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

This characterful place opened especially for our large wedding party and served us superb food under some pressure - getting that number of meals out simultaneously is never easy - and the patron and staff even joined in the singsong with gusto (although it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IanJ040859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were completely taken back to rural France in this unexpected but fabulous restaurant! Amazing food and attentive waiting staff...better than the infamous Zedel Brasserie in London. Really really good brassiere food at incredible prices... They could show the British chain pubs a thing or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rhona J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an early birds meal here with some girl friends. Have been a few times, but on this occasion the food was absolutely spot on best meal ever there. There is such a cosy atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. The menu is quite...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alison B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last night, the staff were fantastic, the food not quite as good as we expected, particularly at that price but would definitely give it another go

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank neil197358
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and a decent amount. The menu has plenty to choose from and an extensive drinks menu. Price was fair

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David4100
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Oh Hexham, you beautiful jewel in a warm enveloping county. If that's not enough, you have Bouchon Bistrot. Not your fussy up-its-*rse Michelin starred food here. Just a simple yet lingering experience of what food and ambience should be, in a town that deserves it....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Justinthemood
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We stayed in Hexham in late September to visit Hadrian's Wall, We were amazed that a town of 12000 could sustain such a very good restaurant. Comfortable environment, fabulous food and low key but excellent service. Wish we could return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank clarendon47
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Recently went for lunch the warm welcome soon made us forget the low outside temperature.We looked at two menus and decided to order from the a'la'carte.My wife had a cheese souffle followed by grilled halibut and I had french onion soup followed by a steak.we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank grantderek
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Fabulous French food , delicious French wines and attentive service . As foodies my wife and I would like to return .

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Woodybramble
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We have been coming here for some years and it never disappoints. A bit of France in Northumberland.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank stobgarbh
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Questions & Answers
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$19 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • 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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