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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French / Bistro
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card