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Vivat Bacchus (Farringdon)

47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL, England
+44 20 7353 2648
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese board” (18 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
“cote de boeuf” (7 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the sea bass and a cheese burger both of which were delicious and accompagnied by South African wines which it seems is Vivat Bacchus's specialty. We ordered the Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc and a Meerlust Rubicon both of which were well paired with...More

Thank Marley78160
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to Vivat Bacchus on several occasions, both to have dinner and for some of their events. The latter are posted on their website in advance and highly worth checking out. Very good menu with a wide range of choices and price points. OUTSTANDING...More

1  Thank bethebarnes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was rather empty so atmosphere-wise it lacked the buzz. We started with a cheese board (the VB selection) which was great. Very generous portion, and that was a ‘small’ platter. We wanted to leave space for...More

Thank Maija_SN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great sit down lunch here with some colleagues. Not too busy and service was exceptional. Really great food and presentation as well.

Thank Bryant P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a business lunch here yesterday (Wednesday afternoon), and was really impressed. I work around the corner and have walked past many times but never been inside. The owner (South African chap) was really helpful and friendly as were the front of house staff (Frieda)....More

Thank Lloydyb14
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Delicious food a lovely wine in a delightful space. We did a wine tasting here and the value was just unbeatable. Great company too

Thank vinotouristico
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This place can get very busy at peak times. I had an excellent burger (and it should be for £15), although I was not wowed by the triple cooked chips. A burger is possible not the obvious choice for an establishment with a walk in...More

Thank dickiethedude
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I come here quite frequently as i am a big cheese fan and they have undoubtedly one of the best cheese rooms in London that i have come across! But be prepared to have to wait to experience as there can be a long wait...More

Thank Hani G
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Had a business lunch meeting here and was impressed. Great, fast, attentive but not intrusive service, food was good - we all had steak or Wagyu burgers, deserts impressive too and especially the cheese. I’ll definitely go back.

Thank MrPJ
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I came here with my friends after reading the good reviews and our expectations were quite high. We had the cheese board which was good, the cured meats starter that wasn't very tasty at all and the cote de boufe as main which was just...More

Thank Matteo N
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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16 August 2017|
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Response from Anita K | Reviewed this property |
There isn't an outside seating area but it does have air conditioning
6 January 2017|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know as I didn't use the Cheese Room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL, England
    (Charterhouse Street)
  • Public Transportation: Tube: Farringdon, Chancery Lane
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7353 2648
  • E-mail
If you love fine wine and fine food - in that order - then you should run and not walk to Vivat Bacchus right this minute. Dedicated to the god of wine, Vivat Bacchus is not only a place for fine dining. It has a passionate dedication to the best of the grape. You will be invited to visit the three wine cellars, one each for red, white, and champagne, to choose bottles to complement your food. Take your time - they hold around 6000 bottles with 250 different labels. Later you might like to visit the cheese cellar to choose among eighty local and imported cheeses to savour at the end of your meal. Oh! The meal! Right. The Head Chef is Robert Staegemann, formerly of Launceston Place Restaurant, who offers a menu that's a scrumptious amalgam of classic French and dishes influenced by cooking cultures from all over the world. Choose starter of cured foie gras with plum chutney and toast, main course of roast breast of guinea fowl with papardelle pasta, crispy pancetta and red wine glaze, and pud of banana creme brulee, or just the aforementioned cheeses with port. The ambience is smart and sophisticated with decor that will pleasantly remind you of wine cellars decorated with labels and labelled bin ends.
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