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
  • 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 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

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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: £18 (lunch); £20.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funk, soul, pop
  • Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week, disco and house DJ from 9pm on Fri & Sat.
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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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

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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