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Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

4.7
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998 reviews
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£25 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 998 People Are Saying
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JackieG
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for the Thursday evening and had a fanatic meal, it was sooooooo good we booked again for the Friday. Both meals were exceptional, freshly cooked and very tasty.
Great French inspired restaurant with amazing food. You Staff were attentive without being overbearing

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JanieB
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great choice on menu, really helpful, knowledgable and friendly front of house waitress. Food great and reasonably priced.

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TeresaT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely cozy restaurant serving authentic French food. The French onion soup was delicious and both the Hake and Turbot dishes were delightful.

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peterH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A busy restaurant with friendly staff. Would have preferred to be a little further apart than the next table but reasonable social distancing.

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RodneyE
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good eating at Bouchon. Gregory and his young team to a great job in difficult times

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JacquiW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese souffle was very good.
Steamed Halibut dish was sublime could not fault it all.
A lovely apple tarte tartin finished the meal off nicely.

Staff are attentive, helpful and knowledgeable.
Tables are well spaced and Covid restrictions are observed.

Easy parking in car park opposite restaurant.

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Cakemuncher
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about Bouchon. The food was delicious, excellent quality and so well prepared. Standout dishes were the pate, halibut, creme brûlée and apple tart tatin. A classic french menu, executed exactly as it should be.

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FionaC
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food in lovely intimate bistro ambience.
Easily able to deal with my need for Gluten free food .
Really worth going for the excellent early bird menu between 6 and 7pm.
Charming helpful service .
We had a lovely evening!
Will definitely go back!

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FranM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We take a detour to have lunch at this lovely little bistrot whenever we visit my sisters home. As usual we had a wonderful lunch at an excellent price. The lunch menu is excellent value and has a tasty choice of 3-4 starters, mains and desserts. The expresso is strong and delicious to finish the meal. Tables were well spaced and the windows were open and we did not have any worries about social distancing. We will return on our next visit to my sister.

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viphampshirehog
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very welcoming. Very relaxed atmosphere. Good choice of traditional French Bistrot dishes. Varied good value wine list
We all really enjoyed the evening and would go again

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BenSS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Food is excellent and the staff are brilliant. Definitely recommended and we will certainly be back again soon.

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Beccy
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant restaurant, the food was delightful. Would return!

DH
DeeH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in comfortable & relaxed
setting with very pleasant service

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Norman
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - excellent service - Cvid-19 restrictions detract from the ambience and noise levels (doors and windows open opposite a building site) but these are unavoidable at the moment.

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None
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent and set menu outstanding value. My only negative point was I felt tables were a little too close together in the current crisis.

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KathM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

So good we came back 2 days later!
Food was really delicious, friendly service.

MB
vipMarkB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. The Ceps were foraged that morning and tasted amazing. Loved the Rabbit and the Lamb. Classic French cooking done simply and well - and a great wine list. Friendly quick service. We will definitely be back next time we are in Hexham.

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CharlesR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for Lunch, simple but attractive menu. Thanks

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AndyP
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid food and lovely attentive service -beautiful fish cookery and excellent wine.
Can't imagine how it could have been improved upon.

Social isolation measures were all in place, but unobtrusively so, so at no time did we feel there were any special circumstances.

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Lucy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with really good food and service. Would absolutely recommend

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SteveD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area. Never disappoints, it is simply wonderful

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avj12
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasurable experience, excellent food and service. Social distancing OK, so very happy to return.

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Happydiner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, cooked to perfection and cheerful service as usual. Can't wait to return.

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FayK
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Only disappointment was no champagne by the glass. Lovely food and a great place

JH
JaniceH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find for lunch in Hexam, warm welcome from the excellent front of house team. The lunch special menu had a good selection to choose from and the standard of dishes and service was high!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary possibly a complementary glass of wine
Would have been a nice gesture

Steak was slightly oven done medium rare
But that’s personal choice

Would go back

SB
ShirleyB
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual

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Michi
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Definitely would come back again. The staff are so lovely! The food is wonderful! I'll be back! 💕

CM
ClareM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, outstanding in every way. The food is exceptional.

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WilliamF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Bouchon for ten years, it has never let us down. The food and service has been consistently excellent. The wine lists consists the range and quality you would expect to go with the dishes. It helps that it is run by someone who comes from the Loire region in France. We have missed it dearly during lock down.

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FrankR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our group consisted of 5 people.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Le Bouchon and the young man who served us was extremely efficient and amiable. As it was the 31st August, We were able to take advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme which was a real bonus. The only slightly disappointing thing was that we were seated upstairs which lacked the ambience of the main room downstairs.

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CatsWhiskers
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Given that it was Eat Out to Help Out of course the value was outstanding. One of us didn't enjoy her steak as much as she has in the past but the other person said he enjoyed his. Food is always excellent at Bouchon as is the service in my opinion. So look forward to eating here every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, attentive staff despite being busy. Definitely value for money during the ‘eat out to help out’ scheme

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SueD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food served by friendly, attentive staff. Could have been in a Parisian bistro. We will return soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family get together, as always food is lovely, you are not rushed and the set menu is exceptional value without compromising on quality

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Kirstie100
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my parents golden wedding anniversary & it was absolutely perfect! Beautiful lunch & excellent service.

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RoyT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and friendly staff, providing discrete and seamless service

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HannahR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and truly delicious and authentic food. We particularly enjoyed the cheese soufflé. We would definitely recommend Bouchon to any foodie!

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KirstyK
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious French food in an authentic ambience. A real treat and a taste of France.
The Covid measures were well enforced making it a very enjoyable and ‘safe’ feeling experience. To be repeated!

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SimonK
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful restaurant with excellent food reasonably priced and good quality service from a very pleasant staff. The cheese soufflé was brilliant and the food overall could not be faulted. I would highly recommend this to anybody.

FAQs

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01434 609943.

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham is rated 4.7 stars by 998 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.