Small bar that re-creates old East Indian punches
Featured in: Drinking
2 Varnishers Yard
Tel: 020 7713 8229
Directions from outside the front of King's Cross and St Pancras stations:
Turn left into Euston Road and pass in front of King's Cross station. Cross York Way (to outside McDonald's) then continue straight on along Pentonville Road. After about 40 metres turn left into the alleyway just past Starbucks. Go about 30 metres and turn right into the courtyard. VOC is the far side of the courtyard on the left.
VOC is the Dutch abbreviation for "Dutch East India Company" which is the inspiration for the design and drinks menu of this unusual bar. Their speciality is a selection of punches made to old recipes using various spirits and spices, although regular drinks are also available. With its wooden barrels and subdued lighting the décor is also in keeping with the maritime theme.
Mon - Thu: 5pm - 1.30am
Fri - Sat: 5pm - 2.30am
Outdoor area: None