A stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of King’s Cross mainline station, is a hidden courtyard for those in the know. VOC has been a thriving cocktail bar on the London cocktail scene for many years and still boasts a relaxed speak-easy atmosphere enjoyed by guests.

 VOC is named after the Dutch East India company and this theme translates through the venue décor and across the restaurant and bar menus. Travel and exploration are very much forefront here and you can embark from the comfort of your bar stool or restaurant table without so much as getting a toe wet. The cocktail menu offers something for everyone, transporting you through port stops along the spice routes. Duit in the Bag casts you off from the Netherlands, named as such after the copper coin embossed with the VOC monogram through to Boba Juice, a Taiwanese Bubble Tea sailing on to Ebony Pipe in Mauritius, a cocktail inspired by the ebony trade in the 1700’s.

Feeling hungry? VOC offers small plates encouraging communal dining, as was the nature of adventurers braving the spice routes. Dishes are inspired from the Land, the Sea and the Land.  For something more hearty VOC Restaurant offers signature classics such as Flat Iron Steak and VOC Old Smoky Burger.

 VOC is available for private hire – boasting a mezzanine restaurant sitting behind the bar. Guests enjoy a semi private area (40 seated, up to 80 standing) which manages to capture the bustling bar atmosphere below.

 Cocktail masterclasses and tastings can be arranged for you by the team and we would be happy to discuss any of your requirements.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • No restrictions


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 21:00 Private Hire Only.



VOC, 2, Varnishers Yard Regents Quarter, N1 9AW


Kings Cross

Nearest Station

King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves European, Bar Snacks and Burgers food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Tempting bar snacks and mouth-watering A la Carte options from American to middle-eastern choices. Both meat lovers and vegetarians can find something satisfying and delicious from their menu.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Restaurant Area Venue Hire 40 80 - TBC TBC

The restaurant at VOC is a raised area behind the bar with low lighting making the space relaxed and welcoming.  It provides a great space for semi-private parties whilst capturing the atmosphere from the bustling bar below. 

The space is versatile, offering capacity between 40 - 80 people. 

VOC offers guests small plates for more informal parties through to sit down dinners. Our experienced bar team can also offer cocktail masterclasses or tastings for smaller groups. 

Minimum spends may apply depending on the week - please contact one of our team to discuss your requirements.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

Customer Reviews (29)

Our Review

VOC - Cocktail Bar and Restaurant Review

Ditch your search for Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station and head to VOC in Varnisher’s Yard instead; a bar renowned for its elaborate cocktails and experienced mixologists. Now that’s where the real magic can be found. The Venue Walking through the entrance of VOC (when I…