Hibou Blanc

4.6
57 reviews
£25 and under
British
Opened in August 2019, 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. Dean Waterworth and Paddy Forbes lead the team and ensure 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 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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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 !

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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.

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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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Mark
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I have lunched here and I shall certainly eat here again.
I have recommended this restaurant to a number of people, and shall continue to do so.

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Julie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely overall experience. Food and service was excellent

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AnnaR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out we have had in years! Loved everything about it!
Thank you Hibou Blanc

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decka
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy bar, lovely atmosphere, great service. Favourite bar in town

DF
DaveFen1
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Disappointed in lamb dish as the sauce was very thin and would have been better with some potatoes.

Fish soup was amazing and so was desserts.

We were seated near the door on the bigg market and the atmosphere was spoiled by people smoking outside and it coming in to the restaurant.

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PaulT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Hibou Blanc and will be visiting again as my son now studying for 4 years.

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PatriciaF
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sadly, food overpriced £23 for overcooked linguine and I suspect not fresh crab... the mark up in this dish must be huge!
Oysters were good but they don’t need cooking!

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MarkM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine fantastic, don’t be afraid to ask the team for advice, great service. By the way the oysters where off the chart well worth a try

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Cazz
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the atmosphere was relaxed yet professional. Nice birthday meal with friends. Food from set menu. Quite limited choices but very good quality and cooked to perfection. Thank you for a lovely evening. Excellent value for money too x

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Dusty
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels as a starter were probably the best i have ever hard.
Service was very attentive & lovely relaxed atmosphere

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IAteThere
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great wine choices, especially the Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru by Phillipe Colin. Sunday lunch was superb.

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KathrynA
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The only thing, was a group of well Served customers coming in and out of the venue via the side door in the resturant. They clearly had a relationship with the premises which ment they weren't challenged and on face value were v demanding. Had we been sat else where I doubt they would have impacted as much.

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HelenB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very tasty, service a little slow, ambience excellent.

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Hibou Blanc is rated 4.6 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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