A celebration of rustic, robust food,
artisan cheeses and great wines
Have you experienced our walk-in
cheese rooms?
Taste over 300 wines per year at
our Wine Club!
Live Jazz every Friday / Saturday
from 8pm
Every Friday at Farringdon & every Saturday at London Bridge

Welcoming you

Since 2003

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.

Now open


London Bridge

From midday for LUNCH, with live jazz from 8PM


From 5PM for DINNER

Surrey hills steaks

Our famous walk-in cheese rooms

Specialising in South African wines



  • “Try the cheese experience, it’s amazing! Thank you Luca!”

    Facebook 12/02/18 ★★★★★
  • “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!”

    Facebook 22/01/2018 ★★★★★
  • “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.”

    Trip Advisor (Farringdon) 18/02/18 ★★★★★
  • “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.”

    Trip Advisor (London Bridge) 15/02/2018 ★★★★★
  • “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.”

    Opentable (Farringdon) 11/02/2018 ★★★★★
  • “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.”

    Bookatable (London Bridge) 29/01/18 ★★★★★
  • “A nice wine bar with a good selection, good service and good food.”

    Google (London Bridge) ★★★★✩
  • “…If you like cheese, they’ve got every type you could wish for.”

    Google (Farringdon) ★★★★✩
  • “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).”

    Trip Advisor (Farringdon) 18/01/18 ★★★★★




47 Farringdon Street, Holborn, London, EC4A 4LL
0207 353 2648
[email protected]

Monday-Friday 12 noon – late
Saturday 5pm – late
Food Until 10:30pm
Drinks Until 11:30pm
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

London Bridge

4 Hays Lane, London Bridge, London, SE1 2HB
020 7234 0891
[email protected]

Monday-Saturday 12 noon – late
Food Until 10:30pm
Drinks Until 11:30pm
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.


Loyalty Program

As a Vivat Bacchus Loyalty Programme member you earn a point for every £1 spent, and redeem at 10 points to the pound at any branch of Vivat Bacchus. That’s a 10% discount! Just fill in your details below.

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Contact Vivat Bacchus

Please fill in the below form or email [email protected] for general enquiries as well as enquiries regarding private parties and events. Kindly specify which branch your enquiry pertains to (Farringdon or London Bridge).
For Marketing related enquiries only please contact [email protected]