Bleeding Heart Restaurant

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601 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
Described 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.

Private Dining

We have a number of Charming and Atmospheric Private Dining Rooms seating from 12 to 120 all offering the warm hospitality and impeccable service for which Bleeding Heart is noted throughout the City.

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C
London
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well balanced set menu with delicious wine pairings in an historic setting, good service and and at a reasonable price makes for a very favourable review

B
London
29 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent - friendly, professional service, very good food and pleasant ambience. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Will be coming back.

L
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Set menu is fabulous value and the food was delicious. The service is good but not very friendly. I would still go back and recommend the restaurant as the food is more than worth the visit.

T
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dinner here: roasted beet salad with goat cheese, a delicious fish sauteed in butter, and creme brulee (which turned out to be large enough to be suitable for sharing). Fine selection of wines by the glass, including a very nice Puligny Montrachet via Coravin. Ambience was warm and softly lit, a romantic place that even close to full was not especially noisy. Service was spot-on, friendly, attentive and efficient.

OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, sommelier had the patter and experience, not all servers had the grasp of English so could not answer basic questions about the food, menu or anything really.

Would recommend for the food.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

bonne cuisine, excellente présentation, modernité et qualité.

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p
London
96 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The set meal at the Bleeding Heart restaurant was reasonable value but the pheasant was a little dry. Service was good and the atmosphere is warm

V
London
39 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints us - whatever the event or the company. This time it was a double birthday and with family coming together. The food was commented on by all individually as superb; service was unobtrusive (just one slip on final bill) and always responsive; the wine from their NZ vineyards was outstanding; the table companionable and the ambience charming, restful, secretive and not at all noisy. It felt an absolute treat!

GM
London
83 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They had the fire on and it was a little too hot , But I love this place X

C
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set menu with wine pairings provides a excellent meal for a very fair price.

RH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service a little slow.

RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic setting with exceptional food and service.

SI
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good.
Service was a bit chaotic on this occasion and could have been better

EV
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect venue for a date. An authentic, historic atmosphere, a warm welcome and excellent food. The connection with 'Little Dorrit' wasn't exploited, but I sensed the connection with Dickensian London. The staff were friendly, discreet and observant. It was a pleasure that I look forward to repeating.

P
London
13 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved the food - it was outstanding, as was the service. Highly recommended.

SV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful, delicate food served very courteous staff . we want for the special offer but the quality of the food and the staff amazed us. excellent

SI
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal here.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent, and the food was even better.

Bleeding Heart is a consistent Gem and always pleases.

Thank you

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, staff very attentive and friendly, a truly beautiful experience! Very reasonably priced too!

s
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visited on two occasions in the last month and the quality of food and wine continues to impress. The sommelier particularly helpful in accommodating the demands of the wine buffs in our group. The cheese trolley is a delight; perhaps should be covered to keep the insects off!

t
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Was going for the set menu but could not resist the A La Carte. It was well worth it, with some excellent wines to wash it all down.

PR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but can I suggest there is a ticket in ticket out system implemented when coats or umbrellas are left for safe keeping.

AC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for fans of French cuisine and good wine, perfect for anniversaries, too. Food was delicious (recommend scallops, fois de gras, risotto, chocolate fondant). Was only disappointed with the creme brulee, something was missing. A great wine list. Super smooth and friendly staff. Top spot

OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever fabulous food at the Bleeding Heart. Service was courteous without being obsequious and the ambiance was perfect on such a warm evening. The wine list was as ever excellent and all our party went home satisfied. If you want a proper French dining experience in London the Bleeding Heart is the place to go.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the £29 three course menu with fizz and all very much enjoyed our choices. The Bleeding Heart house wine, from its own vineyards down under, was also very good. Good company made it an excellent evening!

RB
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great food and fantastic service tucked away in a courtyard. Its the second time I've been for lunch here in the past month (I don't live in London). This time we were celebrating a French student's graduation. I'd made a note on my booking to this effect but with little or no expectation that it would be acknowledged. Well to our surprise it was with a chocolate congratulations and some chocolates. In that moment the graduate, my friend's daughter, felt very special and it was a perfect end to a delicious lunch. Thank you very much.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Very romantic vibe, lovely decor and fabulous food. Great value for money and I’d recommend this place to anyone (and already have!!)

t
London
32 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside which was pleasant even when the extendable canopy was deployed due to a passing shower. Prawn amuse bouche followed by, in my case, foie gras and then the pork loin with crackling. Decent size portions, so much so that we almost didn't have dessert. However I went for the signature "bleeding heart" which both looked good and tasted good. Good wines and bottles at a reasonable price as well as those at, shall we say, celebratory prices. Given there were 4 of us, 3 courses each, 2 bottles of wine and dessert wines all round the bill was surprisingly affordable. The proximity of the tavern and the brasserie makes it a bit disney but I will go again.

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic lunch on the terrace. Highly recommend! Service was top top and the food fabulous. We dined on a special offer that was great value.
Will definitely be back.

NF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening all enjoyed very much. We will all be back again hopefully soon.

DV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience: great food, wine and service. This was a business dinner.

GM
London
83 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this restaurant. Quiet lovely romantic with excellent food and wine wish I could eat here every night

BG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Warm and friendly atmosphere. While waiting for our desert, we were treated to a glass of a delicious white wine-gratis-this was in addition to the glass of champagne which came with our prix fixe dinner and in addition to a fine and reasonably priced bottle of wine we had with dinner.
The food was excellent and plentiful.
This restaurant is a find, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

My booking was not registered.
Also seats are not comfortable as it was too tight.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, good value and excellent ambience.

ME
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic venue, great service and food, with friendly staff.

U
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for an early lunch with an american contact just over from the states. He was impressed by the intimacy of the venue, the service, the food, and wine. The calf's liver was particularly good. My halibut was nicely done. I will go again.

AF
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All time classic. Just good every time I go.

r
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic steak , great service!

d
London
34 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Awesome food, great service and ambiance. Will be back loved it!