Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham

4.7
1069 reviews
£25 and under
French
Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated opposite Hexham swimming pool on Gilesgate, Bouchon Bistrot serves straightforward country style French cuisine, including daily specials in the evening. Born in the Loire Valley and having plenty of experience from working in Michelin starred restaurants throughout France, the owner of Bouchon Bistrot is an expert when it comes to traditional country cooking in France.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1069 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnthonyW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Claims this is the best French restaurant outside London may or may not be true. It is at least amongst the best, and thoroughly authentic. Unpretentious, good food, good wine and some nice decorative touches and reasonably priced.

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IanC
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well cooked and presented food in warm and friendly surroundings. Good ambience considering it was the night before lockdown.

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JanetW
Newcastle
12 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as ever. Very safe, due to all Covid restrictions in place. Lovely starter, one if the best main courses ever(a delicious vegetable tempura) and an ice cream dessert which reall finished off the meal well. Fully deserving of any success!

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vipToniH
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. Will miss during lockdown 2.0 but will be back as soon as we’re allowed!

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AngelaJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable evening, delicious food and friendly service

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CarolB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food. Great service. Restaurant is a bit run down...but about to be refurbished

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MatthewW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely place in the heart of Hexham. Fantastic quality with a wine list to suit. French dining at its best!

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LizziFB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a beautiful meal at Bouchon! I had the veal ( which was one of the best meals I have ever had!) and my husband had the steak which was amazing as usual.

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ShirleyB
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as ever.

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Siamese3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Quite pricey but great food and service, would definitely revisit again!!

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EEAr
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, little too quiet.

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BillM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

If you want really good, quality food in a quiet atmosphere you can count on the Bouchon. Good service and delicious house wine !

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PeterO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Been here before a few times both as a couple and with family.
Nice premises, very clean and tidy, excellent but unobtrusive service from pleasant staff.
Food presentation and quality is great. Portion size allows a full three course meal to be enjoyed without making one feel uncomfortable.
Wines are also very nice.
We will be back and would not hesitate to recommend the restaurant to anyone,

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annb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe and relaxed

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MarkS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot speak too highly of the whole dinning experience. Great food, excellent wine in a relaxed setting

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GermaineH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked the bistro for my husband's 60th birthday and was not disappointed. The quality of food, drink and service is exceptional in stylish surroundings. Many thanks for everything.

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CraigS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, cosy and authentic French restaurant, very reasonable price, pork mignon cooked beautifully tender and pink.

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DeniseM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great quality. Service brilliant. Fixed price menu exceptionally good value 👏

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. One of our favourite places to eat in Hexham.

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Jordan
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptionally tasty food served by knowledgeable kind staff in a lovely setting.

The rump steak was so flavoursome! Would highly recommend .

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, would recommend.

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MoyraR
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing ambience . I can’t say how special that is for a vegetarian. My friend and I appreciated the excellent freshness of the food cooked in brilliant French style!

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DianneC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Exceptional lunchtime menu, great value each dish was exquisite

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The exterior of the Bouchon Bistrot is what appears to be an old stone warehouse and gives no clue that you are about to enter an enclave of La République française in Northumberland. Service comes with a mild northeastern accent but manages to be both friendly and professional. The dining room would feel very French without the pleasantly quiet background chanson. I had a Peroni to quench my thirst - they also offer Kronenbourg. For a starter I had a dozen supremely tasty snails. An extra bread roll to soak up the garlicky butter was willingly provided. My main course was an expertly cooked veal dish with a generous quantity of girolles, spinach and a variety of buttery root vegetables. My glass of French pinot noir went well with this. To finish I had clafoutis with griottines and a quenelle of well made ice cream. All appropriately seasonal and very French. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality.

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KevinO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Usual high quality food, great service, covid safe.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice just the right quantity of really excellent food very pleasant service we will definitely return

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PhilipM
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around, food ambience, service first class .They never disappoint

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SimonB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an almost perfect business lunch meeting. The food was all superbly cooked and the portions perfectly judged. Le Bouchon is a real gem, a true French Restaurant. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Lagardo
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb quality - early bird deal very good value for money.

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CalumG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb!
Atmosphere , Service and Tastes cannot be faulted !

Champagne and Cheese Soufflé to start with proper bread
Nice Red and Confit of Duck , with traditional trimmings and wonderful Cauliflower Cheese !
The deserts looked amazing but we were too full !

Splendid , many thanks team.

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lesleyc
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I have been here many times and keep going back because usually we really enjoy it but something wasnt quite right this time. The bread arrived after the main course and we had to ask for it, we were told it was delayed because they had just had to put more in the oven but when it arrived minutes later it was stone cold which is fine but dont tell untruths about why it wasnt there while we were waiting for our meal. The combination of my main course was questionable I dont know why I though monkfish and ox cheek would go together,I did think the chef clearly knows something I dont so lets try this well... It didnt! However seperately the two componenets were very nice just not togeter. Service was good considering there was only one waiter that day he coped admirably with the number of covers present. The square of greasproof paper under the quenelle of ice cream on top one of the hot desserts was the last straw with profuse appologies from the waiter but no deduction from the bill and right now I woud think twice before I went again. I do think that the current issues regarding covid may be having an impact, I do hope thats all it as as I really did love this place.

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Cocorico
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful staff . Bouchon remains one of my favourite restaurants.

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JacquiW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent yet again.

Menus updated a few weeks ago so several new options to try.
Goat's cheese feuillette with beetroot starter was very good.
Ox cheek and monk fish main was a first for me but proved to be outstanding (also very filling)

Covid precautions in place and well adhered to.

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NiallM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic lunch menu with good options for around 18 pounds for 3 courses. Very good value authentic French food.

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TonyA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven't been out much lately and so were slightly apprehensive about coming along to dine! We needn't have been, everyone was being safe and thoughtful, and the food was superb. We enjoyed our experience just as much as ever and we will be back soon.
Thanks Greg and all of your lovely staff.

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MaureenS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lovely restaurant and good menu.

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CaitlinH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, delicious food. We had a lovely evening.

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Graham
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A while since we had been and realise it was a mistake, we must try and pay a visit more often, all very nice, even though it was a quiet Tuesday evening.
Graham Smith

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JamesM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good simple meal. Excellent goat cheese tartlet starter. Slightly oily tempura vegetables and over-salted confit leg of Guinea Fowl mains. Excellent coffee.

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AdrianC
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely gem of a restaurant. The meal for 4 of us was excellent with a great range of selection on the menu. Would I go back? Definitely. Service was great. Thank you for a great evening

FAQs

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01434 609943.

Bouchon Bistrot - Hexham is rated 4.7 stars by 1069 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 reservations at the moment.