For those of you that have read my previous blog post about my experience at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea or checked my Instagram feed you will see how obsessed I am with sampling London’s wild and varied afternoon teas. My latest quest in my afternoon tea’s saw me visit the snug Voltaire Bar inside the Crowne Plaza at Blackfriars. The venue has rows of plush cream booths and dim lighting. The crowd were a mixture of official looking business types and elegant tourists. Everyone inside was sampling one of the five types of afternoon tea’s:
Afternoon Tea Voltaire Bar Menu’s
Classic Afternoon Tea £26
Afternoon Tea and Cocktails £35
Afternoon Tea and Champagne £35
Bottomless Prosecco Afternoon Tea £46
Chocolate Afternoon Tea. £35
I went for the Afternoon Tea and Cocktails as there was a mini cocktail that accompanied each of the three tiers of the afternoon tea. A rosemary infused vodka accompanied the duck, egg mayonnaise, and smoked salmon sandwiches. My favourite cocktail was the mini Hendricks, elderflower and cucumber martini that was served alongside the warm scones. To finishwe had a lemon, limoncello lemon syrup fizz cocktail with the mouth watering choice of cakes and chocolate for dessert.
The staff were incredibly helpful and provided us with unlimited refills of our teas. I went for a Sencha Green Tea, my friend Ana tried the Roobois Tiramusi tea which had just the right level of sweetness.
I ate in the main restaurant, but if you request when booking, you have the option of dining in the Vault Room. You’ll led to a cosy alcove to have a more secluded and memorable experience.
If you’re looking for a classic afternoon tea with a twist, set in a classy but cosy establishment with friendly staff and an abundance of tea choices then check out http://voltairebar.com.
To my delightful readers, have any of you ever visited this place? Do you like afternoon tea?
Sounds like it’s worth a jaunt to London! I am a tea connoisseur in the US. Would love to explore afternoon tea spots with you! I visited a Japanese tea room in Boulder Colorado that was very lovely.
It certainly is 🙂 I love meeting fellow tea connoisseurs. What’s your all time favourite afternoon tea spot?