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Hibou Blanc Bar - Hibou Blanc, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Hibou Blanc

4.7
4.7
592 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.
Join us in the bar for some light bites and fantastic drinks curated by a team of some of Newcastle best mixologists and bartenders or dine in our 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • 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 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Here at Hibou we can cater for however big or small your event may be, we are fully equipped with various event spaces in Hibou to suit your needs. We have 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. Our beautiful private dining room is perfect for more intimate occasions and will fit up to 16 people seated for dining. It is available to hire for a fee depending on the date and time. We are also able to do full venue and partial venue hire, also including our outdoor courtyard If you want to add special touches to the room we work with multiple event space dressers to bring your ideas to life. We are able to also source cakes, personalised cupcakes for any special occasion. We don’t stop their, if you would like to add entertainment or live music we can offer a range of acts to compliment and keep you entertained during your day or evening with us.

  • Area

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Cross Street

    Bigg Market & High Bridge Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • 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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What 592 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Food

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Ambience

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Notable Wine List

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Romance

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Special Occasions

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    British

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Food

  • 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

    British

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  1. VN

    VeselaN

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I have been to many restaurants in Newcastle,York, London etc. (Cafe21, Peace & Loaf, The Ivy etc)… I have to say we were very disappointed. The place is gorgeous however the whole experience for the price we paid was mediocre. When we book a nice restaurant we expect the order of things to be perfect. The aperitif came late, the wine with the starters came after we finished the starters the wine for the main came 5 min after the main arrived?!? And even the cocktails for the cake came after it was all finished. We asked for the bill which was 180 + pounds which would have been ok normally but by that time it did not really feel like we have eaten. I had oysters, my partner had scallops (both really fresh and delicious) and I had the whole lobster and he had the fillet stake also delicious but the scallops were suppose to be king scallops and they were not and all I had with my lobster was chips. Normally when we order things like that they come with at least couple of sides included for that price but never mind. The point I am trying to make is the price we paid was not equal to the portions and the service at all. We asked for the bill and we were not given a chance to discuss it, the waiter arrived with the card machine straight away. It felt wrong. During the meal I asked why our drinks were late and I was told that the bar was really busy, however on the way out there was nobody at the bar?!? So to conclude, we might go for drinks again but not for food at that price for that service/experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service we have experienced in a very long time!!! The small things make such a difference! Thank you to all the staff who went above and beyond!
  3. JW

    JoanW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our lunch yesterday. 6 of us for a friends birthday. All were very happy with every aspect of our meal Amy who looked after us is a star.
  4. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and ambiance. A big thanks to Amy for her excellent suggestion of the Hugo cocktail. We were there for our anniversary and we would definitely recommend it
  5. NC

    NoelC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and friendly l, well trained staff. A real dining experience
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, excellent service and would happily go back.
  7. k

    kevinb

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always good service and food excellent. Never disappoints.
  8. N

    Nadiab1

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had lunch time special with friends. Good choice of starters and mains. I had soup was very tasty. I ordered cod but didn’t realise it had ham in it . The staff took it back and the chef made me the cod without ham. My mistake I should have asked. Good service and friendly staff. Lacked a little ambiance but thats because perhaps early afternoon.
  9. AP

    AndiP

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my bestie for birthday lunch. We had the set menu & everything we had tasted delicious & was well presented. They even gave her a birthday card which was a lovely touch.
  10. BB

    BrendaB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely fabulous restaurant. Deco is stunning. Staff so professional and very friendly. Food amazing.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  12. JM

    JadeM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from start to finish. Highly recommended.
  13. LB

    LeeanneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Staff were fantastic, food was nice but let down by the roast potatoes and dessert, wouldn’t rush back.
  14. W

    Woody

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly,knowledgeable staff. Good choice of dishes on menu-everything we chose was really delicious,particularly oysters,halibut and steak
  15. AJ

    AktarJ

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend as food is amazing - good value for money and excellent wine list
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly attentive staff Gorgeous building Amazing food
  17. CK

    CherylK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends hadn’t been to bar or restaurant and absolutely loved it and are definitely going to go again. We had the special menu and everything was delicious and the girl that served us was so professional and friendly.
  18. KA

    KarenA

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The special menu was fabulous however two of our party ordered from the main steak menu and were extremely disappointed in their meal. They paid a lot for it and it was g cooked to their specifications and the steak itself was tough leaving them wishing they had ordered something else.
  19. SM

    SimonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Looks really classy, excellent service and food was outstanding
  20. H

