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Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar

Crown Plaza, London - The City, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB +44 2077686221

(((() Afternoon Tea
Main course: £7
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 14:00 - 01:00.

Amazing service and fantastic food.

Ashley Mcguire 10 October 2016
from London

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Named in honour of the French philosopher, Voltaire Cocktail & Champagne Bar is a subterranean hideaway offering a light brunch and afternoon tea by day, then gourmet burgers and homemade liqueur cocktails into the night. Complete with private vaults and an al fresco cigar terrace, it is a sultry spot to escape the bustle of the City.

The gourmet burger menu boasts a seared foie gras burger served on award-winning aged beef, and the German prime beef burger served with sauerkraut, in a laugenbrot bretzel roll. Earlier in teh day, try the light brunch with free-flowing prosecco or the signature Voltaire afternoon tea and cocktails. From the drinks menu, try Voltaire’s Cooler with dark Rum, apricot Brandy, handmade lime and jasmine syrup, lime juice and apple juice, or French Margarita containing Excellia Tequila Blanco, triple sec liqueur, crème de mure, blackberry purée and handmade thyme and lime syrup.

The Grade II-listed building that houses this bar was once used as a prison, and subsequently as a bank. Voltaire has honoured this history in its name (a pun on ‘vault’) & by offering luxurious private vaults with a bespoke service. Each of these 9 vaults is named after the French philosopher Voltaire’s contemporaries, such as ‘The Thinker’, ‘The Statesman’ & ‘The Playwright’.

In the heart of the City, Voltaire in Blackfriars is a 6-minute walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. Blackfriars Tube and Rail stations are across the road.

Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar

Crown Plaza, London - The City, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB

Contact +44 2074388054
Reservations +44 2077686221

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Customer reviews for Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar

4.6 (((() (based on 14 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • trendy (10)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • luxury (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • value (4)
  • dinner (3)
  • lunch (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Marian O'gorman from London

    Warm, comfortable seating area. Food was excellent. Gluten free catered for and an enticing assortment of sandwiches, scones & jam, cakes & a delicious chocolate mousse.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Jemma Beard from London

    Very enjoyable. Vodka cocktail was VERY strong!

  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Jamey from Surrey

    Really amazing experience in the vaults, something different to do but the novelty of the vaults doesn't take away from the quality of the afternoon tea. Amazing champagne, amazing food! Would love to visit again when it was a bit busier to add to the atmosphere. The young lady who served us was attentive and served our food and drinks with the best service and made us feel really special offering to take pictures of us in the vaults and recommended which teas she likes which helped to add to the experience.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Don Campbell from Surrey

    Went for a family birthday and booked "The contradiction" vault at "Voltaire" as we were staying at the Crowne Plaza.
    Great location within the hotel and lovely bar.
    Made to feel very welcome by the staff but in particular our waitress who's name unfortunately I can't remember ( she was from transylvania ... and she was great ! ).
    It's a brilliant venue especially for groups of 4 to 10 as you can reserve your own "vault" and play your own music via Bluetooth speakers..... Brilliant !!

  • ((((* 10 December 2016 by Rebecca Kingdom-kruszewski from London

    Fantastic venue, great cocktails and well looked after by staff. Having your own iPod dock in the booth was a bonus!

  • ((((* 26 November 2016 by Salise Wright from London

    This was our first time at the hotel and restaurant. It was beautiful. The area reserved for our afternoon tea was lovely. The big chairs made us feel like queens.

  • ((((( 10 October 2016 by Ashley Mcguire from London

    Amazing service and fantastic food.

  • ((((( 5 September 2016 by Rachel Abudy from London

    Excellent value for money

  • ((((( 29 August 2016 by Amy Cooper from Salisbury

    We were given our own private vault which was excellent it made the experience even better allowing us to have private dining, privacy and you can play your own music from your phone. The food was excellent, variety of burgers . The sides were also good. Perfect size portions. Great selection of cocktails.

    The service was outstanding. :) excellent staff.

    Will be returning.

  • ((((( 3 August 2016 by Anita Gray from City of London

    We went for the afternoon tea and was not disappointed, it was amazing we had the trio cocktails to go with each seating which went perfectly with the food
    The staff were very friendly and attentive
    Would highly recommend

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