Local favourite Voodoo Lily restaurant in leafy Birdhaven is now sporting a cool new look and a fresh new menu under the well-known ownership of Johannesburg restaurateur Larry Hodes, who owns Arbour Café around the corner from Voodoo Lily, as well as Calexico at 44 Stanley.
The New York-style restaurant with its indoor and outdoor spaces is designed to be the ideal place for amazing meals from morning to night, tea and coffee, after-work drinks, all types of functions, a post-dog-walk snack, or a place to work with a separate corner adapted as ‘workstations’. The restaurant has seating for 160 – 80 outside and 80 inside – and a staff of 20.
Dominating the new décor are two stunning mosaics – a magnificent wallpaper mosaic depicting a voodoo lily and created out of thousands of photographs of people, pets, sayings, scenery, food and festivities, and much more, which represents the character and lifestyle of the extended local community, as well as a large mosaic artwork behind the bar.
“Birdhaven is an incredible suburb and Voodoo Lily is up to the challenge of being the ‘go-to’ restaurant for the community, delivering an excellent service for business people, couples, families, and friends,” says Larry.
On the cards in the next few months is a ‘dark kitchen’ on the Voodoo Lily premises, which Hodes says will be established in currently unused space in the basement. Dark kitchens, still a brand-new concept in Johannesburg, service customers on a delivery-only model through on-demand food ordering digital platforms. “The Johannesburg restaurant market is beginning to happen and there is a definite move towards delivery as demand for quick and convenient food options increases.”
Chef Josh Simon has joined the team and has created an exciting, fresh, and mouth-watering menu, offering something for everyone throughout the day.
The lunch and dinner menu features winners such as Hot brisket on rye, Loaded latkes, Fresh gnocchi with pulverised broccoli and garlic, which Chef Josh has been perfecting since a friend’s grandmother made it for him in Bologna years ago, and many more. A full dinner menu is in development. The restaurant also features a must-try cocktail menu, a range of beautiful wines and local craft beers, as well as old favourites. To round off the menu for everyone, little people and doggy friends are also accommodated.
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