Vivat Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar - Farringdon

(32 Reviews)
47 Farringdon St, London, London, EC4A 4LL
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £24

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 17:00 - 23:30.

Restaurant description

Featuring a dedicated cheese room to house its huge selection, Vivat Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar Farringdon is an indulgent example of gourmet dining in London. South African recipes sit alongside a selection of premium steaks and exotic meats, with other European recipes also featuring.

The Vivat Bacchus Restaurant Farringdon menu celebrates traditional South African recipes, with starters including selections of cured meats like silverside biltong with sea salt and spices, and chilli droë wors. From the grill, there are premium British beef steaks along with more exotic choices like kangaroo, while other European mains include options such as wild mushroom risotto, and fish cakes made with Cornish crab and Scottish salmon.

Generous cheese sharing boards are a speciality at Vivat Bacchus Restaurant in Farringdon, and are perfectly paired with choices from the extensive wine list. For those with room for pudding, there are tempting choices like triple chocolate brownies, and passionfruit cheesecake.

A bustling City of London eatery with a huge selection of indulgent flavours, Vivat Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar Farringdon is a 3-minute walk from Farringdon Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Vivat Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar - Farringdon
(based on 32 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (15)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (21)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (18)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (6)
  • By Martin B from Reading
    4 January 2019

    Great atmosphere, cuisine and wine excellent, good value for money.

  • By Claire H from London
    13 December 2018

    Staff were very attentive and pleasant. Food was cooked to perfection, especially the beef. Christmas menu 1 had a good variety. We liked the sharing boards. All of our needs were met - including extra custard!!

  • By Jack R from London
    21 November 2018

    Excellent food, service and overall experience.

  • By Steve B from London
    3 November 2018

    Really excellent quality food for the price coupled with very nice service. I was very impressed. The steaks are absolutely superb for the money! The wines are excellent as well.

  • By Hilary M from London
    23 August 2018

    Lovely food- helpful staff. Good wine list. Had to keep reminding them we wanted tap not bottled water

  • By Roy C from Maldon
    7 August 2018

    First visit - overall, a great experience. The location is a bit ho-hum and the restaurant is understated - a long thin room with a rather brown decor and the windows aren't large - so first impressions a bit off-putting. But the place is saved by attentive, cheerful and efficient staff; an interestingly varied menu; an exciting South African wine list ... and all the dishes were memorably good. Creme Brulee a highlight, but to be fair the potato-free salmon fishcake was outstanding too; and the king prawn and melon starter was delicious.

  • By Ian K from Bedford
    31 July 2018

    Serious food. Serious wine!

  • By Michael H from Farringdon
    27 February 2018

    Good food, good wine and great service

  • By Shana B from Farringdon
    5 December 2017

    Unfortunately I was quite disappointed with the lunch and overall service. It felt very disjointed, with different people attending to us. There was a mix up with water and guests who had still water in their glass were topped up with sparkling water mixing the 2 and vice versa which is pretty basic in my view. There were not enough olives and bread brought to the table for all 7 guests. The aubergine starters were a little warm and didn't seem cooked through. The main was nice however. It's a shame when I brought clients to the venue as it can be a little embarrassing despite the clients politely saying they enjoyed it. I've been a number of times to this venue and am sorry to say that there has been a definite gradual decline in quality of food and service over the course of a couple of years so I won't be returning with or without clients.

  • By Sean G from London
    22 September 2017

    Excellent atmosphere and culinary delight as always

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Vivat Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar - Farringdon
47 Farringdon St, London, London, EC4A 4LL