Vivat Bacchus London Bridge
Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vivatbacchus.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02072340891x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm

    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm (BAR closes 11:30pm Mon - Sat)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, South African, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Nicola Rivelli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can be booked and closed off for a private function, and areas can be allocated and sectioned off in the wine bar.

    Party menus are available.

    There is no venue hire fee, but a minimum spend may apply, depending on the number of people booked, area, and menus chosen.
  • Private Party Contact: Lenka Broadhead 02073532648x
  • Entertainment: Join us for Live Jazz at Vivat Bacchus London Bridge. Every Saturday from 8.30pm
  • Special Events: Please contact Lenka Broadhead on info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or on 020 7353 2648 for details of private functions, parties and special events at Vivat Bacchus London Bridge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tooley Street
  • Public Transit: London Bridge Underground and National Rail Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vivat Bacchus London Bridge
The menu at Vivat Bacchus in London Bridge offers modern European cuisine with an antipodean South African twist.

As well as an a la carte menu, there are platters, sandwiches and a dedicated cheese room packed with fresh and seasonal cheese from around the world.

Popular with wine-and-cheese fans, we have a wine cellar which boasts a broad selection of both old and new world wines with a focus on South Africa's top wineries.

Select your own wine from the cellar and pick your own cheeseboard from our stunning selection of British and international cheeses.

