Bleeding Heart Bistro

4.5
826 reviews
£26 to £40
French
The busy buzzy Bistro, high ceiling and high windows, 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. Certainly, the bistro’s sunny terrace, shaded by a huge red awning, seems far away from the streets of Farringdon. 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.
Our popular terrace at our charming french Bistro situated in Bleeding Heart Yard is open from Spring to Autumn months and accommodates more than 30 people. Diners can enjoy traditional French dishes ranging from Lapin à la moutarde and Navarin of Organic Lamb.

Experiences

  • Bistro Monday Menu

    Jul 12 - Jul 27, 2021

    Available on Mondays only for lunch and dinner service. 2 COURSES £22 / 3 COURSES £27 This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

Offers

  • London Restaurant Festival 20% off food

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    20% off food for minimum of 2 courses meal per person and with bookings made between 3 and 5pm (latest reservation for this offer is 5pm) Terms and Conditions: Strict 2 hours return time applies and offer is available for maximum of 6 people

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 826 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Natashad
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Poor food, didn’t serve food as advertised on the menu. Bad value for money

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Eleanor
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The staff were nice and really knowledgeable about the wines. But I did feel it was a bit overpriced for the quality of the food. The poussin was quite dry, as though it had been sat under a heat lamp for some time, while the chips tasted a bit stale and greasy. Not bad food, but for the price there’s better quality meals out there.

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Dramaqueen
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

We ate outside which was lovely except for the building work going on next door. As we had a table next to where the work was happening it was so noisy, at times you could not hear each other speaking. It would have been helpful if we had been warned about this before as we would have altered our booking, either to inside or to come another time. Disappointed as the food and service were both very good indeed. We will return once the work has finished!

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BrainFood
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely early evening meal in the Bistro courtyard. The staff were attentive and friendly, the food and drinks were lovely and the prices were reasonable. Great to be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food as usual - enjoyed sitting outside in the courtyard in the lovely weather

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Sarah
London
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

French gem tucked away in the heart of Farringdon. Professional friendly staff, delicious food, great value.

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RichardG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed an outstanding meal at the Bleeding Heart. I haven't eaten there for a few years and was delighted to find that everything was as good a I remembered. A warm welcome from the front of house staff. Attentive but unobtrusive service. A sensible but varied menu and wine list. Superb cooking. Great wine. There is some building work going on next door at the moment (Summer 2021), which was a bit annoying, but not the fault of the restaurant ; this shouldn't affect evening dining, and I guess will be complete by the end of the Summer. Already saving the pennies for our next visit! 5*

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The duck dish was the highlight

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Quality of the food not great though and certainly not what it was. Needs to improve

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1cand2d
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lucky to have good weather for eating outdoors. We love that quiet courtyard. Food delicious, it happened to be Bastille Day so they had a special menu. Very welcoming staff, efficient service. Everything perfect.

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vipLRonTT
Kent
123 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time back here in 2 years (for obvious reasons) and just as consistently good as before. Salmon tartare was just the right level of "piquant" and I should have had something different to the fishcake but they do it so well I succumbed (again!)and as good as ever. Client had the cod/mussels which was also excellent. Service spot on in manner and timing.

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Andy
London
38 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Excellent food and venue. Service was exceptionally inconsistent which detracted from the experience.

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AnnaV
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Everything is delicious. We had the duck and the lobster and was very tasty.
Impeccable service too. And recommend the patio, super cute.

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TonyS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service is consistently good, however the atmosphere is rather spoiled by the building work next door.

Not much the restaurant can do about their noisy neighbours, but the jewel in the crown is being able to sit outside in the courtyard, and it was like sitting next to a major building site. Such a shame!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the Bleeding Heart team continue to delver quality food in a great secluded location. The food is top of the bistro league and wouldn't be amiss in their now sadly closed restaurant and service cannot be faulted. Attentive but not intrusive waiting and engaging conversation with customers. The only criticism I would have is the the wine list could be more extensive - again the Bleeding Heart restaurant wine list was superb, they clearly know their stuff, and some of that could come across to the Bistro.

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JuliaS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Team night out over wine, steak and cheese. Super service and food / wine was superb.

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JohnH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Compares well with Paris bistros.

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StephenB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I first ate at the Bleeding Heart some 15 years ago. It is always dependable for food in a setting that is warm, calm and civilised. With building work going on next door, worth opting for an indoor table at the moment.

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birthdaygirl
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bleeding Heart Bistro is as good as ever, the classic menu items are available and the staff are attentive.

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Foodie457
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Service was pleasant and attentive.

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vipNigel
London
25 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place and was not disappointed after several months away. Service, ambience, food and wine all superb and delivered with Gallic panache.

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SueY
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and wine and great service from the staff - a lovely lunch

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JanG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This restaurant is in a great location and has a super ambience. The waiters are very polite and attentive without being overbearing. The food was amazing, good portion size, beautifully presented, and they left a reasonable time after our starters to serve the main.
No request is too much trouble. A great dining experience!

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Zxdse36
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice little French bistro with comfortable outdoor seating area. Attentive staff and quiet setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not just dining out, but a dining experience

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thesmellyjackrussell
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the signature steak for two is fantastic. order this or get food envy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

What is it with your slow and arrogant service? Lunchtimes need to be express. Otherwise wonderful and unchanging.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t remember being treated so well on a restaurant in many years! The sommelier Fabrizio was absolutely amazing! The food was great, the wine pairings were incredible and made the meal even better. Definitely coming back!

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StephenB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My favourite restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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AmandaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Brilliant food and excellent service. It was a little warm inside though and it would have been good if the windows were opened to let a breeze through. Otherwise, very good and would definitely go back and recommend!

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TeddyG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Great greeter, good attentive waiting staff. The atmosphere was buzzing and it felt good to be out. My starter while a tad bland was fresh and light and seemed like a good start to the meal. My main of cod was grey, cold and over cooked. When I mentioned this to the waiter he said he would let the chef know and I never heard a thing back. It was disappointing and let down what was a much anticipated return to a familiar haunt.

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ColinR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always reliable with excellent food and service. My first visit since lockdown and it was good to be back

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Peter
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again sitting in the Bistro of the Bleeding Heart restaurant group in a tiny courtyard was a perfect setting for a leisurely dinner with friends.
Friendly service, a visit from the patrons and a first class meal topped the whole experience in Hatton Garden.
The food was top class the Sauvignon Blanc wine from the estate of the Patron's Trinity Hill vineyard in new Zealand completed a sublime time eating and drinking in the new found freedom of living again.
We shall return many times to this our favourite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal for 50th birthday. Food and wine perfectly matched. Service was attentive.

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salimas
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great venue and meal. Service we good - not hurried but still efficient

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IanC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved every moment! Just lovely, and can't wait to come again!

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Dirk
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bleeding Heart never fails to deliver. Simple, unfussy food cooked and delivered to the highest standards. There's a beautiful ambience in the place, and service is outstanding. It may be a little on the pricey side, but when you know you're going to get an experience as good as this, it's worth every penny. Really my favourite place in London for a special dinner.

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Dovercutts
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food , wine and service excellent and such a relief it still exists after lockdown.
Building work noise from next door is noticeable if you eat outside but atmosphere is so lively it soon doesn’t get your attention.

Welcome back

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IainS
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I have been enjoying the food and ambiance of this little hidden gem for many years and would thoroughly recommend it.

I was disappointed however that they had removed the two or three course fixed price menu on the day that I went, particularly as it was on the web when I booked just prior to going.

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CharlieF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top food and atmosphere, would recommend for any occasion!

FAQs

Bleeding Heart Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 826 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.