The Vivat Bacchus restaurants were established in Farringdon in 2003 and London Bridge in 2008. South African in origin, we are known for the range and quality of our wines, our memorably stocked cheese rooms and a menu using daily sourced, quality seasonal ingredients from highly regarded producers.
21-day aged Surrey Hills steaks, grilled to perfection
The decor, slightly industrial with open ceilings, exposed pipes and ducts creates the feeling of being in a working winery and an unpretentious, no nonsense atmosphere. Fans whirring in cheese rooms and wine cellars stocked to the brim leaves one with no doubt where the focus of the business lies.
From midday for LUNCH, with live jazz from 8PM
From 5PM for DINNER
“Try the cheese experience, it’s amazing! Thank you Luca!”
“The service was phenomenally attentive but without being in your face. We had the ribeye which were beautifully cooked accompanied with a delicious red and white South African wine. The restaurant had a wonderful ambience about it with a touch of Jazz music playing live. Perfect evening to a perfect day!”
“Amazing lunch with South African wines! We had the sea bass and a cheese burger, both of which were delicious and acoompanied by South African wines which it seems is Vivat Bacchus’s speciality. We ordered the Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc and a Meerlust Rubicon, both of which were well paired with our meals. The crème brulee for dessert was definitely the icing on the cake – it was out of this world! With friendly and attentive service, our meal was a lovely experience.”
“Great experience, would definitely recommend – we had a Virgin Experience voucher, the service was fantastic. We were shown to our seats by Edmond who continued to look after us throughout the night, nothing was too much trouble, he also had a good knowledge of the wine and food. We had the meze sharer starter, followed by the steak, they were both delicious.”
“First time there, excellent steak, correctly grilled as ordered. Very good wine list (mainly South African, reasonably priced). Enjoyed the selection from the Cheese Room. Service very efficient.”
“From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, this place was just fantastic. Service was impeccable, and you could not beat the atmosphere. Food was fantastic…wine was sublime! The live band was great too. Fantastic value.”
“A nice wine bar with a good selection, good service and good food.”
“…If you like cheese, they’ve got every type you could wish for.”
“Wonderful Business Lunch, very friendly staff, great food! Had a business lunch here and was really impressed. I work around the corner and have walked past many times but never been inside. The owner (South African chap) was really helpful and friendly as were the front of house staff (Frieda).”
|Monday-Friday||12 noon – late|
|Saturday||5pm – late|
|Live Jazz||Every Friday from 8pm|
Our restaurant is conveniently located on the corner of Farringdon street and Charterhouse street, situated within the same building as Hogan Lovells LLP. Our entrance is located on Charterhouse street.
We are a short walking distance from Chancery Lane tube station, City Thameslink and Farringdon Stations
|Monday-Saturday||12 noon – late|
|Live Jazz||Every Saturday from 8pm|
Our restaurant is located on Hays Lane in front of The Cottons Centre, opposite the stairwell to Fitness First. We are diagonally across from the Tooley Street entrance of London Bridge station behind Pret a Manager.
We are a short walking distance from London Bridge tube and train station.