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Bleeding Heart Bistro

#1,355 of 17,680 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Holborn
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Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden | off Greville St, London EC1N 8SJ, England
+44 20 7242 8238
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food, decent sized portions and reasonably priced. Good choice of wine by the glass. Friendly waiter. Lovely atmosphere. What more could you want.

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Thank Su62
Newbold Coleorton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid December saw a return to the Bistro for an reunion with old work colleagues. Even though we were well into the Christman celebration period and the place was full to bursting the service and food were excellent as always. Looking forward to next visit already.

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Thank Sue B
London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bleeding Heart Restaurant has always been a firm favourite of mine, so I thought I'd try the bistro. I was profoundly disappointed. Perhaps I should forgive them since it was the first working day of the new year. Whilst the menu appears interesting the food was uninspired. I ordered butternut risotto from the set menu: it was bland and... More 

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Thank klkldlurr
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely bistro, very French, in an interesting building and courtyard. The menu is good and authentic and the food pretty good - cote de boeuf, moules, etc. The wine - try their own unFrench New Zealand house wine - is excellent. The service was not bad, maybe a bit Gallic/eclectic. What let it down was cold French... More 

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Thank Peter6530
London, England
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely French bistro which feels very authentically French whilst being in the heart of London. Service is brilliant, food excellent and the surroundings very comfortable. As perhaps is to be expected with its location, this is often full of city workers at lunch, but that shouldn't be held against it. Whilst not massively expensive, you can easily run up... More 

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Thank mgtfdjm
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Service was first class very friendly staff. Food was excellent and good beer and wine, well happy seeing Adnams Ale from Southwold brewery sold here.

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Thank Simon N
Bromley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was selected as the venue for this year's Company Christmas Meal. It was an inspired choice. The decor is charming, historical and typical 17th Century. It is tucked away behind Hatton Garden but is well worth seeking out. We were seated in the Wooden wall panelled Restaurant although there are other areas with equal charm and appeal. The... More 

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Thank Speedfreak445
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Visited on a Saturday and received a fine welcome.Received a prompt and friendly service. Food excellent bistro style and our party of four were very happy with steak Hache, Omelette and Moules Frites. The wine was a fine full bodied Malbec from Mendoza. Cost including service some £140.

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Thank Gwynn E
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A very French bistro. I took some business partners here for a post meeting lunch and they were pleased by the experience. For a lunchtime "above average" experience, at a reasonable price, this is not a bad place to visit. All around the table reported a good lunch (all had starters and main) and enjoyed the small, friendly, bistro vibe... More 

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Thank Chris C
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Have been there for lunch with clients twice over the past month or so as close to my office. It does appear that this is what it caters for as many suites and business people there. Kitchen closes at 14:30 so you'd better order in time. Food ok, but quite pricey, some complaints in my party that the fish was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden | off Greville St, London EC1N 8SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 8238
Description
Our busy buzzy Bistro with its striking 19th Century French wine posters and eccentric Vineyard Sculpture combines a warm ambience and cheerful yet professional service with traditional French dishes ranging from Coq au Vin and Steak Frites to Lapin à la Moutarde and Navarin of Organic Lamb, plus a great-value list of 450 wines by the bottle and more than a dozen by the glass. From Spring to Autumn the Bistro has a secluded court yard terrace sitting more than 30.

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