Hibou Blanc

4.5
208 reviews
£25 and under
British
This magical Edwardian building has been transformed to a beautiful bar, restaurant and private room where we hope to deliver to our customers an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Newcastle. Paddy Forbes leads the team and ensures each and every one of our guests feel welcome and at home. Join us in the bar for some light bites and fantastic drinks curated by a team of some of Newcastle best mixologists and bartenders. We have an elegant 60 cover brasserie which aims to serve classic dishes, including a generous Sunday lunch, using the very best ingredients with plenty of flavor but no fuss. We are proud to have one of the best and brightest kitchen brigades who deliver great quality food under head chef Neil Jefferson. Above all we want you to relax, enjoy the music and feel at home here at Hibou Blanc. We also have a beautiful Alfresco dining and drinks set up in our courtyard, with menus to compliment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic meal and experience.
Could not recommend this restaurant more..... The steaks themselves were perfect, but the extras even better.... The mash potato and beef jus was unreal.... The lobster mac and cheese was amazing.... And the staff and ambience could not have been better....

JB
JuliaB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant it was a special birthday and this was a superb choice. All four of us loved it.

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NigelT
London
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for the new Tues/Wednesday steak nights. Had the Chateaubriand which was superb, very tasty, well rested and medium rare, cut like butter. Excellent bearnaise sauce and the truffle/parmesan fries are very moreish. The wine list on offer with the steaks is very good value, we had the malbec, very easy drinking an went well with the steak.

Service is very good, staff are friendly and attentive.

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JackC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very cozy and not full,probably because it was a Tuesday.
Parking was difficult because of the new restrictions now imposed in Newcastle but did not spoil the visit
I would recommend public transport or taxi
Overall an excellent experience

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely the best Sunday dinner ever and the staff were great can’t wait to come back!

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phil
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch - fitted the special needs of one of our party of four very flexibly. Wonderful ambiance and the best Pinot drunk in ages.

We had a lovely time - might have been better for the couple next to us for us to have been accommodated elsewhere in a largely empty restaurant - but we had a fun time.

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Browneyes
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant sat outside in a sunny Sunday. Staff were lovely too.

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StephenO
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and wasn't disappointed. Very attentive and pleasant staff, lovely restaurant and when i return i will certainly be eating here.

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AnnaD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and lovely venue - friendly staff and I didn’t eat on this occasion but last time I did and food was amazing

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stevenb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place , a very good menu with several dishes other places in Newcastle just don’t do. The quality of each dish was exceptional.

The decor and ambience of the place was fantastic. Customer service was great and super professional. You will not find a better restaurant in Newcastle I feel .

Not cheapest place but you never mind when the food is that good. A top top place I will definitely visit again soon

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mandyb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for drinks only. Fan service and staff were very friendly and helpful

MD
MeganD
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was wonderful. Clean, good wine list and great staff.

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LesD
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Excellent waiting staff, properly trained in service, a definite asset to the restaurant.
Well done

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service. Food is delicious!

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GaryA
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, as ever. The food was beautiful, much like the surroundings. A special shout out to the waiter, Ellis, who provided a great service: friendly, attentive and charming. It was my partner’s birthday, and there was no better way in which to spend it.

JC
JoseyC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to go the staff are great can’t do enough for you.

KG
KerryG
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely bar, ver friendly staff. A little more expensive than some places but worth it.

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JonathanF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting, it was a really pleasant night

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AndrewW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was gorgeous, we had the lunch menu and everything was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent and recommendations from staff were appreciated and spot on.

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caitlina
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been looks forward to trying here for some time and did not disappoint. Although don’t look it portion sizes are more than enough. Only thing was the chicken sauce was a tad too salty. We for a side of veg and they were also delicious. Will be back.

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SusanH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday dinner was lovely, absolutely no complaints whatsoever. Service was very good, attentive but not overbearing. Very nice decor and background music. Would definitely return, big thumbs up.

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BBJC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

We didn’t eat but option not available in the survey

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AlisonM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Zach looked after us so well. Thank you so much

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit concerned people chatting in toilet area with no face masks asked staff why but got no response.

RM
RachelM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Amazing food and very friendly and professional staff.

LB
vipLeeB
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, great to see the HB team again.

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glennf
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, it is pricey compared to some other restaurants but food is a very high standard and great service

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ToniB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service and can’t wait to return. Well done to the whole team.

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vipStuartA
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless from start to finish. Served by “Ellis” who is apparently new to the hospitality industry not that you could tell. He is off the charts good and has the makings of a general manager already. Superb service and wonderful food. Well done team Hibou Blanc. We will definitely be back.

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SmartAlec
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service a bit slow apart from that ok ………………………………..

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JulieR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food from the bar menu was OK but could maybe be a bit more adventurous.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another fabulous afternoon team Hibou! Amy….you are amazing - your enthusiasm and passion is absolutely outstanding!
See you again soon!

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Nick
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous venue, pornstar martini the best I’ve had, delicious, bar snacks yummy and service really great. Will definitely be back...

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angelaw
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday lunch

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Marg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent and service good but a little on the pricey side

JL
vipJoL99
Newcastle
17 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food and choice. Bit pricey but enjoyed it. Will return.

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DanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Fathers day sunday lunch, a tad bit pricey for Newcastle but was to be expected.

Starter was nice, Main course was nice but Roast Potatoes were poor imo

Best thing about the place was service and Ambience wouldnt mind going to try the alacarte menu

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MadeleineG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was very nice and efficient but the food was poor and bland. I have eaten here before and the food was very good but the Sunday lunch was not.

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christine
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely and the staff outstanding well presented and very polite. The only down side was £35 for a Sunday lunch was a bit expensive. I know it was Fathers day maybe this was the reason. But I couldn't fault anything else.

FAQs

Hibou Blanc is rated 4.5 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.