Vivat Bacchus, Farringdon, great wine bar

After a Friday spent travelling between the reknowned pleasure spots of Solihull, Leicester and Lutterworth I headed back to London to catch up with some old uni friends. There was some debate about where to go but Vivat Bacchus was settled on and I pitched up at about 7. The place was packed but the very nice owner found us a table for 4 and we cracked on with the wine.

Vivat Bacchus has some very good wine, some of it is very pricey but it is certainly not run of the mill. We ordered some platters of tapas and antipasti which were very good. The staff were excellent about bringing us extra bread and biscuits for our cheese. The place was busy but with a nice buzz. I think the personal touch from the staff and owner gets people nice and relaxed, "Portal" nearby is similar in vibe.

We all had a great evening in there catching up and reminiscing. At no point did we feel rushed to order, nor did we struggle to get served. I have eaten previously in the restaurant downstairs which is also good. All in all a very positive experience.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Overall rating
Food 7 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8

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