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.
£25 and under
I attempted to have lunch at the Bleeding Heart Pub yesterday. I say "attempted" because although I was seated at a table I was subsequently ignored, no one ever came to ask for my order. When I finally decided to leave after more than 15 minutes, the waiter (middle aged man, dark hair, dark glasses, French accent) decided that the appropriate response was to have an argument with me claiming...more
The food is decent but the experience with the wait staff and the discretionary bullshit tax pissed me off. never again. too many other places to find to revisit this snotty french affairmore
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
I love this place tucked away in the depths of Farringdon. I went at lunch time which was lovely apart from an abundance of large men in suits who probably frequent Bleeding Heart on a daily basis. But the waiters were very friendly, helpful and attentive, and the food was spot on. A great place to while away an afternoon. Now I'm keen to upgrade and try the Bleeding Heart restaurant across...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