The Best French Restaurant outside of London

Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated close to the Market Square 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.

Very french, very professional, very friendly. Good value for supper and special occasions, even better value for early evening and lunch fixed price menus. The duck confit is to die for but all the dishes on a well chosen menu are fine. Wines are reallistically priced but the Cahors, for instance, is very good and the house wine goes great with lunch. The atmosphere in the downstairs dining room and bar is easy and relaxed with a constant bustle that makes you feel at home. Our last visit was to mark our 40th wedding anniversary and it was a complete success. – Ron M, tripadvisor
Would really recommend this restaurant for group bookings if you are considering it, it’s lovely.- BridenKenny, Tripadvisor.
Dream that you are in a Montmartre Bistro for a couple of hours. Food and service are well up to convincing you that it is not a dream!- Hexhome, Tripadvisor.

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