HYDERABAD: Sometimes, more than the bread and wine, we fall in love with the ambience of a luxury restaurant – we admire the furniture, tableware and lights. We would so love to be able to own certain pieces of its decor. One can even go looking to buy it, but these are hard to find because more often than not they are custom made.
It’s time to step into Voila – a newly opened “retail experience” restaurant on Route #36, Jubilee Hills – where you savor your food and if something catches your eye, you can feel free. to buy it. That’s luxury cuisine, cocktails and lifestyle. It boasts of a Roman building painted in the darkest shades of teal and finely lined in gleaming gold.
The door opens to a fantasy world where all that glitters is golden. An imposing gilded glass chandelier surrounded by sculpted cupids welcomes visitors. From the plates to the spoons to the legs of the chairs, everything is sublime with a touch of black and rose gold covered with PVD. Each piece of furniture is different from another.
“Every room here is a work of art, and you can own it,” says Kunal Kukreja, one of Voila’s two owners, who also owns Amnesia Lounge Bar and Insomnia Club. “The idea was not to offer something different, but to create a place where diners can immerse themselves in absolute luxury, and if they want, they can make it their own,” Kunal said. , who runs the company with Raja Srikar.
“Voila is all about the experience. We have music playing in the background, but no live artists. The atmosphere is very different from what one might find in a bar or a pub, it is sublime and classy. It’s a place for families,” he adds.
The restaurant offers many signature dishes including lip-smacking grilled dishes and mouth-watering cocktails. “We also have many cocktails, which you won’t find anywhere in town. Our mixologists come from Mumbai. The furniture and tableware are handmade and sourced from Delhi artists,” says Kunal.
Voila will soon also have an online presence; all furniture, tableware, paintings and other objects will be for sale, with shipping across the country.
Furniture: From Rs 30,000 for a chair and up to Rs 5 lakh for a dining table
Food: around Rs 2,000 for two