Review on Bouchon Bistrot

A beautiful honey-hued, three-storey, imposing stone building opposite Hexham swimming pool is the setting for this engaging slice of rural France in Northumberland. Chef/proprietor Gregory Bureau hails from the Loire Valley and has done time with some of the North-East's big players including Terry Laybourne and David Kennedy.

His own gaff is laid out on two floors, with casual dining at ground level and more formal meals served upstairs amid aubergine walls, wood floors and sunflowers in vases. It's an appealing setting for food that is emphatically in the bourgeois vein of French onion soup, oeufs en meurette, duck confit, coq au vin and tarte Tatin. Dig a little deeper and you might find boudin noir with Puy lentils and apple, rib-eye steak with duck fat chips and shallot confit, and griottines clafoutis with pistachio ice cream.

Fixed-price menus satisfy the lunchtime crowds during the week, and Sunday lunches now pander to trad North Country appetites, with mighty English roasts and Yorkshire puddings alongside their Gallic counterparts. The affordable wine list naturally tilts towards France.

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Cuisine

French / Bistro

Chef

Nicolas Duhil

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for Bouchon Bistrot

Facilities at Bouchon Bistrot

  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 140 covers
  • Family Friendly

Address

Bouchon Bistrot
Gilesgate House
4-6 Gilesgate
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 3NJ

Customer Ratings on Bouchon Bistrot

1.8  / 5

Based on 1 review

Guest reviews are written by our customers.

Food
4   
Service
2   
Ambience
6   
Location
4   
Value for money
2   

Customer reviews

  • avatar
    Nick Rowsell
    May 2016

    1 people found this review helpful
    Galic authentic, non.

    The lighting was so dim so I had to read the menu with the torch on my phone. The tables were so close together that I was constantly listening to four other garbled conversations. The proprietor was also surly and curt when quizzed over a small inquiry as to the ordered dessert.

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