Hibou Blanc

4.6
298 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 298 People Are Saying
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KSTOOTH
London
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration with husband and mum
First visit for my family and they loved it
I have never been disappointed and was eager for everyone else to enjoy the food , service and ambiance as I have on a number of occasions. We all had different starters which were delicious and they were delicious. Sunday roasts all round and mum was worried about the beef but was overjoyed they asked if she would like hers more well done 10/10 for Servce and attention to diners . Happy to accommodate and top up your glasses with out be intrusive
Definitely a hit with the whole family

CH
ClaireH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant gorgeous food & fantastic service - we will be back

LA
LyndseyA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I visited on Friday night. The service was impeccable and could not be faulted. The experience is that what you would expect I’m France. The food was amazing.
Most definitely will be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wife’s birthday

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Rob132
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Quiet but great atmosphere, wonderful bar.

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Wony
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The institution which is Sunday Dinner is given the proper level of respect. I wonder how Yorkshires are made as they are and how the chicken is as succulent. It’s a banker, I knew when I booked that I’d leave feeling contented.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mum & Daughter, pre-theatre lunch.
The whole experience was fabulous, staff personable and happy to tell us the history of the building etc
We were treated like royalty and the Cocktails & Meal were superb. Can’t recommend highly enough 😋

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BrianG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked HB for my partners special birthday. It far exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing particularly the lobster Thermidor and fillet steak. Service was friendly & efficient. Great vibe and atmosphere. Definitely recommend & we will be back.

DP
DaleP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.

PH
PaulinaH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place ! Amazing food and professional service ! Always a pleasure to come back.

MP
MikeP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all chose seafood as it was Thursday and all meals were excellent.the mussels were huge and triple cooked chips to die for .
Steak tartare was delicious.
Top service from attentive staff
It’s expensive but a lovely treat

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely fab, cooked to perfection. Restaurant staff was attentive yet a bit pretentious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and service was good too

SJ
SharonJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing Paddy and his team were truly wonderful Food best in Newcastle x Will definitely return again and again

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fayed
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hibou Blanc is a french/old English restaurant.
Very nice with a grand piano, sit up to bar and chandeliers in both rooms.
We ordered the three course Sunday dinner and we were very surprised at how gorgeous it all tasted.
Really well presented and service excellent.
Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

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Claire
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thought the food and service were very good indeed

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , lovely meal, will definitely be back

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susie
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely meal out with friends , not an extensive menu so we we're disappointed when my husband's first 2 choices were unavailable, both fish dishes. He settled for a steak and enjoyed it but would have preferred the halibut or bream on the menu. Having said that, we had a lovely evening and would go back, rather pricey so would keep for a special occasion.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, food and service always good, absolutely love it here. Manager Paddy was exceptional!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by very friendly and professional staff

PO
PhilO
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner booked a first visit to Hibou Blanc for a quiet celebration just for two, and it was nothing short of perfect in every way
The service was outstanding from as soon as we entered the amazing bar area for pre meal drink
The food is everything you could want for a special occasion, and the surroundings are stunning
Thank you Hibou Blanc, we can’t wait to return

JW
JWff
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It is perhaps worth asking which table you are allocated; if the one immediately inside the door that faces onto the square, the constant opening is an issue, primarily for the one seat that almost is ‘bumped’ each time the door is opened. However, the door was locked after about 15 mins of interruptions (the staff responded quickly to the problem). The food was OK, although a very overdone steak (medium rare requested), whilst replaced and without fuss, did mean one guest effectively eating on their own. Probably would have been worth this being taken off the bill, but it wasn’t. Finally, check the bill - the set menu pricing didn’t work and Course 3 was charged in addition. Apologies given and items refunded (albeit service charge element not refunded, but could be bothered pointing that out). Overall, a lovely place, with excellent staff, but the quality issues and silly mistakes could derail the experience.

JJ
JoanneJ
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great night, as always in Hibou Blanc! The waiter was very polite & courteous, he kept popping bk to our table & pouring our Prosecco for us.

MP
MichaelaP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great staff. Highly recommend. Everything from oysters to dessert fantastic.

SR
SusanR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, fantastic food and service. Icing on the cake for me is lovely crisp white tablecloth’s and napkins with heavy cutlery.
The wine was delicious too. Can’t wait to go back.

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Gill
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb good and service.

SW
StephenW
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous Sunday lunch and fantastic service

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IAteThere
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch is excellent. Chefs and staff will accommodate you. Wine list is very good: Chassagne Montrachet, Gevrey Chambertin etc.

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TrishD
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very nice Sunday roast in a very nice setting.
I had the roast lamb and my husband had the roar chicken.
Very good service.

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phil
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

really nice atmosphere, first class service, good food, wine list a bit on the pricey side, music 1970/80s pop - feels a bit elevator by the end - but generally a lovely place - well worth visiting

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BruceE
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent - great local Lindisfarne oysters and the lobster Thermidor, halibut and fish pie were all top notch

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jane
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit this time with friends. Superb food and staff. We will return I’m sure many times

LR
LynnR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service. All round wonderful dining experience.

JM
JamesM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very nice ambiance and the food is absolutely amazing!

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johnathont
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and needed addition to Newcastle .. something special

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience. Friendly service. Food was outstanding. Waiters attentive and chatty. Definitely recommend you won’t be disappointed.

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vipYanski
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Amy and a really lovely venue. The food was very nice and would recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited with a large group of family and friends and we had a great experience. A very nice setting with great staff and most of all great food… this was our first visit but we will be back again … no doubt

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Larry
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service and Ambience are all excellent. The decor is superb. A fantastic experience.

RL
RobinL
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch with friends today. From the moment we settled in the bar for cocktails we were caught up in the atmosphere of this wonderfully atmospheric restaurant which has the feel of a gentlemen’s club. The staff were extremely friendly and did not rush us at all. Difficult to single out a specific dish as each course was delicious and the lunchtime menu was excellent value as was the wine. I must also point out that the toilets were absolutely fabulous. We felt really pampered and look forward to returning. Thank you.

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Hibou Blanc is rated 4.6 stars by 298 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.