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Bleeding Heart Restaurant

Bleeding Heart Yard | Greville Street, London EC1N 8SJ, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
+44 2072422056
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Ranked #657 of 17,231 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $45
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
Cross street: Hatton Garden
Transit: Farrington tube and train station. Chancery Lane tube station.
Description: Bleeding Heart RestaurantBleeding Heart RestaurantSee all 114 reviews › Address: Bleeding Heart Yard London, EC1N 8SJ Area: Farringdon Getting there › Cuisine: French Price: £26 to £40 More details ›A word from Bleeding Heart RestaurantDescribed by Square Meal as "arguably the finest French restaurant in the City", the Bleeding Heart Restaurant offers modern French food, impeccable service, an award-winning "encyclopaedic"wine list and above all a uniquely welcoming ambience in a wonderfully historic setting. The perfect Venue for a business lunch or dinner, the warm, wood-panelled Restaurant is also an ideal setting for a romantic "diner a deux": indeed it was voted by "The Times" as the City's most romantic restaurant.The busy buzzy Bistro with its striking 19th Century French wine posters is the perfect place for an informal business lunch with a colleague or a jolly supper with a group of chums. With its professional, friendly service and warm ambience, the Bistro offers both traditional and modern French fare ranging from classic Omelettes, Coq au Vin and Steak Frites to Breast of Duck and Shank of Lamb, plus a great-value list of 450 wines by the bottle and a dozen by the glass. Downstairs the Tavern Dining Room with its jolly farmyard illustrations features an open Rotisserie and Grill and provides a warm and comforting setting in which to enjoy free-range organic British meat, game and poultry along with an excellent – value wine list. The Tavern is also open for breakfast, with freshly-squeezed orange juice, home-baked croissants and "The Full English" with our tasty Suffolk Bacon. With its History of Celebration and Celebration of History, the 600 year-old Crypt in Ely Place has been hosting celebrity parties ever since King Henry V111 held his three day wedding feast there in 1531. Adjoining Bleeding Heart Yard, the magical medieval Crypt, which can seat up to 120 for dinner, offers the same superb food, wine and service as the legendary Bleeding Heart restaurant. The Crypt is the ideal venue to hold your party, from 50 up to 120 guests for a superb and memorable event. "The Best Venue in Britain for Private Dining" has just got even better. We have a number of beautiful Private Dining Rooms seating from 20 to 120. With 30 years of experience we know how to make your special day very special indeed, whether you having a wonderful feast for 120 or a more intimate wedding supper for 12, either in one of Bleeding Heart’s atmospheric Private Dining Rooms or in the magical medieval Crypt in Ely Place, next door to Bleeding Heart.
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We came here for a family celebration. The occasion was a real treat and the meal was everything we wanted it to be. We had a variety of dishes from the diverse menu and everyone enjoyed their meal. The wine list was extensive - if rather pricey - however we were able to find some lovely wines at the more... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Utterly wonderful meal at The Bleeding Heart restaurant yesterday evening. We used the £30 meal deal and with the help of the waiter, chose a different wine to go with the venison and he chose very well indeed. I cannot think of a single negative thing to say about this restaurant. Impeccable service, outstanding wine selection, fantastic food, lovely ambience... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Visited the restaurant on September 16 for a family gathering of 5. Venue was good, great atmosphere and staff were very attentive. Recommended venue, Had tried to go to the sister "bistro" venue but that was fully booked.

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BleedingHeartLondon, Manager at Bleeding Heart Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing The Bleeding Heart Restaurant. Our team certainly appreciates your comments. I am sure that on your next visit you will have the chance to try our Bistro. Looking forward to welcoming you back, With best wishes, The Team More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Bleeding Heart Restaurant comes highly recommended. This has to be one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant. The Bleeding Heart restaurant / bistro / crypt are steeped in history & this all adds to the ambience. The waiting staff were attentive & courteous & were genuinely happy to answer questions. Nothing was too much trouble. The... More

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BleedingHeartLondon, Manager at Bleeding Heart Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your Bleeding Marvellous comment. Our Head Chef, Restaurant Manager and Head Sommelier were extremely pleased with your review. It is reviews like yours that show us that after 31 years we are Bleeding Worth Ir! Thank you again and we do look forward to your next visit, With best wishes, The Team More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As the title suggests the food was very good and the dining room is fantastic but the service was very substandard for a restaurant of this calibre. We constantly had empty wine glasses, if they want to keep the wine off the table then they should monitor more closely. Also from asking to look at the wine list again to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My very most favourite restaurant and a regular haunt for lunches. Wonderful ambience and a strong French flavour in the service . Excellent choice on the menu and an appealing menu of the day plus an extensive wine list.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We needed a good restaurant in London and I remembered the Bleeding Heart as somewhere I had been many years ago when I was working in the City. The restaurant was every bit as good as before. We chose a menu of 3 courses including a glass of champagne for £30, the food was beautifully prepared, a bottle of Pouilly... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My latest visit was for a business dinner for six including several Europeans well used to fine restaurants in Paris, Amsterdam etc. so I didn't want to take any chances. The requirement was for somewhere quiet and private to discuss business and this place is ideal. The history of its name and the wonderful décor can't help but impress but... More

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London england
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We booked this restaurant to celebrate special birthdays. From the moment that we arrived (I arrived 20 minutes early, was shown to the table, asked if I wanted to read a paper while I waited and if I wanted a drink), the service was impeccable. Three of us had the set menu (a bargain at £30) and three had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went for business lunch. Reservations was slick and phoned day before to confirm booking. My fellow diner went for the set price lunch and ordered off the a la carte menu. He said it was one the best lunches he had had for a long time. I had scallops for starter - marvellous, baked halibut for main - delicious and... More

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