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Description

Housed in a grade II listed building on the site of the former Bridewell Palace, Voltaire is a swanky Square-Mile hotspot opposite Blackfriars station, holding a champagne-shaped secret. Decorated with a cool and contemporary interior, and complete with spacious, private alcoves; Voltaire is a cocktail bar and cigar terrace that is a popular drinking spot amongst the City crowds. Enjoy a few drinks by the bar or hire one of the private vaults for a more intimate evening. Originally built to house a Bank's treasures, the vaults offer guests a private space, complete with comfy sofas, a champagne table, cool wall art and your very own iPod dock so you can be DJ for the night.

The cocktail bar offers a variety of Afternoon Tea options from 2pm with inclusions such as champagne, and as the evening approaches, enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and a formidable range of sparkling thirst-quenchers; from half bottles and nine litres, to vintage years alongside a range of mouth-watering gourmet burgers. If this isn't enough for you then head outside and make use of the cigar terrace,  where Cuban cigars are on offer. Monthly cocktail masterclasses and quarterly cigar masterclasses book up fast.

Voltaire is a luxurious spot, perfect for just about any occasion. With a cool following and a VIP feel it is sure to give any event something a little extra. The alcoves are the perfect spot to kick off a big night out or catching up with friends after work. Book yours online now!

Please note the bar will be closed on 25th December 2017, 26th December 2017 and 1st January 2018. 

*Calls to the bar are charged at 10p per minute + network extras.

 

What's on

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New Year's Eve V Chic Party

New Year's Eve V Chic Party

Sunday 31 December 2017

Bring in the New Year with a buzzing crowd and live music, whilst devouring stylish cocktails and delicious gourmet...

Offers / Promos 2

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Offer Details Availability
Bottomless Afternoon Tea for £46 Make a bubbly occasion of your next afternoon tea with our Bottomless Prosecco Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a Classic Afternoon Tea in a chic setting whilst you indulge in a choice of 24 teas, along with a selection of succulent finger sandwiches, crumbly warm fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, as well as an assortment of delicate pastries and freshly baked cakes. The free-flowing Prosecco will run for 90 minutes per booking. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, promotions or discounts. for up to 12 guests Monday 14:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 14:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 14:00 - 16:30
Thursday 14:00 - 16:30
Friday 14:00 - 16:30
Saturday 13:00 - 16:30
Christmas Afternoon Tea Enjoy a selection of Afternoon Tea treats accompanied by festive inspired miniature cocktails to complement each course. for up to 12 guests Monday 12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Splash the Cash £££
City of London
18
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
Smart casual
Bottomless Afternoon Tea for £46, Christmas Afternoon Tea

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
14:00 01:00
14:00 01:00
14:00 01:00
14:00 01:00
14:00 01:00
13:00 01:00
Sunday - -

Special Opening Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 03:00
Monday 25th December 2017 - -
Tuesday 26th December 2017 - -
Monday 1st January 2018 - -

Location

Voltaire
Voltaire Cocktail Bar 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Blackfriars (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £5.50
Pint of Real Ale £5.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £5.50
Cocktail £11.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £10.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.50
Bottle of House Wine £18.95
Bottle of Champagne £62.50

Menus

Christmas Afternoon Tea Download
Afternoon Tea Menu, 2pm-5pm Download
Chocolate Afternoon Tea - 24 hours notice Download
Burger Menu, 5pm-11pm Download
Voltaire Drinks Menu Download


This venue serves Afternoon Tea and Burgers food.

A word from the chef:
Indulge in a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, pastries and cakes during the afternoon or you can order mouth-watering gourmet burgers in the evening.

Our Review

Voltaire Blackfriars - London Restaurant Bar Review

Voltaire Blackfriars - London Restaurant Bar Review

If you’re planning a night out in Central London for food and drinks, you’re more than likely going to be checking your bank balance with one eye closed the next day. To save myself from such a fate, I decided to visit Voltaire; a snazzy...

Read our full Voltaire Blackfriars - London Restaurant Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Champagne Library Private Room 20 40 £1,000 N/A N/A
Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar Venue Hire 100 200 £4,000 £4k £7k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Booked a Vault for 5 of us for afternoon tea. Excellent service and even though it was December, the vault was snug and warm. Afternoon tea was delicious and plentiful- definately recommend for a special occasion and something a little unusual! visited Voltaire on 08 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017 by
5

The food was all dry, the sandwiches had clearly been left out way too long. The sandwiches didn't teastes that great, nothing special certainly not worth the money we paid for it ! The waitress came too early to see if this food was ok, that we hadn't even started our sandwichs to see if they were ok. There wasnt any offer at any point, to top up the hot water in our teapot, nor was there any waitresses who came to check if we wanted mote tea! The Service wasn't great, when I asked the manger if it was possible to get some containers for the left overs and the bill, he said that his waitress would do it and ignored me. The containers they brought out where big boxes far too big to fit in any normal handbag! There was no one to greet up when we cam in and we were standing around waiting. When we told them at the end that the sandwiches were dry (coz we didn't get another time to ask and they were no where to be seen) no one offered to reduce our bill or take off the 12% Service charge that is automatically added! Really not impressed and would not recommend! visited Voltaire on 02 Dec 2017
05 Dec 2017 by
1

