Voodoo Lily restaurant in the leafy Johannesburg suburb of Birdhaven is boasting a bright new look and a fresh new menu.
Under the well-known ownership of Johannesburg restaurateur Larry Hodes, the New York-style restaurant, with its indoor and outdoor spaces, was recently revamped to create the perfect place for any meal.
Hodes says 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.
A Wholesome Brand
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.
Ryan du Toit of Dutwaa Creative, who contributed to the development of the revamped Voodoo Lily brand, says the restaurant reflects the brand’s altruistic concern for the welfare of the environment and others.
“It’s fun-loving and extroverted, whimsical and sociable, health-focused and wholesome, and trendsetting.”
Hodes adds, “We had many requests from the community to incorporate a bar into the restaurant, to retain the community feel and family friendliness, and to continue being dog-friendly. That’s what we’re doing.”
A Fresh New Menu
Chef Josh Simon has joined the Voodoo Lily team and created an exciting, fresh, and mouth-watering menu.
The menu incorporates cuisines from a variety of cultures, from New York and Chicago to Mexico, the Middle East, Spain, Italy, and South Africa, with a great range of sweet and savoury, light and hearty meals, and trendy beverages, all fresh, interesting, and totally delicious.
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.