Bleeding Heart Bistro

4.5
631 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.

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 631 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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vipSomiLondon
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely to see them make such a effort to accommodate groups legally outside, sheltered and warm. Few restaurants take outdoor booking like this. Great Sunday set lunch, look forward to going again when allowed.

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vipANDYR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well looked after, great food, good ambiance and reasonable price

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vipgwc333
London
315 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bleeding heart bistro was the perfect place for a friends get together. Amazing French menu, great wine list and the service was impeccable

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HelenF
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, warm outside area which is most needed during the winter months and covid! Lovely food and good service.

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samandgill
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As good as ever at the Bleeding Heart, who have done a great job adapting and providing outdoor dining. Well worth a visit and a few minutes from Farringdon station.

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StephenB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent evening at the BH with colleagues who were also very impressed. Wonderful food and wine with excellent service, as always. Very much look forward to returning in 2021.

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Twig
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It is a great idea to have an outside area as it means you can meet friends but because it is so cold the food experience is obviously not as good as usual

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GailP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a most enjoyable lunch under covid restricted circumstances. The restaurant did really well, and the food was first class as always.

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KeithW
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable lunch. Sat outside in the courtyard. We were under cover and overhead heaters were on.

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Dotty
London
46 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

In these difficult times, it was lovely to be able to sit outside in such a central location. The food was very good.

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Cunners
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just a great place that gets everything right time after time

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AdamD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great evening - well done and thank you for keeping going.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant

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VirginiaB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Eating outdoors in December isnt ideal but Bleeding Heart's marquee is a good place to go. But keep your coat and hat on!

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vipSomiLondon
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

One of the few restaurants in Central London that will take bookings out of doors but heated and covered. A huge plus point right now. Excellent quality and value set lunch, mine was crab and salmon, roast venison then cheese. Lovely to be there.

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MirandaM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Having previously enjoyed several meals at this restaurant we decided to book for their new Sunday offering. Because of Covid some people were eating under a marquee outside, with heaters - it was bitterly cold. As a result, though we were inside, the restaurant was slightly chilly. My companion really enjoyed her meal of smoked salmon and avocado followed by salmon fishcake. My starter - a rabbit and ham terrine - was delicious but I had ordered the Sunday roast - beef with all the trimmings, which was probably a mistake in what is basically a French restaurant. The beef and Yorkshire puddings and veg were fine but the roast potatoes were a disappointment. They tasted as if they had been fried, not roasted, tepid, soggy. I'll go back again, though, and choose one of their core menu items which I know to be excellent and enjoy the ambiance and the service.

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David
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed a most relaxing Sunday roast with both the Chicken and Beef cooked perfectly. Desserts of cheese cake and sticky toffee pudding were equally tasty.
The starters looked as good but breakfast had already been taken so happy with just 2 courses.
The wine list is comprehensive and there are some good quality affordable bottles available, rounded off with an excellent glass of 20 year old port.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and the restaurant was comfortably fully occupied.
Service was efficient, friendly and non intrusive so all in all a lovely experience.

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ALG1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Had a lovely meal in the outside seats - we ate while it was 3°C and the heating is ample, we didn’t need coats. Great food, drink selection isn’t as broad as other bistros but well worth a visit.

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vipZZTTZZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent set menu and service. Will be back to try the a la carte!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Not amazing ambiance but it was lockdown eve so not many people around. Service was excellent and very attentive. Starter and pudding were delicious. Main was good but suckling pig wasn't as tender as I hoped.

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Foodie
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The last hurragh before lockdown so it was great to go out anywhere. This was a real treat though. My spatchcocked poussin wa a bit big, but the quality was excellent. Great value, nice wine.

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vipSarahT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bistro was wonderful as usual. We visited for the Sunday Roast. My husband had the chicken, I had the beef and both were superb. We’ve been many times, and will continue to go back. It’s a special place.

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Smudge
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It felt like I was dining at one of my favourite Paris bistros.

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vipJohn
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here. Great service and food. Three course special is good value. Terrine, lamb and cheese with glass of bubbly - £29.50. Wifey had trio of salmon and then an omelet. My only very small negative was that my roasted veggies needed more cooking and more lamb jus needed on plate. These are tiny things that can be improved. Definitely go back.

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vipHungryrabbit
London
466 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A quick solo lunch here delivered two light courses of food in a lovely dining room which looks out over a cobbled courtyard (I would have sat outside if it was warmer)

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2Happydiners
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming place and a lovely experience despite Covid restrictions and great food too.

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vipPollocad
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Good lunch well served
Atmosphere good given Covid restrictions

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Markymark
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A lovely evening. Food was excellent. Great value for money.

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vipMarkK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First ever visit to the Bistro and will definitely be returning. Loved our table outside on the cobbles with cover and heaters. Amazing food choice, incredible food and very good value for money in my opinion!

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Christobel
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat inside by the window, the outside was full and properly distanced, it is a safe place to go. My rabbit and ham terrine was delicious and looked good, I ate it all with a slice of their yummy griddled bread. Then I couldn’t finish my hake with breadcrumb topping though it was gorgeous as were the French mushrooms, green beans and sauté potatoes. We then picked at lemon meringue tart perfectly cooked and the cheeses. All this for £29 each. Oh and a free glass of champagne too.

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Islingtonian
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, good service, eat indoors or outside with heaters as we did!

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MartinW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Set menu very good value. With the canopy and heaters outside eating outside was perfectly ok even though ambient temp was only 12 degrees

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Bella6BC
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good as usual

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UptonoGood
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at the Bleeding Heart. It was a good three course set menu with a glass of champagne included. The service was excellent.

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DavidB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had the October special menu; three courses and glass of champagne. Food was exceptional. For £29.99,this was tremendous value. Well done to the team at Bleeding Heart keeping such quality going during these difficult times.

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LMDBr
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food and service at an excellent price.

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EnjoyingFoodWithFriends
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Relaxed pleasant atmosphere, very good food and service

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lovefood
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Felt almost like life used to be. Lovely traditional bistro. We'll be back.

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DavidR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was a good experience and delivered on its promise

DS
DavidS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food in a quiet location, easy to get to (3 minutes walk from Farringdon station). Would definitely recommend.

FAQs

Bleeding Heart Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7242 2056.

Bleeding Heart Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 631 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.