Hibou Blanc

4.5
158 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 158 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GaryA
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another stunning meal. I often find, even with great restaurants, that their Sunday lunch offering can be mediocre - this is not the case with Hibou Blanc. The meal was beautiful.

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SueH
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable Sunday Lunch get together after lockdown.Staff attentive.However one of party is vegetarian & felt main choices on £35 Sunday menu poor.The cheese tart was chosen but was very average ,had soggy bottom & was really tasteless - not on par with the beef roast which was delicious.
All starters & puds fab.

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Chris
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Hibou. Staff were all so attentive and helpful. Food was excellent quality. Will definitely be visiting again. 100% recommend.

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JulieF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We arrived and were put in a small room which was terrible. We had booked to come months ago so we’re very disappointed. I spoke to the manager and she was excellent, she arranged for us to move and gave us a free glass of Prosecco each. We couldn’t of asked for more and we will definitely be back. Thank you

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Dawn
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to Hibou Blanc for a couple of drinks and it was fantastic. Decor and atmosphere in the bar was great and we received excellent service from the staff!

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GemmaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and the staff are really attentive and really nice. The drinks and cocktails are amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good setup and great setting

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and very friendly and helpful staff

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amni
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant and extremely attentive staff
Choices for vegetarians were very poor and over priced. The onion tart was delicious (but steeply priced at £18 and it only came with a few lettuce leaves).
Deserts were a bit disappointing off the lunch menu (2 of the choices were clearly pre-made refrigerated options).
Not quite as wonderful as I expected but still enjoyable! The nice atmosphere, decor, lovely cocktails and friendly staff made up for the food disappointment

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debbiec
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic 2 hours enjoying the sun and a couple of beers on the outside terrace. Fantastic ambiance and staff were all lovely polite and friendly .

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WendyP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful bar and restaurant the food was fantastic but pricey. We will definitely be going back.
The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble fir them.

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NigelT
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Table outside, great in the sun and for watching the world go bye. Some of the best cocktails in Newcastle, classic negroni's are awesome. Great new bar menu nibbles.

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JonathanG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and wonderful place. Friendly staff who made us feel very welcome.

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IanG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate there last night and I honestly could not fault it, excellent food, great service, great venue, real napkins lol and value for money. Its now on our go to list.

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Casey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Building and decor are excellent.
Portions of food too small but very tasty.
Attentive staff.

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alexn
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Service top notch and cocktails stunning 100% reccomend

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning surroundings, stunning cocktails and menu amazing, can’t wait to visit again

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LisaB
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always, lovely place to sit in the sun and enjoy a drink. Atmosphere was very relaxed and the table service was spot on. Staff all lovely too.

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JennieM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had this fishcakes to start and the lamb Sunday lunch for mains, it was delish the curry Mayo and lime worked perfectly together. They were very accommodating organising us a table in the sun after we had food. Highly recommended.

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AndreaY
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening would 100% recommend, the food and service was amazing.

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WarrenM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always, can’t recommend this place enough, a hidden gem, you will not be disappointed

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HelenF
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Great ambience and setting - service was a bit slow

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WendyJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food. Always a fantastic experience.

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Eddi18
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ben made us feel very welcome. 1st rate cocktails. Lush venue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and exceptional service surrounded by beautiful decor.

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CaseyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A lovely place to choose for a special occasion with amazing food and wine. Looks unassuming from the outside but very nice interior.

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PennyM
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food and wine choices were great. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent. Wuold highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent and the waiters good. Quite pricey and would have hoped for more attentive service if pitched as one of the more expensive restaurants in Newcastle

Fitted out to a high standard and should imagine a nice atmosphere when full. However the really disappointing part was the “welcome”. Maitre D was collecting payment from other customers which is fine, but continued to chat and ignore me on arrival. Became uncomfortably embarrassing as other guests commented on how rude she was. Finally seated by a waiter but doubt we will be back if you are treated as an inconvenience on arrival. Shame as could be good and a welcome addition to Newcastle

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PaulJ
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, just what we were looking for. will definitely go again.

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Georgietinks
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always.
Simply the best food money can buy, you certainly get what you pay for.
No better place!

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Michyw1
County Durham
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is in a fab location in the centre of Newcastle with an amazing decor and ambience. The food was outstanding; seasonal, fresh and delicious. The service was excellent, we shall definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

No one in very quiet didn’t have bitter lemon

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Moindkeith
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service . Great bar with lovely wine and cocktails

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

We booked a table for 7pm on Sunday and the kitchen was closed so we could only have a drink. We had to find another place to eat...

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Williamson
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Anniversary, book table for food, confirmed booking twice, answered all messages sent by open table and restaurant. Arrived table was free, no food, kitchen closed. They did offer us crisps and nuts, do not book this so called restaurant it’s a disgrace.

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MaryM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

lovely atmosphere very friendly and polite staff, lovely deco.

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GeorginaL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Great service. Just perfect for a girlie get together.

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ClareB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Overpriced and poor food. Service was poor won’t be going back. Really disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Possibly worst service ever encountered

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish everything was of top quality. Will definitely be returning and telling people about this restaurant.

FAQs

Hibou Blanc is rated 4.5 stars by 158 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.