Vivat Bacchus Farringdon
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."
Very average experience and misleading that sauces are free, they’re £3 each. Don’t recommend
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and found the service to be friendly and efficient. We were given a table in a quieter area of the restaurant and I was able to do some work after the meal, before going to my next appointment.
A truly pleasant experience. Saturday early evening, not too busy, and the most charming and attentive waiter imaginable. He made the experience memorable, the food was pretty quick as we had to go to a concert, and the loos were fabulous...
The food was and service was great but the ambiance was a little lacking - I prefer the London Bridge branch. Probably more suited to business lunches or post work drinks/meals rather than anything more special
Excellent for a lunchtime meeting, although it can be a bit noisy unless next to the windows. Service very friendly and professional. Food very good quality. Wine selection superb
Really nice waiter, great food and wine!
Everything was great bit the service was slow and our waitress seemed a bit lost. She dropped off the dessert menu and never came back...25 minutes later we asked the manager for our bill, paid and left.
Not the first time in this restaurant and with the same friend. We particularly like the cheese room where you can select a number of cheeses to have. We chose an excellent (Cabernet) wine with the cheese too. We will certainly be back at some point.
Amazing steak, chips and salad. I need to go back.
Nice restaurant. Some of the staff could have been friendlier. Our waiter was great though
Restaurant was local to our Hotel. Booked through Open Table and no issue with that.
Menu was good and the food we had was really nice. Staff were helpful and very attentive witth refilling my Wine Glass
Great sweet which I loved
Overall very good and well worth a visit
The staff were lovely and food and wine were amazing! Can’t wait to go back!
Had a great meal here Friday evening with my wife and son.Food was very good,wife had lamb,said it could have been a bit hotter.Recomended a very nice red wine by waitress.Very good jazz band on Friday evenings.
Had a really nice evening at Vivat Bacchus Farringdon with a good friend of mine. The steaks were lovely and cooked to perfection and compared to other steak restaurants in London - I think they are really good value for money as well. The service was nice and attentive and the atmosphere in the restaurant is lovely. Cannot fail the cheese board for dessert either - very nice selection.
Food good but service a bit dlow
Excellent service, with knowledgeable friendly waiting staff. Wonderful wine list though on the pricey side overall.
Great night out at Vivat
Staff very attentive
Busy Friday night
Don't sit by the door
Great food and wine! And the cheese room is a great addition!
Especially enjoyed the cheese room experience
A nice find just a short walk from Holborn Circus. Great service and really good food too. Ideal for lunch / dinner for work, with friends or as a couple.
Great atmosphere, the manager came and said hello and the staff were excellent. The cheese room was superb and we got to try several unusual cheeses for dessert!
Good steak place but great non-steak options too. Just a nice relaxed place.
Fabulous steak and South African red wine. Great place for the carnivorous
Food was very tasty here but service a bit OTT for the vibe - and I didn’t like my plates being cleared whilst by colleague was finishing so she ended up rushing. There was a fairly blatant upwelling approach which felt pointed due to low number of guests.
We had a great meal and were left to talk. The bar music got a little intrusive at times but I understand that its a balance.
The cheese fridge was great!
This restaurant was superb on all counts. Great service, food, wine and ambience. We will definitely return.
Wonderful wine selection just off the beaten path. The cheese, charcuterie and meal selections are delicious.
Good service, friendly staff, very attentive, steak cook to my standard(Rare), though it is a replacement. Sorry to say the live music is to much for me.
We had a good dining experience with tasty starters of belly of pork and prawns. Our mains were salmon and sirloin and they were both very good. Wine choice was massive and service was attentive. Would definitely go there again.
Business lunch.. food was good portions could be a bit bigger especially for the price!
Lovely wine list
As ever excellent meat. I wish they did pomme frite rather than the thick chips
We had an excellent dinner of salmon and steak in pleasant- sometimes overly noisy - atmosphere.
Went with some colleagues from work. Great service, food good
always love coming here, get looked after well, great place to come after a busy week
Very good food; we had cote de beouf for 3 with some nice veggie sides; decent wine list, lots of S. African wines that are nice. Service was okay but it's noisy and crowded and sometimes hard to get their attention. Best part may have been the cheese room in the back. excellent!
Wasn't that hungry so went straight for the mains. My wife had mushroom risotto i went for the sea bass. The food came very quickly (under 10 minutres) but thats probably because the restaurant was empty. Guessing the risotto was pre-made as you can't make it this quickly. I tasted the risotto it was nice enough but i've made better at home. The sea bass was a real disappointment though. Despite being well presented the flavours didnt go and the sea bass didnt taste all that fresh-i think it was over-cooked by a couple of minutes giving a more meaty and chewy texture. and it had no flavour. I make sea-bass quite regularly so i know how sensitive it can be in the oven if overcooked but again i can make better at home.
Very tasty South-African-ish restaurant, but the star of the show is the Cheese Room.
If you love cheese, this is the place for you.
First time there, excellent steak,correctly grilled as ordered, very good wine list(mainly South African reasonably priced)Enjoyed the selection from the Cheese Room. Service very efficient.
extremely good business lunch, something a bit difference , with SA theme, unusual dishes & wines, and the cheese experience.
Our first visit and we were most impressed. Excellent options at every course together with a separate Cheese menu. Hope to return soon.