Really great Afternoon Tea experience! visited Voltaire on 02 Dec 2017
04 Dec 2017 by
5

Wonderful cocktails - good value happy hour! visited Voltaire on 28 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017 by
4

What a lovely treat for my friends 40th birthday. Lots of T and lovely food. All freshly made. Service was great. Very attentive staff. Watch out for the 12.5 % service charge. Probably the norm in London so was not expecting it!!! Cocktails were lovely but very pricey. All round lovely experience. visited Voltaire on 18 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 by
4

I was concerned as it was a hotel bar, that it would be very nice, but very quiet. On the Thursday night I went for my birthday, it was very busy indeed. Which creates a nice atmosphere. We had pre booked a vault - a small private area and had our own waitress who was great. Friendly, helpful and patient! Prices were reasonable, drinks were good, and food was tasty. We were 8 people and the booth we were allocated originally was too small even though it says for up to 10 people. We were moved to the furthest vault on the right (as you look at them) which was far roomier. All in all, a great night. Thanks. visited Voltaire on 16 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 by
5

Empty bar but drinks took 25mins and food almost an hour. When it arrived it was lovely but took ridiculous amount of time considering we were only table! visited Voltaire on 11 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017 by
3

This has to be the best place for evening drinks I’ve been too. Service A* Atmosphere A* Drinks menu A* (listen to the bartender) 100% I will be coming again Andrew visited Voltaire on 11 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017 by
5

Very nice bar and restaurant, staff were friendly and polite. The tea for two was nice, it would have been nice to have a selection of sandwiches, the scones and cakes were very nice. The seating area was clean and beautifully decorated. visited Voltaire on 11 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 by
4

Lovely food and ambience, great value for money visited Voltaire on 11 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 by
5

My friend and I had a delightful time at the Voltaire. We had the classic afternoon tea and it is was nice. I have done other afternoon teas and in comparison this one is was different i.e the sandwich fillings and the additional treats were welcomed. Sandwiches could have been bigger or more and the scones were rather small but baked beautifully also the teas was excellent, visited Voltaire on 08 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017 by
4

Nice friendly service and enjoyed the half price wine. visited Voltaire on 08 Nov 2017
10 Nov 2017 by
4

Nice place, advised staff friend didn't like butter before visit, on the day put butter in all sandwiches. Advised lady friend don't like butter, so took away, and then brought out sandwiches all with no butter! visited Voltaire on 04 Nov 2017
06 Nov 2017 by
3

Lovely afternoon tea at Voltaire! I had special dietary requirements and they went out of their way to accommodate me. Highly recommend. skrause visited Voltaire on 26 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017 by
5

Really good, customer service was amazing! visited Voltaire on 01 Nov 2017
03 Nov 2017 by
5

We had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary. The host greeted me by name and the ladies serving us were genuinely friendly. I worked in Hospitality for 21 years and I recognise good service. The sponge cakes were very dry, but who cares about sponge cakes when the service is so good?. Thank you. visited Voltaire on 25 Oct 2017
28 Oct 2017 by
4

Lovely afternoon tea . Great selection and all products tasty and fresh . Would recommend visited Voltaire on 26 Oct 2017
28 Oct 2017 by
5

Lovely experience, great service and very tasty afternoon tea. visited Voltaire on 21 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017 by
5

A little more tea would have been nice for the price. Everything else very good julie visited Voltaire on 11 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017 by
4

Pretty poor to be honest. It's such a shame, this place has such potential. The vaults are great and generally speaking the staff are really, really nice HOWEVER every time we come there are huge waits for drinks and they're very understaffed. We waited an hour for our first round of drinks (15 cocktails off their menus). Every time we've come there's been this issue with there simply not being enough staff to cope with Happy Hour. This irritated me even more because I could see people getting annoyed with the waitress. If they could sort this out I think it'd be an amazing place and we'd probably come in every other week or so, as it is we keep coming back every couple of months hoping it'll be better and it never is. Not sure any of my friends will agree to come again. visited Voltaire on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
2

very chilled atmosphere....service was a bit slow as it took a while to flag a waitress down when in our vault however they were apologetic- first visit and will def be going back.v friendly staff! visited Voltaire on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
3

Fab evening in the vault visited Voltaire on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
5

Excellent service and a lovely cosy evening with my partner visited Voltaire on 04 Oct 2017
06 Oct 2017 by
5

The Bar is amazing, the atmosphere is really nice and staff are so friendly. Defiantly recommend Nathan visited Voltaire on 29 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
5

Absolutely lovely day. The manager and waitress were very welcoming and made sure we well looked after. The food itself was amazing. Will definitely be back visited Voltaire on 16 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017 by
5

