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“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”.
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”.
“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.)
“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”.
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
With over 25 years experience under his toque, our Executive head chef Julian Marshall has worked along-side some of Britain’s best chefs including Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay, Anton Mosimann, Gary Holihead and Anton Edelmann to name a few.
Throughout his illustrious career, Julian has had the opportunity to cook for many high profile guests including Prince Charles, Alain Ducasse, Sir Trevor McDonald, and Charlie Trotter and many more.
He is responsible for our fine-dining restaurant, French Bistro, Anglo-Saxon Tavern and on site bakery. He runs a team of 28 chefs in four separate kitchens.
Private Dining in London at Bleeding Heart
We have a number of Charming and Atmospheric Private Dining Rooms seating from 12 to 120 all offering the warm hospitality and impeccable service for which Bleeding Heart is noted throughout the City of London.
For over 30 years, The Private Dining Rooms, at the privately-owned Bleeding Heart Restaurants in historic, cobble-stoned Bleeding Heart Yard have been the city of London’s first choice for client entertaining, business meetings, banquets, weddings, wine tastings and any event that calls for a celebration.
Perfectly situated, midway between the City and London’s West End, Bleeding Heart Yard is but a 3-minute walk from Farringdon Station, from where it is one stop on the underground to both Barbican and Kings Cross, or a 5-minute walk from Chancery Lane station and Holborn.
It’s history is fascinating: in 1626, Bleeding Heart Yard was the scene of a gruesome murder of the 17th century society heiress, the beautiful but wayward Lady Elizabeth Hatton, by a spurned lover, alleged to be a noted European ambassador.
Its venues are unrivalled in their diversity: six individually decorated Private Dinning Rooms attached to three very distinct restaurants in and around the Yard – The Bleeding Heart’s French Restaurant, Bistro and Traditional British Tavern.
We can host events for 12 to 150 people seven days a week and we are justly proud of our experienced and personable Private Events Team who will help you choose which of our private or semi-private rooms will provide the right setting for your event, whether it is a breakfast lunch, dinner or dinner party.
If for any reason, we are un able to accommodate your party at The Bleeding Heart, we additionally offer a range of rooms and semi-private areas at our Sister Restaurants The Don, and The Sign of The Don situated a stone’s throw from both Bank and Canon Street Stations. Click here to view the private rooms at The Don Restaurant.
Bleeding Heart Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews
"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."
"Imaaculate food again."
"The lunch set menu didn't set us alight so we had the cheese board which was exceptional. Ambience as ever is the clincher"
"A fantastic venue for personal or entertaining for business. The menu changes with the seasons backed with a good wine list - their own wine is very good , but they offer a wide selection, so every palate should be catered for. I have never been disappointed with the food, and I believe any of the dishes will be superb."
Bleeding Heart Yd, Greville St, London, EC1N 8SJ
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|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|