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Vivat Bacchus (Farringdon)

#1,456 of 18,247 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, Gluten Free Options
47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL, England
+44 20 7353 2648
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese board” (18 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
“cote de boeuf” (7 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with an old friend for a midweek lunch and was most impressed. Good options at every course on the menu with well flavoured food. Service was very good without being rushed and a decent atmosphere for a Wednesday lunchtime. Hope to visit again...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this little place late in the evening and were pleasantly surprised by the food, the wine and the great service. This little restaurant is definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area - even the House wines are fantastic!!

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I ate here with a friend the other night. We had a nice meal. I started with the Burrata di Puglia, then had the Kangaroo for mains which were good. Dessert was chocolate brownie and some pudding wine. Lovely. We had a great bottle of...More

Thank Tfl1
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The staff were very attentive and the food was lovely. We went there on a Friday lunchtime it did get quite busy, so i would recommend booking. Didn't get to try the cheese boards as we were full from the fantastic main course. Great atmosphere,...More

Thank Lainz9
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We had actually intended to go to another bar nearby but found it to be heaving and too noisy to speak so we dropped in here. We were able to get a table and drink and share anti-pasti in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I...More

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Dinner with two business associates, the restaurant being well known to one of my colleagues. We skipped starters to leave room for the cheese selection, excellent choice. Cote de boeuf was really excellent and the accompanying wines wonderful. But the real revelation was the special...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Went to VB today and enjoyed an amazing Australian Wagyu beef burger! Excellent texture and flavour. Staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful. Well recommended.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Arranged to meet near Smithfield then wondered where to eat. This looked promising and we were offered a good table by the window. Food was reasonably priced for London and there was a good selection. Two had fish dishes - Bream and Trout. Quite acceptable....More

Thank N10BOR
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Vivat Bachus is a very fine restaurant, especially for meat and Cheese. The welcome was very friendly and the service excellent. I had the lamb, which was top class. The cheese was great and the wine delightful. Well worth a visit. so good I am...More

Thank 616simon
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
USD 33 - USD 47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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