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Vivat Bacchus (Farringdon)

) #1,544 of 18,196 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%
Travellers talk about
“cheese board” (21 reviews)
“steak” (50 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
47 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4LL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My friend took me here having raved about it. A great place for business lunches so my first visit was a great experience that matched my friend's enthusiasm. First thing I noticed is the owner was very present and was engaging with the tables and...More

1  Thank Rogsta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked VB AT Farringdon for our office Christmas Lunch . The restaurant was well staffed, served excellent food and had a brilliant wine list. We had a great afternoon out with the manager joining us for a glass or two at the end Highly...More

Thank martinxwilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cornerstone of the restaurant is its cheese room, with 40 different types of cheese, and the formidable wine selection. The atmosphere is great, and you can spend hours over lunch or drinks and dinner. If you don't like or want the cheese or the...More

Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Sublime lunch at Vivat Bacchus in Farringdon. Opened with a carpaccio of sesame seared yellowtail tuna with a moreish ginger, soy, banana and shallot dressing - a refreshing take on a fusion staple. Washed down with a Kaapzicht Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2015 – a more...More

Thank Stovers2017
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I'm very disappointed. It's over priced and basic. The steak was standard. You got like 7 chips with your meal (my uncle actually counted) The Risotto was like rice pudding with mushroom and garlic. I've noticed people were able to choose the cheese on their...More

Thank MonaMCo
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday evening and the food wash absolutely delicious. All of the starters and mains were tried were great. My favourite was the open steak sandwich- the steak was perfectly cooked. If you're a cheese fan you *have* to...More

1  Thank Sarsywarsy
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this as it had live music - good vibe and lovely food. We had a great time - steak was superb - We will definitely return ! And they have a cheese room !

1  Thank Car0666
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Kidsintow_placestogo
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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

1  Thank Anita K
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 :)

1  Thank Sara A
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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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$33 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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
  • 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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