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Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

4.5
4.5
1932 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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2 people

21:30


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Wine Bar, Southern African

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:45

  • Phone number

    020 7234 0891

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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: 020 7353 2648

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Cross Street

    Tooley Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Underground and National Rail Station.

  • 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

What 1,932 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • London

    Disabled Access

  • South East London

    Business Meals

  • South East London

    Group Bookings

  • South East London

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  1. JO

    JoanneO

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My 2nd visit to restaurant, was really nice to see same staff. I had the set menu, main chicken dish was superb and the recommended apple sorbet was delicious, starter of fig salad needed more cheese, was very sparse. We sat outside which was ok but lots of building work going on by the restaurant. Didn’t stop us from enjoying the visit though.
  2. AG

    AmieteG

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and cheese. All in one place. Amazing Don Pedros too
  3. FF

    FilF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It is a very nice place and the food is great. I gave 4 starts rather than 5 only because the menu is relative short and it stays the same for too long. I come probably every 6/9 months and I would like to try new things. To be fair this time They had the South African new portion, but it is just on the starters side.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice staff and the food was really good!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Waiter was confrontational, rude and refused to let us see a manager! Restaurant had been sold since we were there last, menu has changed and not as good as previous one! Would not go back ever!
  6. JW

    JanW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is a quiet oasis eito lovely good in the busy bustle of London Bridge. If you’re in the area definitely worth a visit.
  7. CE

    CraigE

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always reliable food and decent choice. My local restaurant of choice.
  8. d

    devondiner99

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, wine, service. First time visit, would come again.
  9. T

    Toecap

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brill wine, Food and service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely come back, ideal go to before any event at O2 food snd service superb. Thank you☺️
  11. A

    Anthony

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place for a long lunch with old school friends !!
  12. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant – we really enjoyed the quality food and wine!
  13. MP

    MichaelP

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very good restaurant, good friendly service and food. Decent and accessible location.
  14. W

    Will

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service, as always. Good to have a daily special available too, to add further variety to the menu.
  15. MC

    MargotC

    Hertfordshire

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food . Biltong was great. House wine great value. Friendly and helpful staff
  16. T

    booTu

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another lovely meal at Bacchus, with high standards of food, wine and service. Thank you.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tasty food- the cheese was delicious
  18. KS

    KarenS

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a great find. The restaurant accommodated our party of 9 very comfortably. Plenty of room around the table for us to move. Busy restaurant with great ambience but no overpowering music so we could hear conversations. Top notch, friendly service. Really tasty food - the duck special was much appreciated. Really good experience.
  19. DC

    DanielaColibaba

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I have visited this restaurant 3 times in the last 6 months and really enjoyed it. My favourite dish on the menu is the roasted trout and a VB warm salad. I ordered this time the salad as usual and the beef carpaccio. It wasn't a regular carpaccio but smoked meat, thinner sliced and smaller piece, I liked the truffle touch too. The cheesecake was a bit too dry for my test but the sweetness was perfect. I would definitely recommend to make it creamier and also add more fruit.
  20. e

    edko

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good steaks , good red wine, in a relaxed and friendly environment
  21. TC

    TheresaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant near London Bridge. The menu is limited but what they have on offer is very tasty and beautifully presented. I had my two daughters with me age 11 and 14 and they enjoyed the burger and lovely thick chips. I had the sea bass which was lovely and my husband enjoyed the mushroom risotto. I had the sticky toffee pudding which I have to say was the best I have ever tasted! It was my husband's 50th and the staff brought out a dessert for him with a candle to celebrate. They could tell he was the sort that doesn't like a big fuss so were very discreet and didn't bang any pans and start screaming out Happy Birthday which he thought was lovely! Thank you for making our meal so enjoyable.
  22. F

    Foodie500

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food and good service. I had seabass fillet which was cooked perfectly and came with really tasty crispy artichokes and lemon broccoli. The burger was also great as was the mushroom risotto. Absolutely will come back
  23. CD

    ChloeD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Visited with a group of friends and we were very impressed
  24. ML

    MLEE

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love going to Vivat at London Bridge. The staff are amazing and remember you, making you feel like it’s your local near home rather than somewhere in town. Food is always tasty and not excessively priced.
  25. W

    Will

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food - mains and cheese definitely the strong point. The only challenge I have at this restaurant can be the noise - it can define quite loud as it fills up, making it harder to hear others around the table.
  26. 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.
  27. n

    norfolk53

    London

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 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.
  28. LR

    LRonTT

    Kent

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 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.
  29. FP

    FoodistPH

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Business lunch Sat outside on the terrace Great wine selection Good food
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. KR

    KathrynR

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food not a large menu which I like staff very attentive nice atmosphere
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice food in a casual atmosphere with fantastic wines. Will be back
  36. 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!
  37. S

    Simon

    London

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 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!
  38. 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.
  39. I

    Ioana

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    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.
  40. n

    nick

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent biltong, beef and wines. Friendly efficient service.

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Vivat Bacchus London Bridge is rated 4.5 stars by 1932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Vivat Bacchus London Bridge

4 Hays Lane, London, SE1 2HB

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Tooley Street

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:45

  • Cuisines

    European, Wine Bar, Southern African

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Underground and National Rail Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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

  • Phone number

    020 7234 0891

  • 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: 020 7353 2648

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