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Hibou Blanc

4.6
4.6
377 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.

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Booked 19 times today
  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–21:30
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30
    Sun 12:00–17:00
    Bar
    Mon, Sun 12:00–21:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Fri 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    0191 261 8000

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Neil Jefferson

  • Catering

    Our Head chef Neil Jefferson has designed menu's for intimate sit down meals to casual canapés and drinks. We can cater across all boards and have drinks packages available for your desired party size.

  • Area

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Cross Street

    Bigg Market & High Bridge Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 377 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Notable Wine List

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

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  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

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  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Food

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Service

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Ambience

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Notable Wine List

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Romance

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Special Occasions

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

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  1. TH

    TimH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and lovely atmosphere. The setting is superb and all the staff were really friendly and helpful.

  2. RS

    RachelS

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love love this place. Beat bloody Mary’s and the service is fantastic x

  3. BN

    BenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As soon as my partner and I entered the atmosphere was excellent! Once seated we were amazed by the service the staff were excellent and nothing was a problem. We would highly recommend Hibou Blanc to everyone and we will certainly be back!

  4. AN

    ANDREAB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had the set lunch menu and the rib eye steaks were cooked to perfection. The service was swift, efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for the team - we had a lovely afternoon

  5. JK

    JonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service, ambience, decor, drinks, friendly staff.

  6. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, warm friendly knowledgeable service. Highly recommend.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Had two course lunch for £25, quite expensive when compared with similar Newcastle restaurants. Portions very small although included a small piece of bread with butter and a few olives. Smoked haddock fish cake needed more tartare sauce. Accidentally (?) overcharged. Never a good look.

  8. CJ

    ChristineJ

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an excellent Sunday spent at this lovely restaurant, the food was superb, I recommend the roast beef dinner it was amazing. Staff excellent, atmosphere was just right , easy listening live music in the bar , not over powering just in the background added to what was a fabulous day Cannot wait to go back

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic on every front

  10. J

    Jonno147

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit to Hibou Blanc and I'm sure it won't be the last. All four diners for Sunday lunch loved the ambience, the live music, the service and the food - as a vegetarian the single option for starter Jerusalem Artichoke Soup and main Mushroom Tart were delicious. Hidden gem, try it out - I'm sure you'll love it if you prefer a beautifully decorated, classy, sophisticated restaurant, serving exquisite food.

  11. LD

    LeeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Excellent cocktail bar and beautiful restaurant, it reminds us of a dining in Portofino, Italy. After ordering drinks, which took a little time to arrive, an apology was given but paying top price you’d expect drinks to be prompt! The carafe of white wine arrived unchilled and placed on the table, we asked for some ice to chill the wine which arrived in a whiskey tumbler and not an ice bucket so had to ask another member of staff who obliged. Both starters and mains were delicious, the clearing away of cutlery was carried by leaning across the table without asking for access, not very professional. One diner arrived in a white T shirt and gold chain, a restaurant such as this should have dress code! Overall, this is one the best meals we have eaten in Newcastle not too mention the fantastic interior we were transported to the Italian Riviera that was until we stepped out in to the cool night air Thank for a great night. M & L

  12. SB

    SaraB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful inside Fantastic service Lunch special was great value Would definitely recommend

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant and really lovely staff. The food came in a timely manner and was amazing

  14. a

    annev

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Disappointing lunch out. It was cold and lacked atmosphere. Good and service good but the overall experience disappointing.

  15. T

    Tracey

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food amazing. Had Hallibut of al carte. One of the best meals we have had in a long time.

  16. CC

    ClaireC

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were amazing. Would highly recommend.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service

  18. EJ

    EileenJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Starter was perfect (prawn cocktail) but main (fish and chips) was not good. The fish was very overcooked but the chips were nice. I should have probably sent my main back but I didn't want to upset my friend who had booked as she would have been disappointed that I was disappointed. The staff were friendly and polite and our food was served quickly

  19. r

    rachaelb

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful food cooked to perfection. No complaints. It was quiet but it was late lunch, do we how’d it would be. Great service and we’ll be back

  20. JD

    JudithD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous decor, superb food and service. A gem in the centre of Newcastle- would highly recommend.

