Welcome to Bleeding Heart Restaurants

Dear Guest, thank you for visiting our website, The Bleeding Heart Restaurant, and the Crypt will be closed during Lockdown and we will not be able to take bookings for them until after December 3 when we know what table sizes will be permitted and hours of trading permitted. 

 Bistro and Tavern bookings of up to six can be taken. These rules may be changed for Christmas Eve Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


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Bleeding Heart’s long-established and extremely popular French Restaurant offers superb food in historical surroundings within the centre of London. It takes its name from the yard where it is located which, according to the history books, was named after a 17th-century beauty, Lady Elizabeth Hatton, who was found murdered there. The warm, wood-panelled Restaurant is an ideal venue for both an important business lunch (customers cross the City of London for its famed Cheeseboard) and for a romantic ‘diner a deux’ – it was voted by ‘The Times’ as the most romantic restaurant in London.

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Bleeding Heart Restaurant
the flagship of the group, which offers modern French food, ‘impeccable service’, an award-winning ‘encyclopaedic’ wine list and above all a uniquely welcoming ambience.


Our busy buzzy French Bistro
 with its striking 19th Century French wine posters and eccentric Vineyard Sculpture combines a warm ambience and cheerful yet professional service with traditional French dishes plus a great-value list of 450 wines by the bottle and more than a dozen by the glass. It has been noted by City AM as “the best French Bistro in London”. The Bistro has a 60 seat Terrace, highly popular throughout the summer for its Lobster dishes and its chilled Rose.

The Tavern
is our Gastropub, open from 11 am to 11 pm. Its history stretches back to 1746 when its slogan was ‘drunk for a penny and dead drunk for two pence’. That spirit of good cheer continues today with real ales from Adnams, an extensive range of wines by the glass and a great–value menu ranging from a very generous Full English Breakfast with warm baguettes and croissants from our own bakery, to Spit- Roasted Suckling Pigs, Free-range Chickens and a noted Suffolk Lamb burger.


Private Dining & Events

We have a number of Charming and Atmospheric Private Dining Rooms seating from 10 to 120 all offering the warm
hospitality and impeccable service for which Bleeding Heart is noted throughout the City of London.

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Executive Chef Julian Marshall

With over 25 years experience under his toque, our Executive head chef Julian Marshall has worked along-side some of Britain’s best chefs including Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay, Anton Mosimann, Gary Holihead and Anton Edelmann to name a few. He is responsible for our fine-dining restaurant, French Bistro, Anglo-Saxon Tavern and on-site bakery.


“Best restaurant in London for service”

Square Meal Guide

“Most romantic restaurant in London”

The Times

“Best venue in Britian for private dining”

The Independent

“Bleeding hard to find but worth it”

New Yorker