Corporate events and private parties can be accommodated on request, and several wine tasting packages are available.
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Vivat Bacchus London Bridge reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.5
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (62)fit for foodies (59)special occasions (50)group bookings (45)romance (37)pre/post theatre (20)good vegetarian options (19)outdoor eating (15)brunch (13)sunday lunch (12)outstanding value (9)disabled access (5)child friendly (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Dinner downstairs
    lilacreliz
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We enjoyed our meals, especially the mozzarella and sunblush tomato starter, and the wine was good.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    Zaomeo
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Now feels more like a TGI Friday with extras. Needs better staff.
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  • Could be better
    foodlover
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    I've been to the restaurant before but this visit was a little disappointing because the waitress just seems to make my guests feel uncomfortable. Perhaps she wasn't having a great day. Food was ok but waitress wasn't able to make suitable recommendations. When I received my main course, the fish cake just came with a few pieces of spinach. Hence I ordered more side dish after the main course was served. Overall it's fine but there's room for improvement.
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    business meals
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  • Steak and chips for £15
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Steak and chips + glass of wine for £15 was a bit dissapointing. Food was nice but very small portion which means you end up adding several sides which are overpriced. When I received the bill I felt the over all meal was poor value for money.
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  • Vivat Bacchus
    ewey
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Got a table downstairs as it can be noisy upstairs. Food was good and not extortionate, and service and ambience was also good. I would recommend
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Sadza
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Went for lunch with 3 friends and the food was very good, as was the service. Slightly disappointed there wasn't many options on the express lunch offer. Lovely meal overall and will definitely be going back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & Great prices
    DiningKingVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Must say, I had a great experience at Vivat Bacchus... I ordered the Lamb Gigot Steak... And for the price £15 I was surprised at the size of the meat... Typically lamb dishes are expensive with small portions so getting a decently sized lamb steak was a nice change. Service was top notch - guys came round promptly for drinks order, and also regularly to check everything was ok, and if I wanted more. Will definitely re-visit this place again soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Cheeeeeeese
    TheOutsider
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Excellent restaurant with a cracking menu and wine list, but the highlight was the cheese room and the cheese lady. They made the evening and it was worth every penny spent on that cheese. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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  • Delicious Meal
    AllAboutFood
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Fantastic meal, beautifully cooked meat, absolutely delicious. Lots of wine and cheeses to select from too. Very attentive staff, not busy. Fab, thank you!
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm Evening on the Terrace
    Silky
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    We enjoyed the al fresco dining at Vivat Bacchus on Saturday night. The food was presented well and of good quality. Service was well-intentioned if a little disorganised at times. Overall it was a good value experience overall and an enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    DebR
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Good Location and easy to find. Sirloin steak and triple cooked chips were delicious. The food came out quickly and the service was good; the waiter was attentive. Restaurant atmosphere was laid back and rustic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • a great night out
    blissi
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    This was our second time here-we came for the cheese room and the wine. The food and wine is good, Not cheap but not expensive, a great experience, lovely hostess. Go and see the cheese room, have the wine and enjoy the experience! we are coming back soon- part of a treat- and already looking forward to it. We've been as part of a group but can see us coming back as a couple too.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • epic place for cheese and wine
    Katieblonde
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    I went for cheese and wine with my sister. Had an awesome time, we didn't know exactly what to eat. We got to go in the cheese room, try lots of different cheeses. It was amazing and he staff were so helpful. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    JezzerVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Ate outside as it was a nice sunny day. The restaurant is on a back street near London Bridge station so should be reasonably peaceful for central London, however we had a helicopter overhead a lot of the time, which didn't help (not the restaurant's fault of course). Food was flavoursome, although the grilled prawns my colleague had were overcooked and hard to shell. My rib-eye steak was rather thin and was also overcooked (I asked for rare and it came medium) although tasted good. Another colleague had the same steak and asked for medium-rare and it was medium too. Wine fairly pricey by the glass (£8-10). Service was fine. Didn't really see the inside or experience the ambience so can't comment on that.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • Cheese
    Cheeselovers
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    My friends love cheese so as a going away meal is was lovely to share the experience with them. The knowledge of the cheese was and the way it is presented was amazing. The ambience of the restuarant was lovely with a live band who weren't too loud, creating a great ambience. Couldn't fault the food, all in all a great experience and didn't realise how long we had been sat and drinking as we had such an amazing time. Will definately be back in the future
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty steak
    Hungryagain
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Sirloin steak and pork chops were delicious. Chargrilled on the outside and tender on the inside. Amazing triple cooked chips too. Restaurant was very lively and noisy mainly due to a large group booking but I like that, my partner did not. The food came out quickly, the service was good so overall a successful meal. Will have to go back another time to try the cheese room!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cheese and wine
    CharlotteVIP
    Dined on 23/6/2014
    Consistently good. Meat and cheese platters are very good and the cheese room sublime. There is a great wine list which takes most of my salary...
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  • Great wine and cheese selection
    Gadir
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    The Resturant has a varied menu of meat and fish with particularly good near dishes. The atmosphere is laid back and rustic. Service of good and not over bearing
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bit noisy
    Diner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Good food and friendly service, but it was difficult to hear across our table of 5 due to the noise levels in the restaurant. Also experienced the very small portion of chips mentioned by others on here that didn't appear to be triple cooked as advertised. Overall however a very nice meal and i'd return.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At the end of the day ....
    hptw
