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Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham, Hexham, Northumberland

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

4.8
4.8
2567 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated in the centre of Hexham 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Contemporary French
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00–13:30 Tue–Thu 18:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00 Sat 12:00–13:45
  • Phone number
    01434 609943
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Nicolas Kleist
  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    10 Minute walk from Hexham Train Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,567 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Food

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Ambience

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Value

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Great for fine wines

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Romantic

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Good for special occasions

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Food

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Service

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Ambience

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Value

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Great for fine wines

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Romantic

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for special occasions

2,567 Reviews
  1. AlanM

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Choice and quality good, unfortunate 1 course not as good as the other 5. Management did respond well and reduced the bill without us asking for it. Will go again.

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  2. DidiGee

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful as always. The only reason I've given less than 5 stars for ambience is that the restaurant was TOO quiet for a Saturday lunchtime; it has always been busy on previous visits. Not that I mind it quiet; it's just that a fabulous establishment such as Bouchon Bistrot deserves to be frequented, well, frequently. Love it there!

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  3. KatherineG

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Bouchon. Lovely restaurant, great food. Cocktails are very good. Service excellent. Would definitively recommend.

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  4. JanetW

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So lovely, as usual! We ate from the Prix Fixe menu which is always consistently good and varied. My starter of goat’s cheese mousse with beets and walnuts was particularly delicious! A superb glass of house Red more than fulfilled my expectation! It is always an absolute delight to eat here!

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  5. jenb

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal the fixed price menu was excellent value. Star of the show salted caramel tart! Very good service and comprehensive wine list.

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  6. Kata

    Newcastle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always, beautiful family meal- great food, service and drinks!

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  7. StephenH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful authentic French food and a lovely environment with friendly staff

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  8. RosemaryS

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bouchon is just the best! Delicious food, perfectly cooked and not enormous portions which goes down well with us. They have maintained their high standards since the beginning - no wonder the restaurant is so popular. It is also very good value.

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  9. Alison

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I love this restaurant. We usually visit on an evening and for special occasions but this time we went for a sneaky mid week lunch. The food was delicious as usual and the service wonderful

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here on a Saturday evening and there was a good buzz on both floors of the restaurant. Attentive staff, food with both traditional French and some innovative twists. Their prix fixe menu was excellent value, but we proceeded to spend what we’d saved, on wine! Nice to have that choice though. Overall, a really enjoyable experience.

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  11. ZoeH

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wine and service. Reasonably priced and a good atmosphere. Have recommended to friends and family and will return in future.

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  12. Catkin

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Have not been to Bouchon for two years. We had the fixed price menu. Found the food to be not outstanding and very small portions. We had to ask three times for a jug of water from three different people - not an attentive and personal service. Sadly disappointed with our visit this time.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good reception. Very good value lunch. Nice atmosphere.

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  14. Toonfatladies

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding, staff were attentive and welcoming. Cosy, inviting restaurant. We can’t wait to return

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  15. JEAD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always a perfect early pre cinema dinner. Great food Great service and great price.

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  16. LaurenD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and great service. All staff were lovely. And nice cocktails/ wine. Looking forward to coming back.

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  17. Nkpj55

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating at Bouchon is always a great experience - and this visit was no exception!

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  18. MalcolmB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely everything- can’t fault this place. It really is great on all counts. If you are on a budget the specials menu is amazing value for money too. Portion sizes are good too so you won’t leave still hungry!! Lots of different areas to sit in - even outside terrace for warmer days/nights - best restaurant in Hexham!

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  19. EleanorW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely experience for our Valentine’s Day meal. Food and drinks were taken quickly and we weren’t waiting long for them to arrive! They tasted delicious, and the service from Jordan throughout was kind, considerate and fun; he was really well informed on the menu items and answered our questions well. Looking forward to coming back

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  20. DavidM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous evening at Bouchon once again. Fabulous food and fantastic service we are excited about looking forward to returning soon. Highly highly recommended.

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  21. AlanM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most reliable of restaurants with excellent food, friendly and skilled service. Perfect for any occasion

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  22. PatB

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bouchon Bistrot is consistently excellent, and with Greg the owner in attendance (as he almost always is) never fails to impress.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Greg and his team provided exceptional service and food. We mixed and matched the al a carte and fixed price early menu which was excellent value for money. Fabulous wine recommendations too. A few allergies at our table which wasn’t a problem at all for the team. We’ll certainly be back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  24. Prenders

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bouchon was, as always, outstsanding: excellent food, beautifully presented, all accompanied by unobtrusive service in a most relaxing atmosphere. It's very good value for money.

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  25. HeatherS

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service and excellent value as always.

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  26. Fred

    Newcastle

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is NOT to publish. We were disappointed not to have our regular table. Furthermore, two folk came and joined the rather noisy foursome at the next table ( our usual one) and talked noisily right next to my husband which I thought very rude and inconsiderate. As we’d gone especially for our wedding anniversary we were really disappointed although the food was nice. We noticed everything had gone up in price since we were last there a month or so ago. We like the place and staff very much but felt rather let down.

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  27. JaneD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Outstanding food. I mean, outstanding. Superb staff. Wonderful decor. That is all. Just go there!

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  28. SheilaD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just love this place, can't afford to go as often as we used to but still the Prix Fixe menu is excellent value

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  29. JDH1

    Newcastle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful family celebration meal at Bouchon. As usual, the food was delicious and the service friendly & attentive. We can’t wait to dine here again very soon.

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  30. JohnF

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bouchon Bistrot is a long standing restaurant which has maintained high standards throughout. Excellent French food served in a delightful environment.

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  31. StanL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Bouchon serves excellent food with good service and a friendly atmosphere.

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  32. Stephen

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, real French food, served by friendly and efficient staff. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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  33. PhilipC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service Good food Good ambiance, what more could you want

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  34. AReviewer

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Always feels special but not stuffy. Food is amazing.

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  35. JulianH

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent my only criticism would be that there is a tendency to rush service but it won’t stop me from going again

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  36. DeborahW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is lovely, the staff are extremely welcoming and professional. The food is authentic and well presented. We felt that there could have been more scallops with the starter (2 and a half were on our plate) and a little more cheese with the Prix Fixe menu would have been nice too. Overall an enjoyable evening and we will definitely be returning.

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  37. DavidP

    Newcastle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely night last night in one of our favourite restaurants. Lovely atmosphere, great food and service. We will be back again soon.

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  38. JulesT

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, lovely food, great service, could not fault.

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  39. JEAD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, perfect pre cinema supper. Great food great service and smiley staff.

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  40. JustineW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting, lovely food, good menu choices, lovely staff.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham is rated 4.8 stars by 2567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3NJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00–13:30 Tue–Thu 18:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00 Sat 12:00–13:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    10 Minute walk from Hexham Train Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nicolas Kleist
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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