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Hibou Blanc

4.6
4.6
440 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 16 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.

  • 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

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

View menu on restaurant's website

What 440 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Notable Wine List

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Romance

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Special Occasions

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    British

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Food

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Service

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Ambience

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Lunch

  • 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. DL

    DotL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff are immediately dressed their service was superb The food is the best we have had in a restaurant in Newcastle excellent and tasty the bar is a nice place to chill and have a drink too

  2. P

    Paula

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    It was ok. Steak was nice but the service wasn’t great

  3. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, great food and alcohol selection. Well laid out and spacious. Staff were great, chatty and very friendly. Will definitely be coming back.

  4. SK

    StewartK

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, nice atmosphere can’t wait to visit again

  5. JC

    JohnC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The interior of the restaurant is lovely, high quality. Dined under a restaurant week menu, as a result the menu was restricted but still very good value for money. The service was excellent, all the staff were very professional.

  6. DA

    DARRINP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with a welcoming vibe and excellent customer service. The food was amazing and the staff are very knowledgable about the menu. Will definitely be eating here again and again

  7. G

    Gill

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous place, food was great as was the service and ambience. I am not sure if I could afford the normal prices but restaurant week means this is definitely accessible to me, just wish they would have more special lunchtime menus available so that I could dine here more often, instead I'm afraid it would have to be a special occasion.

  8. RT

    RuthT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My new favourite place!!! Fabulous bar area with amazing chandeliers and ‘gentleman’s club’ decor. Food amazing with excellent service. Definitely be back !!!

  9. PH

    ProxyHob

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will definitely be returning and will have no hesitation in recommending. Lovely decor. Lovely food and amazing cocktails. Staff all friendly and helpful. Great night

  10. BN

    BarryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable evening. Food, service and atmosphere was excellent.

  11. C

    Catkin

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We were luckily enough to be here during restaurant week, so the excellent food was amazing value. The staff were friendly and helpful and didn’t rush us. A lovely lunch. Thank you.

  12. HC

    HannahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service-had a lovely Irish girl who was very attentive, chatty, and amazing at her job. The food was incredible, restaurant week is a great chance to try different places and food, Hibou Blanc did not disappoint. We will definitely be back!

  13. SS

    SallyannS

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ive visited Hibou Blanc a few times a couple of years ago. Loved the ambience. The food and service was great. I’d definitely recommend it to friends and family. Also will be returning. Hopefully soon…

  14. GP

    GwennP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We love your restaurant and I booked a table to see my stepmother, first time since covid and we were sitting at the table right opposite the kitchen which was a little disappointing. The noise from the dishes in the kitchen was very irritating and distracting. Then you had a live singer on which added to the noise level and I could hardly hear her. I’m annoyed I didn’t ask to be moved as this was her first visit and she said she wouldn’t return which is a shame. But like I say on the rating, the food and service was impeccable.

  15. JB

    JordanB

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, relaxing yet quality ambience with lovely staff

  16. MP

    MargaretP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual the food and service were outstanding. This is a marvellous restaurant and would recommend it within hesitation.

  17. a

    archieg

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous restaurant with a lovely ambience. The service is absolutely first class from start to finish and the food is superb. Many thanks!

  18. D

    Dimples

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Enjoyed this bar's ambience, although didn't eat here as had other plans. Sadly my cosmo wasn't up to scratch, but they made me another which was passable but not great, it's a shame they couldn't get a classic cocktail right first time. Staff were lovely.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, delicious food

  20. LH

    LyndseyH

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, great staff and the best Sunday lunch we’ve had for a while, would highly recommend

  21. C

    Colin

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Vegetarian options were very limited. Cheese a feature of one of the starters and the only main course option. When you look at somewhere like The Cookhouse with a great range for all Hibou needs to pull its socks up. Service outstanding as ever. Love music. Vocals were too loud in the restaurant and the bar. Couldn’t hear the piano. Turn down the volume of the speakers. It made conversation difficult across a table. Especially when the bar is not full, the volume needs to come down. Knock it up a little as the bar fills and the ambient noise goes up but generally it should be background music and not intrusive.

  22. D

    Dusty

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant but the bar area is outstanding. very comfy seating, plenty bar staff who are very helpful. Visited on Sunday afternoon purposely to listen to live music which was excellent.

  23. GG

    GenevaGirls

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful experience excellent service , amazing food, restaurant a little quiet when we were there which was fine , nice low background music which we appreciated a lot. Quality of food is out of this world. A little expensive if you were going to eat there often but worth every penny!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent resteraunt and bar. Service brilliant. Can’t wait to go back

  25. KH

    KenH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as ever and excellent service as always !

  26. TP

    TracyP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal once again.. the staff are a credit to the restaurant! The hake and truffle mash were delicious

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a great time here, caught the lunch time menu and had three courses. Lovely food and well prepared. Desert was good but not alot of choice on the menu. Service was impeccable and very friendly. Would definitely eat there again.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great lunch . Menu was not very ambitious, but food was good . Ambiance and service were great !

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Christmas family meal

  30. JB

    JohnB

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely private family dinner in the white room. Great friendly service and excellent food. Only 6 of us but the room whilst cosy could take more than double that if needed.

  31. L

    Lynne

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic place in the centre of Newcastle. The decoration is amazing. The food was very good and well presented, although service was a little slow. Would recommend for a meal or for a drink.

  32. AN

    ANGUSR

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambience and character great. Staff very attentive and pleasant. Very nicely cooked food and presentation. Would recommend

  33. AG

    AnneG

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good service in a lovely environment.

  34. MH

    MichaelH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and the wine list was also very good. Our waiter - Damian - was excellent and was a good ambassador for the wine and the restaurant. We enjoyed talking to him about Argentina. Our meal with you was the best we had over this Christmas period.

  35. g

    graemes

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Love Hibou Blanc. We had another great night here. The bar area is great for just for drinks and the restaurant has a great ambiance for food.

  36. SB

    SharonB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere in the cocktail bar and restaurant. The food was superb.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food service and decor

  38. JW

    JudithW

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous venue. Service first class and waitress had excellent wine knowledge. Food delicious and reasonably priced. Bar staff friendly and energetic. Would highly recommend.

  39. P

    Patriciaw

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food in a lovely setting. Staff are friendly and efficient. Thoroughly recommend

  40. TP

    TracyP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Christmas menu, attentive and friendly staff will definitely be back

FAQs

Hibou Blanc is rated 4.6 stars by 440 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 16 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

  • 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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