RestaurantsLondonCityEC4
HARDENS CLUB PARTNER

survey result

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
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* 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.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* 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.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An eclectic and fascinating cellar, especially the South African options” (perhaps “the best selection of Saffa vintages in town”) “scores alpha plus plus for the wines” at this very popular and “noisy” wine bar duo, and “amazingly knowledgeable and helpful staff” help with your deliberations. Though not the point, “the food is pretty good, too” with steak the top choice.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at Vivat Bacchus?

Restaurant details

Yes
45
No dress code
90
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours

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

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Comptoir Gascon
French restaurant in Clerkenwell
£65
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
Ibérica
Spanish restaurant in Farringdon
£65
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
Vinoteca
British, Modern restaurant in Clerkenwell
£67
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average