    Hello

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Live music very very quiet, gave no ambience, almost awkward. The food was good but have had better on previous visits. The service from the manager was very good but the rest of the staff weren't bothered at all about giving good service. Ordered 2 salads, one to come with no beetroot, both came with no beetroot and asked a server to check this, still waiting for her to return! Will try once more, as always been amazing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very pleasant
  22. FC

    FudgecakeChefSteve

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice for a special lunch or dinner out for the Al a Carte offerings, the bar menu shows good value for money too for other occasions.
  23. RD

    RebekahD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 3 course lunch menu was unbelievably good value for money. The mackerel rilette, cod main, and the banana sponge pudding were all exceptional. For a Friday lunchtime it was quiet enough to enjoy conversation. The service was brilliant, as we weren’t bothered constantly and there was a nice amount of time between each course. Overall 10/10, can’t wait to go back!
  24. w

    welikegoodfood

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at Hibou Blanc. Service was attentive and very friendly. Food and wine was excellent. It’s a beautiful bar and an elegant yet cosy restaurant. We would definitely return!
  25. JW

    JoannaW

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food served in a very pretty restaurant. The staff are excellent and the ambiance is very relaxing.
  26. R

    Rich

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We ordered from the early evening menu. Ice cold starters Mackerel Rillette and Prawn Cocktail, both straight from the fridge and too cold to be tasty! Then we both had roast breast of herb fed chicken which was piled on a plate with buttered spring vegetables and jersey royals with a salty gloopy gravy. Neither of us finished it. We did say we were disappointed and got a small deduction from the bill, but really for a high end restaurant like this they should be producing better food, even if it is a reduced price menu. They do at 21.
  27. T

    Tanya

    Newcastle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect 😗👌🏼
  28. BC

    BrianC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Really friendly staff a great service but was disappointed with food. We ordered fish and chips from À la carte menu and the turbot off the specials menu, the triple cooked chips were uneatable and tasteless the fish was ok but nothing special, the turbot was nice but a bit over priced for what we received, we mentioned to waitress about the chips but no reply was given
  29. HR

    HeleneR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took my wife for lunch for our anniversary on 4/6/22 and the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning for another special meal. Best wishes
  30. AH

    AmandaH

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for lunch and very friendly and attentive service.
  31. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A bit cold restaurant and a bit dark but very comfortable
  32. MA

    MARTIN

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in fabulous surroundings. Highly recommended
  33. AL

    AndreaLS

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and perfectly cooked food
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Food Excellent service
  35. ST

    SimonT

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit to this restaurant and we were knocked out by the standard of food and service. Really good tasty food and pleasant and prompt service. Classy without being pretentious. A little noisy but it was a busy Saturday evening.
  36. TB

    ToniB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. Becky was very attentive and very helpful. Great relaxed atmosphere in bar with great cocktails from lovely staff. Look forward to returning very soon. Well done to the whole team. Special mention about the banana bread pudding, husband said it was one of the best deserts he’s ever had, so complements to the chefs too.
  37. SL

    SimonL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I would highly recommend the Sunday lunch. The service was friendly and efficient.
  38. NP

    NigelP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktail bar, attentive and swift service from wait staff. We were there for Sunday lunch so the food was conventional but well done and ample.
  39. R

    Ronnie

    Newcastle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening at this restaurant. Staff are well trained and the lady manager was all seeing and attended to all the customers and staff. Food is limited to a small menu with a good variety of dishes well cooked and presented.
  40. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    3rd time have been here and will be back. Fantastic ambience, staff and wonderful food. Bar area very lively on a Saturday night but when seated in restaurant area you don't really hear it. Hibou is my favourite place at the moment!

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

FAQs

Hibou Blanc is rated 4.7 stars by 592 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Hibou Blanc

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

Additional information

  • 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 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

  • Parking Details

    None

  • 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

  • Phone number

    0191 261 8000

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Here at Hibou we can cater for however big or small your event may be, we are fully equipped with various event spaces in Hibou to suit your needs. We have 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. Our beautiful private dining room is perfect for more intimate occasions and will fit up to 16 people seated for dining. It is available to hire for a fee depending on the date and time. We are also able to do full venue and partial venue hire, also including our outdoor courtyard If you want to add special touches to the room we work with multiple event space dressers to bring your ideas to life. We are able to also source cakes, personalised cupcakes for any special occasion. We don’t stop their, if you would like to add entertainment or live music we can offer a range of acts to compliment and keep you entertained during your day or evening with us.

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