Much earlier this year (I know, im a little late with this one) I went to VOC in Kings Cross. Described as ‘a modern day interpretation of a Punch House inspired by the Dutch East India Company’ they have tried their best with the decor and menu, but the interpretation was a little too on the modern side for me.
I had high hopes as it was created by the Fluid Movement, the same people behind Purl Marylebone and The Whistling Shop in Shoreditch. Apparently the drinks created are ‘inspired from a bygone era with a modern Interpretation, using seasonal produce and the latest molecular mixology techniques’, but my Bergamot Grog was a bit of a letdown. It apparently contained a whole host of interesting ingredients but in reality it tasted like your standard fruity cocktail which was a little disappointing.
It’s a nice little place though, small and cosy inside. Not very authentic (the music certainly isn’t) but the chairs are comfy in that old fashioned kind of way. It’s hidden away in Regents Corner in Kings Cross so we popped across to Camino for tapas and sherry afterwards – which is far superior, better value for money and worthy of its own review (coming very soon).