Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

4.4
2378 reviews
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"The Vivat Bacchus restaurants, established in Farringdon in 2003 and London Bridge in 2008, are a celebration of rustic, robust food, artisan cheeses and great wines. 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. We feature rare breed meats, 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."
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J
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Love this place, went here for my friend’s early birthday meal. I am a regular here as I love the cheese room. Quality of food and wine amazing.The cheese room experience with Luca was faultless. Usually the service is on point however I felt this time it was very slow, it took ages to get menus and drinks order, I had to flag some one down to order and then during the course of the meal it felt like were forgotten, had to top own wine up. I was sad that they had changed their famous sticky toffee pudding too. It now has no treacle. Next time please be more attentive but it hasn’t stopped me from coming back.

R
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our go to when we go to The Bridge Theatre. Very convenient after arriving at London Bridge station. The food is always interesting and very good. The wine list, particularly the South African is excellent. The service is friendly and efficient. And very good value for money especially for London.

C
London
38 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had lunch at Vivat Bacchus at London Bridge last week. The food was delicious (I had the seafood kebab) and the service very friendly and helpful - a relaxing atmosphere too. Being the hottest day ever, we were very grateful for the air conditioning too!

d
London
30 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Three of us old friends have birthdays all around the same time, so we meet up for lunch to celebrate and this year it was at Vivat Bacchus. Our booking was for 12.30 and my friend, who arrived first, was offered a table outside, but as it was such a warm day we stayed inside and had the benefit of aircon - lovely. We selected from the a la carte, and had one starter (scallops, which my friend said were delicious), two open chicken sandwiches with chips and one mushroom risotto (we all cleared our plates) followed by Malva sponge pudding (very light) and ice-cream, a creme brulee and an ice-cream. The house sparkling wine had £10 off, so we had that after our G&Ts. With service, the bill was £42 each - which is about average when we three go out.
To mark our birthdays, our pudding plates had 'happy birthday' piped round the rim in chocolate, and we were presented with a decorated slate and three lit birthday candles in dried fig holders which was a lovely touch.
The service from the polite and cheerful waiters was excellent, and I have no doubt that we shall return.

g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch time visit. Services was second to none. Staff were helpful with advice on all the food and drink. We both had the Rib eye and it was superb.

KH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic cheese room!

W
London
24 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was not quite as attentive / on the ball as usual, but food was still good.

PB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Noisey but food good. Service fairly attentive and wine list interesting with some classics if that’s what you’re after

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is very good at this London Bridge branch. The cheese room really did provide a lovely High light to our meal. I loved the truffle oil. Food was pretty good, I particularly liked I was able to cater for my daughter who is .....wait for it ..... a vegetarian! Champagne choice pretty good. We were a little underwhelmed with the venue itself - it does not have a wow feeling. However, we felt this made a refreshing difference to the over stated grandeur of the restaurants in the Shard. We would go again.

C
London
132 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had a nice dinner with 2 friends at Vivat Bacchus. We decided to order the big steak for 3 people, which was ok but thought there was too much fat with the meat. However the boys seemed to like it. Otherwise I like the restaurant - have been several times and the ambience and service are always great.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food to suit the preferences and dietary needs of all our group, friendly service and good value!

I
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very lovely evening at Vivat Bacchus and we have already started sharing our experience with our friends. The place is really nice, the staff is pleasant, friendly and helpful. The food is excellent specially the Côte de bœuf. Was also pleasantly surprised by an amazing South African red wine! Brilliant night.

BB
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our guests really enjoyed the meal, the highlight was the cheeseboard and visit to the Cheese Room.

RG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Ribeye was well cooked and good quality. Vivat Bacchus has an exceptional wine menu with a wide variety to suit every palate.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service ; the person who waited at our table was excellent - went out of his way to help with wine selection.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous steaks and even a lovely Slimmers steak to keep me on track for my diet. Lovely evening with friendly waiters.

CN
London
62 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious platters of cheese and meats, with excellent and friendly service. A little pricey but great place to catch up with friend/s.

J
London
38 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A great wine bar/restaurant with an amazing wine list. Good service and ambience. I will be back for sure.

MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and good ambiance. Thank you

s
London
99 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue and good value. Excellent food

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was in London for a family vacation and needed a place to take a large group that included teenagers. Vivat Bacchus was an excellent choice for our family. The menu provided lots of options and reasonable prices. I usually avoid steak while in London but not here- it was excellent. The cheese and wine options were a big hit too. Service was attentive and friendly. I will definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding both food and service highly recommend :)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service and a £10 off Champagne promo.
Nothing outstanding but good.

W
London
24 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great spot for a business lunch or after work meal. Staff are friendly and attentive. Steak is great!

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food and wine, especially the sharing starter platters. Service was somewhat slow, which led us to cancel the desert course, but this was well handled by the staff, who offered complimentary drinks.

F
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was fine but Open Table have accused me of a 'no show' when in fact I had telephoned the restaurant to change the booking from the Friday to the Thursday; they must have forgotten to update Open Table. Please amend your profile of me as I do not want to, get a bad reputation in the catering trade!

C
London
132 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I do love the food at Vivat Bacchus - perfect for meat lovers and with and interesting twist. They also got some fantastic cheese to finish off the night with. The staff is great and helpful and the atmosphere really nice. The only thing that doesn't work very well is their loyalty program. Signed up a month before this visit but they couldn't find me in the system. Promised me that they would sort my points out afterwards but had to write to them a few times to get that sorted. Also not clear how you check up on your points and how you spend them. The link to the loyalty program on the web-site is not working.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service.

PB
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my second visit n travelled from Birmingham .. lovely evening n cheese cellar fabulous.. will return.

RH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we’ve been and sat downstairs this time. As good if not better than last time, food fabulous, atmosphere perfect and the service was outstanding! Now a firm favourite in our family!

OR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good restaurant, nice selection of food and quick service.

J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Cheese room experience always amazing! The host was great introducing me to new cheese even though my true love was with the Lancaster Bomb. Thank you for continued service!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was really good and the peppercorn sauce was a perfect combination. I would definitely come back again

j
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an hour to have a pre theatre dinner. Could not have chosen better round the corner from London Bridge station- everything from decor, service and food was excellent. Will definitely go back and stay for longer

R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good ambience, busy and bustling, good food, but on the expensive side and not big portion sizes especially the starters, great wine list and help choosing a wine

s
London
99 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal and location.

W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant..lovely friendly staff and beautifully cooked steak!! I lost count how many time I've visit this place!! Highly recommended!

F
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good night here. Service was pleasant and very efficient. Some great jazz playing but it was buzzing with chatter so couldn’t hear it that well. Varied and, sometimes, unusual menu. Great wine and cheese options. Have been on and off for many years - will make an effort to go more often. Practically on top of London Bridge station and a minute from the Thames. Very convenient location.

OT
Italy
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu molto vario, con influenze da tutto il mondo. Locale carino (abbiamo trovato anche musica dal vivo), buon servizio.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have walked past Vivat Bacchus many time but never previously tried it. It is now one of our firm favourites. The food and wine were very good and the service was excellent.

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