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“Perfect... again!”
Review of Bouchon

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Ranked #1 of 110 Restaurants in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$52
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Perfect... again!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Have been to Bouchon several times, both for lunch and evening meals. I enjoy the set menus which have plenty to offer. Initially I thought the portion sizes were small but you soon feel satisfied. The service is always good and just the right amount of time is given between courses. The only down side and not one the restaurant can control is the parking! Now the council have allowed free parking its a nightmare finding a space. So give yourself plenty of time. The parking outside the restaurant is disc parking, you have 2 hours. The large car park next to Waitrose is a 10 minute walk away and that doesn't seem to have a time limits.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Another excellent meal at Bouchon”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My son, husband and I went for Satruday lunch at Bouchon. We all had the daily menu which has a choice of 4 items for each course and is excellent value at £14.95. The food was beautifully presented and tasted great. The wine was also good valuse and the service as ever was really friendly.
It is well worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank shsun
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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent food and service”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We will definitely be back. Food was perfect and service was excellent. Highly recommended to anyone thinking of going

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Karl D
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Northumberland, U.K.
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“The chef does not allow English mustard!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

A group of seven of us dined at Bouchon to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress was extremely helpful but service was very slow with 15/20 minutes between courses. The food was good but the reason for this review is that I was denied English mustard with my steak! When I asked for it the manager replied, "The chef does not allow English mustard." What's going on? Isn't the customer always right? English mustard and horseradish sauce are the classic accompaniments for beef. To be told that "the chef does not allow it" is patronising and snotty to a degree. Come on Bouchon, you have a good restaurant don't spoil by suggesting to your customers that you know better than they do what goes best with the food they are paying for.

  • Visited July 2014
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5 Thank John P
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Bloody awful”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Food , mediocre, ALL over cooked, & for THAT price would expect perfection, second time I have been, first was just as bad!
Waiter trying to take my plate away when I hadn't even finished, menu was boring, snails small chewy , down to being OVER COOKED
main course just as bad, only offered one very SMALL bread roll, didn't even want to tip, but my partner was embarrassed not to!!

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Caned247
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