Hibou Blanc

4.6
70 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 70 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LucyD
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely experience, think they’ve done very well creating a nice atmosphere outside. Food was excellent. Service could have been a little quicker but I know it’s the first week opening back up so it might just have been that.

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NigelT
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Cocktails are fantastic.

Food finishes at 5pm on Sunday and we arrived after that, but the staff were fine with us ordering from the Greek restaurant next door who also provided plates, cutlery, etc. so no big issue.

New menus look great so looking forward to when the interior restaurant is up and running.

One thing to improve, have the outdoor heaters on, it was a damn chilly night.

LB
vipLisaB
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was excellent. Lovely atmosphere, we didn't eat but food being served looked delicious. Great value and lovely and clean. So well organised and staff very attentive. Everyone adhered to the guidelines and overall experience made you feel safe. Can't wait to return.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The cocktails are overpriced the pornstar martini was like it had come out of a can had to send it back was the worst I have tasted. Then ordering another drink got the order wrong and had to be sent back

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DianeC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First trip eating out after lockdown. Wasn’t actually sure about Sunday Lunch outside on Bigg Mrkt but it was great. Food up to normal delicious standard although with an understandably reduced menu. Not sure what would have happened if it had rained as the umbrella covered only a couple of tables. Found the very small table a bit restrictive for four people but added to the fun. Would have stayed longer if the table hadn’t been booked after our 2 hours, they did let us stay another 45 mins though.

JK
JoannaK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the most of the outside area during the pandemic. Tables dressed and ready for each customer. Staff always so polite and professional. Didn’t eat on this occasion but from previous visits would definitely recommend 100%.

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KateF
Munich
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out from lockdown and first visit here and we can’t wait to return again and when it’s fully open in May! Good setup for al fresco dining- food was lovely, drinks are reasonably priced (it is centre of town!) and the service was great!

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vipAnneS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend eating here.

LG
LilyG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outside eating , great service recommend to friends

TB
ToriB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Superb all round - food, drinks, service and ambience. Congratulations to all at Hibou

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Hollbob
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening back in Hibou Blanc, good food and selection of drinks

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Foody
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only outside menu available, looking forward to trying other menus when available from 17th May.

BM
BethM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Lovely ambience as well.

JH
JasonH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar & despite the COVID measures, still a great place to dine out

JK
JoyK
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great atmosphere. The service of the staff is outstanding.

CM
ChrisM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, service, surroundings and ambiance. We'll be back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff amazing

DA
vipDAVIDR
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Sunday lunch .

GB
GailB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely staff , good service,great atmosphere ,worth a visit

GA
GaryA
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb meal, and, at £20 per head, very good value. I’ve dined here on many occasions, and I’ve always enjoyed it immensely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful setting and lovely staff.well done !

HW
HelenW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Sunday dinner, staff were friendly and made our stay pleasant.

EH
ElaineH
Newcastle
12 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was amazing, we both had the special menu, fantastic value for money.

EH
ElaineH
Newcastle
12 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Hibou Blanc tonight, food was great as usual as was the service, very good value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me and my fiancée went for Sunday lunch and it was excellent will definitely be going regularly from now on!

BM
BrookM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service will 100% be back

KK
K4yK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful mean at Hindu Blanc. Complimentary glass of fizz as they knew it was our anniversary. Food was beautiful. Couldn’t fault anything. Will definitely be returning.

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Sweeneybhoy
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant fault this place at all. Great location (inside and out), great food, very attentive staff and great value overall. Its our 2nd visit in a month and we will be back for sure.

MM
MarkM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here a number off time never been disappointed

SR
SusanR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed, delicious food, fantastic wine, will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience4

Sunday lunch

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Jason
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely bar. great service. excellent choice of drinks. cant wait to go back

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Strawb
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

An absolute delight to eat such amazing food in a lovely relaxed atmosphere with beautiful surroundings. Such a professional team with a friendly & thoughtful attitude shone throughout the place.
Best Sunday Roast dinner we’ve eaten since moving to the North East and that’s a huge compliment.
Generous portions through every course. Intend returning to try more.

RB
RobertoB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine with attractive service. Looking to my next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and the wife wanted to try somewhere new for Sunday lunch and had wanted to try Hibou Blanc for sometime. Well it certainly didn’t disappoint!! The cocktails were amazing and the food was sensational. My starter of pumpkin soup with hazelnut pesto and goats cheese was absolutely amazing. I had the beef for my main and was asked if I’d like it pink, I said yes and it came perfectly pink. The dinner was beautiful and the veg all perfectly cooked. My wife went for the lamb (pink also) which was also outstanding.
Will definitely be back for Sunday lunch and can’t wait to try it for a steak sometime as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service and the cocktails were varied and lovely.

JM
JamieM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, amazing food with perfect service.

DB
DeborahB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time dining here - anniversary meal. Overall everything was excellent (especially our male Spanish waiter - very attentive but not overbearing). However a medium steak was VERY rare (perhaps a kitchen mix-up with plates?). Rectified quickly and tasted amazing. We would recommend to friends and will def be revisiting.

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TracyL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals in Newcastle center for a long time. We will be back for sure with the family.

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AlisonP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and beautiful place to dine and drink
Had set menu excellent value and excellent food
Manager, Chef and staff really friendly and welcoming
Thanks to all we had a lovely night

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Hibou Blanc is rated 4.6 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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