The Voodoo Rooms

The Voodoo Rooms
19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
  • Telephone 0131 556 7060
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: open until 3am.
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 4–10pm; Fri–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Table back before 7pm
  • Pre-theatre price 20% off the set menu
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Voodoo Rooms

Competitively priced bistro staples within an eccentrically blinged-up period setting.

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On paper some might say black leather, gold and mirrored surfaces are not the most obvious of bedfellows for a 19th-century period property. Yet, in the same spirit of adventure adopted by the Voodoo Rooms' mixologists, the interior mash-up just seems to work. The main bar is the heart of the operation, which also includes live music, fringe and event spaces. The vibe is buzzing – folk wait for their gig to start, office workers enjoy a post-work tipple and tired shoppers kick back in one of the booths for a snack or a bottle of something fizzy. The menu is competitively priced and delivers good quality bistro staples in an intimate, and slightly Gothic, dining room. Smoked venison with goat's cheese and cucumber salad; plump scallops with iron-rich black pudding and chorizo sit among the starters. The gourmet burger is hefty, its well-seasoned beef served in a crisp brioche bun with skinny fries. There are few surprises on this solid menu, but everything is executed with confidence, leaving the more experimental activities to the other side of the bar.

  • High point: Bling-tastic interior worth the flight of stairs
  • Low point: Service can feel a little strained at busier times
  • Notable dish: Gourmet burger
  • Average price: £20 (set lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Cool lounge
  • Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £17 per bottle

Events at this venue

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Ashes To Ashes

Join a host of London's best cabaret performers for Ashes to Ashes, cabaret tribute to David Bowie.

Sat 27 Jan

£11 / 0131 556 7060

Ashton Lane + Support

British Country band Ashton Lane have a romantic back-story and come from fine musical stock. They are husband and wife duo Esther and Tim O'Connor

Thu 1 Mar

£11 / 0131 556 7060

Bootleg Blondie

Tribute to the new wave pop punk of Debbie Harry and co.

Sun 11 Feb

£15 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Caroline Spence

Nashville singer songwriter.

Wed 21 Feb

£13.20 / 0131 556 7060

Chrysta Bell

Dynamic theatrical and multimedia elements from a singer who has collaborated with David Lynch on her début album This Train. According to Lynch himself, 'Chrysta Bell looks like a dream and Chrysta Bell Sings like a dream. And the dream is coming true.'

Mon 9 Apr

£20 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

Dan Reed & Danny Vaughn

Stripped-back rock duo.

Wed 21 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

Edinburgh Prince Party

Celebrating the life and music of Prince Rogers Nelson, Forever in our life

Sat 5 May

£13.45 / 0131 556 7060

Geoff Achison + Support

The Fantastic Australian Rock/Bluesman makes a rare Edinburgh visit

Sun 18 Mar

£13 / 0131 556 7060

The Godfathers

Veteran alt.rock band from London, credited with being a precursor to the Britpop movement of the 1990s.

Thu 8 Feb

£15 / 0131 556 7060

With Heavy Drapes.

  • 19:30

Hans Theessink

The Dutch-born, Vienna-based bluesman and master guitar-slinger Hans Theessink.

Tue 22 May

£14 / 0131 556 7060

With Brook Williams and Al Hughes.

Ian Siegal

Blues-rock singer/guitarist.

Sat 21 Apr

£20 / 0131 556 7060


Jazz-funk and acid jazz by the well-established band, led by Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick.

Thu 18 Jan

£30 / 0131 556 7060

Jon Byrd (Nashville USA)

Pure Americana from Nashville Based Jon Byrd

Thu 15 Feb

£9.50 / 0131 556 7060

Josh Smith

Versatile blues guitarist.

Fri 2 Feb

£14–£20 / 0131 556 7060

With Ariel Posen.

London Astrobeat Orchestra: Talking Heads

A group of West African musicians fronted by Edd Bateman pay tribute to their favourite Talking Heads albums.

