Back to the tavern theme for June … and this one claims an even bolder heritage than Simpson’s Tavern, pre-dating it by nine years if you believe their respective dates of origin.
Breakfasting venue: Bleeding Heart Tavern
Date of Breakfasting: Wednesday 13th June
Time: 8:00am – 8:45am
Nearest tube is: Farringdon
Location: Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8SJ
Named after Lady Elizabeth Hatton (who was found murdered here), this place has a long history, and a plethora of plaudits. These both speak well enough for themselves that I have nothing to add to the following excerpts:
“The Tavern Bar on the corner of Bleeding Heart yard has had a history of conviviality stretching back to 1746, when its slogan was ‘drunk for a penny and dead drunk for two pence’”
“Bleeding hard to find .. but well worth it” – The New Yorker
“I doubt there’s a better venue in Europe” – The Guardian
“The Tavern is open for breakfast, with freshly squeezed orange juice, home–baked croissants and warm baguettes from Bleeding Heart’s own bakery and very generous Full English. The Tavern is licensed from 7am so, yes, you can have a glass of Champagne with your Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon.”
See you there!