The busy buzzy Bistro, high ceiling and high windows, with its striking 19th Century French wine posters is the perfect place for an informal business lunch with a colleague or a jolly supper with a group of chums. Certainly, the bistro’s sunny terrace, shaded by a huge red awning, seems far away from the streets of Farringdon. With its professional, friendly service and warm ambience, the Bistro offers both traditional and modern French fare ranging from classic Omelettes, Coq au Vin and Steak Frites to Breast of Duck and Shank of Lamb, plus a great-value list of 450 wines by the bottle and a dozen by the glass.
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
Bleeding Heart YardLondonEC1N 8SJ
Restaurant has 3 different venues: Restaurant, Bistro, Tavern. I went to the Bistro with a group of friends. The Bistro seating and menu is less formal and our group sat at a comfortable round table. Service was good and we had a great time (possibly helped along by the stop at the pub earlier). Unfortunately, I thought the seating and service were the high-points of the place.
Not sure if...more
The food was reasonable given the price and the restaurant staff suitably attentive even if the waiter's strangely shaped head was a constant distraction.
Avoid the Hawkes Bay pinot noir - it was truly awful. Despite being a consumate alcoholic, even I had trouble drinking the stuff, it was a cross between rocket fuel and ribena mixed with meths.more
God I wanted to love this restaurant. It started rather well. I traced my finger along the calligraphy alluding to '1746' on the lemon basement walls as we tip-toed downstairs with arched backs, spurring my mind into delusions of grandeur. Typically me, I spent the first 15 minutes painstakingly analysing the story of the Bleeding Heart on the menu overleaf, rolling my eyes dramatically and...more