Harden's survey result
“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”.
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."
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
Bleeding Heart Yd, Greville St, London, EC1N 8SJ
|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|