dining experience; what a treat. The service was perfect, attentive but not intrusive. The lunch menu modest but offered really good variety. And the food? Just exquisite. Better than I had anticipated; highly recommended and worth the money

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C
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French cuisine. Attention to detail with presentation of food very good

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JL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful meal on Saturday lunchtime with my husband & 2 yr old toddler. We went for his Father's Day treat so was lovely going to a restaurant which was special to us. It is the restaurant he proposed to me in!
The food was sensational, delicious, beautifully prepared & well presented. The lunch menu had some great choices for all 3 courses. The maitre d was so good with our little boy, entertaining him. Samuel was so well behaved throughout, which we were very grateful for as it was the best part of 2hrs for lunch. He eveb showed off some of hus French words to the waiter. The restaurant is one of our firm favourites.... fantastic food, lovely atmosphere & setting, superb service. Highly recommend! Good value too

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D
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a super experience...our favourite restaurant.

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t
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is pretty good, but this place is all about the service and the atmosphere. The maitre d’ is superb. He’s witty, skilled & soooo French. The meal was well timed- no rushing & the set menu of 3 courses for£20 is just fantastic value. Love it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to visit after the race day.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine with excellent service - typically French!

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OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food outstanding. Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always love dining here, I'd say it's my favourite restaurant in the UK!

I took a star off the "ambiance" rating only because I find the downstairs slightly more lovely than the upstairs but that is really being very picky.

Looking forward to our next visit already, many thanks!

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BH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really could not suggest any improvement to my starter and main dishes, it tasted faultless! I had french classics of onion soup and a duck confit. However, my cheese dessert came with bread that was simply stale, otherwise it would have been full marks all around. Great staff and yes, I would make the 23 mile journey to Hexham using public transport again to enjoy this place !!

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DB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal at this authentic French restaurant. The menu choices were excellent. It was great to practice our French on one of the waiters.

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MF
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always gorgeous food & a lovely atmosphere. Such good value for money, especially the set menu. Book if you can to make sure you get a table as it was really busy on a wet, miserable Tuesday evening. We'll be back soon.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely as always.
French onion soup is the biggest reason to visit Hexham

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H
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Authentic French cooking with relaxed and friendly atmosphere, great menus including 3 courses for £17. The steak frites is to die fir

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SC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you are booking for after 7.30pm it is very pleasant not be rushed to order quickly, eat and vacate the table, as would be the case elsewhere.

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KL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, staff very polite and welcoming. We sat upstairs and loved the decor. Gorgeous restaurant for that special occasion.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty starters - seared scallops, cheese souffle and smoked mackerel followed by excellent rump steaks and crispy duck. Superb French cuisine.

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TD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I introduced two other couples to the delights of Bouchon. They were all very impressed by the quality that we have now almost taken for granted: professional service, a pleasant bit of provincial France in Hexham, a well chosen menu and excellent value. Long may the French flair and high standards of cuisine prevail!

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LR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.
We had the cheese souffle amd scallops to start followed by ribeye steaks and chocolate fondant for dessert and I have to say every single bit was superb, there was nothing to fault. We will definitely be going back again.

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TS
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lunched and dined at this restaurant simply because it is one of the best we have ever visited. We will regularly celebrate various family events at le bouchon because we love it and the food and service is superb.

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S
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A treat for me and family, not an everyday experience. Good value lunch menu. Something a little different to the normal. Pleasant people and helpful service. I enjoyed the food, flavourful, well cooked and nicely presented. The atmosphere, at lunch, was lively and the room itself is again, a bit different to an average place to eat.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you wish you were in France but find you're in Northumberland, don't worry as you can always call in here.

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SC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There's always a good range of dishes for each course and there are options for vegetarians too. Everything is very well presented.

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MG
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the early bird menu which is on offer until 9pm on a Monday. Outstanding food, delicious and very well done. Service excellent and wine also very good value. Wish we were locals and could go every week.

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AH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Starter #1 was a veal dish. The veal was chunky and a bit chewy. Starter #2 was a mackerel dish. My partners comment is, ("it was alright").
Mains #1 was a stone bass dish. The fish was a bit overdone and the skin was a fraction off of burnt. Dish was spoilt by bones (x 2) in the fish portion.
Mains #2 was a confit duck leg. This was stated as being very good.

For the wine accompanying the meal we chose a carafe of the house red, which was superb.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Early evening menu was good value.

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A
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed our meal and will go again. Parking was convenient, too.

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PB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, very attentive service. Very much enjoyed our dinner.

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l
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu is very good value but my main course was a bit cold and the food felt like it had been hanging around - not the chicken .

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