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Vivat Bacchus Wine


We believe life’s too short to drink bad wine, and at Vivat Bacchus, that is impossible. From award winning house wines to the finest aged Bordeaux and more, you are sure to find something worthy of imbibing. We are lovers of the old world as well as the new, but have a soft spot for South Africa thanks to the South African owners. We take pride in our selection, and there is nothing on our list that we would not get stuck into ourselves!

Both restaurants have their own walk-in wine cellars, and you are more than welcome to take the cellar tour and pick out a bottle that is not on the list. We also age large quantities of wine in our vast cellars, ensuring that you don't have to drink wine that isn't completely ready to be drunk.

We sell wine to go, so if you do see something on your list that you fancy we'll offer you up to 50% off the list price if you'd like to take it home. And every month we showcase a winery in our Winery of the Month, offering you the chance to taste three wines by the glass, or as a wine flight. If you require any assistance with your wine selection, please don’t hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff for advice.


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OPEN SATURDAYS

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

Winery of the month
Celler Selection

Cellar Selection



Our walk-in cellars are fully stocked with wines from all corners of the globe and with vintages dating back to 1929! Be it Bordeaux first growths, some Spanish hidden gems, or a plethora of age-worthy stickies... you should be able to find it in our cellars.

We also take pride in selling wine when we think it is ready to drink, and several of our best-selling wines are aged on site until they are ready. Ask one of the staff to show you our regularly changing cellar list, or for the full cellar experience take our cellar tour to hand pick your favourite from over 15,000 bottles.

  • About
  • Themes
  • Tastings and dinners

About



The Vivat Bacchus Wine Club, founded in 2005 has been going for nearly a decade! With events held every Monday evening at both our Farringdon and London Bridge branches, the Wine Club is a great way to learn about wine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our events are suitable for both beginners as well as seasoned tasters, the only thing we ask is that you must like wine! 

Each Wine Club event carries a specific theme, whether it is a specific country, a cheese and wine matching session, or a tasting of obscure varieties. Visit our events page to see more details of upcoming events. 

We also regularly hold Wine Dinners throughout the year, as part of our continued effort to showcase the outstanding wineries we sell wine from.  Each dinner gives one producer the opportunity to showcase five of their wines over a five-course Vivat Bacchus dinner. These ever popular dinners, held both at Farringdon and London Bridge, gives you the chance to hear from the winemakers themselves, while tasting their wines with a menu specifically made to complement the wines. 

Themes



Bubbly time: Got expensive taste? Only like bubbly? Well, this is the evening for you. Featuring Champagnes or sparkling wines and held every month, it is hosted by guest speakers. This is your chance to really tickle your taste buds with some top quality fizz.

VB’s wine & cheese quiz: We like to think of our monthly quiz night as a quiz night with a difference. Where else will you get a glass of wine on arrival, followed by general knowledge, wine and cheese questions, with blind cheese and wine tastings into the bargain?! The winning team gets a bottle of fizz, the runners up a tasty cheeseboard. So grab a team and let battle commence! (Teams of up to six people)

Fine wine: We’ll bring out the very best from the deepest recesses of our cellars; wines that we have aged and are begging to be drunk.

Something from South Africa: we regularly feature our top wineries or grapes and varieties where South Africa has something special to offer.

Master classes, without the label and blending: Be ready to taste wines blind! No, we won’t blindfold you, but the wines will be bagged up in black bags, often with interesting results and full-on debates… or you can come and learn about blending wines – an everyday activity for the wine maker but here you get to try it yourself!

Cheese and wine: What is wine without a bit of cheese to match? And at VB we know all about cheese. Our monthly tastings feature interesting cheeses from close to home or across the globe; from mild to stinky, soft to hard and paired of course with the ideal wines.

Bespoke wine or cheese tastings: You can always design your own wine or cheese tasting experience. From large parties to smaller intimate occasions, our staff are on hand to help you create your perfect event. And it’s not only tastings, why not book a wine blending session where you can learn all about blending wines, and have a go at it yourself?! Click here to see to our private tasting packages or contact us to create a bespoke event. 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.

Tastings and dinners



Wine dinners are held throughout the year. These showcase influential wine producers many of whom we have close partnerships with, with wine makers regularly visiting us. You will get the chance to hear from the winemakers themselves while tasting their wines and experiencing a menu specifically designed to complement the wines. Keep an eye out for future events and don’t forget our annual South African wine festival – look out for the dates.

Cheese at London Bridge: British vs Irish - London Bridge
25th Sep 2017

7pm start

Two champions of artisan cheese, Britain and Ireland, go head to head. High quality diary, clean air and pristine pastures make the perfect conditions for Irish cheese making. Combine that with the British greats, these home-grown varieties are sure to impress! Each cheese is matched with a wine to taste.

Taste the following:

Baron Bigod vs Cooleeney Camembert
Quicke's Vintage Cheddar vs Cahill Porter
Cropwell Bishop Organic Stilton vs Cashel Blue

All paired with matching wines.

Price: £20pp
To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7246 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
25th Sep 2017

7pm

BUY 6 TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 5!

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever! Challenge your work mates and come and have some fun!

Get your team on the leaderboard; the eventual winners will each get a bottle of our favourite bubbly Graham Beck!

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648
Book over the phone and you can purchase 6 tickets for the price of 5!

