London Restaurants

Bleeding Heart

Tel : 020 7242 2056 |  Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Hatton Garden, London EC1 8SJ | last visit : January 2007

bleedin' heartThe forest of farringdon restaurants is a bewildering and sometimes disappointing place to graze.  Stars there are in abundance but it pays to beware of the donkeys hiding, ready to bite the unsuspecting wanderer. So it's was relief more than anything that characterised my feelings on leaving the Bleeding Heart Bistro on a bitter January evening.  Pre dinner and the portents were not good.  We were a large party and we'd been asked to help the beleaguered chefs by booking two separate tables.  Not a problem but just a vague concern in the back of my evening planning mind.  Gathering the troops at a single time and place was always going to be an issue but at least there's an embarrassment of bars in the area so no problems there either.  Once we arrived in Bleeding Heart Yard and located the Bistro entrance everything went perfectly.  The service was swift, efficient and as french as the classic bistro menu.  The wine was fine, the food was faultless if not exceptional but most importantly there was just no fuss.  We arrived, we dined, we paid the bill.  No struggles, no whinges, no aggravation whatsoever.  Perfect.

Food 8/10
Service 8/10
Atmo 8/10
Vege 6/10
Alco 7/10
Total 74%