Please note: we are currently taking a pandemic holiday and not accepting new membership.
What is a Bon Vivant?
A Bon Vivant is a person who enjoys the finer things in life, someone who cultivates refined tastes and seeks out once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic experiences.
Whether you’re single or partnered – young, or young at heart – you enjoy learning about and experiencing delectable foods and drinks from around the world.
- Every event offers new opportunities to make gourmet discoveries and friendships, together with a range of exciting events & offers.
- Attend monthly socialTASTINGs for free (£25 per event).
- Up to 5 guided walks with Walks by Water for free
- Receive invites to members only events and social gatherings.
- Discover the real hidden London with access to underground restaurants, private tastings, your own dining club hosted only at London’s top venues as well as Bring and Share supper clubs at the homes of other Bon Vivants.
- Member-led dining events including outings to Michelin-starred restaurants, popups and immersive experiences
- You’ll be entered into the draw to receive complimentary tickets to consumer events such as Decanter, Three Wine Men and many more.
Membership is £80 per year, paid annually via PayPal (or Direct Debit by arrangement) with automatic renewal, and you can cancel at any time.
We are not currently accepting new members due to the pandemic,
the group restarting will be reconsidered in November 2021
Still not convinced? These articles might just change your mind:
- 10 reasons to join
- Event & Membership Information
- What our members say
- See our previous events
- What’s the vintage (age) of your members?
Our monthly events are planned at the start of the year. And once you are a member, you can help vote on the date you would like to attend and events can be planned around your schedule, plus you can even set up your own events (from eating out to days out), and invite others to join you.
It’s where people with great taste meet.
It’s the perfect way to start the new year, new decade, with new friends and foodie adventures!
(please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an updated list)
TASTOUR HOSTED EVENTS
(Open to members and non members)
23rd Jan – Whisky and Haggis Burns night at the Walrus. Early booking tickets for members only £10, non members £25 book on www.tastour.com
26th Feb – Introduction to Wine Speed Tasting (save the date)
5th April – Oxford Cambridge Boat Race walk (save the date)
SOCIAL WINE TASTINGS @ THE WALRUS
6th Feb, Thursday
11th Mar, Wednesday
3 April, Friday
19th May, Tuesday
17th Jun, Wednesday
1st July, Wednesday
23rd July, Thursday
12th August, Wednesday
9th Sept, Wednesday
9th Oct, Friday
12th Nov, Thursday – TBC
1st Dec, Tuesday – TBC
BON VIVANT MEMBER HOSTED EVENTS
(Only bookable via WhatsApp by Bon Vivant members)
BRING AND SHARES
(Hosted in members homes, each guest brings a dish and matching wine)
Also in the line up for B&S:
18th APRIL – Ira’s Fine Dining
MAY – Katy (TBC)
JUNE – David
AUGUST – Michelle
SEPTEMBER – Lee
DATE: Jan 18
TIME: 7 PM
COST: about £17/person
RESTAURANT NAME: Ariana II
LOCATION AREA/NEAREST TUBE: Kilburn
ADDRESS: 241 Kilburn High Rd, Kilburn, London NW6 7JN
31st Jan – Celeidh Dance Class & Social (Scottish traditional dancing £18) Join the fun!
DATE: Feb 15
COST: £10 – £25
RESTAURANT NAME: Dishoom
LOCATION AREA/NEAREST TUBE: Shoreditch High Street
Theme: BRUNCH BUCKET LIST
DATE: Sunday 23 February 2020
TIME: 6 pm
COST: Approx £30 for Sunday roast Club
RESTAURANT NAME: Minnow
LOCATION AREA Clapham
CUISINE: Italian/Bring your own Bottle
DATE: Wed 25 March 2020
NAME BOOKED UNDER: Geraldine
RESTAURANT NAME: Tajine
LOCATION AREA Balham
COST: £29 for Tajine Special Menu
CUISINE: North African/Moroccan/Bring your own Bottle
DATE: 3rd Nov
TIME: 630 TBC
COST: pay for what you order
29th Feb – Decanter Spain & Portugal. Buy your own ticket, using code TASTOUR—
8th March – Raw wine festival
17th & 18th April
Laithwaites 41st Anniversary tasting:
4 free tickets for BVs for the 18th 11-3pm session, announced on 15th March
Buy tickets here:
4/7 April Walking tour of Bordeaux (Discounted for BV’s)
Bon Vivant Members are invited to attend 5 walks per year
For a full list join www.meetup.com/walks-by-water
How to join?
Visit http://tastour.com/member-registration/ – once you join, I’ll send you the welcome pack that explains how it all works.
Not ready to join, but would like to just come along to an event and pay as you go? You are more than welcome to come to the events open to non members. Events open to non members can found on the Tastour website, www.tastour.com
Adventure awaits and I hope you’ll join us soon!