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EVENTS AND PRIVATE DINING AT VIVAT BACCHUS
We have four private rooms In Farringdon and one large private room in London Bridge, which can also be hired as a semi-private space for smaller parties. With a choice of rooms, impeccable service and congenial hospitality we have every need covered, from business and corporate meetings, parties, drinks and canapé receptions to private wine and/or cheese tastings, engagements and even weddings, for which you can hire the entire restaurant.
We also offer special discounted wine prices for events held in our named wine rooms – the Roederer, Rustenberg Peter Barlow, Rustenberg Five Soldiers and Meerlust rooms – if you choose only wines on our list from the room’s winery; a unique opportunity to treat your guests to some wonderful wines at amazing prices.
Enquiries & Booking
Our Private Rooms
- ROEDERER (Farringdon)
- RUSTENBERG ROOMS (Farringdon)
- MEERLUST (Farringdon)
- THE CELLAR ROOM (London Bridge)
The smaller of the fully private rooms is located in the mezzanine area and has an exclusivity to it just like the Champagne house it is named after.
Diners are seated around a beautiful oak table and it has its own champagne cellar and private bar.
Standing: 25 guests
Seating: 12 guests (private)
The Peter Barlow and Five Soldiers rooms are named after two fabulous Rustenberg wines. There are more Rustenberg wines on our wine list so don’t forget to take advantage of our discounted wine prices if you choose only these wines for your event!
Peter Barlow is a wine named after the man who bought the property in 1941 and lovingly restored it, at the same time taking South African wine making to another level. His grandson, Murray Barlow, is now at the helm of the wine making. The wine itself is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and a rich, robust South African example of the varietal.
This wine is named after the five large Stone Pine trees on the hills standing guard over the vineyards. It’s a fantastic Chardonnay and one that the winery is justifiably very proud of.
The Meerlust room is named after the award-winning South African wine producer. Their Bordeaux-style blend Meerlust Rubicon put South Africa on the world wine map when it was released in the 1980s and since then the winery has gone from strength to strength.
The three rooms, Peter Barlow, Five Soldiers and Meerlust, can be booked together resulting in a large private area great for bigger parties and functions, seating up to 85 people.
Don’t forget in the Roederer, Rustenberg Peter Barlow, Rustenberg Five Soldiers and Meerlust rooms if you choose exclusively the winery’s wine from our wine list your will get special discounted prices!
The Cellar Room at London Bridge is a large private room situated below the main restaurant. It is an airy room, with great lighting and is next to the fabulous walk-in wine cellar; an excellent space for bigger events.
Standing: 80 guests
Seating: 65 guests (private)
Whether it’s wine or cheese or both, private tastings for groups of 12/15 or more people are available at both our branches. Prices depend on the number of people attending and which wines you choose to taste. Please provide us with your budget, what type of tasting you are interested in and dates and number of people, and we will prepare a tasting proposal and check availability. The following are five of our tasting packages, offering a wide array of options, but please contact us if you are looking for something else and we will find something to suit your requirements.
OLD VS NEW WORLD – FRANCE VS SOUTH AFRICA
How can the same grape variety make wines that are completely different? Comparing classic French wines with those emerging from South Africa, we will look at similarities and differences and discuss the factors that play a part in creating the final wine.
THE VB EXPERIENCE – SIGNATURE WINE AND CHEESE
Love cheese? Love wine? Take a trip with us down the Vivat Bacchus hall of fame, where we will pull out some of our favourites to share with you. Our sommelier and cheese experts will create delicious pairings – you’ll find it hard to decide which is your favourite match!
TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA
Paying homage to Vivat Bacchus’ roots, come and say “Cheers” with us as we take you on a tour of the Cape. We’ll sample wines from five or six different regions, including some of the biggest names in South Africa, whilst learning about South Africa’s signature grapes along the way.
PASSPORT OF WINE – TRAVEL IN STYLE
Around the world in eighty(-ish!) minutes. Join us for a whirlwind tour of the world, raising your glass to some world-class icons, without having to leave the table. And for cheese lovers, you can add cheese pairings to the package – just let us know! Don’t forget your passport…
Come and learn about blending wines – an everyday activity for the wine maker but here you get to try it yourself. We will give you a master class in Bordeaux and the art behind their famous blends, but with a South African twist of course!
We want you to be perfectly happy with your event. If you would like to avoid hassle, just choose from the delectable options in our set private hire canapé or dinner menus which can be found in our private dining pack. However, all of the menus can be amended and tailored to your needs, so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss specific preferences and requirements.
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Treat your staff, friends & family (and yourself!) to treats from
Great South African wines from famous wineries &
top vintages plus stunning French wines.
top vintages plus stunning French wines.
From midday for LUNCH, with live jazz from 8PM
From 5PM for DINNER