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Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

4.7
4.7
2286 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
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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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Wine Bar, Southern African

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday:
    12pm - 10.30pm

  • Phone number

    020 7234 0891

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Cross Street

    Tooley Street

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Underground and National Rail Station.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. K

    Karlee

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent location opposite London Bridge Station. Outside eating area is very nice. The food and service were excellent. Very good value for London location.

  2. n

    norfolk53

    London

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This restaurant is located next door to Hays Galleria and just across the road from London Bridge Station . Offering a wine bar style menu with a wine list made up of an interesting selection of South African wines, this delivers good value and good service with few frills. It apparently specialises in cheeses but we did not test that offering.

  3. LR

    LRonTT

    Kent

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time to the LB Vivat Bacchus though have visited the Farringdon one 3-4 times. Really friendly service from the start - even a spontaneous weather report so we could decide if to sit outside or not! His "30% chance of precipitation" prediction was bang on - we sat inside! Wagyu beef carpaccio really good and spot-on in terms of portion size (not stingy, not too large) and the confit of duck also excellent. Just enough wines by the glass and fizz comes in proper 175ml sizes and not the 125 mls so many places do (gone in 3 gulps!) Looking forward to returning.

  4. FP

    FoodistPH

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A quiet lunch in the outdoor terrace area on this occasion was very pleasant. One sea bream and one mushroom risotto were much enjoyed and followed by scoops of ice cream including chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla (If you are not very hungry you can buy just one scoop). Service was attentive. Disappointed that previously accrued loyalty points are not now honoured -confused explanation. OK the points were free originally but felt cheated nevertheless when introducing a new customer on this occasion. Will return anyway.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Business lunch Sat outside on the terrace Great wine selection Good food

  6. NB

    NicolaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This bar/restaurant is so conveniently located by LB station and I will definitely visit again. Food and drink was great and the service was superb. Can’t wait to go again!

  7. M

    Monterey

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Visited the Farringdon branch a few times in the past and was staying near this one so gave it a try. It’s situated out of the way behind an office building in Hay’s Wharf and not easy to find. A small decking area opposite the restaurant is ‘outdoors’. Well worth the effort. A South African theme, with very good wines to match. Food was way above average and the risotto was spectacular. Service friendly and unobtrusive. Well worth the effort. The famous cheese room was closed because they can’t afford to lose the stock if the government blunders into another period of restrictions. Hardly their fault.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely staff, great food and a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday. Made even more special by a complimentary glass of pink prosecco and happy birthday stencilled in chocolate on my dessert. Very thoughtful.

  9. KR

    KathrynR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food not a large menu which I like staff very attentive nice atmosphere

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  11. HW

    HelenW

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  12. S

    Simon

    London

    38 reviews

    5.0

    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!

  13. C

    Chris

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  14. I

    Ioana

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.

  15. n

    nick

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent biltong, beef and wines. Friendly efficient service.

  16. ML

    MarkL

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

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

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. TM

    TomasM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  19. JB

    JoelB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

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

  20. PJ

    PammyJ

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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!

  21. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  22. C

    Crazydane

    London

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 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.

  23. R

    Roqy

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  24. WG

    WGRB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    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

  25. L

    Laura123

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service friendly staff, beautiful food and wine

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  27. S

    Susan

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  28. KF

    KarenF

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  29. DF

    DavidF

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.

  30. T

    booTu

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  31. W

    Weefi

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.

  32. a

    aliceg

    1 review

    4.0

    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

  33. CB

    ChrisB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

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

  35. J

    Jules

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great venue - have visited many times - consistently good.

  36. H

    Hickers

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

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

  37. s

    slogan

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  38. VH

    VHAB

    London

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  39. ES

    EvaS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  40. W

    Winemancer

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    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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Vivat Bacchus London Bridge is rated 4.7 stars by 2286 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

4 Hays Lane London, SE1 2HB

  • Cross Street

    Tooley Street

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday:
    12pm - 10.30pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Wine Bar, Southern African

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Underground and National Rail Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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