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#116 of 533 French in London
#1,833 of 17,513 Restaurants in London


French, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bright red restaurant at the end of the lane is Bleeding Heart. A real French bistro tucked away and yet full to bursting on a Wednesday night. The fish soup starter most of us enjoyed was so full of flavour rich and deep. My...pork belly was so tender it was absolutely falling apart. A side order of Dauphinoise potatoes was a perfect accompaniment. And the rabbit was another hit. Great service and ambience. With wine and a beer it was 55 pounds a head.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 April 2022

Nice atmosphere, but food disappointing. My companion's starter of foie gras parfait was fine, but my fish soup lukewarm and a less than generous portion. Coq au vin dried out and simply not up to standard. Must do better. Cotes Du Rhone blanc was nice,...but did not compensate. Paid quickly and left.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Very charming, French feel restaurant with amazing food. Everyone on the table loved their dish and the waiters were really nice.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 22 February 2022

Unpretentious and understated yet the ambience is perfect. Unobtrusive service, great food and wine.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 15 February 2022 via mobile

Warm welcome on arrival. Very French themed eaterie with a good menu and also a reasonable fixed price menu. Service was attentive throughout and the place was lively with a good atmosphere. Wine list was a little expensive once you got a couple down the...line but overall a very good mealMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022

The Bistro is a welcoming restaurant with a great atmosphere. Service is excellent - professional and friendly. On this occasion we were dining with friends on a cold January day. Three of us chose the fish soup which was even better than we remembered !...Tasty soup with the traditional accompaniments of grated cheese, rouille and croutons. From a wide selection of seasonal dishes I selected the fish cakes which came with samphire and a beurre blanc sauce - delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 22 January 2022

My wife and I went to this restaurant, as we were shopping in Hatton Garden and it is just off that street. I have a rare allergy with regard to alcohol and at a lot of restaurants, the food is pre made and usually contains...some form of alcohol, in the sauce, or in the way it's cooked. This one however, said that the Chef would be able to make most of the dishes on offer, with a different sauce, or cook it in a different way. This shows the the type of establishment this is. The menu was varied enough to suit all tastes and the service was excellent, attentive and warm hearted. The prices represented very good value for money and the whole meal was delicious, as was the coffee afterwards. I would visit again in a heartbeat and hope many more people venture off to it.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 18 November 2021 via mobile

Four of us had dinner. The restaurant was busy and there was a good atmosphere. We had a nice welcome. The service was friendly and efficient. We all ate different dishes and we all enjoyed them. Tasty and well presented.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 19 October 2021

I’ve been to this restaurant before and it’s been good but on my most recent visit the service was pretty poor. We were ignored by staff and left waiting for 40mins between main course and even being offered the desert menu despite numerous attempts to...get staff attention. The food was average but overpriced given the quality (fatty duck and overcooked rabbit) and I would not recommend the white chocolate cheesecake at all - we couldn’t taste white chocolate and if anything it tasted a bit floral/soapy. I will definitely think twice before returning here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021

I booked a table for 6 for a birthday celebration in early September. The bistro cancelled the booking at 2 days notice saying that building works would mean they couldn't open. I rebooked the restaurant for our wedding anniversary using the online booking form to...indicate it was an anniversary and that they had cancelled our previous booking. The service was perfunctory. We were not welcome. The food was fine but we were treated as walking wallets. I noticed that other diners were welcomed and appreciated. I have visited the bistro several times but it is unlikely that I will returnMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Bleeding Heart Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4