Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar at Crowne Plaza London - The CityCrowne Plaza London - The City, 19 New Bridge Street, London Blackfriars, EC4V 6DB

Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar at Crowne Plaza London - The City is located in London's historic architectural Square Mile. Set within a grade II listed building on the site of the former Bridewell Palace which was built as a residence of King Henry VIII. Voltaire once used to be a prison, and subsequently as a bank, still features old stone vaults, now used to offer guests private space.

Voltaire features contemporary interiors inspired by its regal past, complete with private VIP vaults including temperature control, a music system and smoking accessible. The vaults are located on the outdoor cigar terrace featuring silken awnings and outdoor chandeliers. Afternoon Tea is served at the main bar in premium spacious booths. Seating in vaults can be arranged upon request.

You can enjoy Classic Afternoon Tea and indulge in a choice of 24 teas ranging from Silver Needle white tea, fermented Pu-erh, milky Oolong, Tisanes, classic green and black tea's including Crowne Plaza London The City's exclusive blend, 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 popular Voltaire Afternoon Tea and Cocktails is accompanied by three miniature cocktails to compliment each course. Firstly a Pumpkin with Rosemary Infused Vodka to enjoy with a selection of sandwiches, followed by Hendricks, Elderflower & Cucumber Martini to accompany fruit and plain scones, and lastly Lemon, Limoncello & Lemon Syrup Fizz served with a selection of cakes and pastries.

Alternatively, guests can opt for Champagne Afternoon Tea, served with a glass of chilled Pommery NV champagne. Or why not treat yourself to a selection of mouth-watering chocolate treats with a Chocoholic Afternoon Tea.

For special dietary requirements, please notify the hotel 48 hours in advance. 

  1. Times:

    Afternoon Tea is served 2pm to 5pm every day Monday to Saturday

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

  3. Nearest railway station:

    Blackfriars Railway and Underground Station

  4. Approach:

    Voltaire Bar Manager

  5. Where to sit:

    Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar in premium booths

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    No live music

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

  10. Gardens:

    Outside Terrace

  11. Outdoor Seating:


  12. Disabled access:


  13. Dogs:

    Guide dogs only

  14. Gluten free:


  15. Vegan:


  16. Nut free:


  17. Award Winner:


  18. Halal:


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  • Afternoon Tea
    2pm to 5pm
    Monday - Saturday
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