Voltaire Cocktail Bar and Vaults 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 Cocktail Bar and Vaults 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.
Please Note: Calls to the restaurant are charged at 10p per minute + network extras. 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.