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Nowhere better to meet people at the end of the day; very near London Bridge Station, tables outside (although none in sunlight by 6.00pm), big wine list (with knowledgable advice from staff available) and the shared meat and cheese boards are pretty good value - so not a place to pig out but great for winding down.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • Good wine, fantastic cheese room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a 9pm booking on a Saturday, live jazz was nice background music but not the best jazz performance I'd seen. We were seated easily and the staff were friendly. The food was very good we both had steak's which were good very well. The highlight of the night was being taken into the cheese room where you can try everything and the decide what you want on your board, great selection, would go back again just for the cheese.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great meal
    PV74VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Group of seven of us, bit of a last minute booking on a Saturday evening in June. The restaurant accommodated us, food was great and the service was efficient, helpful but otherwise unobtrusive. Everything was top notch, including a great wine list. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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  • Team dinner
    Veson
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We booked for 10 and although they were very busy, the service was excellent. We all enjoyed the food and wine and it is now one of our favourite places for business lunches as well as team dinners.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Lunch time get together
    Fourhens
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Very easy to get to from london bridge station and good meeting place for us as we had family from all parts of London arriving for the afternoon. Food service was very good and staff were very friendly. Very pleasant environment ..............recommend !
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    special occasions
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  • evening meal
    lovedining
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    went to vivat bacchus for a special occasion evening meal and booked a table for 10. found the ambience very sterile, very modern with a business look and not suited for an evening meal. we were seated between the door and the bar area at the entrance, not really given an option and the place was only about 15% full. there was a guy later playing a cello very well, so the music was good, but we found the food portions small and too expensive for the quality produced. the main issue would be the price of the wines - which were far too high and as before the complete lack of "cosiness"
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    business meals
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  • Great Cheese
    CheeseAndWine
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    The cheese room was a great experience. The staff are very knowledgable and friendly
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely selection
    TaraCVIP
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Great place to go with people who like lots of different things to eat. The sharing plates are lovely, and the wine list is superb. The service was perfect at the beginning, but it did get a little sketchy when things got busy. However we all said we'd go back, as it was really a good night with good food. Great location next to London Bridge station. A keeper on our list.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • AlexHVIP
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    Lovely selection of wines, great (unobtrusive) service and platters that are made for sharing - a very enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance
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  • Great dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Delicious food, great wine, very interesting 'cheese room', and good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Cheese room
    Example
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    All a bit expensive and empty at 7.30pm on a Saturday evening . Even the cheese room is £15 just to go in there doesnt say that on the menu.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • cheese
    SSKer
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    great cheese room, with helpful staff. Cheeses very well priced and delicious. The wine slightly more expensive.
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    group bookings
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  • A nice restaurant
    ABCDVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A good place to eat meat and drink wine. Overall I like it, although it is average value given the prices charged.
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  • Viva Vivat Bacchus!
    lovelondon
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Enjoyed a lush bottle of red wine and fantastic cheese board at Vivat Bacchus, London Bridge. We fancied something different to the standard three course meal as we'd been nibbling all day, so opted for a large cheeseboard between two of us and weren't disappointed. We were invited to the cheese room to personally select our cheese which was an experience in itself and all the more special because the lady who accompanied us knew her cheese well. We loved the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room at home. The only slight complaint we had was that it said the cheese board came with nuts and there weren't any?! Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable and very moreish.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Date Night
    DateNight
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    I had a great experience with my girlfriend on a date out at Vivat Bacchus. We had wine and a cheese/meat platter which turned out to be delicious. Everyone was firendly and happy to look after any request we had. The only part I would have chaged is that with the amount of people in the restaurant, it can be quite loud and at times it made conversation a bit strained to hear. Other than that I had a great time and would very much recomend this to others!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • A great experience.
    bevets2014
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We arranged lunch for a family 70th birthday celebration after a trip to The Shard viewing gallery. The reception we received at Vivat Bacchus was very warm and welcoming. The food from the outset, bread and olives, through, finally, to the visit to the cheese room was exceptional! The wine list was very comprehensive. Altogether a very special experience. To the team at Vivat Bacchus, keep up the good work!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stag Do meal
    Matty
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    Dealt well with a large party. Good steak and cheese board, accomidating staff, not bad value. Understanding of context of meal.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Cheese Room
    Rynn
    Dined on 23/4/2014
    A lovely lady took us to the cheese room to select our cheeses for our cheeseboard. She was most helpful and all the cheeses were amazing. The staff in general couldn't do enough to help and were very welcoming/pleasant. Would visit here again and recommend to a friend.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Delicious food,excellent service
    Londonfoodie
    Dined on 15/4/2014
    My friend and I went for dinner midweek, having never been before. We decided to share some starters and a main, plus the cheeseboard. After placing our order we were kindly moved to a bigger table ( to accommodate our dishes coming out meze-style). The food was excellent, especially the aubergine and halloumi dish. Definitely would come again for the Sat jazz night. Service was charming and attentive.
    Special Features:
    brunch, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is one of the best
    Belle
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This place is one of the best in London! Can't sing it's praises enough.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a business dinner
    Foodiegirl
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Booked this for a colleague who was entertaining guests from Japan. The food was very good, very reasonable and they all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.