As you may recall, The Voodoo Rooms is one of our favourite bars and music venues in the city.
Although I’ve drunk there (too) many times to mention, I’ve never eaten there before. Today I put that right with a quick visit for lunch.
I don’t know whether it was the snowy weather or the time of day (around 2pm on a Saturday), but the Voodoo Rooms was very quiet when we arrived. The atmosphere was still chilled out and relaxed however, and the staff were friendly and efficient.
We sat at one of the large mirrored tables in the main bar area and ordered our food and drinks, relaxing in the ambience and gazing up at the distinctive ceiling and decor. Rather unimaginatively, we had both opted for the same item – the Voodoo Beef Burger with hand-cut fries – despite a varied and reasonably-priced menu.
The food took a little on the long side to arrive, but when it did we could appreciate why. The burgers – thick, juicy and extremely flavoursome – were perfectly cooked: slightly chargrilled on the outside; deliciously medium on the inside. The cheese topping was generous and the fries were seasoned with tasty yet subtle spices and once again well cooked.
Portions and time left no room for dessert, but after this brief visit we promised we would return to sample some more devilish treats from the Voodoo’s kitchens.