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Summary

£74
  £££
3
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3
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Now in its 21st year, this South African-owned duo in Farringdon and London Bridge thrive on their “good basics”, including “delicious steaks” and a “lovely wine list” with a focus on South African vintages. Saffa-style dried meats and a dedicated cheese room complete the deal.

Summary

£72
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This duo of venues in Farringdon and London Bridge have some of the capital’s best collections of South African wine, alongside a selection of ‘Old World’ vintages. To soak them up, there’s a miscellaneous assortment of dishes majoring in steaks, with some Saffa-inspired garnishes, and SA-style dried meats providing the most exotic options. Save space for the cheese, chosen in a walk-in room.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Limited but positive feedback for this duo of South-African-owned venues in Farringdon and London Bridge. The appeal at both is straightforward: simple fare, majoring in steaks from the Surrey Hills, are matched with excellent SA wines (picked from a visit to the walk-in cellar), and – if you still have space – cheese from the special walk-in cheese room.

Summary

£60
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3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There’s no better place to try South African wine – from cheap ’n’ cheerful to exceptional vintages” – than at this duo of SA-owned City wine bars, with walk-in cellars for your deliberation. The Saffa-inspired food is “fairly hearty” (steaks are a good bet), with a shout-out to the “brilliant cheese room” in each venue.

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Vivat Bacchus Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Vivat Bacchus Restaurant in EC4, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Vivat Bacchus restaurant.
Paul M
Speciality South African food and wine. Foo...
Reviewed 2 months, 25 days ago

"Speciality South African food and wine. Food was nice. Excellent choice of wines. "

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Daniel C
Decent South African inspired grill s but o...
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"Decent South African inspired grill s but overall the place feels a little tired and it showed in the lax service"

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Robert G
Good basics - but busy...
Reviewed 9 months, 26 days ago

"Good basics - but busy"

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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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