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 August: Mon–Sun noon–3am; Dec and Hogmanay 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
  • Email
  • Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
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Voodoo Rooms

Competitively priced bistro staples with a hint of quirk in a live music-driven, eccentrically blinged-up period setting.

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Known more for it’s raucous weekend nights and excellent cocktails, this bar and gig venue also runs a busy restaurant in its opulent Victorian gothic rooms. Lofty ceilings, panelled walls, leather banquettes and curlicue chairs are a uniform black and gold, lending an eclectic Joan-Crawford-meets-Slayer vibe. At night it perhaps suggests good times and strong drinks more than dinner, but lunch times are quieter, and popular with city shoppers and tourists alike. Eclecticism runs to the menu too: beetroot sorbet accompanies smoked duck and blue cheese, and dark chocolate jelly tops a pearly cauliflower risotto. More conventional items include crunchy courgette fritters to start, or crab claw meat on wholemeal bread from the range of sandwiches available during lunch, though the latter’s mammoth proportions could stifle the rest of the day's activities. Cocktail bar, venue, restaurant: the Voodoo Rooms packs it all in, and doesn’t do a bad job, but maybe it’s not the best place to take your gran – unless she’s into Slayer.

The List's rating
6.4

Menu

Cooking

Service

Ambience

Appeal

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Will Bain visited The Voodoo Rooms on 20 January 2019
  • High point: Brilliant cocktails in fine, fin de siècle settings
  • Low point: Some menu items could do with a rethink
  • Notable dish: Cauliflower risotto with scallops, chocolate jelly and flaked almonds
  • Average price: £20 (lunch); £22.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Various
  • Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week, disco and house DJ from 9pm on Fri & Sat. Venue for hire.
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 20 (or can book whole restaurant occasionally)
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle

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Tuesday 31 March

£10 0131 556 7060

Friday 3 April

£16.88 0131 556 7060
Cancelled 0131 556 7060

Saturday 4 April

£14 0131 556 7060

Wednesday 8 April

Free 0131 556 7060

Thursday 9 April

Free 0131 556 7060

Sunday 12 April

£11.50 0131 556 7060

Tuesday 14 April

Wednesday 15 April

Friday 17 April

Cancelled 0131 556 7060

Tuesday 21 April

£11.29–£16.54 0131 556 7060

Wednesday 22 April

£13.50 0131 556 7060

Thursday 23 April

Free 0131 556 7060

Friday 24 April

£13.50 0131 556 7060

Saturday 2 May

Monday 4 May

£14 0131 556 7060

Thursday 7 May

£15 0131 556 7060

Friday 8 May

£18.95 0131 556 7060

Saturday 9 May

£45 0131 556 7060
£20 0131 556 7060

Sunday 10 May

£14.06 0131 556 7060

Wednesday 13 May

Free 0131 556 7060

Friday 15 May

£20 0131 556 7060

Saturday 16 May

Cancelled 0131 556 7060

Thursday 21 May

Friday 22 May

Sunday 24 May

£13.20 0131 556 7060

Wednesday 27 May

£12.50 0131 556 7060

Friday 5 June

£16.88 0131 556 7060

Sunday 7 June

Friday 12 June

£7 0131 556 7060

Wednesday 24 June

£12.10 0131 556 7060

Friday 7 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £8 0131 556 7060

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saturday 8 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sunday 9 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tuesday 11 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wednesday 12 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thursday 13 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Friday 14 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saturday 15 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sunday 16 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tuesday 18 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wednesday 19 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thursday 20 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Friday 21 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saturday 22 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sunday 23 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tuesday 25 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wednesday 26 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thursday 27 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Friday 28 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saturday 29 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £12 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sunday 30 August

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ballroom £10 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Friday 4 September

Saturday 12 September

Friday 18 September

£8 0131 556 7060

Saturday 19 September

£16.75 0131 556 7060

Sunday 20 September

£19.50 0131 556 7060

Wednesday 23 September

£16.88 0131 556 7060

Thursday 1 October

Free 0131 556 7060

Friday 2 October

£16.50 0131 556 7060

Friday 9 October

£10 0131 556 7060

Wednesday 14 October

£11 0131 556 7060

Saturday 17 October

£15.40–£26.40 0131 556 7060

Sunday 18 October

£14 0131 556 7060

Friday 23 October

£19.80 0131 556 7060

Saturday 24 October

Thursday 5 November

£13.50 0131 556 7060

Friday 6 November

£11–£13.75 0131 556 7060

Tuesday 10 November

£17.60 0131 556 7060

Sunday 15 November

£13.44 0131 556 7060
£13.20 0131 556 7060

Thursday 19 November

£11 0131 556 7060

Sunday 29 November

£13.50 0131 556 7060

Saturday 5 December

£28.13 0131 556 7060

Saturday 19 December

£15 0131 556 7060

Sunday 24 January 2021

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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.

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Average rating 2/5 from 2 reviews of The Voodoo Rooms.

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