Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

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French
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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jetsetter38
Newcastle
16 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service under tough circumstances- love the Bouchon

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CharlesD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice if you are in the Hexham area and worth a trip out if you aren't.

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AndrewG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We eat here about four times a year when meeting up with Hexham friends. The food - no, the French cuisine - is always excellent and this visit was no exception. In fact my partner thought it was the best meal she had ever had at Bouchon.
If you are in Hexham, don't miss this treat
Andrew and Debbie

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GwenA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was beautiful French food - really delicious. Unexpected in such a small village well worth the deviation.

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AnnaD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, friendly efficient service, clean. They really couldn’t do any better.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a little pocket of France and not to be missed.

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MrsD
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch eaten from the a la carte menu. No problem sitting two metres apart: we will continue to support Greg and this outstanding restaurant until we oldies are told to stay at home!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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WilliamC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit which proves the fact that we rate it very highly as we have an appreciable journey to visit the restaurant. Again we had a splendid meal and thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours we spent. We took a friend for her first visit and she too was most impressed. Covid19 permitting Bouchon is now very much in our regular treat programme.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with great service- the staff are attentive without being intrusive and this was the best French cooking I’ve had outside France. Outstanding!

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GeraldB
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gone to bouchons for years never lets us down .went on Saturday as usual all courses were fantastic .highly recommend to anyone .always good to see Greg.

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Kookie
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bouchon is the best restaurant by far in Hexham - and more than likely in the North of England. It is consistently outstanding in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. I've never had a less than excellent meal there.

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LouiseR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so glad that we checked out Trip Advisor to find this gem before our weekend away. I had a fantastic value 'early bird' meal that was incredibly tasty. The marinated chicken starter was unlike any dish I'd had before. The coupe Bouchon dessert was outstanding! My husband really enjoyed his cassoulet.
People of Hexham, you are very lucky to have this wonderful restaurant in your town!

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PeterL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely small friendly resteraunt with outstanding food and service. This really is a bit of France in Hexham. We will be back, especially for the early bird menu - lovely choice with great tastes.

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JillM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little bistro, food consistently of a high standard for many years. Staff friendly and attentive without being over the top. A definite go back to repeatedly restaurant.

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James
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and a warm welcome from the owner.
French onion soup as a starter was lovely, however, the halibut was not cooked. It was
Taken away and brought back cold in the middle. I did not eat it as I was worried about health implications.
I absolutely hate complaining or making a fuss in a restaurant, however my husband mentioned this to the staff and it was removed from the bill.
A shame really, a lovely restaurant with friendly staff.

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JohnH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening with friends, great pre-cinema dinner, excellent value and service

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant over many years now. Superb food - cooked to perfection - in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, which we always find conducive to relaxed conversation.
Good and interesting wine list too!

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NeilE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food in a gem of a restaurant that offers that little bit of difference to its nearby competitors.

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Blackcat
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not much choice for vegetarians. There was only vegetarian main course on the menu.

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SymmoneH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff very attentive. Would definitely go back

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Pudding
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch time set menu provided a reasonable choice. Excellent atmosphere and perfectly judged service, will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Onion soup like red onion chutney and tasted like bovril.
Beans in cassoulet hard
Waiter had terrible bad breath and filthy trainers
Very expensive for quality of food-really disappointed by experience as was so looking forward to a rare night out

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SteveD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area - never disappoints and i cant recommend it highly enough

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DavidP
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall very good, however the escargot had way too much garlic butter on. Service at the start was very good but as the restaurant got busy the wait for the table to be cleared and our next course to come became longer.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our second visit to this lovely restaurant in Hexham. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and very attentive without being too fussy. The food is beautifully presented and prepared - a real treat. I particularly appreciate the quietness and ambiance of the place. we will go again and you should too!

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gray
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Hexham. Food quality is always superb. There were apparently 95 persons booked in for Valentines, it was very busy, great ambience accordingly and the service was still very good. Would recommend to anyone!

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Geordie
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, amazing french food. All locally sourced and cooked to perfection.
A truly fantastic family run restaurant, in a lovely setting with great service and staff. Thank you again for a lovely meal to Greg and his amazing team.

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PeterL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with friendly attentive staff. Lunchtime menu is very good value. My only criticism would be to have a wider choice, however the a la carte menu is also available. I always enjoy our visits to this restaurant. Highly recommended

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MrsD
Newcastle
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience at Bouchon. A birthday lunch in a convivial setting: outstanding meal and thanks to Greg for making it very personal and happy.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to celebrate a family birthday. We opted for the early bird menu ---- there was such a wide choice. Each of us had a different starter, main course and desert. So we tried quite a range of dishes --- all cooked to perfection and well presented. Thank you for a lovely evening with a French atmosphere

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food as always. Set lunch great value for high level of food you receive.

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AndrewB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are irregular visitors to Bouchon Bistrot and always come away wanting to come back sooner than before. The warmth of hospitality combined with great food at reasonable prices marks this place out as really exceptional. All town's deserve to have a Bouchon Bistrot.

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Anon
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful food and great service. One of my favourite restaurants.

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Izzy
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An enjoyable early evening- not enough time for dessert (our fault) as had a train to catch. Will return

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SarahD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening for a birthday celebration. Food and service excellent as always.

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MarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. By far the best restaurant in the Tyne valley, particularly when having the early bird special

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PaulJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good host, staff & food at reasonable price because Early Bird supper. What more can one ask.

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MalcolmP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Bouchon at lunchtime, excellent food as always, and good value for money.

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JEAD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, I regularly go in a group pre-cinema and we usually have the set menu, less choice makes for quicker decisions! The food is always delicious, the service always just right - attentive without hanging about. All in all I could not recommend more highly.