Vivat Bacchus Farringdon

Modern European·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Vivat Bacchus Farringdon

Bronze Award

“Consistently good” is one regular’s verdict on this huge venue devoted to South African-accented wine and food (in that order). After more than a decade in business, Vivat Bacchus has entered a new phase, with the basement dining room now converted into a private space and more emphasis on the posh old-school wine bar. This animated arena tells two stories: the ‘walk-in' cheese room and vast Champagne fridge speak of flush epicurean punters, while blackboard promotions suggest workaday business dates. Open sandwiches and kangaroo burgers are always popular, but readers have also praised the healthy ‘five a day’ salads and “fantastic” BBQ short-rib with Coca Cola glaze, blossom honey, star anise, stem ginger and Asian slaw; after that, perhaps try mango pannacotta with vanilla and passion fruit. Bacchus himself would no doubt be impressed by VB's cellars holding over 18,000 bottles.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European
Cool, Cosy
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating

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47 Farringdon Street, Farringdon, London, EC4A 4LL

020 7353 2648 020 7353 2648


Opening Times

Mon-Fri 12N-11.30pm Sat 5-11.30pm


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18 Reviews 

Janet H

21 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5


23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

They know how to treat meat here and it is always good.

The waiters are very knowledgable and food is brought out quickly and so tasty.

Awesome service and so helpful.

I highly recommend

Ildiko V

21 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Good atmosphere, attentive staff and great food.

Emma T

21 July 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Would recommend

Lovely food, great wine and very friendly staff

Aimee A

28 September 2017  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 5
Really delicious food- had a smoked duck and chicory salad with awesome blue cheese. they aren't the most flexible staff but friendly enough. Good for a lunchtime meeting as although quiet, you aren't easily overheard from other tables.

Louise R

09 May 2017  
Food, service and ambience are always excellent here.

Audrey M

16 March 2017  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Very nice
Booked for a business meeting. Nice food, very good wine and not too busy! Very nice!

Natassia R

31 May 2016  
Great food and service.


01 February 2016  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3
Catch-up after work
Just popped in for a drink, the venue was very busy, though probably to do with it was the last Friday of January. We just had a few drinks and the pitta and hummus is the best - would recommend whilst having a drink or two. Also they do very good cheeseboards - a little pricey though, but you get to have a sneak in the cheese room before choosing. Good selection of South African wines. they do have music in the evenings. Else overall good and a good place to go for a drink and catch-up in the city.

Tim H

15 December 2015  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Consistently good!
Returned to Vivat Bacchus having been away for a weekend and didn't want to cook! As ever, Vivat is consistently good for food and service with great wine. Having been away we opted for the healthy 5 a day salad and asparagus and spinach soup. Both were excellent. This was followed by a sirloin and the chicken with Greek salad. Again, both were great. We'll be back...
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