Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

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837 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.
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NE
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

B
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

SH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
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

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DP
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.

DB
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!

g
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!

G
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.

PL
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

MD
Newcastle
12 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.

AH
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

LS
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

AB
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.

A
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

I
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

SD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MC
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

PJ
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.

MP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JE
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.

HH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and service. Thank you

LA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch on Monday 3 February was fantastic as always. We have used Bouchon since it opened and have never been disappointed with anything. We are all quite adventurous with food so have tried a very wide range of dishes between us. Superb!

MC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Food always delicious, friendly and attentive staff, relaxed and comfortable environment. The nearest place in Britain we've found to a proper French restaurant!

SC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food in a very nice friendly little French bistro. Highly recommended. Will be back!

N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregoire and his team provide a wonderful and authentically French dining experience - whenever we have visited. Where else in Hexham could we express our solidarity with our European friends?

RA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely authentic French food served with impeccable professionalism. The early bird menu is an absolute bargain. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

DB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate from the fixed price lunch menu. The food was excellent and great value for money. Service was prompt and first class.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bouchon provides a lovely atmosphere, tables are well spaced out, and the food is delicious. Always difficult to decide what to have as The menu is so tempting! We were having the Earlybird dinner, as were going to the cinema afterwards - a good start to an evening out.

AM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and great ambience.

l
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had the set lucnch 3 course very well priced, good selection to choose from . Food is perfectly cooked in a classic French style, great fo lunch, better for an evening meal the A la carte menu looked delicious will be back again.

JK
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely venue in the heart of Hexham with an extensive Al a Carte menu and nice set menu. Food was delicious and well presented with excellent service from very friendly obliging staff.

AM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, nice atmosphere and friendly, professional service. Best restaurant in Hexham by a long way.

SB
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual.
The early bird menu available until 9 on Wednesday is great value.

CD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It just gets better every time we go there. The food was delicious

AN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little restaurant, glad we booked as it was just about full on a lunch time, we all enjoyed our food only comment was the snails were a bit small but apart from that all very nice

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for her birthday lunch as knew it would be a lovely experience for her. As usual the staff were friendly and welcoming and the restaurant cosy. The lunch menu although not long always seems to have something on that will please all tastes. Lunch is very good value given the quality of the ingredients and the cooking and my friend was clear that it was somewhere she'd like to return to. Would highly recommend.

JE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Bird supper before the cinema, Bouchon is our go to place, always welcoming, always efficient and always delicious food what more could one want?

WD
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and service...... such a nice relaxing lunch