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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, with live Jazz from 8pm (London Bridge)

From 5pm for dinner
(Farringdon)

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.

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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.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
30th Apr 2018

7pm

The competition is heating up...challenge those palates with three blind wine and cheese tastings and rack your brain with testing general knowledge, wine and cheese questions. What's more, there are prizes for the top teams on the night.

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! Put a spring in your step with our spring cheese selection  - London Bridge
30th Apr 2018

7pm
People say our middle name is cheese and after a long cold winter we are all really looking forward to spring, so let’s taste some spring cheese, all perfectly paired with wine:
Cerney ash - an English artisan goat’s cheese coated with an oak ash/sea salt mix, subtle flavours with a delicate lemony tang.
Coulommiers - often called Brie’s little brother, a soft creamy cheese with a more buttery taste and thicker edible bloomy rind.
Camembert Calvados - a special Camembert dipped in Calvados and cider.
Schlossberger - artisan Swiss cheese makers Jumi have produced a cracker of a cheese; rich, nutty flavours.
Forme d’Ambert - one of France’s oldest cheeses, this blue is washed in a sweet white wine.
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 and general knowledge quiz - London Bridge
08th May 2018

7pm

The competition is heating up... Challenge those palates with three blind wine and cheese tastings and rack your brain with testing general knowledge, wine and cheese questions. What's more, there are prizes for the top two teams on the night.

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.

Meerlust Rubicon - a vertical tasting! - Farringdon
08th May 2018

7pm
Meerlust Rubicon put SA on the world wine map in the 1980s as a Bordeaux style blend that could match the French and our cellars are jam-packed full of it. So what must we do?... Get out the vintages and have a vertical tasting that’s what!
Taste 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013 & 2014 for the tempting price of £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.

Marvellous Malbec wine tasting - London Bridge
14th May 2018

7pm

Everyone is raving about Malbec! Why not taste 5 fabulous examples of fantastic Malbec:
Alto Las Hormigas Reserve 2014, Punta de Flechas 2014, Andeluna 1300 2016, Vivat Bacchus Malbec 2016 (made for us by Rustenberg), Doolhof Signature Malbec 2016 (a stunning, easy drinking SA Malbec).
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.

Cheese at Farringdon! Cheeses to match Rosé - Farringdon
14th May 2018

7pm
For May we are matching cheese with lovely Rosé wines – perfect for getting in the mood for summer:
Graham Beck Rosé NV with Machecoulais crémeux
Belguardo Rosé 2016 with Brie de Meaux 
Circumstance Cape Coral Rosé 2017 with Cerney ash
Doolhof Malbec Blanc de Noir 2017 with Quicke's vintage cheddar 
Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2015 with Manchego.
Scrumptious and all for only £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 ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN WINE FESTIVAL - Farringdon
21st May 2018

The most exciting event on our VB calendar is coming up in May! 5 days of celebrating all that is South African wine at VB's Annual South African wine festival! There is a tasting event and a wine dinner every night. Come and meet the winemakers and personalities behind the wines.

Tonight we are celebrating these fantastic SA wineries:
Boekenhoutskloof
De Toren
Graham Beck
Meerlust
Reyneke

Walk around wine tasting 5:30pm: £10pp
Wine dinner 7pm: £69pp
(Welcome drink and 4-course dinner with matching wines)
*one glass of wine per course is included in the price
BOOK BOTH FOR ONLY £75pp

***SOLD OUT***

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.

Confidence in wine - Mike Vieira presents VB's introductory wine course - Farringdon
21st May 2018

7pm
Are you a wine enthusiast but a bit of a beginner? VB’s Confidence in Wine course is for you and has just started!
We are holding monthly sessions aimed at entry level wine enthusiasts. At this session we cover the wine making process for red and dessert wines and international red wine grape varieties. Naturally you’ll be tasting wines into the bargain.

Price: £15pp per session or SPECIAL OFFER £10 per person for block bookings of 6 tickets per event or per person for the entire course.
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.

South Africa's top red variety - Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz? - London Bridge
21st May 2018

7pm
We are pitching SA Cabernet Sauvignon against Shiraz - you decide which comes out on top!
Vivat Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 v The Curator Shiraz, Cinsault 2013
Springfield Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 v Glenelly Glass Collection Syrah 2014
Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 v Luddite Shiraz 2012.
Taste all six for only £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 ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN WINE FESTIVAL - Farringdon
22nd May 2018

The most exciting event on our VB calendar is coming up in May! 5 days of celebrating all that is South African wine at VB's Annual South African wine festival! There is a tasting event and a wine dinner every night. Come and meet the winemakers and personalities behind the wines.

Tonight we are celebrating these fantastic SA wineries:
Darling Cellars
Glenelly
Kaapzicht
Paul Cluver
Rustenberg

Walk around wine tasting 5:30pm: £10pp
Wine dinner 7pm: £69pp
(Welcome drink and 4-course dinner with matching wines)
*one glass of wine per course is included in the price
BOOK BOTH FOR ONLY £75pp

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.

VB'S ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN WINE FESTIVAL - Farringdon
23rd May 2018

The most exciting event on our VB calendar is coming up in May! 5 days of celebrating all that is South African wine at VB's Annual South African wine festival! There is a tasting event and a wine dinner every night. Come and meet the winemakers and personalities behind the wines.

Tonight we are celebrating these fantastic SA wineries:
Babylonstoren
Bouchard Finlayson
Doolhof
Meinert
Vergelegen

Walk around wine tasting 5:30pm: £10pp
Wine dinner 7pm: £69pp
(Welcome drink and 4-course dinner with matching wines)
*one glass of wine per course is included in the price
BOOK BOTH FOR ONLY £75pp

***SOLD OUT***

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.

