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The power of Voodoo (who do?)

by Joanna on July 12, 2011 in Food & Drink

When we talked about the Rapture, we mentioned Voodoo Restaurant on Manners Street in brief, but that really wasn’t enough. Seeing it’s got the Grabone treatment today (hurry! Only three hours left!), we do need to tell you just how damn delicious Voodoo is.

In the wacked out Disneyland atmosphere of the old Harem, Voodoo is trying to succeed where New Orleans failed. We hope they stick it out – if only for the hush puppies  which are amaaaaazing – not like the doughy balls of dough at SMK, – crumbly cornbread deep fried and served up with a honey butter and a spicy sauce. If you’re a meat lover, you’re in luck because they do a pork chop in bourbon sauce served on a yam & coconut mash that’s good enough to gnaw on the bone:

Pork chops. Oh yes indeed.

What’s that, you say? You REALLY like meat? How about a SIX HUNDRED GRAM t-bone steak then?

I want to gnaw on this bone too

We'll eat eat eat til Daddy takes the T-Bone away.

Oh, and we’re not entirely sure how we managed, but do make sure you save some room for the peach cobbler:

peach cobbler

It's hard to choose between this and shoes

Service was a little bumpy because we were there within days of it opening, but with many rum-based drinks on the menu and food this good, we can forgive an awful lot. Go there, eat heartily, and thank us afterwards. Just don’t call us when you have the meat sweats.

Joanna McLeod

Joanna McLeod has started calling herself the Empress of the Internet because she can. As well as wrangling the other site contributors and Getting Shit Done, she likes to eat, drink and write in equal amounts. Yes, she would love to be invited along to your event in order to do those things. Joanna's also the best person to talk to if you're interested in advertising on the site.

Kimberley July 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Holy shitebags, is that blue cheese on top of that steak. *drools into keyboard*

Tom July 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Yes. Yes it is. A great big wodge of stinky blue cheese melting through rich gravy onto more than half a kilogram of tender, bloody MEAT.

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