Bleeding Heart Restaurant

Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of Bleeding Heart Restaurant

Gold Award

The name references a murder hereabouts back in the 16th century, but there’s nothing gruesome about this glorious cellar restaurant – often described as one of London’s more romantic dining destinations. A series of subterranean rooms shows off bare-bricks and earthy colours, with flickering candles and real fires upping the mood – “I wouldn’t have it any other way”, notes a fan. The menu seduces with gently modern interpretations of French and European classics – think paupiette of smoked salmon enriched with Dorset crab and parsley sauce, “outstanding” steak tartare or pumpkin and butternut squash ravioli enriched with herby butter sauce. It’s a measure of the kitchen’s confidence that it can work its way through wild mushroom risotto, lemon sole meunière and côte de boeuf, before ending on a triumphantly patriotic note with crème brûlée and nougat glacé. The winning wine list is a bumper tome with classy French connections – the perfect accompaniment to something ripe from the monumental cheese trolley. In short, a “truly traditional” dining experience.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fine dining, Quiet conversation, Traditional, Widely spaced tables
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Bleeding Heart Restaurant

Updated on 27 Oct 2020

Bleeding Heart has currently not yet reopened

Restaurant Kits

Valentine's Day at the Heart at Home

From £125 including half bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Brut

A sumptuous three-course Valentine's meal for two including half a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck fizz and Bleeding Heart chocolates.

Available for local delivery only

Store pickup available

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Location for Bleeding Heart Restaurant

Bleeding Heart Yard, Farringdon, London, EC1N 8SJ

020 7242 2056


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 18:00-22:30
Tue 18:00-22:30
Wed 18:00-22:30
Thu 18:00-22:30
Fri 18:00-22:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Reviews of Bleeding Heart Restaurant

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27 Reviews 


28 July 2019  
Wonderful, classic French restaurant. Food delicious, service impeccable. Continues to be our favourite London restaurant by a country mile.

Anthony W

02 July 2019  
Slightly quirky arrangement of private dining rooms, with restaurants in Bleeding Heart Yard. I got lost in the complex of rooms, and came across other lost diners. I eventually found my party! The food was magnificent, and the service was impeccable. The scale of the operation is huge - and impressive!


30 April 2019  
Very romantic restaurant which serves dishes such as succulent suckling pig and light goat's cheese souffle, washed down with their own brand of wine.

Debbie W

31 July 2018  
Think French and think Bleeding Heart, Courtyard dining and fabulous value menus paired with great cooking and authentic service.

Catherine D

23 May 2017  
Food is great, atmosphere is atmospheric, the staff are friendly and informative. Great venue for any occassion.

Juby G

10 May 2017  
Good food, good ambience and very friendly waiters.

Emily S

09 May 2017  
Great atmosphere and perfect for client meetings. Delicious food.

Philippa M

05 May 2017  
This is a firm favourite for delicious food, friendly service and just a little gem hidden away in the City. It is for those in the know and I love revisiting both Bistro and Restaurant.

Thomas C

31 May 2016  
Amazing location, truly traditional French not overly modernised but wouldn't have it any other way. Great value and not to showy, a good place to go and discuss business somewhere that isn't over the top.


A favorite
12 February 2016  
a great varied French menu with an outstanding Steak tartare. Very good for business meeting
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