VB'S ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN WINE FESTIVAL - London Bridge
24th May 2018

The most exciting event on our VB calendar is coming up in May! 5 days of celebrating all that is South African wine at VB's Annual South African wine festival! There is a tasting event and a wine dinner every night. Come and meet the winemakers and personalities behind the wines.

Tonight we are celebrating these fantastic SA wineries:
Bouchard Finlayson
Darling Cellars
De Toren
Glenelly
Kaapzicht

Walk around wine tasting 5:30pm: £10pp
Wine dinner 7pm: £69pp
(Welcome drink and 4-course dinner with matching wines)
*one glass of wine per course is included in the price
BOOK BOTH FOR ONLY £75pp

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.

VB'S ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN WINE FESTIVAL - London Bridge
25th May 2018

The most exciting event on our VB calendar is coming up in May! 5 days of celebrating all that is South African wine at VB's Annual South African wine festival! There is a tasting event and a wine dinner every night. Come and meet the winemakers and personalities behind the wines.

Tonight we are celebrating these fantastic SA wineries:
Doolhof
Graham Beck
Meerlust
Vergelegen

Walk around wine tasting 5:30pm: £10pp
Wine dinner 7pm: £69pp
(Welcome drink and 4-course dinner with matching wines)
*one glass of wine per course is included in the price
BOOK BOTH FOR ONLY £75pp

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.

Cheese at London Bridge: Cheeses to match Rosé - London Bridge
29th May 2018

7pm
For May we are matching cheese with lovely Rosé wines – perfect for getting in the mood for summer:
Graham Beck Rosé NV with Machecoulais crémeux
Belguardo Rosé 2016 with Brie de Meaux 
Circumstance Cape Coral Rosé 2017 with Cerney ash
Doolhof Malbec Blanc de Noir 2017 with Quicke's vintage cheddar 
Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2015 with Manchego.
Scrumptious and all for only £20pp

To book email: info@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 and general knowledge quiz - Farringdon
29th May 2018

7pm

The competition is heating up...challenge those palates with three blind wine and cheese tastings and rack your brain with testing general knowledge, wine and cheese questions. What's more, there are prizes for the top teams on the night.

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.

What to drink in the sun? Gins, Sauvignon Blancs, Chablis or SA Chardonnay? - London Bridge
04th Jun 2018

7pm

Do you ever wonder what to drink in the summer sun? At this Wine Club tasting we explore some of our favourite Gins, Sauvignon Blancs, Chablis or SA Chardonnay. Help us decide what's best this summer!

Price: £15pp

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.

Veuve Clicquot & Cloudy Bay Wine Tasting - Farringdon
04th Jun 2018

7pm

Join us as we guide you through tasting some superb Champagne from Veuve Clicquot and stellar Cloudy Bay wines from the New Zealand region of Marlborough.
Wines TBC

Price: £15pp

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 – Mediterranean cheese - Farringdon
11th Jun 2018

7pm

Join us at this month's cheese event to learn all about a scrumptious selection of Mediterranean cheeses from our cheese room, each paired with wine. Yum!

Price: £20pp

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
12th Jun 2018

7pm

Wine, cheese...and general knowledge! The competition is heating up! 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
Max 6 per team, price includes a welcome drink and a blind tasting of 3 wines and cheeses.

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.

Veuve Clicquot & Cloudy Bay Wine Tasting - London Bridge
18th Jun 2018

7pm

Join us at this Wine Club event as we guide you through tasting some superb Champagne from Veuve Clicquot and stellar Cloudy Bay wines from the New Zealand region of Marlborough.
Wines TBC

Price: £15pp

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.

Confidence in wine! Mike Vieira presents VB's introductory wine course Session 4 - Farringdon
18th Jun 2018

7pm

Are you a wine enthusiast but a bit of a beginner? VB’s Confidence in Wine course is for you and has just started - we are holding monthly sessions aimed at entry level wine enthusiasts. Naturally you’ll be tasting wines at every session!

Price: £15pp per session
SPECIAL OFFER: Only £10 per person for block bookings of 6 tickets per event or per person for the remaining sessions of the course.
Please contact us on info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648 to make use of this fantastic offer.

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 – Mediterranean cheese - London Bridge
25th Jun 2018

7pm

Join us at this month's cheese event to learn all about a scrumptious selection of Mediterranean cheeses from our cheese room, each paired with wine. Yum!

Price: £20pp

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 Jun 2018

The competition is heating up...challenge those palates with three blind wine and cheese tastings and rack your brain with testing general knowledge, wine and cheese questions. What's more, there are prizes for the top teams on the night.

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.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

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

30th Apr 2018


The competition is heating up...challenge those palates with three blind wine and cheese tastings and rack your brain with testing general knowledge, wine and cheese questions. What's more, there are prizes for the top teams on the...


Online Tickets

Cheese at London Bridge! Put a spring in your step with our spring cheese selection  - London Bridge

30th Apr 2018

People say our middle name is cheese and after a long cold winter we are all really looking forward to spring, so let’s taste some spring cheese, all perfectly paired with wine:
Cerney ash - an English artisan goat’s cheese coated...


Online Tickets

VB's wine, cheese and general knowledge quiz - London Bridge

08th May 2018


The competition is heating up... Challenge those palates with three blind wine and cheese tastings and rack your brain with testing general knowledge, wine and cheese questions. What's more, there are prizes for the top two teams on the...


Online Tickets

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