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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak frites” (54 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (31 reviews)
“duck confit” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 854 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I was invited as a guest for lunch on Wednesday 11th October, we had a great lunch of three courses , unobtrusive service and delicious food, I had a starter of Belly Pork with Apple, simple but tasty, main course was a simple Steak Frites,...More

Thank josie d
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful traditional French cuisine at this lovely restaurant. All the food was excellently prepared with great flavours. Nice ambiance about the place. Service was friendly enough, but a little hit or miss at times and occasionally difficult to get servers attention

Thank sambrowne74
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The ambience was excellent too and everyone was very friendly and professional.

Thank Becky071
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Rotary Club of Tynedale held its President's Night in Bouchon and we were treated to an excellent dinner. The ambience was good and the event was very successful.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by a trusted friend. We ate at a quiet mid week lunchtime. The food was really quite mediocre & the service ( which I believe is very important in any decent restaurant) was desultory at best but poor overall. There...More

Thank PhilippMorag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit here but certainly wont be my last. The food was absolutely delicous. Cooked to perfection. I had the early bird menu and had the three courses. I had the belly pork for starters as did my husband and it was...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to bouchon for years now,love the food and atmosphere,unfortunately a new member of staff appeared a French girl.First time we got served by her she didn't like us asking about different food on the menu,second time she forgot to bring some food we...More

1  Thank Catalanaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It not difficult to understand why this rates No1 in Hexham. Pick it up, place in London and double the prices and it would still be full every night. The ambiance, the staff and the food were all excellent just wish it wasn't 3 hours...More

Thank TonyGear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal at this delightful French restaurant. The menu is classic, not modern: escargot, duck confit, etc. The starters and mains were equally delicious. I'll definitely go back the next time I'm next Hexham.

Thank DavidinEssex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really top quality french food at its best, good service, delicious food and the early bird menu is a fantastic deal when you consider the quality of food. French food at its best

Thank neilquinn2017
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1 June 2016|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure, but the tables on the front of the restaurant are on a public footpath, so I don't see how they could stop you sitting down with a dog. Sorry I can't help further.
4 May 2016|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Dear Cl0nka, We have space for prams, worth letting us know a bit in advance, just too make sure, as we do get busy during lunch services. Regards.
19 November 2015|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Dear guest, thank you for your enquiry; we do have the facility for gift vouchers, please contact us directly over the phone on 01434609943 or via our email address. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 609943
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Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated opposite Hexham old 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. The culinary delights of the French countryside have now been brought to the North of England and are served in Bouchon Bistrot at reasonable prices. Sample tasty starters such as Pork Terrine with herb salad, followed by delicious main courses including Roasted Skate Wing with beurre noisette and capers. With each dish prepared and cooked in a simple fashion, Bouchon Bistrot is the ideal spot to enjoy an informal and family-friendly dining atmosphere in the heart of Hexham.
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