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50% off food billMaximum of 6 peopleBooking requiredAvailable December
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Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar is located in the Grade II-listed Crowne Plaza London – The City hotel. Built on the foundations of King Henry VIII's Bridewell palace, this beautiful and historical building was formerly a prison and a bank before finally finding its feet as one of London’s finest drinking haunts.

Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar is named in honour of the French writer and philosopher Voltaire, who famously spent six years exiled in London. The bar is the perfect subterranean spot in The City Hotel, featuring Afternoon Tea by day and gourmet burgers and cocktails into the night, complete with private historic vaults, an alfresco cigar terrace, monthly cocktail and quarterly cigar master classes. All of this, paired with excellent service, is the perfect, stylish hideaway for escaping the hustle and bustle of London, located right opposite Blackfriars Station.

Voltaire has retained the original cells and latterly vaults which are now unique heated private dens for couples to groups, complete with a music system, temperature control and table service alongside a cocktail list, champagne selection and cigar menu. Voltaire also serves a Cocktail Afternoon Tea during the day and gourmet burgers in the evening. Highly recommended is Voltaire’s exquisitely seasoned lamb burger, or the Gourmet burger with seared foie gras: tender Glenarm Shorthorn beef, seasoned with the finest Himalayan salt, topped with a decadent helping of foie gras and fried onions, served in a fluffy brioche bun.

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Please Note: This tastecard offer is only available on Voltaire’s a la carte food menu and drinks are excluded. This offer excludes celebration days such as, but not limited to, Mother’s, Father’s and Valentine’s Day. tastecard holders must call in advance to book, and mention their tastecard in order for the offer to be valid. Voltaire Cocktails and Champagne Bar is closed on Sundays.

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London said "Cool vaults but quality of food and service was poor
Called up in advance to book a table for two for dinner that evening which was confirmed by the..."
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  • London said: "Cool vaults but quality of food and service was poor
    Called up in advance to book a table for two for dinner that evening which was confirmed by the lady on the line. When we turned up they couldn't find the booking. This was fine though since we were there relatively early and there was plenty of tables available. We were seated in a very nice vault and the waitress even gave us a choice of which vault we preferred.
    Waitress was sweet but service was very haphazard. No one came to take our drinks/food orders even though the waitress said she'd be back in a few minutes. We got up and ordered at the bar instead. Several other tables had the same problem.
    Food came promptly. Lamb burger was overdone (when we ordered it to be medium rare). Tasted ok, not amazing and wouldn't come back for the food.
    No one came to clear our dishes so we went up to the bar to pay our bill where there were several wait staff hanging around and chatting (as opposed to serving customers).

    I would recommend coming here for drinks. The vaults are very cool and the place is modern and cosy. Not worth coming for the food though. "
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  • London said: "Cool vaults but quality of food and service was poor
    Called up in advance to book a table for two for dinner that evening which was confirmed by the lady on the line. When we turned up they couldn't find the booking. This was fine though since we were there relatively early and there was plenty of tables available. We were seated in a very nice vault and the waitress even gave us a choice of which vault we preferred.
    Waitress was sweet but service was very haphazard. No one came to take our drinks/food orders even though the waitress said she'd be back in a few minutes. We got up and ordered at the bar instead. Several other tables had the same problem.
    Food came promptly. Lamb burger was overdone (when we ordered it to be medium rare). Tasted ok, not amazing and wouldn't come back for the food.
    No one came to clear our dishes so we went up to the bar to pay our bill where there were several wait staff hanging around and chatting (as opposed to serving customers).

    I would recommend coming here for drinks. The vaults are very cool and the place is modern and cosy. Not worth coming for the food though. "
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