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Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart Yard, off Grevill St. Send to Phone
020-7242 2056
Underground: Chancery Lane/Farringdon
Dickensian setting for this tavern/bistro/smart restaurant.

Restaurant: Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Fri.; Bistro: Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Tavern: Mon.-Fri. 7am-11.30pm

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Bleeding Heart, London, UK

Bleeding Heart Restaurant Review

: City suits dominate this series of interconnecting basement rooms (the bistro is on the first level) where wooden floors, brick walls and linen tablecloths make the place timeless. The topnotch and reasonably priced wine list, much of it decanted, may be the starting point, but it is closely followed by a menu that offers good modern French classics, some with a twist. In the restaurant, start with beetroot salad and goat’s cheese mousseline with walnut and cider dressing, or smoked Scottish salmon. Follow with sole meunière accompanied by new potatoes flavored with caper and parsley, or suckling pig and crackling with apricot. The bistro is more casual with a similar menu; the tavern serves food all day. Cheese is worth consideration, whether for the selection itself or as an opportunity to plunder the wine list once again. Bleeding Heart has a loyal local following but is equally welcoming to first timers who cannot quite believe their luck at finding this gem on the edges of the City of London.


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