Inviting our customers to share our love of all things French!
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Born from a nostalgia for a traditional style of independent business
Founders Cédric & Catherine Boc-Ho opened The French Quarter in 2017 with the aim to take the fuss out of French dining, whilst offering an alternative to the chain dominated high streets.
Originally from the Loire Valley in France, Cédric's curiosity about wine began as a young boy, when games of hide & seek turned into long afternoons spent crouched between bottles of Chateauneuf du Pape in his grandfather's wine cellar. Cédric explored this curiousity throughout his 12 years working in hospitality and whilst studying to obtain his MBA in hospitality management & WSET awards in wines & spirits.
Catherine, originally from Northumberland, met Cédric in the French Alps in 2011 and the two soon realised their shared love of the good things in life. After 6 years of exploring France & the huge array of regional products available, peeling labels of every extra special bottle of wine & photographing every unique French dish eaten, their dream to share these top-quality products became reality with The French Quarter.
“We are commited to delivering a memorable customer experience where our passion for our products can really be felt thanks to our friendly and approchable team”
Cedric Boc-Ho, Co-Founder
We are proud to strike a balance between quality & value - The good things in life don't have to be complicated!
We offer a regularly changing small-plates menu, inviting customers to discover a range of carefully selected authentic dishes. We work with independent suppliers locally & in France & strongly believe that when small businesses support one another, the positive impact is felt across the entire community. By developing trusted relationships with our suppliers, we can be sure we consistently offer the highest quality products to our customers.
The French Quarter brings a piece of France to Newcastle
We challenge perceptions that French dining is formal or fussy & instead create a casual, sociable & relaxed environment, where customers are invited to experience our food, try our wines & shop from our deli.
We carefully consider all aspects of the customer experience and strive daily to be the best we can be. We are a friendly & approachable team of people, who always put our customers first. We are available to share knowledge, to chat, to advise, or if customers wish to be left alone, we can do that too.