Thu 15 Mar

£15 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

Fri 16 Mar

£15 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

London Calling

Tribute to punk pioneers The Clash.

Fri 9 Feb

£12 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:00

London Calling - A Tribute To The Clash

Punk legends The Clash have their best-know tunes performed live. The Ramonas support.

Fri 9 Feb

Sold out / 0131 556 7060

Lucky Peterson

Contemporary blues musician who fuses soul, R&B, gospel and rock'n'roll.

Wed 24 Jan

£18 / 0131 556 7060

Mario Biondi

Warm and contemporary soul from the singer born in Catania, Italy.

Mon 29 Oct

£35 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30


A tribute to Otis Reading.

Sat 17 Feb

£18.50 / 0131 556 7060

Nearly Dan

A tribute band covering Steely Dan's hits note for note.

Fri 6 Apr

£20 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

Fri 2 Mar

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Oh My God! It's the Church

Non-stop Pentecostal party.

Fri 23 Mar

£10 / 0131 556 7060

The Polis

Fantastic Tribute to the music of The Police

Fri 27 Apr

£9.50 / 0131 556 7060

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room

Powerful New York blues singer.

Fri 9 Mar

£15 / 0131 556 7060

With Rain Reserve.

  • 19:30

Scott Matthews

Solo artist from Wolverhampton whose folk/blues influenced sound can be heard on albums Passing Stranger and Elsewhere, the latter of which featured a duet with Robert Plant.

Thu 10 May

£18.70 / 0131 556 7060

The Sean Webster Band

The guitarist performs blues with his three-piece band.

Fri 16 Feb

£13 / 0131 556 7060

With Cow Cow Boogie.

Simon McBride

Irish singer/guitarist harking back to classic bluesy rock.

Thu 17 May

£17 / 0131 556 7060

Stillmarillion - Scripted In Edinburgh

Script for a Jester's Tear - 35th Anniverary show. StillMarillion in their own 10th anniversary year, return to Edinburgh for a special early era Marillion set. StillMarillion are the most well known and established tribute to the Fish era of progressive rock band Marillion. StillMarillion focus on the first four…

Fri 19 Oct

£12.10 / 0131 556 7060

Urban Voodoo Machine

Self-styled bourbon-soaked gypsy blues bop'n'stroll collective from east Londonshire.

Fri 13 Apr

£16 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

Reviews & features

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4 Dec 2009

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17 Jul 2008

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Comments & ratings

5. king-salami8 Jan 2010, 4:14pm4 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

We popped in for Friday lunch and had the duck stir fry (very tasty) and the breakfast fry-up (which was a huge plateful, and tasty) in the bar. It wasn't very busy (it is January) but service and atmosphere were good. The food was great value. I'd recommend it and intend to return at some point for an evening visit to check it out at night.

Shame about the scaffolding - it ruins the view...

4. Rulou16 Jun 2009, 10:09pm2 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Fabulous setting, but unfortunately the distinctly mediocre food does not live up to the splendid decor.

3. Rulou16 Jun 2009, 10:07pm2 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Fabulous setting, but, unfortunately the distinctly mediocre food does not live up to the splendid decor.

2. frank_s18 May 2009, 2:08pm4 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Had a great meal here on Friday night... it was busy but not too busy. The food was surprisingly good (especially the surf n turf), the staff helpful and the drinks excellent.

A very pleasant night - try the "Purple Rose of Tokyo" or "Choco Pops" if you like cocktails..

1. Shawn18 Feb 2009, 2:46pm5 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

I've been to the Voodoo Rooms a few times for nights out and so was looking forward to finally eating here too. The place really lived up to my expectations, the great decor and atmosphere, good service, all be it on a quiet tuesday night, lovely cocktails and good food, my burger being cooked just right. When i was struggling to make my mind up on the choice of dessert, the friendly waitress recommended the sticky toffee pudding, which was a great tip, as it turned out to be one of the best i'd ever had.

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Average rating 3.5/5 from 5 reviews of The Voodoo Rooms.

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