  21. DA

    DrAlanL

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round! Thank you. We’ll be back! Cheers. Alan

  22. E

    Ellie1985

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner & I visited here for Sunday dinner yesterday, and we were very impressed. The roast turkey was delicious and the Yorkshire pudding were huge. Portion sizes were really generous & the cocktails were fab too! We will definitely be back 😊

  23. HH

    HelenH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Absolutely gorgeous food. Lovely service. Will go again when we can and ask for quiet table not so close to the bar. But we booked late and they kindly upped our table size from 6 to 8 so lucky to get in for graduation and birthday celebration. And it was a saturday! Def will return when we can.

  24. KH

    KellyH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service, everything about the food was perfect the bread was the best bread I've ever had if you know you know.. the cocktails we had were beautiful, the atmosphere and decor is to die for overall its was all perfect

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food

  26. NH

    NickyH

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb meal, with excellent service & lovely surroundings. We will return. Thank you

  27. FC

    FionaC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to celebrate our son's graduation. The staff made it feel very special and the food and ambience were perfect - thank you!

  28. C

    Columbine

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely evening celebrating our son’s graduation. Drinks in the amazing bar area before a delicious dinner in the dining room. It felt very special. Service was excellent, food exquisite and a great atmosphere. Lots of nice personal touches to make it an evening to remember. Thank you!

  29. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All food was outstanding. Waitress service attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We visited at lunchtime but still had choice from full menu, and although relatively quiet when we first arrived the atmosphere was still good. Would definitely recommend and visit again. My only concern was that we had to enter by a side door with fairly steep steps which wasn't ideal for older members of our group. This may have been a temporary measure because of Covid!

  30. g

    glennr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food,superb ambience,perfect background music and excellent willing staff members, the only negative as always when we go is I don't like the service charge applied, understand why but would like to tip.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Superb food Nice music Waitress first class Only small complaint was the small table Not a lot of room for all the food crockery glasses

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic. Service was brilliant

  33. MC

    MargaretC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch. Great food great service and so chilled out.

  34. MP

    MartinP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Was nice trying it but would not rush back very small menu to pick from.

  35. JH

    JohannaH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely meal here, service was great and the cocktails were Devine, staff recommended places to move onto afterwards. My partners birthday and they kindly left a birthday card on the table for him - nice touch

  36. PS

    PaulS

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have dined at Hibou Blanc 12 times with family and friends. The service, food and overall experience are always superb.

  37. HV

    HVNewcastle

    Newcastle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely food and helpful staff.

  38. LH

    LouH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and price. Gluten free options were amazing!

  39. KH

    KimH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit... excellent service, ambience and menu. Food was fantastic and presentation excellent. Two of us, 3 courses, x1 cocktail, x1 glass of wine & x1 glass dessert wine each... £142 inc 10% service. We felt well worth it. Very minor 'criticism'.... table booked for 20:15 and first course arrived in a timely fashion. Main course was 'very soon' after the starter... maybe would have liked 10 mins between courses. However... that was a minor issue for the restaurant to consider and didn't detract from an excellent and enjoyable evening. Thanks

  40. HD

    HayleyD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal I’ve had in my life fabulous surroundings and wonderful staff, cannot wait to return!

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Hibou Blanc is rated 4.6 stars by 377 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.

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2 people

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Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Hibou Blanc

13 High Bridge Street Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE1 1UW

  • Cross Street

    Bigg Market & High Bridge Street

  • Area

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–21:30
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30
    Sun 12:00–17:00
    Bar
    Mon, Sun 12:00–21:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Fri 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Cocktail Bar, English

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Neil Jefferson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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