Venue is lovely quiet great location. Service was good attentive staff. My only comment was that the afternoon tea was very average nothing special visited Voltaire on 16 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017 by
3

Amazing service, amazing cocktails, amazing vibe, all round solid evening. Would recommend to anyone looking for a classy yet affordable bar in Blackfriars. visited Voltaire on 06 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017 by
5

Perfect for a date had a good time staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely come again! visited Voltaire on 31 Aug 2017
03 Sep 2017 by
5

was a lovely day, the staff were very helpful and made the afternoon tailored to our needs! visited Voltaire on 19 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

Awesome place hidden away below the bustling streets of Blackfriars! We booked a vault for 4 people and had the best time, just something a bit fun and different! Make sure you come during happy hour - 1/2 price cocktails (which are actually really well made, not watered down and not too strong!) £15 bottles of prosecco and 1/2 price wine - what more could you want?! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, would definitely come again. Georgia visited Voltaire on 17 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

Lovely Afternoon Tea. Friendly service and the food was delightful. visited Voltaire on 31 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017 by
5

Excellent venue, attentive staff, wonderful evening - sat in the Vaults and had a very enjoyable evening. Thank you so much! visited Voltaire on 27 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
5

Really enjoyed my night at Voltaire. The staff were extremely attentive and the service was exceptional! Will definitely be visiting the bar again soon!!! visited Voltaire on 08 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Good Service and food. Music a little loud for mid afternoon! visited Voltaire on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
4

Amazing and very good customer service visited Voltaire on 01 Jul 2017
03 Jul 2017 by
5

A lovely afternoon spent with family and friends eating lovely sandwiches, cakes, scones and sweet goodies. The prosecco flowed beautifully and we were very well looked after with our drinks. No need to ask for a top up, it just arrived. Plenty of wonderful teas to chose from as well. Would we do it again - yes we definitely would! One suggestion - maybe a different range of filling for some of the sandwiches. Half our party were not keen on duck. visited Voltaire on 26 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017 by
4

What at amazing afternoon we had. I booked the bottomless prosecco afternoon tea for my mums birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed it! The prosecco was lovely and the food was amazing! Our host Alex was fabulous and never let our glasses go empty. We will definitely be back again. visited Voltaire on 27 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017 by
5

Excellent afternoon tea, vast choice of teas to drink and very tasty cakes and pastries, attentive service and nice and cool inside on a hot day visited Voltaire on 26 Jun 2017
28 Jun 2017 by
5

We had the cocktails & afternoon tea option for my birthday celebration. Everything was perfect - beautifully presented and delicious. There is plenty of food and drinks, and we all enjoyed the afternoon immensely. Would recommend. visited Voltaire on 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

staff were really attentive and they made some amazing cocktails! Not your average hotel bar. visited Voltaire on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Excellent friendly and attentive staff who made our pre-theatre drinks/ meal very enjoyable. We were early and the place was empty initially but began to fill up. I imagine there is quite a buzz to the place as the evening progresses. We enjoyed our cocktail and burger combo. visited Voltaire on 02 Jun 2017
06 Jun 2017 by
4

Ok. Cocktail menu was not available, food provided not as advertised, service slow and workmen outside. Room for improvement! However we made the most of it and enjoyed catching up but there are certainly better places to enjoy an afternoon tea. visited Voltaire on 01 Jun 2017
03 Jun 2017 by
2

I visited Voltaire for their budget-friendly burger and cocktail deal a while back. You get a lot for your money and their outdoor vaults offer a secluded and intimate atmosphere.
05 Dec 2016 by
3

Took my girlfriend here on her birthday and we both loved it. great looking place, thel individually named vaults are really cool, and cracking cocktails too. She loved it and we both had a great night.
16 Jun 2014 by
4

Lovely setting, great music, could have been there at the wrong time -after 8:30 on a Fri night - very quite.
19 Oct 2013 by
4

This place is absolutely amazing! It's a little shame its located in the city cause I am 100% sure that this place would smash up the rest of the bars in Mayfair and West end. It is perfect for a group gathering, hire out on of the cave alcoves and just play your own music with friends. Curl up with some blankets and infra heating. EASILY one of the most unique and cosiest places in London. A teeny tiny tad pricey but so worth it.
28 Aug 2013 by
5

This place is amazing. So cosy and really cool. Definitely in the top of my fave venues in London.
08 Apr 2013 by
3

This is definitely the City's best and coolest place. There is actual caves that you can book for you and your date or a group of friends! They have heaters in each cave (that's located on the terrace) and iPod docks so you can play your own music!!! Newly refurbished and oozes class, quirkiness and style! Shame it is in such quiet area but I will definitely ignore that fact and still go!
04 Apr 2013 by
5

Brilliant venue, attention to details and lovely staff. Highly recommended for corporate meetings, dating or chilling. Prices pretty reasonable!
20 Feb 2013 by
4

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