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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” (48 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (27 reviews)
“duck confit” (25 reviews)
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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited today and had Christmas Special - £19.95 for three courses. Left most of the soup as it was completely tasteless and was like eating warmed up single cream. Incredibly small main course. Had the beef Bourguignon with pomme puree which consisted of three very...More

1  Thank Jen L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although I've lived in Hexham for nearly 50 years I'd not visited Buchon until invited by some friends to join them for a mid day meal. First impressions are important and mine was of a gloomy entrance and exorbitant prices for pre meal drinks -...More

1  Thank him_n_her_2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here last Saturday as we were staying locally for the weekend. Four adults and one 14 month old infant. Absolutely delightful little restaurant. Quite happy for us to have the infant with us, many places not so accommodating. I had the set Christmas...More

1  Thank happytraveller088
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saying in Hexham for the night we were told to try this French restaurant what a Lovley supprise fantastic food also very good staff French which added to it .could not have been any more helpful the chips are to die for .

2  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a perfect location for me to meet up with family. At lunchtime there is a calm and welcoming atmosphere and a warm welcome. The lunchtime set menu must offer the best value in Northumberland and the food is always delicious and...More

1  Thank 746robin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined from the set menu 3 courses. Absolutely delishous food. Not huge portions but with a couple of side dishes its great. We also had the house wine, very nice fruity chardonnay. Theres a good attention to detail in bouchon with the food and also...More

1  Thank Weardalelad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great service, the best French food I’ve eaten in the UK, this restaurant deserves every accolade it has and more. The French onion soup is to die for and all the mains are great to. Go and enjoy it’s fantastic!

2  Thank heymrdj
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We'd wanted to visit this restaurant ever since we moved to Hexham 10 months ago (especially as we only live round the corner) and tonight we finally did for an anniversary dinner. Being the number one restaurant in Hexham and one of 'fine dining' I...More

Thank IvyFlood
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Delicious and affordable treat - early bird menu is very good value, given the excellent standard of cooking. All courses were delicious and service very professional and efficient. As you would expect the food is very French and there is a good selection of wines...More

1  Thank peterclarke75
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

1  Thank josie d
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Questions & Answers
dean m
7 December 2017|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Hi there, we will be serving our a la carte menu alongside our christmas early bird menu. Hope this gives you the answers required! Regards, Bouchon team.
Christine M
10 November 2017|
Response from bou2007 | Property representative |
Hi Christine, thank you for your enquiry. We are closed on Christmas eve, day and Boxing day. Apologies for this!
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 54
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • 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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