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Vivat Bacchus

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47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL, England (Charterhouse Street)
+44 20 7353 2648
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here and had the slimmers steak , was a really good steak i have to say. Lovely ambience and even has a cheese room which is a nice touch The Port here is also great.

Thank Kidsintow_placestogo
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff who are really knowledgeable about wine and cheese. Saturday night has alive jazz. Both the Carpaccio of beef and Guinea Fowl & Chicken burger were superb

Thank Anita K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went for lunch a couple weeks back and the service and food were outstanding! Thank you I'm def coming back for more :)

Thank Sara A
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A friend told me she'd been to a champagne tasting evening at London Bridge so I thought I'd give it a go too. Booked my place and turned up, not really knowing what to expect. Sat with a very nice couple and their friend for the evening who had ordered a bottle of Philophile champagne which we drank before the... More 

Thank AliMac1169
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a business lunch. We had a room in the basement. Had to go out the door and in the street to get in as they are doing building work, so was a strange start. Was a little disappointed that because there was over 8 of us, we had to have the set menu. Not too much choice on... More 

Thank David K
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say what a great place. Service staff and atmosphere fantastic. We chilled at bar then taken to table ( nice and private in corner) had the special cheese board to share for starters followed by the ostrich steaks which I have to say was fantastic. Only grumble was price of wine £50 for oyster bay (... More 

Thank Alan p
San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The staff is friendly and courteous. The food is good, but I suspect foodies would find it average. I've found the the atmosphere is conducive to having dinner with colleagues after a long day at work.

Thank Gary D
Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good food very large selection of good wines from south africa. The meat was good but to be honest i have had better steaks.

Thank chrisss2345
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

It is a perfect place for a casual or business related lunch. Lovely, attentive & very swift service! We shared baked Camembert followed by a risotto & steak combo. All cooked perfectly so truly cannot fault it. I'm not sure about the general atmosphere during dinner service ( as it was very quiet when we were there) but guessing it... More 

Thank Patrycja S
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I had hoped for a good steak . Whilst the flavour was good the steaks arrived cool, I guess having been plated a while before the waiter delivered to our table . Too late to send back , bottom line not in the same league as competitors and more pricey.

Thank townma17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 45
Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
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
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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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 as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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