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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful food ... French bistro in the heart of Northumberland... a wee gem which offers fantastic lunch and teatime specials !!

Thank VikiG1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in the top five French Restaurants in Europe - along with Benoit in Paris and the Hotel Terminus in Cahors and possibly Gauthier Soho and Helen Darroze at the Connaught Snails are always perfect and the fish dishes and venison are excellent Fabulous...More

Thank LondonScottsdale
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meal there so much about 4 years ago, when up in the area again, decided to stay in Hexham just to go back to this restaurant. Friendly, excellent food, good service. The only issue is that the toilets are up 2 flights...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monday night special - good choice, very good service, great food, nice atmosphere, excellent all round.

Thank Judith6591
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with two other people. Waiter very informative and also recommended a few dishes. Food was very nice, great fushion of tastes. Would definitely return

Thank eribaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have a lunch at this restaurant has we had heard it was of a high quality. We hadnt made a reservation, but was shown to a table immediately, and given menus. My wife and I both went for a 3 course set menu,...More

1  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice French restaurant offering good value set menu (not cheap), food was expertly cooked, well presented and very tasty. Service maybe a little on the slow side, but not so much as to be worth complaining about. Extensive and very good wine list helped...More

Thank b0bb00thby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here several times and always been highly delighted with everything. However, this was to be the exception and would be the one time we had brought friends with us. Our chicken was not as well cooked as it has been and our guests...More

1  Thank Allan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit in the last few months and again a very pleasant evening with good food. Staff were friendly and welcoming and provided some character to the place. Food was good with an excellent choice which offered value. Worth a try.

Thank Ber909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the welcome, the attentive waiting staff - your wine glass is never empty! The food and relaxed service, we had a very leisurely 3 hour dinner. Can recommend the scallops, simply melt in your mouth delicious. The French onion soup got the thumbs up...More

Thank drout
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed in the outside area?
1 June 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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.
Is there room for prams?
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.
Do they do gift vouchers or special events nearer Christmas?
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$16 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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