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Bleeding Heart Bistro

#1,755 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Holborn
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Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden | off Greville St, London EC1N 8SJ, England
+44 20 7242 8238
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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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bleeding Heart Bistro maintains a high standard in a relaxed atmosphere close to Farringdon Station. Always dependable with extremely good service.

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Thank WillyC29
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant evening for all. Nicely done by the restaurant. A safe and secure choice if not the biggest wow factor around. Tables just a tad close together for the romantic but then this is a bistro. And for a grown-up family get-together, just enough noise and buzz around you to make you comfortable without drowning you out.

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Thank OnehandEconomist
St Albans, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a show in London we walked over to the bleedingheart. We been many times in the past and expected to have a lovely meal. Unfortunately that was not to be the case. All of the food on the menu is effectively heated it's no longer cooked. The highlight was Gravelax. The lamb, crab and poussin were poor. It was... More 

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Thank Phil T
Darlington, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be confused with the BH Tavern or BH Restaurant, this has a good menu of the classic bistro dishes. The waiters were attentive without being intrusive, quiet ambiance which allowed conversation - nice for a change!

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Thank JRMaddog
Stroud, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a private dinner for 16 in the dining room round a single table. The food was excellent and the service very friendly and pleasant. Having a menu with choices for such a large table was a bonus. So why didn't I give it 5? I would have if the staff had got the order right for every course. For... More 

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Thank Peter H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only assume this place is busy because of the atmosphere and surroundings, which were good. However, the service was poor (slow, casual and surly) and the food was close to awful. I've had much better versions of cassoulet out of a tin (and yep, that is a very good indication of how bad it was) and nearly 20... More 

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Thank Paul B
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

we visited the Bistro after the Theatre and although our daughter didn't join us until at least 30 mins after our booked time the Manager told us not to worry and offered us bread and butter whilst we waited. it was worth waiting for! the escargot was delicious, and the Strathclyde Limousine steak melted in the mouth. my husband had... More 

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Thank yorkshiregirl63
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 15 January 2017 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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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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