The Voltaire's Vaults

If you feel nostalgic for the late 80's and would like to recreate the experience book one of the Votaire's vaults and go back in time. Once a prison, then one of Henry VIII's palaces, later a bank this corner of London is charged with history above and under ground.
When the bank was in situs it kept its treasures in vaults which  have been converted to precious alcoves, decorated in silk, leather, animal prints and topped with a golden painted ceiling.

Opened on St Valentine's day, these very private spaces are an extention of the impressive Voltaire's champagne & cigar bar. They   accommodate up to 8 people and can be rented for the evening, they are all  equipped with an ipod docking station. Accessed via an outside terrace with silken awning, outdoor chandeliers and extensive foliage. It's all very "crème de la menthe".
The Votaire General Manager is Anthony Worral, Joel Lawrence is the bar manager. The vaults are staffed by discreet and very professional bartenders. As a fellow blogger said on our press visit: 'One can easily imagine that what happens in the vaults stays in the vaults.' 
This unique space is not to my taste but it can't be faulted for the quality of its cocktails and its Champagne. If you feel peckish the menu offers tapas-style dishes and very chic sandwiches, soups or salads. 
Voltaire is located near Blackfriars bridge, in the Crown Plaza Hotel, but has it’s own separate entrance.
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V 6DB.
tl: 0207438 8054
Average price per head £30. 

Disclaimer: I was among a press gathering of journalists, bloggers and writers invited to the Voltaire for lunch. Opinion expressed in this piece are my own.
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