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
“A London favourite! Luckily, we live locally to this fantastic South African restaurant. Great steaks and wine. Thoroughly recommend a visit to the cheese room - fantastic selection with the staff able to guide recommendations. We've also attended several wine events, with our favourite being the Carnivores club! We've reliably been informed that there's a great veggie selection too.”
“The food, the service and the cheese! Outstanding on all 3 counts. High quality and ethically sourced meat for steak option. Superb vegetarian salad (I was offered a vegan option) excellent wine. Warm reception and knowledgeable, skilled service. The cheese room was a real education and sensorial delight. We were helped to choose our cheeseboard from a good fresh range. All this set to some easy smooth live jazz from 2 very well placed musicians. Thank you everyone.”
“This is a real dining experience! The steaks here are cooked really well, I had mine blue and they did it just right, letting it rest so it wasn't bleeding everywhere. There are a good selection of wines, ports etc too. The unique feature of this place is the cheese room, where you have the option to try cheeses and get recommendations so that a platter can be tailor made for you. I highly recommend a visit!”
“The cheese room was a great experience. We got to select our own cheeses for the cheese board which was served with quince jelly and figs. We also had the Italian charcuterie board. Absolutely delicious, staff very friendly. Will definitely go back.”
“Excellent food quality and service. We been for our friends birthday party and we couldn't felt more welcome. Excellent service and management. All dishes were well finished, balanced and seasoned. Nice atmosphere and decor. Will definately be back. Highly recommended.”
“Awesome meal here. The steak was perfect. The wines were very nice. The highlight was the cheese room. I covet a cheese room now! So may choices, such excellent help in picking and a generous portion. Perfect end to a superb meal. Hardest part was getting out of the chair to leave!”
“Serious food. Serious wine!”
“Love love love this place! My favourite restaurant, always for for the cheese room! Service is flawless! Love it!”
“Wonderful Cheese room & Wine selection. Booked a table here for my partners Birthday. Very nice welcome and great table service. We just had a bottle of wine and being cheese fans opted just for the cheese room experience, we tasted various cheeses and had the cheese's we choose paired up and served to the table. Excellent knowledge from the staff on cheese too.”
“Delicious pre theatre visit. The cheese room is a paradise for cheese lovers. We were shown around by a knowledgeable and passionate expert who helped us pick four different cheeses for our board, informative and delicious! All washed down with good wine and a great atmosphere”
|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.