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Vivat Bacchus Farringdon

4.6
4.6
1003 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

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Southern African, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10.30pm Saturday: 5pm - 10.30pm

  • Phone number

    020 7353 2648

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Four distinct private and semi private rooms are available for private hire at Vivat Bacchus Farringdon. We can cater for sit-down meals, meetings, networking functions, drink parties and tailor-made group wine tastings.

  • Private party contact

    Events team: 020 7353 2648

  • Area

    Farringdon

  • Cross Street

    Charterhouse Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Tube: Farringdon, Chancery Lane, City Thameslink

  • Additional

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

What 1,003 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • London

    Notable Wine List

  • City of London

    Group Bookings

  • City of London

    Hot Spot

  • City of London

    Notable Wine List

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  1. b

    blacko

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    South African wines and good food in casual setting great with group of friends or work
  2. DR

    DaveR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Loved the scallops, attention good from table staff, just a little busy for them and that also made it a little bit lively for a business lunch. Still very good.
  3. a

    aliangel

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was quite good. Service was great
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    There was no record of our booking when we arrived luckily they had room for us anyway. Then sat down and was left alone for quite some time and i had to wave to flag someone down to just order drinks. We had the cote de boeuf and it was fantastic and definitely the highlight. The sauces however didn’t come with a price tag on the menu but they were in fact £3.85 each. Again with the service though they seemed to be arguing amongst each-other most of the night and we were not once approached by someone to ask about our meal or if we would want any more drinks. Overall the food is great but the service is awful.
  5. T

    Toecap

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    great offering of great wines, great meats and great cheeses - mostly with a SA theme.
  6. FN

    FoodieNZ

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing - best steak in London
  7. ML

    MarkL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous operation run by Gerrie and his team. Fantastic ambiance with good space between tables for a proper business discussion without worrying about neighbours listening. Awesome selection of wines particularly their speciality which is South African. Food is great you can do light bites or a full on three course with good meat, fish and veg options. Overall one of my go to places in the City all combined with excellent service . Great for business but just as good for family and friends
  8. D

    Disappointed

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Most concerning was that when I arrived my booking was not recorded. Fortunately they had a table but I am not sure what went wrong. Otherwise the lunch was good.
  9. I

    Inglesid

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, great service, great food and great atmosphere
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was very attentive given how busy the restaurant was. Food and wine were very good.
  11. n

    nono

    London

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Last minute booking and the best table steak platter ever
  12. O

    Oats

    London

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Gerrie is a superb host and personality. The core de boeuf and local pinot noir were superb.
  13. S

    Stuart

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a business lunch or convivial evening. Lovely service, excellent wine and good food. It’s one of those places where the proprietor is always there and always ensuring you’re happy.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wine was absolutely perfect. Two out of three meals came overdone - the lamb and the steak were both medium to well and we ordered pink and med-rare respectively. A little disappointing for the price but overall would definitely return.
  15. HB

    HarryB

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great steak and burgers. I have never been disappointed here. The choice of wine is very good and the service is efficient and very friendly.
  16. NH

    NeilH

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Like all restaurants at the moment, staff is an issue, so service is not great...but the food as always was excellent
  17. NA

    NeilA

    Norfolk

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great good and service. Ambiance was spoiled somewhat by the restaurant being so empty.
  18. AB

    AngelaB1

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really friendly staff and food was absolutely perfect
  19. MS

    MikeS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a superb meal, and an all round excellent experience. If you haven't been, well worth a go, and if you are familiar then great to be back again!
  20. SC

    SuCo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is great and they are now making their own cured meats. You have to have the cheeseboards if you go here - they are amazing. great service, always friendly.
  21. NA

    NadineA

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service great quality food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Couldn't order food during lunch unfortunately
  23. l

    lipstick

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, served quickly. Really well spaced, for COVID compliance, and a great place to meet.
  24. H

    Henry

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked for 2:30, and arrived at 2:15. Was told I didn't have a booking, when I produced my booking confirmation I was told the kitchen had closed and I could only have bar food and snacks.
  25. HM

    HilaryM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great to be back at one of our favourite restaurants. Really sad to see if it so empty after lockdown relaxations and hope business picks up soon. They deserve to continue to be as successful as they always were.
  26. EC

    EmilyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our visit to the cheese room was great fun and very tasty!
  27. LD

    LocalDiner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Terrible smell of cigarette smoke as you enter the restaurant , makes you want to leave. Dessert offering was poor and the sherry was way too sweet, it should have put under the dessert wines .
  28. RG

    RichardG

    London

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great visit to Vivat Bacchus in Farringdon.
  29. LR

    LRonTT

    Kent

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's been some years since I ate here (even though it's only a 15 minute walk from the office!) and really pleasantly surprised by everything. The cheese room is such a fabulous idea - didn't do that this time but def returning to try it. Fishcake and Sea Bream both excellent, the rose harissa with the bread selection appetiser was gorgeous. Triple cooked truffled chips were as good as they sound. Really good range of wines by the glass. All in all very happy with lunch for 2 inc. 2 glasses of wine for £75 including service. Coming back will need little excuse.
  30. M

    Martin

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Service good even though the restaurant was packed
  31. S

    Simon

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere at Vivat Bacchus and the uncomplicated menu concentrates on quality, which is at the heart of the philosophy behind this place. It never fails to impress.
  32. E

    Erlee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    service is brilliant -top notch yet light hearted and friendly. Food excellent £27 for cheapest white is a bit pricey
  33. C

    Cassian

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    As always, the attraction here was the Cheese Room. This time, though, we tried the South African charcuterie, which was very tasty, and I had a lovely steak which was cooked just right.
  34. RC

    RCninetynine

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service inattentive - no one around most of the time to catch their eye. Good starters but mains not up to the standards they once were there. Wine list was short but very good and reasonable value
  35. SJ

    SimonJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat for 25 mins without any waiting staff showing any interest at all. Walked out and lady at front desk didn’t seem to care. There were other problems but that is enough to make sure we never return.
  36. S

    Simon

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, wine and cheese were excellent. The cheese room is always a great experience, especially for those who have not been before
  37. r

    rebeccaw

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great value, delicious food. Tastiest steak in a long time. Shame it wasn’t very busy
  38. C

    Charles

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent steak wine and cheese.
  39. T

    Tasty

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A good lunch here: open face grilled chicken sandwich, trice-cooked chips, and a side salad. Sadly I could drink no wine.
  40. a

    ariande

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Reliably good food, great wine list and service was spot on.

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Vivat Bacchus Farringdon is rated 4.6 stars by 1003 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Vivat Bacchus Farringdon

47 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4LL

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Charterhouse Street

  • Area

    Farringdon

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10.30pm Saturday: 5pm - 10.30pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Southern African, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Tube: Farringdon, Chancery Lane, City Thameslink

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    020 7353 2648

  • Private party facilities

    Four distinct private and semi private rooms are available for private hire at Vivat Bacchus Farringdon. We can cater for sit-down meals, meetings, networking functions, drink parties and tailor-made group wine tastings.

  • Private party contact

    Events team: 020 7353 2648

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