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19 New Bridge Street , London, EC4V 6DB

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SquareMeal Review of Voltaire

Located in the bowels of the Crowne Plaza hotel, this blingy bar/lounge is decorated in shades of suburban glitzy glam that are more Sinitta than Sinatra. Fans of Champagne can road-test the capital’s largest selection of Pommery here, including the famous ‘Cuvee Louise’ in cute little ‘pop’ bottles, and there are plenty of serviceable cocktails too: try Slo-mot-ion (sloe gin, Chambord and Cointreau with crushed chilli and basil) or Bridewell (a ‘bold concoction’ of Amaretto, lemon vodka, Jameson whiskey and Frangelico). To nibble, pick from a jumbled selection of snacks ranging from a ‘selezione grande’ of cured meats and cheeses to dim sum, nachos and various sliders. Cigars are also a speciality. Beyond a heated passageway-cum-terrace, the old vaults have been converted into nine private VIP drinking dens, complete with day beds, cushions and faux-fur throws – perfect for naughty goings-on, we imagine.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Blackfriars Tube Station 193m

Blackfriars Station 237m


Address: 19 New Bridge Street , London EC4V 6DB

Area: Fleet Street St Paul s

Opening times

Mon-Sat 5pm-1am (Thurs-Fri – 3am)

Nearby Landmarks

Bridewell Theatre 124m

Apothecaries' Hall 153m


Telephone: 020 7438 8059


Cuisine: Bars

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