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survey result

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
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3
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A bit of a one-off” – this sprawling, Dickensian, subterranean warren is “hidden away in a cobbled yard that itself is tucked away behind Hatton Garden”. “Though very handy for the City, it has a very romantic feel to it”, with “quiet out-of-the-way arches and alcoves”, but is as well-suited to conspiratorial business lunches as it is to “evening romance”. A “superb wine list” adds lustre to fairly traditional Gallic cuisine that’s a little “pricey” but “dependable”. Top Tip – “excellent-value set menu”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
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3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

That “it’s a bit of a maze” adds to the “cosy” and “charming” atmosphere of this intriguing and immensely popular Dickensian cellar, in a “secluded courtyard” on the fringes of the City. Done out in a “conservative”, traditional style (with some panelled rooms), it’s “a great place to strike a business deal”, but likewise smoochy couples also “have a romantic time tucked away in a delightful nook or cranny, somehow isolated from the hubbub and well looked after by the staff”. “The French menu is wide-ranging” and quite “traditional”. To critics, results can “lack spark”, but for most reporters “they get the classics just right”. Arguably a bigger deal is the “excellent French-based wine list”, also including “interesting choices from the owners’ own New Zealand vineyard”.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The convivial atmosphere never fails to be stunning, and the Gallic cooking seldom fails to please” at this “unique Dickensian-style” warren, on the fringe of the City: “a perfect place to impress that special someone in your life”, be it romantically or on business! The “gorgeous and imaginative wine list” is key to its appeal, as are staff who are “friendly but, hard to understand given the strong French accents!” (It’s a big operation, comprising a restaurant, wine bar and tavern, all interlinked, and all with somewhat different price points.)

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Time just flows away irrelevantly” at this “olde-worlde” warren, “hidden away in a yard” on the fringe of the City. Its “dark”, Dickensian interior has “bucket loads of charm” and provides both “a propitious atmosphere for client deals” over “a lengthy lunch”, and also a perfect spot “for a quiet tryst”. The “fabulous wine list” (“with an Antipodean twist”) outshines what is nevertheless “solid” French cuisine, delivered by “proper French waiters”.

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Tom C
Utterly delighted to have rediscovered this...
Reviewed 9 months, 2 days ago

"Utterly delighted to have rediscovered this Farringdon stalwart tucked away off Greville Street. Food was excellent and their wine list is superb. Service was friendly and sufficiently attentive. Lovely atmosphere - you can certainly lose yourself for a while here."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £21.00 £25.00
Pretheatre £21.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £28.50 £4.00 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Bleeding Heart Yd, Greville St, London, EC1N 8SJ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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