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Bleeding Heart Bistro, London,

Bleeding Heart Bistro

4.5
4.5
1101 Reviews
£41 and over
French
Our busy buzzy French Bistro with all year round outdoor seating and its striking 19th Century French wine posters and eccentric Vineyard Sculpture combines a warm ambience and cheerful yet professional service with traditional French dishes plus a great-value list of 350 wines by the bottle and more than two dozen by the glass. It has been noted by City AM as “the best French Bistro in London”. The Bistro has a 60 seat Terrace, highly popular throughout the summer for its a Seafood dishes and its chilled Rose. Conveniently situated midway between the City and the West End, it is but a 3 minute stroll from Farringdon Station from where it is a single stop to Kings Cross St Pancras and the Eurostar terminal, and via the majestic new Elizabeth Line, a single stop from Liverpool Street Station, and onward to Canary Wharf. It is also just a five minute walk from Chancery Lane Station.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, British, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 7242 2056

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Barber

  • Private party facilities

    Book a Private Room at Bleeding Heart

  • Private party contact

    Marta Dejka: 020 7242 2056

  • Area

    Farringdon

  • Cross Street

    off Greville Street

  • Parking Details

    The closest surest parking is:NCP Car Park London Saffron Hill14B St Cross St

  • Public Transit

    Farrington tube and train station. Chancery Lane tube station.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Provençale Summer Set Menu & glass of Miraval Rose

    £37.50 per person

    22 Jul - 26 Aug 2022
    Provence inspired Summer, four course set menu with a glass of Rose Miraval Provence

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What 1,101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • City of London

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. AD

    AlisonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great setting, good service and delicious food. We'll be back!
  2. EC

    EuanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb. Georgia was attentive, professional and a great representative for Bleeding Heart.
  3. PA

    PADy

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Once again the high quality of this restaurant shone through. food excellent, staff very welcoming and friendly, overall our favourite eating establishment in London
  4. AW

    AlanW

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been there for quite a few years and it had not changed great food Service and wines Thanks
  5. s

    sally

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely venue, attentive service and delicious food
  6. M

    Moro

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    As always a very relaxed atmosphere and excellent service
  7. NY

    NanetteY

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and excellent service. The restaurant was open onto the courtyard. Perfect for a summer evening.
  8. SS

    SushiSalsa

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round thank you - the snails were especially delicious and tender
  9. Y

    Yummy

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I had not seen my friend for a long time and this was the perfect setting to catch up.
  10. k

    kilburncat

    London

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Really sad as this used to be a favourite, costs are rising but did they have to charge 3x£2.50 for what was requested as and was 3 flasks of tap water (I noticed when I got home), forgot the birthday message as email requested, I don't remember the next door bins shielded by fencing (not low enough to stop a mouse appearing during the meal). The staff are lovely and so is the food and the venue unique, but it's no longer a reasonable pleasure.
  11. MD

    MaloneyD

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always
  12. LM

    LeenaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I recommend: starter prawns and escargots. Lamb cutlets as main were really tasty.
  13. MS

    MarcusS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simple elegant tasty food
  14. SF

    ShanF

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. This is such a great restaurant and the set menus continue to be such good value.
  15. HL

    HowardL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently excellent. I have been coming here on and off for some 25 years. Smooth service, good cooking, convivial atmosphere.
  16. JB

    JohnB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Long time since I was last there and it was a pleasure to find that the very high standards have been maintained. There are nearby building works but they were not a problem. Our meals were excellent and my companions who came for the first times truly enjoyed their experience. The staff were charming and the service excellent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good service. All you want or need.
  18. FC

    FrancesC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely to sit outside in a quiet shaded courtyard, professional waiting staff and classic French food.
  19. SM

    SquareMileOmnivore

    London

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The soupe de poisson and coq au vin are stalwarts and were as good as ever; but the starter "du jour" was especially delightful, warm in-shell large Atlantic prawns with a brilliant lemon mayonnaise. I had booked outside seating, but was actually happier still with the offered table, inside near the open patio doors. I thought they had gone through the 2017 stock of Meerlust Rubicon, but no, here it was. Exemplary Negroni as always too. Finally, a call out for the splendid decidely peppery saucisson sec which accompanies the olives for the cocktail (extra cost - fair enough). Thanks to Sebastian, Giorgia and the team.
  20. RH

    RussellH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, brilliant staff and very efficient service
  21. K

    Kinga77

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambience. This restaurant never disappoints.
  22. W

    Womble

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service, very enjoyable - see you again soon!
  23. JR

    JonathanR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, service and atmosphere! We will be back again
  24. F

    Frequentvisitor

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere and very good staff. A few little service slips (forgot to serve the butter!) but all bar one in a party of 6 was happy with their meal.
  25. s

    slartybartfast

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very pleasant relaxed ambience. Food superb - good ingredients, relatively simple, and a decent menu choice. I imagine The Bleeding Heart must have really suffered during the pandemic so it's fantastic to see the Bistro still has what it takes.
  26. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    An excellent lunch with great food, nice wine and great service. Thank you. We will return
  27. KE

    KENNETHP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. I HAVE AREADY RECOMMENDED THE RESTAURANT TO OTHER PEOPLE AND SHALL RETURN MYSELF.
  28. W

    Welshtraveller

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always a favourite- super service from knowledgeable team.
  29. B

    Blackfriar

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous French bistro. A lovely evening. Service was excellent.
  30. HL

    HenryL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    We are quite regular visitors to The Bleeding Heart and usually it is excellent. However, we were there on Saturday 2 July 2022 and sadly the service left much to be desired. Whether this was bad management or a staff shortage I don't know but there were long stretches where not a single staff ember was in sight, let alone serving customers... I hope this is not going to become a regular thing as it would be a real shame. I really don't want to have to beg to order my dessert and more wine again. The honest truth is that we eventually gave up and didn't order that third bottle...
  31. j

    janeg

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made me feel I was in Paris again , a very authentic French restaurant in the heart of London . Charming staff , excellent menu and wine list .
  32. SW

    SuzanneW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great place with good French food for a special occasion.
  33. E

    Eddie

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always.
  34. JS

    JulieS

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely waiter
  35. P

    Partyboy

    London

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Gorgeous setting, very relaxing. Excellent food and very attentive service. Highly recommended
  36. KH

    KarimaH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Bleeding Heart bistro! Can't fault it. Delicious food, easy going. Great wine.
  37. PL

    PaulL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very welcoming and attentive staff . A convivial "Bistro " atmosphere and likewise a proper bistro menu .
  38. DM

    DM13

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a bit slow, waiting quite a while for our mains, but the fod itself was excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent evening
  40. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Possibly the best service I have experienced in years.....

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bleeding Heart Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 1101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bleeding Heart Bistro

Bleeding Heart Yard, London, EC1N 8SJ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    off Greville Street

  • Area

    Farringdon

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    French, British, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    The closest surest parking is:NCP Car Park London Saffron Hill14B St Cross St

  • Public Transit

    Farrington tube and train station. Chancery Lane tube station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Barber

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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