Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

4.8
2412 reviews
£26 to £40
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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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice food in a casual atmosphere with fantastic wines. Will be back

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vipHelenW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pace to go. Make sure you like South African wine!

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Simon
London
38 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had an amazing meal here, a mix of biltong starters and wagyu beef carpaccio then a shared steak for mains. There's an excellent wine list, every bite and slurp was excellent! The waiters did a great job, especially with the COVID restrictions. We felt well looked after and they had good personality. It was a little disappointing (but totally understandable) that the cheese room was closed. We'll go back to experience that for sure!

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff very dedicated, food amazing. Had the grilled chicken with the greek salad and the burger - everything was sublime. Thank you.

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Ioana
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for a friends get-together. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, with the staff being friendly and knowledgeble. Even though the cheese room was unavailable due to COVID-19 regulations, we managed to sample some a delicious cheese platter that the staff recommended. Everything was lovely and incredibly affordable with all the discounts applied. We definitely recommend visiting Vivat Bacchus and we plan on returning soon! Thank you for a great experience.

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vipnick
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent biltong, beef and wines. Friendly efficient service.

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MarkL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
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 on 8 August 2020
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
23 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
165 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
14 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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WGRB
London
3 reviews
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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vipbooTu
London
17 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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vipWeefi
London
6 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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vipJules
London
16 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
72 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
8 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
3 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
London
2 reviews
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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vipAllTheJoys
London
23 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

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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
21 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.

FAQs

Vivat Bacchus London Bridge is rated 4.8 stars by 2412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.