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Wine Blending - have you got what it takes to be a winemaker? - Farringdon
02nd Oct 2017

7pm start.

Have a go at making your own wine blend!

At VB we love a Bordeaux blend and for winemakers blending grape varieties to produce the perfect wine is an everyday activity. This evening you’ll be given jugs of the Bordeaux grape varieties and get together in small groups to make a blend yourself and of course, come up with a name for your new masterpiece. Your results will be judged at the end and there’ll be a bottle of the wonderful SA Graham Beck fizz for the blend that's judged to be best.

Price: £15pp
To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and drink) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at Farringdon: Historical cheeses - Farringdon
09th Oct 2017

7pm start

Cheese making is steeped in history and this month we are taking you on a tasting tour of cheese through the ages:

- What is Napoleon said to have done to a Valencay pyramid of cheese?
- Do you know what Louis XVI had to say about Brie?
- Taste Nuns of Caen and discover what happened when the nuns of Normandy came to Gloucestershire.
- We all know Britain for its cheddar but how far back do the records go?
- Last but not least what goes on in the ancient caves of Roquefort?

Come and taste the cheese, hear the stories and sample the wines.

Price: £20pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - London Bridge
10th Oct 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever! Challenge your work mates and come and have some fun!

Get your team on the leaderboard; the eventual winners will each get a bottle of our favourite bubbly Graham Beck!

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Wine Blending - have you got what it takes to be a winemaker? - London Bridge
16th Oct 2017

At VB we love a Bordeaux blend and for winemakers blending grape varieties to produce the perfect wine is an everyday activity. This evening you’ll be given jugs of the Bordeaux grape varieties and get together in small groups to make a blend yourself and of course, come up with a name for your new masterpiece. Your results will be judged at the end and there’ll be a bottle of the wonderful SA Graham Beck fizz for the blend that's judged to be best.

Price: £15pp
To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event then getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and drink) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at London Bridge: Historical cheeses - London Bridge
23rd Oct 2017

7pm start.

Cheese making is steeped in history and so this month we are taking you on a tasting tour of cheese through the ages:

- What is Napoleon said to have done to a Valencay pyramid of cheese?
- Do you know what Louis XVI had to say about Brie?
- Taste Nuns of Caen and discover what happened when the nuns of Normandy came to Gloucestershire.
- We all know Britain for its cheddar but how far back do the records go?
- Last but not least what goes on in the ancient caves of Roquefort?
Come and taste the cheese, hear the stories and sample the wines.

Price: £20pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
30th Oct 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever! Challenge your work mates and come and have some fun!

Get your team on the leaderboard; the eventual winners will each get a bottle of our favourite bubbly Graham Beck!

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Bubbly time! It's time to think about your Christmas Champagnes & sparkling wines - Farringdon
06th Nov 2017

7pm.

Bubbly time is back at Farringdon and it's time to think about your Christmas Champagnes and sparkling wines, so come and taste a selection of six to help you decide!

Price: £15pp
To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at Farringdon: Boozy Cheese - Farringdon
13th Nov 2017

7pm
We have some fabulous boozy cheeses lined up for you to taste, all paired wines of course!

Price: £20
To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - London Bridge
14th Nov 2017

7pm

Wine, cheese...and general knowledge! Test those palates and rack your brain at our monthly quiz - there are prizes for the top two teams on the night. Our popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite amongst our customers, so get your team together and book your tickets to secure your place!

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Bubbly time! It's time to think about your Christmas Champagnes & sparkling wines - London Bridge
20th Nov 2017

7pm.

Bubbly time is back at Farringdon and it's time to think about your Christmas Champagnes and sparkling wines, so come and taste a selection of six to help you decide!

Price: £15pp
To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
27th Nov 2017

7pm

Wine, cheese...and general knowledge! Test those palates and rack your brain at our monthly quiz - there are prizes for the top two teams on the night. Our popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite amongst our customers, so get your team together and book your tickets to secure your place!

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at London Bridge: Boozy cheese - London Bridge
27th Nov 2017

7pm
We have some fabulous boozy cheeses lined up for you to taste, all paired wines of course!

Price: £20
To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Canapé "Christmas dinner" matching wines - London Bridge
04th Dec 2017

7pm.

The festive season is in full swing! Join us at London Bridge for some Christmas festivities, Vivat Bacchus style as we have a Canapé "Christmas dinner" with matching wines.

Price: £20pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Magnificent Meerlust - Farringdon
04th Dec 2017

7pm

Rubicon put South Africa on the world wine map - taste this and more...

Price: £15pp
To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

Cheese at London Bridge: British vs Irish - London Bridge

25th Sep 2017


Two champions of artisan cheese, Britain and Ireland, go head to head. High quality diary, clean air and pristine pastures make the perfect conditions for Irish cheese making. Combine that with the British greats, these home-grown...


Online Tickets

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon

25th Sep 2017


BUY 6 TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 5!

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team...


Online Tickets

Wine Blending - have you got what it takes to be a winemaker? - Farringdon

02nd Oct 2017


Have a go at making your own wine blend!

At VB we love a Bordeaux blend and for winemakers blending grape varieties to produce the perfect wine is an everyday activity. This evening you’ll be given jugs of the Bordeaux...


Online Tickets

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