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Events and Private Dining at Vivat Bacchus

We have two private and two semi-private rooms in Farringdon and one large private room in London Bridge. With a choice of rooms, impeccable service and congenial hospitality, we have every need covered, from business and corporate meetings, to drinks and canapé receptions, private wine and/or cheese tastings, parties, engagements and even weddings, for which you can hire the entire restaurant.

We also offer special discounted wine prices for events held in our named wine rooms – the Roederer, Allende and Meerlust rooms – if you choose only wines on our list from the room’s winemaker. Their wines are fantastic, so this offers you a unique opportunity to treat your guests at amazing prices!

Enquiries & Booking:
Please contact our head receptionist to discuss your requirements and show you round the venue.
T: 020 73532648
Download our Private Dining Pack


From midday for lunch
(London Bridge)
and dinner with live jazz
(Farringdon & London Bridge)


  • Overview
  • The Rooms
  • Private tastings
  • Make an Enquiry


Roederer room
25 guests standing
12 seated (private)
Meerlust room
50 guests standing
40 seated (private)
Meerlust room – divided
25 guests standing
18 seated (private)
Wine room
50 guests standing
40 seated (semi-private)
Allende room
60 guests standing
54 seated (semi-private)

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Weekend hire

The entire upstairs restaurant can be hired, taking up to 80 people for a sit down event such as a wedding, with an area to accommodate welcoming drinks and space for dancing and a DJ or a band.

Facilities: All areas have Wi-Fi connectivity, with laptop and screen facilities provided on request.

The Rooms

  • The Wine Room
  • Roederer Room
  • Allende Room
  • Meerlust Room

The Wine Room

This semi-private room situated at the back of the main bar and restaurant and next to the remarkable cheese room, has floor to ceiling windows, exposed pipework, and a feature photograph wall.

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Roederer Room

The smaller of the fully private rooms is located in the mezzanine area and has an exclusivity to it just like the Champagne house it is named after.

Diners are seated around a beautiful oak table and it has its own champagne cellar and private bar.

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Allende Room

One of our two cellar rooms, it is situated in the basement adjacent to the impressively stocked walk-in wine cellars.

The Allende room is the largest of our Farringdon rooms. This semi-private space pays homage to the wines of one of our most characterful winemakers from Rioja. Miguel Angel de Gregario produces outstanding Finca Allende wines, which are offered in sizes ranging from 750ml to magnificent 18-litre bottles.

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Meerlust Room

Through the Allende room, separated by the wine cellars, the fully private Meerlust room is named after the award-winning South African wine producer. It has wood flooring, atmospheric lighting, and you are surrounded by thousands of bottles of ageing, great wines.

The Meerlust and adjacent Allende can be booked together resulting in a fully private area. This is great for groups that wish to have two separate spaces, for example, one for pre-dinner drinks and the other for dinner.

And don’t forget, in the Roederer, Allende or Meerlust rooms, if you choose exclusively the winemaker’s wine from our list you will get special discounted prices!

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Private tastings

Whether it’s wine or cheese or both, private tastings for groups of 12/15 or more people are available at both our branches. Prices depend on the number of people attending and which wines you choose to taste. Please provide us with your budget, what type of tasting you are interested in and dates and number of people, and we will prepare a tasting proposal and check availability. The following are five of our tasting packages, offering a wide array of options, but please contact us if you are looking for something else and we will find something to suit your requirements.

Old vs new world – France vs South Africa

How can the same grape variety make wines that are completely different? Comparing classic French wines with those emerging from South Africa, we will look at similarities and differences and discuss the factors that play a part in creating the final wine.

The VB experience – signature wine and cheese

Love cheese? Love wine? Take a trip with us down the Vivat Bacchus hall of fame, where we will pull out some of our favourites to share with you. Our sommelier and cheese experts will create delicious pairings – you’ll find it hard to decide which is your favourite match!

Tour of South Africa

Paying homage to Vivat Bacchus’ roots, come and say “Cheers” with us as we take you on a tour of the Cape. We’ll sample wines from five or six different regions, including some of the biggest names in South Africa, whilst learning about South Africa’s signature grapes along the way.

Passport of wine – travel in style

Around the world in eighty(-ish!) minutes. Join us for a whirlwind tour of the world, raising your glass to some world-class icons, without having to leave the table. And for cheese lovers, you can add cheese pairings to the package – just let us know! Don’t forget your passport...

Blending sessions

Come and learn about blending wines – an everyday activity for the wine maker but here you get to try it yourself. We will give you a master class in Bordeaux and the art behind their famous blends, but with a South African twist of course!

Call us at Farringdon on 020 7353 2648 and at London Bridge on 020 7234 0891 to discuss.

Sample party food menus

We want you to be perfectly happy with your event. If you would like to avoid hassle just choose from the delectable options in our set private hire canapé or dinner menus. However, all of the menus can be amended and tailored to your needs, so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss specific preferences and requirements.

Make An Enquiry

If you would like to enquire about holding your Private Event with us, please fill out the below and we will get back to you as soon as possible:

London Bridge

  • The Room

The Room

  • Cellar Room

Cellar Room

The Cellar Room at London Bridge is a large private room situated below the main restaurant. It is an airy room, with great lighting and is next to the fabulous walk-in wine cellar; an excellent space for bigger events.

Cellar Room