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“Do Not go to Volupte!”
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Volupte
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Owner description: Volupte~ The Most Decadent Little Supper Club In Town ~Volupte is a world of decadence and delight - a place to escape, unwind and be entertained. Sit back, relax and let your server bring you exquisitely muddled cocktails and sumptuous food all whilst watching London's finest burlesque & cabaret performers.
London
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Do Not go to Volupte!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

I went on Sat night with a group of girlfriends for a birthday celebration and the venue experience was awful - a waste of £95 per head! They are robbers ..... the 3 course dinner for £67 was truly disgusting. My school dinners back in the 80's were hugely more appealing. Never been served such small portions and quality of food disgusting. To accompany your main dinner you are presented with one roast potato and one carrot each. While eating our dinner we were discussing how we could not wait for the cab driver to stop at Macdonalds, yep it was that bad. No offer of bread, seasoning or tea/coffee. To top this, our bill was presented to us three times incorrectly - badly over charged. They only got it right on the 4th time when we had to tell them exactly what we had had. The entertainment was just shoddy and not at all entertaining. A huge table of girls next door to us, walked out during their main course after words of some sort with the manager. The DJ ended at 1.15pm and played for literally 45 mins but yet it does not close until 3am. By 1.40am, the six of us and the staff were the only ones left in there. There was only one positive ..... luckily with a lovely bunch of friends and enjoyed their company but nothing else!

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank JODLondon
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English first
bedfordshire
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ruined night”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

it started well in the bar, good atmosphere lovely cocktails, then when we finally went to eat at least half an hour late it went down hill fast, having pre booked our food and taken first to the table we didn't realise we would have to wait an hour for our starters, after everybody else was served, then waited another hour for the main course which took us to 11.30pm.1 meal was not brought out and we were told it would take 20 minutes to prepare another,why did we preorder??, manager was not interested in our complaint and did not apologise once. what we saw of the show didn't make us want to stay either. In the end we just upped and left. Absolutely ruined my sisters birthday.

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank debbie p
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Council house cabaret”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I do not wish to offend people who live in social housing
We saw three acts on a Saturday night which were more akin to pole dancing or strip clubs in a seedy parts of East London in the 1970's.
Volupte advertise themselves as:"Sit back, relax and let your server bring you exquisitely muddled cocktails and sumptuous food all whilst watching Londons finest burlesque & cabaret performers"
The cocktail was fine, thereafter it was a rapid downhill plummet to what I can best describe as one of the most expensive and disappointing evenings I have ever spent in London..
If you want to see bare flesh, the best you can do here is to seek the spaces between the tattoos,or in the case of the corpulent lady from Canada the abundance of unmarked white flesh made sunglasses a necessity.

If you want to get your mojo working take a Viagra or something,'cos this isn't the place.

If these were London's finest, I'd really,really, hate to see even the runners up.

I've had cheaper holidays abroad for the price of this evening out and seen better Burlesque in Marks and Spencers lingerie section.

Visited November 2012
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7 Thank driftwoodnic
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fun times!!”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Went with a party of friends to Volupte on a Friday evening for the late show. Had a great time! Show was fun, food was nice and the cocktails were very good. I agree with the review with the review before, the place is atmospheric and a bit kitsch, but it all fits with what they do. Would recommend to go there for a good night out.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Phillipe A
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Volupte - Afternoon Tease.”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

My personal experience of Volute was very positive, the bar upstairs and club downstairs I found atmospheric with cute kitsch touches, yes a touch shabby in places,but i felt it added that retro feel to the place. All the singing, burlesque shows, and the magic act were very entertaining and comical in all the right places!. The afternoon tea was delicious!, and much appreciated the free glass of prosecco because of the slightly late starting show. I found the staff attentive and the toilets spotlessly clean. I would recommend this venue as a bit of girly fun!.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank vwbertie
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