Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

4.5
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2410 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
"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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MarkL
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

very nice food and good range of wines to choose from, waiter seemed friendly

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant staff
Food was nice
Will definitely go there again!

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TomasM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent, Covid measures taken very seriously and will definitely be going back!

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JoelB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice food. Was served with a free glass of wine on arrival as well

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vipPammyJ
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and wine was good. Due to COVID-19 the restaurant was practically empty. Service was great though!

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visit this restaturant regularly - great food, service and surroundings.

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vipCrazydane
London
155 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Vivat Bacchus at London Bridge quite a few times and really enjoy this restaurant. Nice ambiance, really lovely food particular if you like some good meat and also a great service. They have also got a really nice wine and cheese selection so can only recommend this restaurant.

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Roqy
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant when we’re near London Bridge. A good welcome and atmosphere, the food is excellent and great value. Also the South African wines are wonderful.

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WillB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really good and service was great. Didn't experience the cheese room as we were running late for a meeting but would look to come back

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Laura123
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service friendly staff, beautiful food and wine

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Vivat Bacchus. Just the right blend of lively (but not “you cannot hear yourself” noisy) and friendly (but not over-attentive). We had the cheese platter and a couple of glasses of wine. Great relaxed venue, close to the train station. Recommend.

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Susan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cheese room at Vivat Bacchus is excellent. Great fun tasting and choosing for the cheese board.

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KarenF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue for large groups. Food was lovely as once the ambience and service. This has been our third time to the venue and it has not disappointed.

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vipDavidF
London
34 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was nice. Not exceptional, but nice. Wine was good, but the waiter kept pouring the bottle lifting the bottom to the ceiling. Two glasses full of dregs for me. I complained to him the second time and he wasn’t fussed.

Bathrooms are a total state. Filthy.

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booTu
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our meal at Vivat Bacchus. Great service as always and a super meal at reasonable prices. We’ll definitely return.

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Weefi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very enjoyable evening at Vivat Bacchus! The service was outstanding and they managed to accommodate our group’s dietary needs really easily. Thank you so much.

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aliceg
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal. Went for a group christmas dinner and there was plenty of choice and the atmosphere was liveley

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ChrisB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

On a Monday evening Vivat was pleasantly busy and was a good venue for a birthday celebration meal. Decent menu underpinned by an extensive wine list with a good price range. The cheese cave was fantastic with a tasting guide to help you through a world of cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice place, excellent food, good wine. Perfect ambient with live jazz music playing.

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Jules
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great venue - have visited many times - consistently good.

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vipHickers
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very convenient to London Bridge Station. Great for informal lunches and dinners

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slogan
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for dinner - the sharing platter we had (cured meats, cheese, nuts and biscuits) was lovely and would recommend. The rib eye was ok, nothing spectacular and was possibly expecting a bit more based on how good the starters were but it wasn't too expensive at £20 each steak. Easy to get to from the station, oh and the house red was fantastic.

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vipVHAB
London
71 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food with a South African bent, nice service and a good wine list.

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EvaS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wir waren mehr als zufrieden. Das Essen war sehr gut und ab 20 Uhr gab es live Jazzmusik. Super jazzduo. Etwas störend war die am Anfang ständige Nachfrage, ob wir schon unser Essen ausgewählt hätten. Aber danach war der Service super und herzlich. Immer wieder gerne.

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Winemancer
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner with a friend at Vivat Bacchus in London Bridge. The reception and service was excellent. The food was really good - especially the camembert starter. Best of all was the wine - there were a good selection on offer, and the 2 wines we had were excellent. The restaurant itself is nicely arranged and welcoming. I'd certainly return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dinner with my Dad. Casual but delicious food.

It is quite loud which was difficult with my Dad who is hard of hearing but otherwise a lovely ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Ok food

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Nicolap
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivat Bacchus was welcoming and the service was great and the food delicious

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vipHMJ1
London
19 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service. We had a lovely night out, thank you!

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Allthejoys
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All really good, they even discovered it was my bday and brought dessert wines and my dessert on the house!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food, a little pricey and little noisy too. But overall quite nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a cheese experience to die for!

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Jennybenny128
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

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Roqy
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipCristal
London
43 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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diamond57
London
34 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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geofood
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TravellingKat
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic cheese room!

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Will
London
24 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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PhilipB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

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