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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
+44 1434 609943
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak frites” (51 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (30 reviews)
“duck confit” (24 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 845 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've come several times and this always more than meets our standards. We both had the set menu and although my husband wasn't sure about having steak frites he was delighted. We also downed an exceedingly reasonably priced Merlot which was superb. It's very hard...More

1  Thank Ferial E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant smells and feels like a little piece of France. We both had the set lunch menu - very good value at £15.95 for two courses or an extra £ for three courses. The goats cheese and olive clafoutis that I chose was delicious,...More

Thank Margaret20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the early bird menu on Wed night. 3 courses for £16.95. Delicious food , yes it's small portions but you can order extra side dishes.. We have had the house wine here a few times and its great. Great service from a well run...More

Thank Weardalelad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this delightful small French restaurant and opted for their two course early bird evening menu. The food was very good and very French, but the highlight was when we opted to move to the a la carte menu for a dessert and chose...More

Thank hilaryandray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where Tripadvisor comes into it's own. We were going for a day out in Hexham and turned to Tripadvisor for advice. Bouchon was top of the list and a look at it's website made it a must. We were not disappointed. £16.95 for...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good little French restaurant. A real gem - not a hidden one given its Trip Advisor position, but absolutely worth it. We spent £95 for 2 with a carafe of wine and 2.5 courses. Fig and ham starter was delicious (a special) very different....More

Thank CompulsoryHoliday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food at good value prices. Great service. Relaxed atmosphere. Can't wait to visit again with frilly and friends.

Thank Luci179
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply, the above. Hexham is quite a good night out now and Bouchon has some long overdue competition..,. However it is still the tastiest, best value food in town. Wonderful service completes the occasion.

Thank george s
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lunch on a Saturday - lucky we booked as all tables full. 3 of us ate from the set menu - 3 courses for around £16. Both the Steak frites and the fish were delicious. From the a la carte, the French Onion Soup was...More

Thank kristineclark
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Questions & Answers
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$ 18 - US$ 54
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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